Minneapolis Mini-Conference



Thursday, September 18th in Minneapolis, MN:
We will be having seminars that will take place at The Westin Minneapolis in the Manufacturing Room, located at 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55402.  Sessions will begin at 1:00pm and end at around 4:00pm.

Sexy, sensuous and seductive! Now that's Italian!!!  

1:00pm to 2:15pm

Presented by Neill Trimble, CSW
Join us on a romp through the vineyards of Italy where we taste palate titillating wines from, piedmont,  Veneto and Tuscany among others.  We will recount some fascinating stories such as how Gavi got its name, how Romeo and Juliet had a role to play in Soave and do you know when the first vintage of Brunello was born.  We will reveal this and much, much more! 

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 wines from around the world. To RSVP, please contact Jessica Morse:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This event is open and free to all current members of the SWE; non-members may register for a $50 fee.