April 24 / The Line Hotel / Los Angeles
Join us for the Oregon Wine Trail Trade Tasting 12:30-4pm
We’re hitting the trail with 50 Oregon wineries, and our friends at Olympia Provisions, Salt & Straw Ice Cream, Stumptown Coffee Roasters and the Oregon Cheese Guild for a grand happening of Oregonian wine, food and personality. No white table cloths. No orange cheese cubes. Instead, a generous pour of Oregon’s fine wine and pioneering spirit.
You see, Oregon is a state, and a damn fine one. But Oregonian is a state of mind. You’ve got to experience it to truly get it. So join winemakers and owners from 50 Oregon wineries, representing the state’s broad geographic and varietal diversity, for an afternoon evocative of Oregon wine country in downtown LA. From legacy Pinot noir to unexpected whites and a few surprises in between, we invite you to grab a glass and find your Oregon wine trail.
Oregon Side Trips:
Sometimes the best memories from a journey are the unexpected side trips along the way. Veer off the Oregon wine trail to go deep with Pacific Northwest-based Masters Bree Boskov MW and Chris Tanghe MS as they lead three education pop-up sessions that will test your knowledge and expand your palate.
1:30 pm – Expressions of Oregon Pinot Gris
2:30 pm – Blind Tasting Oregon: MS and MW Exam Strategies
3:30 pm – Decoding Oregon Bubbles
Mastering Oregon 11:30am-1pm
Oregon wine is on a roll in California. According to Nielsen data, Oregon wine sales increased 37% in California last year. Eric Asimov of The New York Times must have felt that same momentum when he recently wrote, “Oregon is right now the single most exciting winemaking area in the United States.”
Why is this little wine region, just 1% of the total US wine production, making such a big impression on California and across the country?
Join Pacific Northwest-based Masters, Bree Boskov MW and Chris Tanghe MS for a multi-faceted presentation and discussion on the AVAs, varieties and business of wine in the Willamette Valley and beyond.
Bree and Chris will share personal stories of discovery around the region and lead a tasting through boutique wines from small producers that have left an impression on them over the years, including wines from Cayuse, Brickhouse, Minimus and more.
Attend Mastering Oregon to walk away with a stronger understanding of:
- Oregon’s strong selling points in the competitive Southern California wine market
- The diverse geology of Oregon
- The key factors contributing to Oregon’s climate and climate’s impact on wine production
- Varietal diversity by region
This Master Class is presently full. Those on the waitlist will be contacted directly if a spot becomes available.
Bree Boskov MW
Bree, a Master of Wine specializing in wine education development, joined the Oregon Wine Board in April 2017. Born and raised in Australia, Bree’s career has had an intentionally international perspective.
In Canada, sommelier roles in fine dining restaurants took her from Vancouver, BC to Nova Scotia and led to sommelier certifications and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma. Sales and portfolio management roles have taken her around Australia with one of Australia’s largest family owned wine companies, DeBortoli Wines and to Australia’s pre-eminent modern Spanish and Portuguese importer, The Spanish Acquisition in Melbourne.
Since 2008, Bree has been an independent wine industry management consultant specializing in education program development and sensory training, consulting to some of Australia’s finest independent retailers and wine education programs. She has provided market analysis for wineries and importers, brand analysis and wine business management consulting. Bree is also an experienced international wine judge and has held harvest and consulting positions in Australia, Austria, Portugal and the US.
Chris Tanghe MS
Chris Tanghe MS was first exposed to wine as a part of the Culinary Institute of America curriculum. On the month of his 21st birthday, he took the introductory class with the Court of Master Sommeliers. Following completion of his degree at CIA and certificate with the Court, Chris continued to cook until he passed the Master Sommelier exam in May of 2013. He’s had the opportunity to work with a number of the best restaurants in the Pacific Northwest including The Herbfarm, Crush, Matt’s in the Market, Canlis, RN74 and Aragona. Chris is currently the Chief Instructor at GuildSomm and was named 2017 Wine Enthusiast’s 2017 Wine Star Award for Sommelier of the Year.