The programme for the 2010 Grenache Symposium continues to evolve with input from its delegates.
Here is an outline view of the event.
Before the event, a group of high caliber experts and top international wine authorities, representative of all the Grenache producing regions, will come together to talk around the topics to be discussed at the symposium. In order to facilitate this exchange of views and create a combined body of Grenache-centric knowledge to build on, they will be broken into small study groups to put their expertise and ideas together and produce a paper on their respective topics. They will then present their findings in the symposium plenary sessions on Saturday, June 5th.
The 2010 International Grenache Symposium Plenary Sessions will be opened by Stephen Spurrier and Michel Bettane.
It will be open to professional wine experts and specialised press and publications as well as other trade related persons. Following the experts’ presentations, the audience will be invited to ask questions and challenge findings.
The day will conclude with carefully selected Grenache themed wine tastings from across all the producing regions, followed by a grand winemakers’ dinner.
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Presentation of the Symposium's conclusions by Michel Bettane and Stephen Spurrier
Tasting of local Grenache wines and lunch, followed by a post-symposium pool and pétanque party
The symposium will bring together Grenache experts and enthusiasts from all over the world and be carried out in English. However, French, German, Spanish and Italian speakers will be available throughout the symposium should any questions or issues arise.
Considering All Things Grenache
Over the weekend of June 5, 2010, the first International Grenache Symposium intends to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the versatile and generous Grenache grape.
It seeks to do this in two ways:
Firstly, through open and productive exchanges between experts and recognized professionals
And then, through an interactive exchange with a wider public of professionals, connoisseurs and wine lovers