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Lingua Franca Winemaker Dinner

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

 We’re happy to host winemakers Larry Stone & Thomas Savre from Lingua Franca to Park Avenue Wines for a special winemaker dinner. Food Menu by Karl Holl of Park Avenue Wines.

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“Stone, a master sommelier best known for his work at Chicago’s Charlie Trotter’s and San Francisco’s Rubicon, may be one of the original sommelier-winemakers. In 1983 he started his own négociant line, and since then he’s consulted on winemaking for Francis Ford Coppola and Daniel Johnnes. His latest project, Lingua Franca, is a partnership in Oregon with David Honig, and Burgundian superstar winemaker Dominique Lafon as a consultant.

Stone says one of the biggest surprises in building Lingua Franca was uncovering his own latent talent in identifying good vineyard sites, a talent he suspects comes from visiting the best vineyards in the world. “I didn’t study geology as a subject,” he says, “but [as a sommelier] I developed an intuitive understanding of soil and microclimates that enabled me to source good vineyards.” And when it came to sourcing and planting his new vineyard in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills, Stone says he was never uncertain about the site and his plans. “Experts came by and validated what I was doing,” he says. “Pedro Parra [one of the foremost winemaking consultants in the world] thought our site was the best in Oregon.”

-excerpt from “Why Are Sommeliers Making Wine”  by Jennifer Fiedler on daily.sevenfifty.com

 

 

Thomas Savre worked at Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Domaine Dujac, and Maison Nicolas Potel before joining Stone. The two designed a state of the art winery in the Eola Amity Hills and have been crafting some of Oregon’s most exciting wines.

 

 

 

 

 

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Date:
February 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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