to Mar 12

Riga Wine & Champagne, Riga, Latvia

I'll be at Riga Wine & Champagne, where we'll have an action-packed calendar of events, including the annual Bubble Parade and a Gala Dinner with a number of Champenois winemakers, including Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Cie., Adrien Dhondt of Dhondt-Grellet, Christophe Constant of Paul Bara, and Frédéric Panaïotis of Ruinart. 

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11:30 AM11:30

Trade Seminar with the Wine Education Council, Los Angeles, CA

I'll be hosting a seminar for the wine trade, in partnership with the Wine Education Council. We'll be discussing the terroir of Champagne and other contemporary themes featured in my book, and illustrating these with a tasting of selected champagnes. Please note that this is for the wine trade only: for more information, and to reserve a seat, please contact the Wine Education Council here.

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7:00 PM19:00

Champagne Seminar at E&R Wine Shop, Portland, OR

A guided tasting exploring the terroirs of Champagne through the wines of some of the region's most progressive growers and houses. This will be a seated and ticketed event: for more info, and to reserve a seat, please call E&R Wine Shop at 503-246-6101.

Note: The seminar is now sold out, but I'll be at E&R from 5:00 to 6:30 signing books!

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6:30 PM18:30

Champagne Tasting & Book Signing at Terroir Tribeca, NYC

I'll be doing a guided tasting in the Cellar Room, discussing ideas of terroir in Champagne and seeing how these are manifested in a series of six highly site-specific wines. The cost of the tasting is $78, including snacks, and seats are limited: to reserve, please email Paul at Books will also be available for purchase at the event. (NOTE: The seminar is now sold out!)

In addition, I'll be at the bar for the rest of the evening, pouring champagne and signing books. Stop by even if you're not sitting down for the tasting!

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10:00 AM10:00

La Fête du Champagne, London, UK

We're proud to host our first-ever La Fête du Champagne in London! Join me, Daniel Johnnes and 29 of Champagne's finest producers for a Grand Tasting, educational seminars and a Gala Dinner featuring chefs Arnaud Lallement of L'Assiette Champenoise, James Knappet of Kitchen Table, Jonny Lake of The Fat Duck and Isaac McHale of The Clove Club. For more info, and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 212-625-2519.

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to Oct 29

Sherryfest, NYC

Sherryfest returns to NYC! We'll be hosting an exciting range of seminars, including biological aging with Antonio Flores of González Byass, vintage sherries with Paola Medina of Williams & Humbert, and single-vineyard sherries with Jaime Gil of Valdespino. We'll also feature several terrific sherry dinners, as well as a Grand Tasting of over 150 different sherries. For info, and to purchase tickets, please visit

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