[PHOTO: Jo Diaz]

The details of an intriguing event with Karen MacNeil are below my inserted line, in case you want to just get to it.

I attended this year’s Rutherford Dust Society’s Day in the Dust 2018. More on that in another story, and this verbiage will just become the link. For now, I have to share this was the first presentation I attended, when Karen was the panel’s moderator and an overall educator. She – is- fascinating. She and her knowledge can hold an audience spellbound, as she shares all she knows about wine. This one was a media event, so it wasn’t open to the public… It was intended to inform wine writers. It was completely fascinating.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
New Location! Culinary Institute of America at Copia 

Most of you know Karen MacNeil as the author of The Wine Bible. Please appreciate it took her 10 years to write this tome, and was without the luxury of the Internet for reading and research. She’s a walking wine encyclopedia, and you have a chance to get to know her a little bit better. Now, imagine she’s teaching a wine class and you say to yourself, “Oh my gawd… I can pick her brain, and take copious notes for future wine enjoyment, because she’s a Wine Master!

Karen has a wealth of knowledge, is articulate, and knows how to seamlessly flow with information. I highly recommend that you spend some time with her… Listen to what she has to say, learn from a real master and ask all of those questions you always wished you could of someone so wine literate.



[PHOTO: from Karen MacNeil & Company Website]

So, Karen MacNeil’s Press Release

Wine Expert Karen MacNeil Reveals New Approach to Teaching Wine
Become an Expert Wine Taster—In 90 Minutes

Begins at the Culinary Institute of America at Copia
Contact: Susan Wong Karen MacNeil & Company susan@karenmacneil.com

Napa, CA – Karen MacNeil, a well-known author of one of the best-selling wine books in the U.S., The Wine Bible, has created a new course called Become an Expert Wine Taster—In 90 Minutes. It’s based on a whole new way of teaching wine for maximum retention and benefit. The course is the culmination of her 30-year career as:

  • wine educator
  • starting in New York at
    • Windows on the World
    • The Rainbow Room
    • 21 Club

It’s also a super fun class

“In an hour and a half, I reveal insider wine concepts that took me five years to learn on my own,” says MacNeil. “Learning about wine should be like wine itself—fun and fascinating. And the new Culinary Institute of America at Copia is the perfect place to hold such a class.”

Become an Expert Wine Taster—In 90 Minutes is held at 6:00 p.m. on the last Friday of every month, from now through fall at the CIA at Copia:

  • July 27
  • August 31
  • September 28
  • November 2
  • November 30

Participants also get a few side benefits—like a discount that night at The Restaurant at CIA Copia and other merchants at the Oxbow Public Market.

Tickets, $105 including all wines, are available here.

About Karen MacNeil

Karen MacNeil, author of The Wine Bible, is the only American to have won every major wine award in the English language. She conducts private wine tasting seminars for individuals, groups, and businesses around the world. Among her clients: Audemars Piguet, General Electric, Lexus, Merrill Lynch, Notre Dame University, and several international law firms. Karen is considered America’s foremost wine presenter and gives keynote speeches at industry and consumer conferences worldwide. She is the editor of the digital newsletter WineSpeed and the Chairman Emeritus of the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.