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Matter of Taste NYC
02/20/2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A no-holds-barred wine tasting experience, Matter of Taste New York is built around an all-star cast of Wine Advocate Reviewers and 150+ of their favorite wines. The globe-trotting Matter of Taste walkabout tastings have celebrated different regional themes with every city, but the wine focus of New York’s installment will be “Reviewers’ Choice: Icon Wines of the World.” All eight reviewers on the publication’s expert team – led by Robert M. Parker Jr. himself – have nominated their favorite finds from throughout the wine world to feature at New York’s Matter of Taste, all of which have been scored 90 points or above.
Events will include a VIP preview hour, the grand walk-around tasting as well as a selection of rare wine Master Classes.
Held from 2pm-6 pm in the grand Ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the walkabout will include an unrivaled line-up of some of the world’s most incredible wines, spanning a vast range of grapes, regions and styles. Rock star winemakers will be pouring their wines, including iconic names such as: Château Pontet-Canet (Pauillac), Château Haut-Bailly (Pessac-Leognan), Verite (Napa), Cayuse (Washington), Clarenden Hills (Australia), Cullen (Australia), Greywacke (NZ), Kumeu River (NZ), Niepoort (Portugal), Fontodi (Tuscany), JJ Prum (Germany) and Marcus Molitor (Germany) – just to name a few!
Three Master Classes will be offered onsite throughout the day of the grand tasting:
- Estate Director Don Weaver and winemaker Cory Empting will host a seminar on Harlan Estate, often referred to as California’s “First Growth”.
- A Master Class featuring Lokoya will focus on a library selection of vintages from the famed winery’s mountain appellations, hosted by Lokoya winemaker Chris Carpenter.
- Vintage Port enthusiasts will enjoy “A Century of Colheitas, The Jewel of Ports,” during which Wine Advocate reviewer Mark Squires will take guests through a century of his favorite Colheitas including the legendary Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman’s 1863.
A complete list of featured wines as well as tickets for both the Grand Tasting and all the Master Classes are available at a-matter-of-taste.com/.
Annual members of eRobertParker.com are entitled to discounted tickets ($120) to the Matter of Taste Grand Tasting. Non-member tickets are $180 and include a one-year membership to eRobertParker.com and access to over 400,000 professional wine reviews and articles. All Master Classes are $180 each. Tickets may be booked during the pre-sale window from December 16th 12 Noon EST until December 23rd 12 Noon EST, for $120. General ticket sales will commence from December 23rd at 12 Noon EST onward. Further details and booking information are available at a-matter-of-taste.com/.