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!