We at Parker Sanpei love a good Chardonnay: everything from Burgundy and Chablis to the Finger Lakes and Edna Valley gets us purring. So when we heard that the world’s foremost gathering of Chardonnay producers will take place in our backyard, we bought our tickets right away. The International Chardonnay Symposium will feature top global Chardonnay winemakers during this year’s events, May 28-30, 2015 at The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa and The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach, California.
A sampling of panel discussions includes:
Hanzell Vineyards and Mount Eden Vineyards Retrospective Tasting, moderated by Fred Dame, MS
To Oak Or Not To Oak?: Exploring Chardonnay as the Chameleon of Vitis Vinifera, moderated by Brian McClintic, MS, Proprietor of Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant, Santa Barbara, CA
Diversity in Balance: Pairing Chardonnay and Food, moderated by Bob Bath, MS, Wine Instructor for the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Napa, CA
The Fashion of Chardonnay: Examining Winemakers’ Stylistic Influence on Chardonnay, moderated by Nicholas Miller, Bien Nacido Vineyards, Santa Maria, CA
Additional events include a Vintners’ Wine Tech Symposium, artisanal sausage and Chardonnay pairings, Sommelier Chardonnay Challenge, two Grand Tastings and La Paulée Dinner and Awards Ceremony. To learn about participation in these events or for tickets, please visit thechardonnaysymposium.com.