Blending for Style

Wine Flavor 101B: Blending for Style
March 18, 2016

8:30-9:00: Registration

9:00-9:10: Welcome and Introductions: Linda Bisson, Dept of Viticulture & Enology, UC

9:10-9:40: Blending for Style: Artistry and Practicality: Signe Zoller, Zoller Wine Styling

9:40-10:20: Blending to Enhance Varietal Character: Celia Welch, Corra and Celia
Welch Wines

10:20-10:35: BREAK

10:35-11:15: Blending to Best Represent Time and Place: Michael Silacci, Opus One
Winery, includes tasting

11:15-12:00: Creating a New Blended Wine: Neil Bernardi, Duckhorn Wine Company,
includes tasting

12:00-1:00: LUNCH

1:00-1:40: Blending to Enhance an Existing Popular Style: Charlie Peterson, E&J Gallo,
includes tasting

1:40-2:20: Blending Across Yeast Strains: Tom Stutz, La Rochelle, includes tasting

2:20-2:35: BREAK

2:35-3:15: Blending to Achieve a House Style: Rob Davis, Jordan Vineyard & Winery,
includes tasting

3:15-3:50: Panel Discussion with All Winemakers: Moderator, Linda Bisson

3:50-4:00: Wrap up and closing comments: Linda Bisson