5.13.19 World Tour: Willamette Valley with Elaine Chukan Brown
Tour one of America's foremost Pinot Noir-producing regions, Oregon's Willamette Valley, with Elaine Chukan Brown. Elaine will lead a deep-dive tasting focusing on the sub-regionality and AVAs within the Willamette Valley, with wines from historic and up-and-coming producers alike. 9 wines in total + a perspective from one of the most thoughtful and clear wine writers in America.
6pm-7:30pm, Monday, May 13.
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Instructor's Bio: Elaine Chukan Brown serves as the American Specialist for JancisRobinson.com, and as contributing writer to Wine & Spirits Magazine. She contributed to the upcoming 8th edition of the World Atlas of Wine, as well as the recent award-winning 4th edition of the Oxford Companion to Wine. In 2019, the Wine Industry Network named Brown one of the 9 Most Inspiring People in Wine, and the International Wine & Spirits Competition shortlisted her as one of 5 of the top Wine Communicators of the Year in the world. Her writing has been featured in Decanter, World of Fine Wine, and others, and recommended by Food & Wine, Imbibe, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and more. She been a celebrated key note speaker and seminar leader for events in wine, philosophy, and writing around the world. Her work also appears on her own website WakawakaWineReviews.com. She is known online as @Hawk_Wakawaka, and for having created illustrated tasting notes, which @KermitLynchWine named "a new standard in wine reviews." Prior to her career in wine, Elaine was an academic philosopher. She served as the Charles A Eastman Fellow at Dartmouth College, and a Tomlinson Fellow at McGill University, where she did her doctoral work. Prior to her academic career, Elaine owned her own commercial fishing business in Bristol Bay, Alaska, where the rest of her family still operate their own commercial salmon fishing businesses. She is Inupiat and Unangan from Alaska.