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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.
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