Wine Seminars

The 10th annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

September 19-21, 2014

Rosecliff, The Elms & Marble House

Presented by:

The Right Season, The Right Place, The Right Wines

Friday, September 25, 2015
Hotel Viking

Travel around the world and visit the greatest wine-producing regions without leaving Newport by attending any of the multi-level seminars offered on Friday.  Led by industry experts, the sessions are designed for both the curious new wine drinkers and the most seasoned connoisseur. 

All seminars are 60+ minutes in length.  All seminars take place on Friday, September 25 at the Hotel Viking, Newport.  All attendees must be 21 or over.  No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.

Seminar admission is $40 each.  

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Champagne Taittinger: Master Class
Bernard Sun, Brand Director, French Portfolio at Kobrand Corporation, and Matthew MacCartney, Executive Chef, Jamestown Fish

Come hungry and thirsty!  Sun and MacCartney will explore the versatility of Champagne and food pairing.  Sip through these various bubbles: Brut La Francaise, Prestige Rose, 2006 Millesime and 2005 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc, as Chef MacCartney pairs each wine with a specialty bite.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
A Tale of Two Vineyards: Tignanello and Townsend
Niccolo Maltinti of Marchesi Antinori

The Antinori family of Tuscany has been making wine for 630 years and 26 generations.  The family's most famous vineyard is Tignanello and the Sangiovese-based wine of the same name that it produces is the original Super-Tuscan. Marchese Piero Antinori first created Tignanello with the 1971 vintage.  The Antinoris' passion for winemaking and innovation is being continued today at their Antica Napa Valley estate perched high atop Atlas Peak in Napa Valley. This tasting offers an in-depth look at the craftsmanship that goes into making wines from Tenuta Tignanello and the Antica Napa Valley estate.  There is a clear connection between these two important estate vineyards that are at the core of Antinori winemaking.  Wines to be tasted include, from Tignanello Estate: 2011 Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva and 2012 Tignanello Toscana IGT;  from Antica Napa Valley Estate: 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Craft of Winemaking with Bouchaine Vineyards
Gregory Gauthier, Vice President of Wine Production and Sales, Bouchaine Vineyards

Take an interactive-sensory journey, exploring the diverseness of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape from Napa Valley.  Experience how one grape-same vineyard, clone and vintage; red and white can universally taste different through the process of winemaking.  Wines to be tasted include:  2012 Carneros Pinot Noir, 2012 Pinot Meunier, 2013 Estate Chardonnay, 2013 Bouche de Buerre Chardonnay, and 2013 Chene d'Argent Chardonnay.