World of Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara (March 2016)

The 16th annual World of Pinot Noir, originally the brainchild of Pinot makers domiciled along California’s Central Coast, is now an independent not-for-profit trade organization, and has relocated from its first home at Shell Beach to Bacara Resort, eleven miles from Santa Barbara.  Seminars, tutored tastings, giant walk-around tastings, lunches and dinners unfolded there on the first weekend in March 2016.  John Haeger moderated two programs on Friday morning, 4 March: A Sparkling Evolution, which examined changes in the world of sparkling wines, and The Diversity of Maison Joseph Drouhin’s Burgundy.  The latter featured a presentation of wines from six Burgundian climats by Frédéric Drouhin, MJD’s president.  Further information is found at www.wopn.com.  Chaucer’s Bookstore sold all three of Haeger’s bopoks at the event, and may still have copies in stock.  Check with Chaucer’s, 3321 State Street, Santa Barbara, 805-682-6787 for updated information.

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