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A select group of wine lovers will be wowed by the ultimate Pinot Noir experience. Tickets for the 10th Pinot Noir Summit are on sale now. On Saturday, February 25, 2012 Pinot Noir lovers will gather for the remarkable 10th Pinot Noir Summit hosted by Affairs of the Vine at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District.
The Pinot Noir Summit attracts wine lovers from the consumer, media and trade segments. Attendees have the opportunity to pit their palates against the expert judging panel at the Pinot Noir Showdown, attend a Pinot Noir Workshop, enjoy wines made from Pinot Noir at the Sparkling Wine Reception, and attend the Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony.
Pinot Noir Summit Agenda
Pinot Noir Showdown ~ A Blind Tasting
1:30-4:00 PM ~ A distinctly different format and atmosphere from other wine-tasting events, attendees blind taste and judge 40 of the top wines. Male and female votes are tallied separately and announced at the Grand Awards Ceremony.
Pinot Noir Workshops
Ellen Landis, Moderator ~ “Sleek, Silky and Seductive – Pinot Noir”
Sid Sall, Moderator ~ “What Makes a Great Vintage”
Sparkling Wine Tasting
5:30-6:00 PM - Wines That Dance on Your Tongue ~ Sparkling Wine Reception includes an international selection of cheeses and other tasty tidbits.
Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony
6:00 -8:30 PM - The Bay Area’s favorite meteorologist and celebrated wine aficionado, Spencer Christian of KGO/ABC, will emcee the Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony. Top Pinot Noir winemakers will showcase their wines with a pinot-friendly selection of light hors d’oeuvre. The winners will be unveiled and final results will be announced by wine lover Christian at 8:00 PM.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The 10th Pinot Noir Summit
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
All-Day Ticket $130 per person – Full Day: 1:30-8:30 PM (includes The Final Showdown … A Blind Tasting, Pinot Noir Workshop, Sparkling Wine Reception, Pinot Noir Shootout Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony)
*Purchase your ticket before February 1 and save $30
Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony Only $80 per person
10th Pinot Noir Shootout Grand Awards Tasting & Awards Ceremony
*Tickets go on sale February 1st
Walk home – Take the elevator to your room … stay at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District … request The Pinot Noir Summit Special Room Rate for the evening.
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. Attendance is limited. Only 350 tickets will be sold to wine lovers who are passionate about Pinot Noir. Winners will be announced at The Pinot Noir Summit at 8:00 p.m. on February 25, 2012.