Ferrari Wines Presents: Destination Italy Dinner

June 15, 2018 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

City Winery DC
1350 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Washington, DC, Washington, DC 20011

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Cost: $90

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Wine    

We invite you to join us on a delectable adventure delving into the sparkling wines from Ferrari Trento.

Wines Featured:

Ferrari Brut

Ferrari Brut Rose

Ferrari Perle 2009

Ferrari Perle Rose 2010

Giulio Ferrari 2001

 

The legend of Ferrari began with a man, Giulio Ferrari, and his dream of creating a wine in Trentino capable of competing with the best French Champagnes. He was a pioneer; it was he who was the first to realize the extraordinary vocation of his area, and it was he who first made substantial plantings of Chardonnay in Italy.

He started to produce a few highly select bottles, with an obsessive attention to quality. Operating in an excellent manner depends on authentic values, lovingly cultivated and passed down from one generation to the next. It is a constant quest for quality and attention to detail during the entire production process that have made Ferrari Italy’s leading producer of Metodo Classico sparkling wines. For this reason, every bottle provides a unique experience.

Jamie Stewart, Brand Ambassador for Ferrari Trento, will lead you on your journey through food, wine, and excitement! Being raised by a single mother with calamitous culinary deficiencies is never easy. Fortunately, Jamie’s mother had the good sense to always include a healthy variety of wine at the dinner table, replete with intimate conversation about famous wine regions, varietals, and winemakers of particular passion. Those experiences eventually coalesced  into a labour of love for Jamie, and a dedicated career in the food and wine industry.

Jamie attained his Australian Sommelier qualifications at the age of 17 and worked during his last two years of high school as majordomo on an island resort in the Whitsunday Passage. After graduating from college he traveled to Japan where he earned a Baccalaureate in Economics from Tokyo National University, and accreditation from the Japan Sommelier Society. After successfully developing two 12,000 selection wine cellars for Maxim’s & Sabatini Restaurants of Tokyo, Jamie was offered a position by Ambassador Walter Mondale to the United States Embassy as Food & Wine Director at the New Sanno Hotel, operating five restaurants. 

In 1993, Jamie moved to Paris and undertook an internship with Michelin Chef Guy Savoy, who then sponsored him into the British Court of Masters Sommelier in 1994.

Soon thereafter, Jamie spent a year on sabbatical traveling throughout South East Asia, studying the culture and cuisines of China, Cambodia, & Vietnam. In 1995 Jamie moved to St. Petersburg Russia, where he studied Political Science at the University of St. Petersburg and worked as wine steward at Le Paris Restaurant in Ulitsa. He also attained Sommelier accreditation from the St. Petersburg chapter, Russian Sommelier Association.

In 1996 Jamie was accepted at Columbia University and moved to New York City. He began working for Chef Jean- George Vongerichten and quickly established himself as one of the most respected Sommeliers in New York. In the decade following, he successfully managed the wine programmes at several New York ‘Institution’ restaurants, such as Cello, Babbo, Daniel, La Bernadin, Ilo, & Oceana. In addition to this he has spent time in Santa Barbara California developing the food & beverage platform at the Prestigious Bacarra Resort, and frequently volunteers his time and knowledge at many of the nations wine education and charity events. He has consulted on several Food Network and Bravo Network Culinary programmes, and is a contributing freelance writer to Gourmet, Food & Wine, Decanter, & Wine Enthusiast Magazines. 

In 2005, he was offered a joint Educational & Marketing position with Fosters Wine Estates as Director of the Estates Wine Group, providing him the enviable opportunity to work with some of the world’s finest wine brands. With the birth of his first son in 2009, Jamie retired from corporate life and started his own consulting company where he now manages the development of  the legendary Metodo Classico producer Ferrari in the United States. He remains persistent in his studies and dedication to wine education. Presently he is studying American Sign Language in order to begin wine education seminars for the hearing impaired, and will embark upon course work for the Master of Wine candidacy early next year.