Riesling Expert III Virtual Tasting Class

Our most popular virtual program returns: Riesling Expert III.  Whether you participated in a previous course or are joining for the first time, Riesling Expert III will expand your horizons and enhance your knowledge of the Finger Lakes’ signature grape. This virtual tasting series is suitable for beginners and serious enthusiasts… please note it will be more academic than our other virtual programs. Full-color notes for each session are included with the wine 6-pack.

Participants who register for the course and join the tastings on Facebook Live will earn a “Silver Thread Riesling Expert” award.  The award will be distinct from those issued in previous courses.

  • Session 1: Finger Lakes Riesling Past, Present, and Future- February 11, 2022, 6:00-7:30pm, featuring Dry Riesling 2021 and Good Earth White 2021
  • Session 2: Single Vineyard Expression and Aging February 25, 2022, 6:00-7:30pm, featuring Riesling Gridley Bluff Point Vineyard 2015 and 2021
  • Session 3: Perception vs. Reality: Balance in Riesling March 4, 2022, 6:00-7:30pm, featuring Estate Riesling 2021 and Semi-dry Riesling 2019

Can’t make it to all of the virtual tastings?  Video of the sessions will be archived here.

Riesling Expert III Letter- explains how to participate in class and which vintages of wines will work if you don’t have the exact ones we’re tasting.

Riesling Expert III Winemaker Notes– describes the class wines in detail.

Riesling Expert 3 Materials-week1- print these notes ahead of class 1 and use them to preview the class and/or take notes

RieslingExpert3Materials-week2 print these notes ahead of class 2 and use them to preview the class and/or take notes

RieslingExpert3Materials-week3 print these notes ahead of class 3 and use them to preview the class and/or take notes