When you see a border, do you find boundary or possibility?
Borderless Wine is a movement of possibility in the face of the impossible. It's a challenge and a promises to craft a new global wine route, find exhilaration in lesser known regions and grapes, all while highlighting that wine's privilege can be leveraged to make a difference in the world. You can spend your money, which may advance regional peace, provide support for farmers in war-torn regions, have a voice in geopolitics, and aid in economic recoveries.
Engage with change makers at a powerful symposium where speakers use wine's privilege and culture to impact wine growing countries and regions financially, historically, geopolitically, and beyond.
Hear Nicole Hakli (Wine Director: Momofuku Saam Bar) give account of winemaking in Turkey: the history and current challenges.
Deidre Heekin (La Garagista) & Krista Scruggs (Zafa Wines) speak about confronting bias in grape material (hybrids), location (Vermont), and un-earting a vibrant wine community in the North East.
Finally, Lisa Granik MW, will delivery a key note on the true value - the socioeconomic and historical importance - of supporting The Republic of Georgia's 8,000 year wine history. She'll examine how not every wine purchase is crated equal.
In addition to wines from these unexpected places, there will be more viticultual narratives to taste from Mexico, Greece, the Balkans, and the West Bank.
These new chapters are made possible because some people choose look at the impossible as an accepted challenge.
6:30 - 7:15 PM Sign in, Taste Borderless Wines, Eat Diasporic Snacks, Mingle Amongst Thought Leaders
7:30 - 8:15 PM Speaker Series Symposium: How Wine Choices Impact Global and Local Landscapes
8:30 - 9:45 PM More opportunities to meet, taste, & learn.
Must be 21+ older to consume alcohol.
E-Mail PeterWeltman@gmail.com and/or visit: Barrelferment.com
Our Host Peter Weltmn is sommelier, author, and global thought leader in wine. This event was made possible through the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's Grassroots Events program & K Street Coaching with Gideon Culman.