Oregon Wine Trail New York City: Trade Events*

May 6, 2019 / The Altman Building / 135 W. 18th St., NYC

Trade Tasting 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

We’re hitting the trail with 60 Oregon wineries and our friends at Olympia Provisions, Jacobsen Salt Co., Stumptown Coffee Roasters, the Oregon Cheese Guild and more 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 representing Oregon’s broad geographic and varietal diversity for an evening evocative of Oregon wine country in NYC. From legacy Pinot noir to unexpected whites and surprises in between, we invite you to grab a glass and find your Oregon wine trail.

*Oregon Wine Trail trade events are only open to those working in the wine business.

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 Stock MW and Chris Tanghe MS as they lead two education pop-up sessions that will test your knowledge and expand your palate.

2:30 pm – Expressions of Oregon Pinot Gris

4:00 pm – Decoding Oregon Bubbles

Mastering Willamette Valley Wine 12 – 1:30 pm

Oregon wine is on a roll in New York. According to Nielsen data, Oregon wine sales increased 21% in New York over the last 3 years. 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 New York and across the country?

Join Pacific Northwest-based Masters, Bree Stock MW and Chris Tanghe MS for a multi-faceted presentation and discussion on the AVAs, varieties and business of wine in Oregon’s powerhouse region, the Willamette Valley.

Bree and Chris will share personal stories of discovery around the region and lead a tasting through a diverse collection of wines that have left an impression on them over the years, including library wines from iconic producers.

Attend Mastering Willamette Valley Wine to walk away with a stronger understanding of:

  • The Willamette Valley’s strong selling points in the competitive New York wine market
  • The diverse geology and climate of Oregon and how they define the Willamette Valley
  • Pinot noir expressions, in addition to the varietal diversity found throughout the region
  • The ageability of Willamette Valley wines

Space is limited so reserve your spot today.

Presenters:

Bree Stock 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 for some of Australia’s finest independent retailers and wine education programs. She has provided brand analysis, wine business management consulting and market analysis for wineries and importers. 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 received Wine Enthusiast’s 2017 Wine Star Award for Sommelier of the Year.

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