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Chianti Classico Wine Class and Benefit - 300 Years of Great Wine

Posted by BrooklynB, Nov 29, 2016.

Celebration of 300 Years of Chianti, the Oldest Wine Region in the World
A Sit Down Tasting with a Selection of Artisanal Cheeses.

When: Sunday, December 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Where: Pierre Loti Union Chelsea, 248 West 15th St (just east of 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10011 (wheelchair accessible)
Ticket Price: $49
Register here: 
http://www.wineny.com/chianti-celeb...

In 1716 Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany decreed that wines made in the region between Florence and Siena be designated as "Chianti." It was the first official designation of a wine region in the world.

To celebrate this anniversary, Wine Lovers of NYC and Wheeling Forward have teamed with the Consorzio Vino Chianti, the wine growers association of the Chianti Classico region, to have a spectacular tasting of some of the best Chianti Classico wines on December 11. We'll get to taste some Riservas and Gran Seleziones, some of the best wines from Tuscany (see list below) and learn about Chianti's history and winemaking. And the event will benefit Wheeling Forward, a charity that steps in to help recently disabled people who lack a support system and resources to obtain the services they need. 

Robin Kelley O'Connor, our partner at Wine Lovers of NYC, will lead the tasting, Robin holds Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and Certified Wine Educator (CWE) certifications from the Society of Wine Educatorsand passed the Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier exam. O'Connor served as president of the Society of Wine Educators from 2003-2007, is on the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food and has been a regular panelist at the Food and Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen for over 25 years. He speaks annually at  Pebble Beach Food and Wine, the premiere epicurean lifestyle event on the West Coast.



The wines we will taste are: 
• Bibbiano Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Montornello 2013
• Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico DOCG Castellare 2014
• Castello di Radda Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Castello di Radda 2013
• Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Agostino Petri 2013
• Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione La Prima 2013
• Fattoria La Ripa Chianti Classico DOCG Fattoria La Ripa 2012
• Lornano Chianti Classico DOCG Lornano 2013 
• Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Famiglia Zingarelli 2012 
• Santo Stefano Chianti Classico DOCG Santo Stefano 2014 
• Vecchie Terre di Montefili Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Vecchie Terre di Montefili 2012

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