Old World/New World Comparative-Focus onSouth America
With Andrew Sarubbi Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:00 pm atPoughkeepsie Grand Hotel
Dutchess Room (Lobby Level)
Please join us on Tuesday, July 16 at 8:00pm for a tasting of carefully selected wine couplets, comparing Old World(Europe) to New World(South America). South America is gaining more traction in the wine industry. The wines command more respect than ever before from the consumer. Experience the influences first hand with a comparative tasting of Old World winemaking vs. New World. Utilizing the same varietals from each region, we will comparatively taste the cultural influences along with mitigating factors, climate, soil, as well as geographical coordinates.
The Wines: (These wines, plus others yet to be selected, will be included in the tasting) A Sparkling comparative, wines still TBD Manos Negras Red Soil Select Pinot Noir 2014 Patagonia, Argentina Chateau d’Arlay Cotes du Jura Rouge, Eastern France Bodegas Garzon Tannat 2017 , Uruguay Clos Fardet Madiran Rouge 2014,SW France Vina Mayu Pedro Ximinez Valle del Elqui 2017, Chile Terroir al Limit, Priorat Terra de Cuques Blanc 2015 , Catalonia Spain Our speaker, Andrew Sarubbi, has multiple Sommelier Certifications – CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine) and CWP (Certified Wine Professional), and a Spirits Certification - the CSS (Certified Specialist of Spirits). He studied under Karen MacNeil, author of the Wine Bible, for his CWP. Andrew has consulted on a number of restaurants' wine programs, building lists and training staff.
He is currently general manager and sommelier at McKinney & Doyle, having been there for 15 years, running the beverage program for 12. McKinney and Doyle has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in every year of his tenure. He has also recently begun a new venture, an education focused marketing & consulting firm for the Wine & Spirits industry. He works directly for major brands and suppliers, educating the consumer on the story, production methods, vinicultural/distilling techniques, and other topics related to the brands. Andrew has previously presented “A Sommelier Building a Wine List”, “Europe’s Rose’s”, “Aromatic Whites”, and "Mediterranean Coastal Wines" at IWAGY tastings.