team of experts, entertainers and educators have many years experience
in their Description of an Appellation Comparison Tasting:
this unique tasting and learning experience, attendees will learn
to discover the ways in which wine from different regions of the
world compare and differ.
Wine Seminars will furnish each guest with four white wines to
be served with or before the salad, and four red wines to be served
before or with the main entrée. Each white wine and each
red wine will be from a different wine growing region, including
Australia, France, South Africa and the Napa Valley. 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.
and Cabernet Sauvignon
Compare three different versions of each of these two blockbuster
Blind tastings are increasingly popular as team building events.
They're a good laugh, too, and the winner gets a prize!
Compare wines from the US, Australia, NZ, S. America and S. Africa
with wines from France, Italy, Germany and Spain
Dollars or Sixty?
Could you tell the difference? It might not be as easy as you
Napa , Barossa Valley, Margaux, , Chateauneuf du Pape, Tuscany,
Rioja-what makes these regions so special?
Cult Wines What makes a "cult wine"? Taste Turley, Kistler,
Dalla Valle, Silver Oak, Opus, Ornellaia, or any of the well crafted
extremely limited production wines of the world.
sophisticated tastings are crafted around the most luxurious French
wines, at Grand Cru Classé level, or equivalent comparative
tasting of First Growth Bordeaux, or Grand Cru Burgundy?
are a few sample programs:
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.
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.
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.
A more comprehensive lecture on viticulture and vinification,
tasting technique, and a tutored tasting of eighteen wines, including
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.
These sophisticated tastings are crafted around the most luxurious
French wines, at Grand Cru Classé level, or equivalent
These are only suggestions; any wine tasting can be arranged.
For example, why not offer to your most valued clients or staff
a comparative tasting of First Growth Bordeaux, or Grand Cru Burgundy?