All master classes for Vinexpo New York 2020 will be held in the Empire Master Class Theater. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis for all classes. More details about the classes will be available soon.
Have you ever wondered what it goes into the making of cognac? Why it is one of the most revered spirits in the world? Join Cognac Educator Ms. Franky Marshall for an exploration of this timeless eau-de-vie. From its storied history, to the terroir, the distillation, maturation, and assemblage, we will delve into the world of cognac and examine what makes it so unique. We will discuss how to enjoy cognac - whether neat, in cocktails, or paired with food; and talk about ways to introduce it to your guests and customers. You will have the opportunity to taste through a selection of six expressions of various ages, styles, and crus, and discover the myriad flavors in each glass. You will leave this class with a deeper understanding of the category, and a new appreciation of cognac's enduring versatility.
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Sonoma County Winegrowers announced in 2019, that 99% of the county's vineyards had been certified sustainable by a third-party program, making it the most sustainable wine region in the world. Simultaneously, the organization announced that it would embark on a new exclusive partnership: climate adaptation certification, a first of its kind for agriculture. Join us to hear about how the winegrowers of Sonoma County are leading the charge in sustainability and what this leadership means for the community, for agriculture and for the region's diverse offering of wines.