Myrtle Beach Mini-Conference

November 20TH, 2014


Thursday, November 20th in Myrtle Beach, SC:
We will be having two exceptional seminars that will take place at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Grand Spa Dunes in the Tides Room, located at 8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.  Sessions will begin at 1:00pm and end at around 4:00pm.

Italy, Did You Know!!!  

1:00pm to 2:15pm

Presented by Sharron McCarthy, CSW
Italy is a spirited, thriving, enigma who offers unique wines that combine marriage of past and present, tradition blended with modern technology. The Italians love to regale us with stories, and their wines are no exception to that rule. Join us as we swirl, sniff and sip our way through some of her most fascinating wines and their history. We will discuss Italy’s (and Europe’s) ever changing wine laws and highlight the history of so many of her best wines…

Did you know that Prosecco is not a grape?  How about the story of how Gavi got its name?  Which one of Italy’s favorite reds is still made in exactly the style it was produced more than 2000 years ago?  Chianti produced with the addition of white grapes, why? What is a super Tuscan? Did you know that Amarone was likely born as a mistake? Which wine caused Cleopatra to swoon over her first sip?  Intrigued yet? Join as we romp through the vineyards of Italy with Sharron McCarthy, CSW, Vice President Banfi Vintners and Past President, SWE. 

The Secret Life of Pinot Noir

2:45pm to 4:00pm

Presented by Jane Nickles, CSS, CWE, MBA
Pinot Noir…it’s temperamental, it ripens too early, it has thin skin and it’s just plain complicated. It’s been called the heartbreak grape, and we’ve probably all been burned.  At the same time, the  delicious, haunting flavors of a good Pinot Noir - including include cherries, berries, smoke, spice, earthiness, brambles, truffles (and that’s just the beginning) – can inhabit your memory like a permanent smile. Join “Miss Jane” Nickles, CWE for a tasting of some excellent examples of this finicky wine and an exploration of the “secret life” of Pinot Noir.   

Members can join us for an incredible day as we taste and learn about Italy and Pinot Noir. To RSVP, please contact Jessica Morse:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it