At this year’s Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, Master Sommelier Matthew Citriglia will lead the grand tasting. This is the first grand tasting in the event’s eight-year run that a Master Sommelier has been on premises.
The tasting will highlight the Nebbiolo grape found in Northern Italy, and will focus on the variety of wines produced by said grape. The event’s website describes the tasting’s subjects:
“For years the region of Barolo and Barbaresco has taken a back seat to the more renowned regions of Bordeaux, Napa and Burgundy. Despite an exponential increase in quality over the last 20 years, prices have remained reasonable in comparison to those big three. Nebbiolo has been undervalued for years, but this is changing as customers worldwide are beginning to recognize the world greatest wine value. This seminar will define the identity of a great Nebbiolo wine and the historic influence Burgundy had the region. We will take a deep dive into the regional communes and crus and explore how each area has shape the Nebbiolo grape into unique expression of site.”
Citriglia is one of only 149 master sommeliers in the Americas, with over 30 years of experience in the hospitality and beverage industry. He started his career working in his father’s beverage store at fourteen-years-old, where he stocked beer, wine, and soda. After a long and illustrious career he was accepted as a member of the Court of Master Sommelier, Americas in 2002. He is currently the Director of Education for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits Florida.
If you are interested in being guided through a wine tasting by the experience of a master sommelier, reservations for the tasting may be purchased for $300. It will take place at 2:00 pm on October 28th, 2017.
The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic takes place October 27th and 28th, and hosts numerous seminars for those who wish to educate themselves in the fine arts of preparing and consuming food and beverages.