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Old World Italy (Ted) vs. New World Argentina (Nance) Round Six

 Once you sign up for this event, please pay online so you are not disqualified from attending. All payments must be in by April 30.

 Welcome to our final regular round, Round Six, of the Old World and New World Wines. Ted Field is going all out, pitting his Italian selections against Nance Donaldson’s Argentine wine selections. Both have announced that their wines will win.  Here is your chance to taste the Old World/New World difference….and be a wine judge! The two top wines will face off against ones from the first five rounds in the semifinal rounds beginning in June.

Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world and has overtaken France as the world's largest wine producer. Italian wine is exported around the world and is also extremely popular in Italy: Italians rank fifth on the world wine consumption list by volume with 42 liters per capita consumption. Grapes are grown in almost every region of the country and there are more than one million vineyards under cultivation.

The Argentine wine industry is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world after France, Italy, Spain and the USA in that order. Yet it is only very recently - over the last ten or fifteen years - that the industry has really begun to develop the methods, attitudes and will to become a serious player in the international wine market. High volume, low quality vines are being replaced by premium varieties with wines now that are increasingly recognized as being amongst the best in the world.

 

The Old World New World Challenge began with a face-off between California vs. Italy in Round One, France vs. Oregon in Round Two, Spain vs. Chile in Round Three, the French Burgundy Region vs. New Zealand in Round Four and lastly the French Bordeaux Region vs. Washington State.  The first five rounds were highly rated by the participants. Now you have a chance to taste the Old World wines of Italy vs. the New World wines of Argentina, i.e. Ted vs. Nance. This one should be just as much fun with Ted and Nance sparring off. We will seat each at the opposite ends of the table.

Nance S. Donaldson, Certified Specialist of Wine, is a first rate wine educator bringing a fun and creative approach to tasting. She has been enjoying wines and sharing wine knowledge with friends and clients since she discovered her wine palate in 1988. After studying in the vineyards of Australia, Italy, Austria, France, New Zealand, California and the North Georgia Mountains, she began her formal training with L’Ecole du Vin and holds the Certified Specialist of Wine, Level III, designation by the Society of Wine Educators. Ms. Donaldson blended her passion for wines with her extensive 22-year experience in commercial real estate to form her new company, It’s About Wine. When she's not teaching the art of wine tasting, she is out helping clients find the best locations for their wine-related industries whether it’s a wine shop, wine bar, wine storage facility or distribution warehouse.

Ted Field is a managing founder and partner of Domaine Distributors Georgia with Andrew Tokas. Ted has been a wine educator for over 6 years and developed Come to Your Senses wine class, and co-developed the Bacchus Challenge for the Atlanta Wine Club. He is co-inventor of the Bacchus Box™ Wine Tasting Kit, and the VIniCode™ method of wine description. Ted received Atlanta’s Top Wine Professional Award in 2011. 

 

Our tasting will be treated to a selection of delectable artisan cheeses, breads, and crackers.

 

Pay $25.00 in advance at the following website.

http://oldworldvsnewworldroundsix.eventbrite.com/#

As stated above, please ensure that you have a seat by paying when you sign up! This event will be wait-listed, so only pre-payment will guarantee your reservation.

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  • Ted F.

    Thanks to Katt, Orson and Nance. A great event.

    May 6, 2013

  • Reiko

    It was very good meet and Fun time!!!! "Happy B Day---Lisa

    May 6, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    What a wonderful night! Thank you all for the nice birthday (actually multiple in the group)! Good wine, good friends...life is good! Thank you Ted, Nance, Katt, and Orson for all the sharing of wine knowledge and especially Connie for her special desserts! I just may have Ted's Zeni Amarone Della Valpolicella for my birthday dinner!
    Darn, I have such a hard time storing those good wines!

    May 4, 2013

  • Orson H.

    Ted and Nance are wonderful educators who provided a great tasting experience for the group. Congratulations to Ted for providing the winning wine! The top three wines, two which will be featured at the semi-finals in June are:
    #1: 2008 Zeni Amarone Barriques
    #2: 2011 Paul Hobbs Felino Malbec
    #3: 2010 Fingerprints Bonarda

    May 4, 2013

  • Denise

    Unfortunately, I did a bit too much yard work yesterday, and I'm too wiped out to function :(

    May 3, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    The loser of this round can always declare that the majority of attendees suffer from Dysgeusia (pron.: /dɪsˈɡjuːziə/ dis-GEW-zee-ə) is a distortion of the sense of taste.
    I can be bribed to arbitrarily give some my famous delicacies to tarnish the taste buds:-)

    May 3, 2013

  • Denise

    Italy vs.Argentina? Could there be any 2 countries with more emotional drama and passion??!? Looking forward to the fireworks!

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Susan C.

    I'm paid up, see you all there!

    April 30, 2013

  • Orson H.

    I have just seen a list of the wines we will taste in Round 6 and they look delicious! Ted and Nance are both determined to wine and win. I can't wait. BTW, Vegas has it even.

    April 30, 2013

  • Orson H.

    If you haven't yet paid for Round Six, I encourage you to do so to avoid being bumped by those who sign up and pay between now and next Friday. I hope to see you all next Friday. Both Nance and Ted are determined to win.

    April 25, 2013

  • Ted F.

    I think i know two of the three. I might be shooting myself in the foot, but i am going to put a rose in.

    April 12, 2013

    • Katherine M.

      A rose, Ted? No birds? My...perhaps VinItaly has clouded your judgement?

      1 · April 12, 2013

    • Ted F.

      NO BIRDS!

      April 13, 2013

  • Orson H.

    Nance sent her list of wines to the Vegas Oddsmakers and now it’s even. Ted is determined to win so to avoid any potential issues, Ted will sit at one end of the table and Nance at the other.

    April 11, 2013

  • Nance D.

    I've got a Malbec that will knock your socks off! Look out Italy.

    1 · April 5, 2013

    • Orson H.

      Not too much left ...I'm wearing layered clothing for this event

      April 5, 2013

  • Nance D.

    Forget the Rose

    April 5, 2013

  • Orson H.

    Vegas has Ted by a liter. He said that he is going all out to win this one, "no holds barred". He wants the big gloves for this round. This is our final regular round before we hold the semifinals the last two Fridays in June. The championship round is in July. You can sign up for these events online.

    April 5, 2013

  • Ted F.

    This isn't trash talk - but Nance... I am going to put in a rosé. How does that sound?

    March 30, 2013

  • Orson H.

    You are toooooo much, Stephen ...we haven't completed Round 5 yet and Vegas doesn't have a line on this one, not until next week.

    March 29, 2013

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