Have your heard about Blend? It’s an event showcasing some of the world’s best wine blends paired with fabulous foods from Columbia Hospitality’s hotels, inns, and conference centers. The event is Sunday, September 12th. Seminars are 2:30-4pm and the main event is 4-7:30pm at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Buy Tickets
- Sparkling wine and artisanal cheese reception
- Sample wine blends from 40 top producers from Washington State, Sonoma County, and Portugal (click here for wines)
- Gourmet cuisine from Columbia Hospitality chefs – click here for menu!
- Chances to win two-night getaways to Columbia Hospitality’s fabulous hotels and a five night stay at The Oitavos hotel in Cascais, Portugal!
Seminars 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Seminar 1: Blending with Chateau Ste. Michelle
Participate in the hands-on red wine blending process of small wine lots with the different wine tiers of Chateau Ste. Michelle (Artist, Ethos, Single Vineyard, Vintage Reserve, Columbia Valley). Small lots focus on Cold Creek and Canoe Ridge Vineyards and grower lots from Indian Wells and Stone Tree Vineyards. Have fun with the “American Idol” rounds where you’ll taste through each wine lot, then blend by tier to get to the final blends. Taste, discuss, compare, contrast. You are the judge!
Seminar 2: Blend – Inspiration, Experience, Intuition with Columbia Winery
Participate in a hands-on blending session using the five Bordeaux grapes varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Malbec). A sprinkle of salt, a dash of pepper; a little more bass, a little less treble. We are all blenders. If we listen to our senses, we know what’s missing and we know when it’s just right. Blending wine is no different. Let your palate be your paintbrush as we show you the secrets of making a perfect blend.