Wine and Food Seminars

Taste and Discover at Eight Interactive Seminars

Madison, NJ (April 12, 2005) – Wine and food seminars, based on key trends in the world of fine wines, will be offered on Saturday, May 7, as part of the third New Jersey Annual Wine & Food Classic. Industry experts will lead the eight seminars offering the opportunity to learn about notable wine regions and wines from around the world. Six wines and supporting materials will be presented at each seminar.

George Muller of Riedel Crystal will demonstrate how the proper glass influences the smell and taste of wine and each attendee will receive a Riedel glass. Explore Burgundy with the wines of Joseph Drouhin and experience the differences between village, premier cru and grand cru wines with Patrick Sere from Dreyfus Ashby & Co. Learn to decipher Italian wine labels and discover how Italian wine law influences quality with Bill Whiting of Banfi Vintners.

Cookbook author Barbara Seelig-Brown will lead “Stress-Free Home Entertaining” and offer savvy food and wine entertaining tips. Michael Schaefer, CWE of King Estate Winery, will discuss how the terroir of each distinct Pinot Noir region influences each wine’s flavor and style. Amy Meyer of Bouquet du Vin will explore the newest wine frontier, the Niagara Peninsula.

There will be a tasting and a lecture profiling the Niagara Peninsula’s finest varietals that reflect the unique soil and micro-climate of the region. Making Sense Out of Pairing Wine and Food with George Staikos of TopShelf will explore the nuances of how to confidently pair wine and food. Different foods will be paired with each wine to highlight the theme.

The day will close with Howard Imber from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars offering the opportunity to discover what makes great wines age worthy and see how gracefully Cabernet Sauvignon wines age.

The seminars, scheduled in 90-minute blocks, will be held between 11a.m. and 5p.m. at Dolce Hamilton Park Conference Center, 175 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ. adjacent to the Fairleigh Dickinson University Campus. Registration for each seminar is $40 per person, or $110 per person for a three-seminar package.

To register for all New Jersey Annual Wine and Food Classic events, visit the event website at

Registration is now open and many events have limited seating. Call George Staikos, event coordinator, at 908-284-4930 with questions.

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