This Saturday, April 10th at 6PM Roanoke Vineyards will be clearing out the tasting room and putting up a steel cage.
Well, not really.
But they are going to be hosting an interesting SOLD OUT event. The first ever, at least that I know of, Winemaker’s Smackdown.
So here is the deal; Five Winemakers will blindly taste seven wines. Those 5 winemakers are, Roman Roth of Wolffer Estate and Roanoke Vineyards, Chris Tracy of Channing Daughters, Eric Fry of Lenz Vineyards, Greg Gove of Peconic Bay, and Jim Waters of Waters Crest Winery. It will be moderated by Chef Tom Schaudel, author of “Playing with Fire” and Amano Restaurant.
And here is the kicker…the 40 audience members in attendance will also be tasting blind! Yours truly will be an audience member and I am looking forward to tasting blind for the first time. Lets see if I can tell the difference between a North Fork wine or a Bordeaux wine.
Because the event is sold out, I am hoping to bring you the information to you via undertakingwine.com and maybe twitter as well. Somehow I will bring you the ringside action!
It should be a good event and one that may happen again. Lets see if a winemaker can identify their own wine and lets hope that a winemaker does not bash his own wine.