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Day 4: Symposium 2016

Day 4: Symposium 2016


Friday, February 19, CIA Greystone


7:45 – 8:30 AM Checkout. Bags can be checked here for pickup mid-day

Meadowood Reception Lodge


8:30 AM  Shuttle bus departs for Charles Krug Winery

Meadowood Reception Lodge


8:45 AM Coffee and pastries available upon arrival.

Charles Krug Winery


9:00 – 10:20 AM Vintage Perspective & Wine Alchemy Tastings

Carriage House at Charles Krug Winery   

Gain your own perspective on Napa Valley wines from the 2013, 2012, 2011, 2006, 2001 and 1996 vintages, along with a sampling of winemaking trials from recent vintages. This event is a co-function with Premiere Napa Valley.

Optional writing contest on the suggested theme of “What a Difference 10 Years Make,” or pick your own theme. Deadline May 1 for entries; winning entry to be professionally published.


10:25 AM Bus departs for CIA Greystone             


10:30 – 10:45 AM  Cheese and charcuterie break

CIA Greystone Ventura Center


10:45 – NOON  The Wine List, Friend or Foe: Where is restaurant wine service going and how can you serve your readers better on this front?

CIA Greystone Ventura Center

Eric Asimov of The New York Times will lead the discussion. Panelists include:  S. Irene Virbila, recently retired restaurant critic of The Los Angeles Times; Andrea Robinson, Master Sommelier, author and educator; Kelli White, sommelier at Press, author, writer for Vinous; Eduardo Dingler, corporate beverage director, Morimoto Restaurants. Joint session with Sommelier Napa Valley attendees


NOON – 1:30 PM Farewell Luncheon and Pinning Ceremony

CIA Greystone – Herb Terrace (weather permitting)

New to Napa Valley – Featuring wines from producers established since 2012


1:45 PM Bus departs for Meadowood


*Requires advance signup: Contact Julia Allenby at after January 15, 2016.

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