Orange County's Premier Corporate Wine Educators
Manhattan Wine Seminars, LLC

O V E R   V I E W

K E Y   P E R S O N N E L

Marlene Rossman, President

Dianne Berry, Vice President (of Marketing)

Robert Kopf, Vice President (of Sales/Business Development)

Terra Vicario, Marketing Coordinator

Amy Kurlander, Sommelier / Consultant

Susana Salazar, Project Manager / Consultant


     To educate the consumer.
     To demystify wine.
     To provide an important business skill
have a great time doing it.

Manhattan Wine Seminars is New York's premier, independent wine education company. Our seminars and courses range from Wine Basics and "You Have the Wine List, Now What?"TM to Varietal Seminars, to our advanced courses such as the special CEO/Executive Roundtable Tastings.

Manhattan Wine Seminars specializes in Corporate Team Building events and our events emphasize the practical aspects of wine drinking. We do not sell wine, so guests receive only unbiased, high quality wine education. All of our sommeliers, pourers and consultants have extensive wine education, with certificates from the nation's top wine education organizations.


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S E M I N A R S / E V E N T S

Exclusive  Seminars
 · You Have the Wine List, Now What? TM
 · Wine Basics 101
 · Wine as a Business Tool
 · Luxury and "Cult" Wines
 · CEO/Executive Roundtable Wine Tastings
 · The Professional Tasting Series
 · Around the World with Wine
 · Interactive Wine Games
 · The Corporate Cellar: An Investment
Varietal  Seminars
 · Affordable Bordeaux
 · America's Sweetheart Grape - Zinfandel
 · ABC- Anything But Chardonnay?
 · Burgundy Is Pinot Noir
 · Cabernet Sauvignon: The Queen of Wine
 · Champagnes and Sparklers
 · Chardonnay: A World Tour
 · Incredible Wine Values
 · Just Desserts
 · Marvelous Merlot
 · Que Syrah, Shiraz
 · Rhone Rangers
 · Spanish Wines
 · Super Tuscans
 · Taste Portugal
 · Touring Italy


Manhattan Wine Seminars will give each attendee background information about the regions and the different varietals that may be included in this tasting. We will then have each table work together to decide where each wine is from and what the varietal may be.

Needs Work The Great Grapes: Get to grips with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Riesling.
Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon: Compare three different versions of each of these two blockbuster best-sellers.
Competitive Blind Tastings: Blind tastings are increasingly popular as team building events. They're a good laugh, too, and the winner gets a prize!
New World/Old World: Compare wines from the US, Australia, NZ, S. America and S. Africa with wines from France, Italy, Germany and Spain
Six Dollars or Sixty?: Could you tell the difference? It might not be as easy as you would think.
Classic Regions: Napa , Barossa Valley, Margaux, , Chateauneuf du Pape, Tuscany, Rioja-what makes these regions so special?

Here are a few sample programs:
Introduction to Fine Wine: During this informative seminar, Shipley imparts his expertise by providing a comprehensive examination of the six most prestigious grape varietals from around the globe including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. As part of the tasting, Shipley guides guests through the different flavor compositions and unique characteristics of each wine revealing how diverse climate conditions affect a wine's flavor and texture.
Around the World with a Single Grape: Enlightening patrons on the distinct qualities and features that differentiate an Australian Cabernet grape from California Cabernet we compare and contrast various wines from five regions of the world, each produced from the same grape variety. As patrons savor and examine each wine, will discuss why each wine possesses its own distinct taste and appearance.
Exquisite Wines for Great Value: As prices for fine French and California wines continues to soar, the objective of this seminar is to further expose guests to the enjoyment of wines from new and emerging viticultural areas such as Australia, Austria, South Africa, to name just a few. Shipley will present the finest wines from these regions that offer superb taste for the palette, yet are surprisingly affordable.

Half day Seminar: Includes an investigation of wine production, and tasting technique, followed by a tutored tasting of twelve wines.
Whole day Seminar: A more comprehensive lecture on viticulture and vinification, tasting technique, and a tutored tasting of eighteen wines, including Champagne.
Course of Six Half day Seminars: Covers all the major wine producing countries, including the French regions, and all the 'noble' grape varieties. Each half-day will consist of a lecture and in-depth tasting of eight wines, arranged by theme, or region.
Classic French Regions: These sophisticated tastings are crafted around the most luxurious French wines, at Grand Cru Classé level, or equivalent


Phone: 949-679-4840