The International Chardonnay Symposium, May 28-30, will be held in Pismo Beach and Avila Beach, CA. The three-day festivities include panel discussions, tastings, dinners and excursions. Here are some highlights:
May 28
Artisanal Sausages & Chardonnay, featuring Antonio Varia of Alle-Pia Fine Cured Meats
To Oak Or Not To Oak?: Exploring Chardonnay as the Chameleon of Vitis Vinifera, moderated by Brian McClintic, MS, Proprietor of Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant, Santa Barbara, CA
Exporting Wine to China, moderated by Kevin Rice, K2RI
May 29
The Fashion of Chardonnay: Examining Winemakers’ Stylistic Influence on Chardonnay, moderated by Nicholas Miller, Bien Nacido Vineyards, Santa Maria, CA
Wisconsin Cheese Complements Acclaimed Chardonnay, moderated by Laura Werlin, Cheese Author & Educator
Grand Tasting showcasing producers of premium Chardonnay from around the globe
La Paulée Dinner and Vintners Awards Ceremony hosted by The SOMM Journal
May 30
Diversity in Balance:  Pairing Chardonnay and Food, moderated by Bob Bath, MS, Wine Instructor for the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Napa, CA
Hanzell Vineyards and Mount Eden Vineyards Retrospective Tasting, moderated by Fred Dame, MS
Grand Tasting showcasing producers of premium Chardonnay from around the globe
Taste Like a Somm: Double Blind Winemaker Dinner, located at the beautiful Gardens of Avila.

To make reservations:  Nathan Haydon at Parker Sanpei,     For additional details log on to

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