Same Grape Different Place with Karen King

Maslow 6 Wine Shop
211 West Broadway (between Franklin and White streets)
Apr 25, 2012
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
50.00

Karen King is the one who "made the wine list at Union Square Cafe. She was also the sommelier at The Gramercy Tavern and The Modern and is a widely recognized expert across many regions. She has taught wine classes at New York University and the Sommelier Society of America. 

Join Karen as she leads a tasting and seminar at Maslow 6, where we will embark on an exploration of what the same grape tastes like across different regions. Sometimes a grape retains a great deal of its varietal character (think Sauvignon Blanc) and sometimes the grape adapts so much to the place it is grown it barely tastes like the same varietal at all (think Chardonnay from California and Burgundy).  

Karen will lead us through an in-depth tasting of 8 wines, grouped into flights by grape varietal. Each set will illustrate the similarities and differences between a given varietal, grown in different regions of the world. They may be New World/ Old World pairings, or not. But in each case you'll have the chance to not only learn about the varietals and the wines themselves, but also put them in context of where these varietals grow around the world.  Tasting them side by side is instructive - and fun!


Featured Wines

2011 - Jean-Paul Picard
Sancerre -- AC
France | Loire Valley | Upper Loire | Sancerre
Sauvignon Blanc
2010 - Amayna
Leyda Valley
Chile | Aconcagua | San Antonio | Leyda Valley
Sauvignon Blanc
2010 - Paumanok
North Fork of Long Island -- AVA
USA | New York | North Fork of Long Island
Chenin Blanc
2010 - Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups
Clos de la Bretonniere -- Vouvray -- AC
France | Loire Valley | Touraine | Vouvray
Chenin Blanc
2009 - Mount Eden Vineyards
Domaine Eden -- Santa Cruz Mountains -- AVA
USA | California | Santa Cruz County | Santa Cruz Mountains
Pinot Noir
2009 - Alain Blanchon
Collection Blanchon -- Gevrey-Chambertin
France | Burgundy | Cote de Nuits | Gevrey-Chambertin
Pinot Noir
2007 - Guillaume Gilles
Cornas
France | Rhone | Northern Rhone | Cornas
Syrah
2006 - Jim Barry
The Armagh -- Clare Valley
Australia | South Australia | Mount Lofty Ranges | Clare Valley
Shiraz

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