School of Cool, just four weeks from today. July 21, 2017.
Join special guests @KarenMacNeil, moderator @johnszaboms and twenty of the brightest talents in the world of #CoolClimate #viticulture and #winemaking as they explore 3 provocative topics with accompanying tastings.
Tickets ($150) include 3 industry sessions with #tastings, keynote address, lunch with Library #Chardonnay bar and industry networking session. Complimentary parking at Niagara College and shuttle to the event – no parking on site at @white_oaks
7:30 – Registration
8:30 – Keynote address by Karen MacNeil, industry sessions, break for lunch
3:30 – Industry Networking Event – A meet-and-greet event for international winemakers and media and Ontario wine-industry guests, with a selection of Chardonnays poured by their makers in a collegial setting. Included with #SchoolofCool tickets; additional tickets available for $35.00 + HST.
SESSION 1: #SoilSmackdown: When it comes to wine, #soil matters. But how much? Which soil type is best for chardonnay? What flavour and taste aspects, if any, are attributable to differences in soil type? This session explores the dirty secrets of #terroir.
Session sponsored by #VineTechCanada Inc.
SESSION 2: Chardonnay: I Do It My Way: Winemakers love chardonnay for its expression of terroir and its versatility. 10 winemakers will defend the stylistic decisions they make with each vintage, from homages to old world classic styles to innovative interpretations that stretch the chardonnay paradigm.
Session sponsored by #AmcorStelvin
SESSION 3: The Sugar Trials: The #bubbles have formed, and yeast cells have imparted their autolytic flavours. But there’s one last critical step in the traditional #sparkling winemaking process: the dosage. How much sugar, if any should be added? It’s about balance, of course, but what else?
Session sponsored by #Riedel
Tickets via the link in @coolchardonnay bio, then 'Buy Tickets.'