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Join us for the FIRST annual Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival!
f you are not able to fit that vineyard tour in this year, don’t fret! Premier wines from around the world will be available for tasting at the First Annual Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival on Saturday October 30, 2010 from Noon – 6pm at the Chesapeake City Park on Greenbrier Parkway. This event, sponsored by Chesapeake Rotary, will benefit the Sidney M. Oman Cancer Center of Chesapeake Regional Hospital and the Community Charities of the Chesapeake Rotary Club.
Fabulous wines from around the world and produced by Virginia Wineries will be available for tasting as well as foods from the regions finest restaurants. Entertainment will be provided by Lewis McGehee.
For those looking to educate themselves on how to identify the finer qualities of wines or to increase their breadth of knowledge of wines, several wine seminars will be offered during the festival.
12:30-1:15pm - Wine Tasting 101
Drinking wine is easy but tasting wine fully is a bit more complex. We will show you the tasting method used by wine professionals to further your enjoyment of fine wine. Whether it be a "blind tasting" or just a group of friends enjoying some bottles, you will have a better understanding of what to look for and how to describe the wines you taste.
1:30-2:15pm - Varietals 101
Did you know that there are over 4000 grapes used in the production of wine worldwide? In this seminar, we will discuss the nine "classic" varietals that are grown internationally, as well as, some other varietals you should know about to have more fun.
2:30-3:15pm - Terroir
California, Oregon, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, South Africa...Terroir! This fancy french term looks complex, however, it is quite simple. Join us to discuss how the place where a wine is grown affects its flavor. Learn how the "elements" influence your favorite wines and gain an understanding of a "sense of place".
New World Wine vs Old World Wine
In this seminar, we will discuss the differences of styles of wine and how they relate to the people making them. Maybe you've been to Italy, or maybe California and love their wines. Learn why they taste the way they do and how food and culture have influenced their style. Come check out this classic rivalry of the New World vs the Old World and learn when to enjoy each
4:30-5:15pm- Virginia Wine Seminar
Advance tickets available at http://www.chesapeakevawinefestival.com/tickets.html