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Day 4: Symposium 2015

Day 4: Symposium 2015


Friday, February 20, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone


7:45 – 8:45 AM Checkout, coffee and pastries  

Meadowood Reception Lodge

(Bags may be checked here for pickup mid-day.)


8:15 & 8:45 AM Two shuttles depart for CIA Greystone

Meadowood Reception Lodge

(Parking not available at CIA Greystone)


9 – 10:45 AM Vintage Perspective and Retrospective Tasting 

Rudd Center

Symposium attendees participate in a walk-around blind tasting for media and trade of 10 vintages of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003-2012

Part of Premiere Napa Valley activities


11 AM – NOON Send-Off Session and Toast

Ventura Center

Don’t miss the symposium’s grand finale! US poet Laureate Billy Collins will introduce the attendees with the most-outstanding entries in the writing challenge he presented on Wednesday, and they will read their works. Editors on the faculty will share the best writer pitches they heard, the assignments they plan to give to attendees, and why.


12:15 & 12:45 PM Two shuttles depart for Meadowood

Greystone Main Entrance


*Requires advance signup: Contact Julie Sigourney at after January 15, 2015.

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