Wine Specialty Group
Geographical Basis of "Denominaciones de Origen" of Spanish Wine Regions;
Wednesday, March 8; 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Percy H. Dougherty, Kutztown University; Luis Torres, VP of Education, Fortune Brands (Allied Domecq)
Cost/Person: $20 (includes wines that will be sampled) Taste the Geography of Spain in a workshop on the origin of Spanish wine regions or denominaciones, a term equivalent to French appellations. Luis Torres, a specialist in Spanish wines, is employed by Fortune Brands, one of the largest importers of Spanish wine. Through a combination of discussion and tasting, learn how the physical and cultural conditions, as well as differences in grape variety, give a regional identification to Spanish wines. Participants will sample wines that are typical of several regions of Spain. A bonus will be the presentation of some older Spanish wines that are no longer available.
Etymology of the Burgundy Vineyards-The Romance of the Place Names;
Thursday, March 9; 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Organizer/Instructor: Percy H. Dougherty, Kutztown University; Patrick E. Sere, Executive Vice President, Dreyfus, Ashby & Co.
Cost/Person: $20 (includes wines that will be sampled) The study of Burgundian place-names is a trip back in time and illuminates the fascinating world we call "terroir". Each name has a story to tell, whether it's related to history, geology, or other causes. Come and explore the geography of Burgundy, home to the most famous wines of France. Patrick Sere, long a student of place names, reaches back to early Celtic and Gallo-Roman to analyze the historical, cultural, and physical geography. The knowledge of these wines' etymology can only enhance the pleasure of tasting three white and three red wines from the famed vineyards of Joseph Drouhin.
Panel: The Geography of Wine in Cultural Geography (Thursday, 3/8/06, 10-11:40 AM, Salon 4) The Geography of Wine transcends many sub-disciplines in geography. Listen to a distinguished panel discuss how wine can be the focus in cultural geography.
Organizer: Percy H. Dougherty; Chair: Teresa L. Bullman; Discussant: Christopher Brown
Panelists: George Franklin McCleary Jr., Kenneth C. Martis, Zoran Pavlovic, James L. Newman, Artimus Keiffer
Title: Geography of Wine 1: New World Wine Regions (Wednesday, 3/8/06, 10-11:40 AM, Salon 4)
Organizer: Percy H. Dougherty; Chair: Kenneth C. Martis
Robert P. Sechrist, Pennsylvania Restaurant Wine Sales
Katie Algeo, Structures and Strategies in Creating a Kentucky Wine Region
Steven C. Kelly, Part of the Family? Synergies and sepia in the selling of New Zealand wine
Frances Sternberg, ENTRANCE OF BRAZILIAN WINES IN THE WORLDWIDE MARKET
Title: Geography of Wine 2: Terroir (Thursday, 3/9/06, 8-9:40 AM, Salon 4)
Organizer: Percy H. Dougherty: Chair: George Franklin McCleary, Jr.
Dr. Tony Shaw, Viticultural Zoning in the Niagara Peninsula Wine Region
Gregory V. Jones, Wine Quality Trends and Influences for the Napa Valley
Ms. Dionne Starr-Peace, Perceptions of Terroir: A Survey of Viticulture in the North Willamette Valley, Oregon
Scott F. Burns, Terroir in Vineyards of the Northern Willamette Valley, Oregon
Title: Geography of Wine 3: Wine Regions of the Old World (Thursday, 3/9/06, 1-2:40, Salon 10)
Organizer: Percy H. Dougherty; Chairs: Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach
Zoran Pavlovic, Evolution of Viticultural Landscapes
Luis Torres, Geographical Basis of "Denominaciones de Origen" of Spanish WIne Regions
Patrick Sere, Etymology of Burgundy Vineyards: The Romance of the Place Names
Denyse Lemaire, Tradition and Innovation in Alsace Vineyards
Percy H. Dougherty, Chateauneuf du Pape: Physical Geography of A Premier French Wine District
Other Wine Related Papers:
Gregory V Jones, Ph.D.; Gregory B Goodrich, Ph.D.*; James A Miller, M.A. Influences of Climate Variability on the U.S. West Coast Wine Regions and Wine Quality in the Napa Valley in Paper Session: Climitology: ENSO, scheduled on Wednesday, 3/8/06 at 15:00 PM.
Oksana Grybovich, MSc* and Jill K Lankford. Development of a Regional Wine Culture in Eastern Iowa Communities, is part of the Paper Session: Community Tourism II: Benefits and Sustainability, scheduled on Thursday, 3/9/06 at 10:00 AM.
Andrew W. Howard, Consuming Rurality: Wine Production and Landscape in Walla Walla, Washington, is part of the Paper Session: New Voices in Rural Geography II, scheduled on Friday, 3/10/06 at 10:00 AM.
Business Meeting & Wine Dinner
Title: Wine Specialty Group Business Meeting & Dinner
Organizer: Percy H. Dougherty, Kutztown University
Location: La Cantina at the Italian Village, 71 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL
Date/Time Friday, March 10, 2006 at 7:30 PM
Cost: Business Meeting open to all; $30.00 for the Dinner following the Business Meeting. The important piece of business is the election of new officers for 2006-2007. La Cantina is one of three restaurants in the Italian Village which is within easy walking distance of the hotel. Early arrivers can indulge in the largest wine list in the Midwest US. We could not "officially" start earlier because the AAG will not schedule anything in competition with a Plenary Session. YOU MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED-Send a check for $30/person to Percy H. Dougherty, Geography Department, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530. Space is limited.
AAG Wine Specialty Group ____________________________
Business Meeting & Dinner
Date/Time: Friday, March 10, 2006 at 7:30 PM
Business Meeting open to all; $30.00 for the Dinner following the Business Meeting. The important business is the election of new officers for 2006-2007. La Cantina is one of three restaurants in the Italian Village which is within easy walking distance of the hotel. We could not "officially" start earlier because the AAG will not schedule anything in competition with a Plenary Session. All three restaurants share Italian Village's 45,000-bottle wine list-the largest cellar in the midwest- which has received Wine Spectator's "Grand Award" annually since 1984. Overseen by Wine Director Ron Balter, the list includes more than 500 Italian wines, 200 French wines, 200 California wines, and over 100 wines from the rest of the world. (With over 100 wines under $30 to hundreds in every other price category.)
Check out the wine list at http://www.italianvillage-chicago.com/winelist.htm.
La Cantina at the Italian Village, 71 West Monroe Street, Chicago
GROUP MENU: DINNER II
Insalata della Casa
mixed greens with our special Italian dressing
Guest Selects One
Chicken al Limone,
chicken, lemon, butter, white wine sauce
sautéed in Marsala wine and fresh mushrooms
Tortelli Tre Formaggi,
pillow shaped pasta, filled with mascarpone, mozzarella and ricotta cheeses, with cherry tomato-garlic-basil sauce
Salmon al Limone,
broiled salmon, lemon, capers, white wine butter sauce
Guest Selects One
Italian Lemon Ice
Choice of Coffee or Tea (Hot or Iced)
*For parties of 20 or more wine selection must be made one week prior to event