“Beyond Hang Time” Seminar
Grape hang time and subsequent alcohol levels are hot topics in the California wine industry right now. In response, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers Association will host, “The Future of Napa Valley: Beyond Hang Time.” This seminar will take place on Thursday, March 8th, 2007 at Copia in downtown Napa.
Several topics will be discussed by scientists, grape growers, and winemakers. The day will start with Deborah L. Elliot-Fisk, from UC Davis, giving talk entitled, “What Makes Napa Valley So Special?”
Climate and change and global warming are on a lot of vintners’ and consumers’ minds right now. In response, Rick Snyder, also from UC Davis, will address the question, “What is Happening to Napa’s Weather?” Ed Weber, of the University of California Cooperative Extension, will speak on the “Results of the 2006 Napa Valley Hang Time Study.”
Coming from the winemaker’s perspective, Andy Walker, Larry Brooks, Michael Silacci, and Bob Wample will talk about, “Pursuing Ripeness and Flavor in Wines.” Finally, vineyard managers Jon Ruel, Sam Turner, Steve Matthiasson, and Pete Richmond will discuss, “Vineyard Strategies for Achieving Ripeness and Flavor.”
Tickets for this event are $75 for members of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers Association and $115 for non-members. Call (707) 944-8311 for information on attending.