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7th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium Registrations On-Line Now Accepted

As with all past Petite Sirah Symposiums, this year’s lineup of panel moderators is stellar, and their topics are completely focused on the Petite Sirah variety.

If you would like to register, click here: Petite Sirah Symposium.

DETAILS FOR THE DAY

WHEN: Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WHERE: Concannon Vineyard, 4596 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA

EVENT SCHEDULE ~ AGENDA

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. ~ Registration

8:30 – 8:40 a.m. ~ Welcome ~ Jim Concannon & John Concannon, Concannon Vineyard

8:40 – 8:50 a.m ~ Individual Introductions: Including Natalie Alvanez, Tri-Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

8:50 – 9:10 a.m. ~  SESSION I ~ HERITAGE CLONE VINEYARD ~ UPDATE
Patty Bogle, Bogle Vineyards, Mike Anderson and Dr. James Wolpert, University of California at Davis

9:10 – 9:30 a.m. ~ SESSION II ~ MARKETING: Sommelier Ellen Landis, Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn
Petite Sirah… Great food and wine pairing recommendations

9:30 – 9:50 a.m. ~ SESSION III ~ MARKETING: Christian Miller, Full Glass Research
Statistical growth of Petite Sirah and where it seems to be headed

10:20 – 10:40 a.m. ~ SESSION IV ~ ENOLOGY: Julian Halasz and John Clark, Concannon Vineyard
Tannin Control: sharing protocols being used to achieve more ‘forgiving’ tannins

10:40 – 11:00 a.m. ~ SESSION V ~ ENOLOGY: Chris Smith, Bogle Vineyards
Port and Port-style wine making using PS

11:00 – 11:20 a.m. ~ SESSION VI ~ VITICULTURE, PART I: David Gates, Ridge Vineyards
Hang time, clonal selections, vine age

11:20 – 11:40 a.m. ~ SESSION VII ~ VITICULTURE, PART II : John Monnich, Silkwood Wines
Tight cluster reduction: help eliminate bunch rot by increasing air around berries

11:40 – 12:00 p.m. ~ SESSION VIII ~ VITICULTURE, PART III:  Bill Pease, Madrigal Vineyards: Bob Biale, Robert Biale
Excellent regeneration of root systems with old PS vineyards

BEST OF THE PETS TASTING ~ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Jim and John Concannon

Hosts from Concannon Vineyard

ANNUAL LUNCH ~ 1:00 ~ 2:00 p.m.

MEDIA TASTING ~ 2:00 ~ 3:30 p.m.

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