The 2019 National Tasting Project: Terroir of Napa Valley
The National Tasting Project 2019 is a terroir study of the Napa Valley. The valley, while known for Cabernet Sauvignon, offers many other varieties that thrive in the varied terroir of this diverse region. The in-depth PowerPoint includes notes for the presenter and is designed to customize based on the level of information you wish to include. This year we have partnered with Napa Valley Vintners and Constellation Brands and have selected 12 wines for the tasting. You can taste as few as 6 up to all 12 wines, if you wish, or break it up into 2 tastings of 6 or more wines each, your choice. The average price for 1 bottle each of all 12 wines with estimated shipping is $440 (approximately $28 pp for 16 people). Please meet with your Chapter Chair to coordinate these tastings, and select which wines to feature. The tastings are designed to be BLIND. Wines should be purchased by the end of April, and the reporting form is due by October 10th, at the latest, to be included in the final nationwide results.
Chapter Chairs will receive a copy of the Power Point presentation (which is best on a laptop/monitor or can be printed out) and an Excel Master Packet. The Excel packet has everything needed: instructions, wine list, ordering information, reporting form and survey.
This information will be sent to the Chapter Chairs in January. If your chapter did not receive a copy, please contact the AWS Executive Director.
Direct questions about the program to:
Sharyn Kervyn, NTP Chair
PowerPoint: Vince Williams
Reporting Form: Chris McCutcheon
2019 NTP Committee Members:
Vince Williams, Chris McCutcheon, Margy Natalie, Pam Davey, Joe Broski, JoAnn DeGaglia, Gary Pavlis, Danny Klein, Pat Valas, Walt Rachele, Dave Barber, John Mahoney, Joanne Mahoney, Bob Rone, Diane Rone, Khadija Woods, Sunita Gupta, Kumar Gupta and Sharyn Kervyn (Chair)
About The National Tasting Project
The National Tasting Project is an educational wine tasting opportunity for AWS chapter members across the United States. Each year the NTP committee chooses a theme and selects several wines that show different styles within a theme. Chapters hold tastings to sample the wines and then see how their ratings compare to other AWS chapters. ALL CHAPTERS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!
Check out the 2018 tasting results.