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November 2005
The Critics Speak Out at IPNC
Through a guided tasting, this year's International Pinot Noir Celebration sought to unveil the personal tasting processes of five of the world's best known wine writers.
by Lisa Shara Hall
The initial promise that Academy Award-winning Sideways screenwriter Alexander Payne would open the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) event never materialized. Writer Rex Pickett took his place, but the magic and glamour of Hollywood was just not there. Remember, it was this film that is credited with boosting Pinot Noir sales in the U.S. by 15 percent. But it is the program, not the introductory speaker, that lures the crowds to McMinnville, Oregon to honor and enjoy Pinot Noir. And...
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