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11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit
Mar 16
San Francisco, CA
Registration Deadline: Mar 1, 2013
Event Type: Seminars and Classes,Wine Competition,Other
Description: The premier Pinot Noir showcase event in the industry, defines a measure of excellence for New World winemaking.

Pinot Noir lovers taste and assess the amazing wines submitted to this year's Pinot Noir Shootout competition. Wine Lovers will taste cutting edge wines of small producers willing to live reach for the stars.

Attendees pit their palates against the expert judging panel at the Pinot Noir Showdown, attend two Pinot Noir Workshops and indulge in wonderful wines and tasty morsels at the 11th Pinot Noir Shootout Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony.

Wine Workshops
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Attend two Pinotcentric Workshops. Panelists are winemakers, viticulturalists and wine educators.

Pinot Noir Showdown ~ A Blind Tasting
3:00-5:30 p.m.
A distinctly different format from other wine-tasting events, attendees blind taste and judge 40 of the top wines. Male and female votes are tallied separately and and the results are announced at the Grand Tasting & Awards Ceremony.

Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony
6:00 -8:30 p.m.
Winemakers pour their fabulous Pinot Noirs and discuss one on one their approach and philosophy. A selection of Pinot-friendly hors d'oeuvre will be served. Awards will be presented to this year's winners from both the Blind Tasting and the professionally judged Pinot Noir Shootout panel. Final results will be announced at 7:45PM.

All Day Ticket $125 ($75 until March 1 - $50 discount - enter password: winebiz)
12:30-8:30 p.m. (Pinot Noir Showdown, Two Workshops, and Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony

Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony Only $75 ($50 until March 1 - $25 discount - enter password: winebiz)
6:00-8:30 PM - 11th Pinot Noir Shootout Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony

The Pinot Noir Summit is produced by Chief Wine Evangelist, Barbara Drady and Affairs of the Vine, the Sonoma-based company dedicated to converting people to wine.

A sell out every year. Get your tickets early.
Event Organizer: Affairs of the Vine
Venue: Herbst at the Presidio
Address: 385 Moraga Avenue   San Francisco, CA   94129
Time: 12: 30 pm
Phone: 707-874-1975
Cost: $75-$125
Available languages: English
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