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June / July 2017

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Join The Somm Journal at the Society of Wine Educators 41st Annual Conference Grab a front row seat at the Society of Wine Educators 41st Annual Conference at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland, Oregon, from August 10–12. The conference will include tastings, networking and more than 65 sessions on France, California and global emerging wine regions over the course of three days. The Tasting Panel, The Somm Journal and The Clever Root will be in on the action, hosting three dynamic seminars led by the industry's top experts. We hope to see you there! Society of Wine Educators 41st Annual Conference SCHEDULE OF EVENTS at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland, Oregon For a complete conference schedule and registration visit Pre-Conference Events TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 CWE preview CSE preview Conference Schedule Evening events during the conference will include a local Oregon distilleries tasting and other networking opportunities. THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 9:00 – 10:15 A.M. (Grand Ballroom) "Navigating Global Winemaking" with Keynote Speaker Paul Hobbs, world- renowned winemaker. 10:30 – 11:45 A.M. (Washington Room) "Simply Saké 101" by Master Saké Sommelier Toshio Ueno, CSW, FWS. Ueno leads a guided tasting of eight different styles of saké, discussing history, ingredients, production and serving methods of Japan's native beverage. 1:00 – 2:15 P.M. (Washington Room) "Deconstructing Spirits" presented by The Tasting Panel and The Clever Root magazines See details opposite. 2:45 – 4:15 P.M. (Hayden Room) "A Trifecta of Pure Pinot Perfection," led by May Matta-Aliah, ASA, CWE, DWS. Taste through one of the world's most ancient grape varieties in this seminar that will examine the influences of Alto Adige's varied Alpine ter- rain and near Mediterranean climate on Pinot Nero, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio. FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 8:45 – 10:00 A.M. (Hayden Room) "Colorado Craft Beer," presented by Michael Wray, Ph.D., MCFE, CCI, CWS. Trace the his- torical path of Colorado's first beers brewed by European immigrants in the 1800s through today's national craft brewing movement. 8:45 – 10:00 A.M. (Clackamas Room) "New Zealand Pinot Noir Discovery" by David Strada—taste and get to know wines from New Zealand's famed Pinot Noir regions, exploring their turangawaewae, what Maori know as foundation and a sense of place. 1:15 – 2:30 P.M. (Multnomah Room) "Social Transformation in South Africa's Wine Industry," presented by Jim Clarke. Taste through selections that are leading the way for the country's transformation of including black citizens in the production and owner- ship of wines and brands. 4:45 – 6:00 P.M. (Multnomah Room) "Lodi Native," by Stuart Spencer, will debut the 2015 Lodi Native Zinfandels, showcasing the diversity and distinctiveness of six historic vineyards. 3:00 P.M. (Clark Room) "Digging In to Unique Terroir" presented by The Somm Journal See details opposite. SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 10:30 - 11:45 A.M. (Washington Room) "Game of Wines" presented by The Somm Journal and The Tasting Panel magazine See details opposite. 4:45 - 6:00 P.M. (Multnomah Room) "Valpolicella Ripasso: A Fresh Look at this Unique Style": Nora Favelukes will discuss the similarities and differences between Amarone, Ripasso, Valpolicella and Recioto wines, with a focus on Ripasso's winemaking techniques, styles and new regulations that will be implemented as of the 2017 vintage. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9 Willamette Valley winery tour Portland craft brewery tour CWE exam CSE exam "Vin de Mistelle Intensive" Master Class "Wine Intensive: Vins de Provence" Master Class THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

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