Swirl the wine in your glass, wine lovers and aficionados. Is it fresh? buttery? fruity? earthy? smoky? If you love learning about wine, join world-renowned wine personality Robinson and local wine expert Murphy for a fascinating evening. They will share their vast knowledge and colorful tales collected from vineyards across the country. With more than 7,000 wineries in almost every corner of the country, the United States has become the world’s largest wine-consuming market. If you would like to raise a glass with Robinson and Murphy and taste some of America’s most delicious and unusual wines, be sure to sign up for the wine reception. Salute!
Linda writes on wine and food from Sonoma County, contributing to the San Francisco Chronicle, Decanter, The Wine News and Food & Wine magazine. She is the former managing editor of WineToday.com, the New York Times' wine website, and spent her first 13 years in journalism as a sportswriter and editor at the San Diego Union newspaper.
Jancis Mary Robinson OBE, MW is a British wine critic, journalist and editor of wine literature. She currently writes a weekly column for the Financial Times, and writes for her website JancisRobinson.com.
Linda Murphy, co-author of American Wines: The Ultimate Companion to the Wines and Wineries of the United States, discusses a little known history of Prohibition in the U.S. Murphy shares how the legacy of prohibition still affects wine sales today.