“Getting Frank with Bow & Arrow: A Different Approach to Oregon Winemaking"
Everyone knows Oregon for the incredible Pinot Noirs that come from many great AVA’s, including Umpqua Valley and Willamette Valley. Winemaker Scott Frank’s approach was to work with the well-known varietals while adding some personal favorite grapes from France, such as Cab Franc, Gamay and Melon...all of which happen to grow incredibly well in Oregon. We are the lucky beneficiaries of the melding of these concepts. Fun names (Air Guitar, Rhinestones and, serious wines made in a minimal intervention style, all lead to seminar you do not want to miss. Learn about Scott’s winemaking approach while sampling some of his killer wines.
Join Dedalus’s very own Brittany Galbraith, certified sommelier and Director of Wine Education, and Ashley Bryant, Cheese Educator (and formerly of the legendary Murray's Cheese Shop in New York City) as they go "rind to wine" pairing Vermont’s finest cheeses with some of Europe’s best wines.
Don't miss this seminar...the wrong cheese with the wrong wine can be a disaster. You will leave this seminar with knowledge on pairing and a very happy palate!
Join winemaker Richard Rainey of Forge Cellars for a trip to the Finger Lakes, where he will dispel everything you thought you knew about Riesling. Forge Cellars specializes producing dry Rieslings from different vineyard sites and soils, and the distinction between vineyards is something you must experience. The wine critics have found Forge...now it's your turn! Join us to sample and learn the world of dry Rieslings...it may not be life-changing, but it's pretty close! :-)
Richard Rainey, General Manager/Assistant Winemaker, Forge Cellars
The Burlington Wine & Food Festival is proud to welcome celebrity chef Keven Des Chenes as he brings his talents to this year's seminar tent! Chef Kevin got his start in Vermont and for the last 20 years has been tearing it up in the food industry around the world. Chef Kevin was named “Top Chef” by Las Vegas Food & Wine, was the winner of “Top Celebrity Chef Showdown” and has worked extensively with the likes of Gordon Ramsey and Bobby Flay. With appearances on the Food Network, Fox Morning Show, the Today Show, along with too many others to mention, he is also the author of “Beyond My Chef Coat: Cuisine and Cocktails with Chef Kev D."
After lengthy discussions about a topic for his seminar, Chef Kev decided to go with something near and dear to everyone’s hearts: the burger. Let Kevin cook and discuss what makes the best burger...everyone who owns a grill will pick up some tips. See you in the front row...!
Winemaker Matt Iaconis has a deft touch when it comes to making some of the most interesting Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs coming out of California. Working with vineyards from Sonoma, Napa and the Russian River Valley, using indigenous yeast and sustainable practices, Matt has a cult following for not only his single vineyard work but also for his blending of both Pinot and Chardonnay. Come learn what drives Matt and sample his single vineyard Pinot and Chard along with his incredibly complex blends.