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
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
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.