This intimate monthly seminar, Exploring the joys of Cabernet Sauvignon & other Bordeaux Varietals, will introduce you to high-end pure Napa Valley Cabs; smooth textured and graceful Merlot; and spicy profiles of a limited-release Cabernet Franc straight from the mountains, in addition to featured winemakers.
I know the details for my FIF Somm Sessions have been just trickling out as we start each series, so here is the lowdown on my Quarterly Classes (each 3rd Saturday of the month from 10-11:30am), as well as some more ticket links, and a dedicated schedule page for your reference! Whew, big breath after getting all that out. Please proceed as the information unfolds below.
Quarterly Somm Sessions
Vintners, Vintages & Varietals Series:
Sept 15– GIBBS Napa Valley & COHO Wines
Dec 15– Michael Mondavi and Oberon Wines
Trending Now! Series:
Oct 20– The Rebirth of the Hip Red Grape Varietals
January Date TBA
Aug 18 (past)–Tasting Two Sides of the Mayacamas Mountains with Aiken Wines of Napa Valley & B. Wise Vineyards of Sonoma Valley
Nov 10– Celebrating the 35-year Anniversaries of the Carneros, Russian River Valley and Paso Robles AVAs
This additionally includes my Monthly Somm Sessions on First Thursdays, 5:30-7pm! Ticket links will be there as they come available. Contact me at email@example.com if you need any assistance!
Doesn’t this venue look just smashing? This featured picture is from my first Quarterly Series (with detailed schedule coming soon): Yet you can join me at this amazing Feast It Forward setting sooner, and as promised, here is the list of the Monthly Somm Sessions in Napa through the end of 2018: They will always be on the First Thursdays of the month from 5:30-7pm.
First up, join me and some amazing wines on Thursday September 6th, 5:30-7pm, for The Rosé Revolution & Aromatic Wine Picks for Autumn 2018! GET TICKETS NOW
Looking for some bright, fresh and expressive new wines to serve with appetizers, fresh soups, salads, gourmet dishes or to simply refresh the palate as the warm days of summer lead to the joyous months of harvest? Then join Feast It Forward Sommelier Chris Sawyer and special winery guests for this fun, interactive tasting focused on the wide range of dry, elegant and sophisticated styles of pink wines and aromatic white wines made with premium grapes from Napa Valley and beyond!
- October 4th Exploring the Joys of Cabernet Sauvignon & Other Bordeaux Varietals
- November 1st Messages in the Bottles — Unlocking the Mysteries Behind Crafting World-Class Pinot Noir and Elite Red Proprietary Blends
- December 6th Holiday Wine Pairings with Films & Fine Cuisine
Mark your calendar! Tickets available at FIF Events.
Feast It Forward is finally open at 1031 McKinstry Street in Napa, and with that my educational seminars can begin! Starting with my quarterly Appellation Series on Saturday, August 18, 10-11:30am. Reserve your space for $35, details below.
The Appellation Series: Tasting Two Sides of the Mayacamas Mountains with Aiken Wines of Napa Valley & B. Wise Vineyards of Sonoma Valley
The two sides of the Mayacamas Mountain Range come together in this one-of-a-kind exploration of high-class wines made with cherished grapes grown on the famed “Rutherford Dust” soils of Napa Valley and the rugged western-facing hillside of the Moon Mountain appellation overlooking Sonoma Valley. Taste and discover the complex profiles of these delicious gems with gifted winemaker Joel Aiken and other special guests. All this while relaxing in the comforts of The Studio by Feast it Forward in downtown Napa. Your $35 ticket to the Appellation Series includes a superb flight of six elite wines; discussion of each wine; food pairing tips; and much more!
I will post an extended schedule of monthy & quarterly offerings for the remainder of 2018 soon, so you can mark your calendars!
Cheers ~ Christopher
FEAST IT FORWARD!
Sending seasons greetings to you all with hopes for INCREDIBLE things in the new year! I am looking forward to continuing my work at Gravenstein Grill, new wine classes at Feast It Forward, several trips including my first to China, pursuing publication of my appellation book, a blog upgrade (heads up!) and lots of quality family time. So enjoy friends, food and of course good wine over this winter holiday and embrace your own upcoming possibilities .
Many cheers to 2018! Christopher
For the final installment, here is the BottleRock Day 3 video from Feast it Forward. Enjoy!
Hard to resist enjoying “FEAST Chronicles – Day 2″ at BottleRock Napa is LIVE! Filled with food, wine, music and fun, our Feast it Forward Ultimate Airstream Adventures Northwest hosted Capital Cities, Brett Dennen, ZZ Ward, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Wild Ones, Grizfolk, Joe Kwon of The Avett Brothers and many more for intimate interviews and jam sessions while enjoying (lots!) Sullivan Vineyards and Miner Family Vineyards.
Stay tuned for “Day 3″, followed by each of our acoustic #FEASTsessions sets from participating musicians alongside a full episode of our #BetweentheBottles at the festival.
Although it ended last week, Bottle Rock Napa Valley 2015 is still alive and kicking with all the live interviews that will be highlighted on FeastItForward.com over the next few months, as well as in a number of the articles I’m writing for more national publications.
So to get you primed, here’s a review of FEASTing Day 1 at the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage and great times spent with musical dynamos Imagine Dragons, Flavor Flav, Zella Day, and The Mowgli’s; star chefs Rick Moonen, Michael Voltaggio, Mei Lin, Victor Scargle, and the Forgone Family; Dave Miner of Miner Family Winery; MC Liam Mayclem; and Katie Hamilton Shaffer and the rest of the great Feast It Forward team!
You can also see some of my fun posts from the festival by visiting my Facebook page at Christopher Sawyer Sommelier or my Twitter/Instagram handles @sawyersommelier. And for more information about the sold-out festival and news on what will be happening in 2016, visit www.bottlerocknapavalley.com.