Melissa Stadlet, Beth Wagner and Chef Morgan Robinson
Melissa Stadlet, Beth Wagner and Chef Morgan Robinson

Virtual Tasting Hosted by Beth Wagner & Melissa Stadler with Chef Morgan Robinson

Melissa Stadlet, Beth Wagner and Chef Morgan Robinson
Thursday July 23, 2020 | 5:00pm – 5:30pm

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Join our wine club managers for a live virtual tasting on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 5 PM PDT. They will be talking about the benefits of our wine clubs, and will taste through four offerings that were part of our April shipments.

Wines to be featured are Schramsberg 2011 J. Schram, 2016 Blanc de Noirs, J. Davies Estate 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon and Davies Vineyards 2017 Hyde Vineyards Pinot Noir. Wines available here.

As our special guest we have scheduled Chef Morgan Robinson whose cooking is inspired by fire – the Mediterranean roots of rotisserie, grilling and other open hearth techniques. He uses his elaborate grill as a portable kitchen, enabling him to cook fresh, local artisan ingredients on-site over an open fire, and serve the finished dishes immediately, just as it’s done in a high-end restaurant.

Large grill with Chef Morgan RobinsonA classically trained chef, Robinson pursued an additional degree at the elite New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt. He has worked at restaurants like the Ritz-Carlton in Aspen, but a strong interest in wine led him back to California and the Napa Valley. He subsequently worked as a chef for wineries, creating distinctive menus to complement their wines. Robinson’s years as a winery chef afforded him opportunity to develop wine-pairing expertise with foods, and a natural step was to get in the wine business.

 

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