The next edition of the Riesling Rendezvous for producers, trade and media is set for July 14-16, 2013. Once again, Dr. Loosen and Chateau Ste. Michelle will be your hosts for an amazing three days of total Riesling immersion. We are planning a juicy array of tastings, seminars and workshops that will educate and inspire wine professionals at all levels. An international gathering of the best Riesling producers will be there to show you their wines, and to discuss, debate and debauch together in a hearty exchange of tastes, ideas and experiences.
Some highlights of the upcoming Riesling Rendezvous:
Noted author and Riesling authority, Stuart Pigott, will return as our spiritual guide and master of ceremonies. He will lead an entertaining exploration of daring and innovation in making Riesling, with a session called "Riesling Extreme." In addition, he will moderate an in-depth discussion on the latest changes in the complex world of German classifications and nomenclature.
The highly respected Riesling researcher, Prof. Ulrich Ficher, from the Center for Wine Research in Neustadt, Germany, will present his latest findings on the connection between terroir and the specific flavors that develop in Riesling.
Rock-star Master Sommelier, Emily Wines, will present a very revealing look at the effect that specific food components, such as sweetnes and acidity, have on the taste perception of various styles of Riesling (and vice versa).
A moderated session called "Preaching beyond the choir" will offer an opportunity for a lively and open discussion among wine professionals about the challenges and opportunities in marketing Riesling to the average wine consumer.
Visit www.rieslingrendezvous.com for updates.