Join us at Blind Bishop for an educational seminar on Médoc with Bordeaux expert Mary Gorman MW, as we dive deep into the region of Médoc and explore the wines that come from the area.
Hailing from New York, Mary earned the title of Master of Wine in 2011, and has since become an accredited Bordeaux Tutor with the Bordeaux Wine School. Mary is also the winner of the Errazuriz Trophy for her top performance on the subject of the Business of Wine during her MW exam.
Mary served on the board of the Society of Wine Educators from 2012 to 2014 and remains a guest speaker at its annual conference. She is a founding advisory board member of SommCon Wine Conference and Winebow’s annual Women in Wine Leadership Symposium.
Mary is undeniably one of the most competent Bordeaux experts we’ve encountered and to share an evening with her discussing the wines of Médoc is nothing short of a treat.
Few, if any, wine regions have held the attention of wine enthusiasts and collectors quite like Médoc. It is the home to some of the most world-renowned and highly sought-after classic wines, many of which are the product of the region’s complex terroir.
Mary will take us through the several grape varieties that can be found in Médoc as well as their growing conditions, exploring how these elements influence the taste of the wines. You will walk away knowing exactly what to expect each time you open a bottle from Médoc.
What distinguishes a Saint-Estèphe from Pauillac? How and why do the wines of Margaux and St. Julien differ in taste? We’ll discuss how to confidently navigate the different Médoc communes, appellations, and wine styles as we taste our way through them, one by one.
Mary will introduce us to the trends increasing in popularity amongst the new generation of winemakers. We’ll learn about the region’s latest developments in sustainability and the challenges faced in regard to the environment. We’ll explore how wine styles are expected to evolve in the near future.
Which vintages are the most acclaimed and which are the best value? We’ll learn about which vintages are approachable now and which are better held onto for the time being. Mary will step us through the events that have impacted Bordeaux over the past eight years and how to spot the best wines from each vintage.
French cheeses that pair well with the selected wines will be served.
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