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Sensoria Food & Wine

April 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sensoria Food & Wine

Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

CPCC Culinary Arts Center
425 N Kings Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28204

Tickets: $65 plus

Piedmont Culinary Guild has partnered with Central Piedmont Community College’s Sensoria Arts and Literature Festival to bring you a very special food and wine celebration.

Fifteen local chefs will join forces with twelve North Carolina wineries for the wine and food pairing event of the year.

Each chef will be at a workstation providing their tasting along with the wine pairing that was selected for them. As a guest, you will be casting a ballot for your favorite overall pairing.

Photo by Jonathan Cooper

The Chefs:

Paul Verica (The Stanley), Steven Goff (Aux Bar), Travis Myers (Willow’s Bistro), Chris Coleman (Stoke), Adam Reed (Santé), Dave Feimster (Fahrenheit), Majid Amoorpour (Barberry Lunchbox), Brandon Lopez (Members Food Service), Greg Zanitsch (The Fig Tree), Jamie Turner (Earl’s Grocery), Jossie Lukacik (Sweet Spot Studio), Michael Rouleau (La Belle Helene), Mike Rozycki (Hello, Sailor), Vince Giancarlo (Zeppelin),  and David Quintana

NC Wineries:

McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks, Childress Vineyards, Dover Vineyards, Shelton Vineyards, Parker Binns Vineyard, Davesté Vineyards, RayLen Vineyards, Overmountain Vineyards, Surry Cellars, Point Lookout Vineyards, Biltmore Estate Winery, Childress Vineyards, RayLen Vineyards, Piccione Vineyards, and Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery

You are free to use the entire afternoon exploring all the food and wine offerings of the day, or you can additionally choose to attend one or two of the six value-added classes:

Photo by Jonathan Cooper

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Challenges and Champions
How NC wineries overcome some of the world’s most challenging growing conditions to make award winning wines.

Why Doesn’t Beer Get More Respect?
Wine gets respect, food gets respect, but beer doesn’t get its due respect. Enjoy this interactive tasting session where we will talk & taste a range of beer styles, their history and traditions and see how we can close the the gap between the culinary world and the craft beer world.

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Fortified Wines
Explore the amazing world of fortified wines. These under-appreciated wines have it a rich and interesting history, lots of character, and big flavor. In this fun and engaging session, you’ll learn their stories, and will taste some of these delicious wines.

Regaining Respect for Merlot
Merlot was over-planted in many wine growing regions in the 80’s and 90’s, as it is easy to grow. However, it was a cash crop and not a lot of care was put into the production of the wine, plenty of it and inexpensive. In the past 10 years, many winemakers have taken a more serious approach to producing merlot and giving it the respect it deserves. We will taste five wines from five different regions and discuss the virtues of this noble grape.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Beyond Champagne
An interactive tasting of new wave sparkling wines from around the world…English Sparkling Wine anyone?

Food and Wine Pairing 101
In this fun hands-on, glass-full seminar you’ll unlock the inside secrets of pairing wine and food. Experience how finding a delicious pair can enhance your enjoyment of both the food and the wine as you explore the ways food and wine work (or don’t!) together.

Check out more on The Piedmont Culinary Guild.

Photo by Jonathan Cooper

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