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Californian wines ‘then and now’ selected

The labels for next month’s California wine seminar on the stylistic evolution among the state’s Chardonnays and Cabs have been selected.

In an attempt to highlight the change, the London-based event will include Chardonnays from Hanzell in comparison to Copain, and Cabernet Sauvignons from Ridge alongside Viader, among other wines listed under the headings ‘then’ and ‘now’ (see below).

As previously reported by the drinks business, the event has been organised to consider examples from traditional producers alongside some newer players who are making wines in a different manner.

Led by Mark de Vere MW, the seminar will take place at the Go West US wines tasting on March 9 at 11.30am, and you can register your interest here.

Speaking to the drinks business ahead of the event, he said, “There is a sense that there is a need to remind the [UK] trade that there are new producers; it is necessary to show that the Californian wine industry is new and exciting,”

For more information on the event, please click here or contact Sheila Crisp at or call her on +44 (0)207 803 2420.

Meanwhile, to register for the Go West tasting, which features wines from California, Washington State and Oregon, click here.

Then & Now seminar – the wines and times:


• Hanzell Chardonnay 2012
• Robert Mondavi Reserve Chardonnay 2012

• Copain Brosseau Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
• Paul Hobbs Chardonnay 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon

• Ridge Monte Bello 2004
• Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

• Viader Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
• Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Venue: Fifth Floor, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE
Time: 10.30am
Date: Monday 9 March 2015

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