Local Event Premier Host
The ‘hottest’ topic in wine these days is climate change and how producers are coping with it. 2019 was a tough year for wine production worldwide. We lost two wineries (with 29 suffering extensive damage) and countless acres of California vineyards to fire. Wildfires also damaged winelands in Australia, Chile and Portugal. In France, the country’s highest-ever temperature, 114.6˚, was recorded in the Languedoc! It’s time to take a wine-tasting tour to assess how wine styles have been affected and to get a glimpse of future trends. We’ll examine a riveting sparkler from England, charmers from Chablis and Muscadet (less tart than in the past), a German dry Riesling, and an engaging Michigan red to witness the benefits of warmer temps. We’ll also check in on how Bordeaux, Napa, and Australia are evolving and take a look at an emerging grape, noble Touriga Nacional. This whirlwind tour will be led by our own Madeline Triffon, MS.