Old World, New World – An evening of Comparisons


Is a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc noticeably different from a Sancerre?

Could you tell a California Cab from a Bordeaux or a Washington Syrah from a Cote Rotie in a blind tasting?

Classic Old World varietals have been rooting themselves in the New World for centuries, and between them, the wines  can differ significantly in taste, aroma and style .  But what factors make Old World wine different from those of the New World, and are the traditional  distinctions between the two  beginning to blur?

Join us for a fascinating (and delicious) exploration of the history and evolution of Old World and New World expressions of some of the world’s most iconic wines.


Maxine Borcherding, Sommelier
Lead Chef Instructor, Oregon Culinary Institute
Wine Educator, Taste and Compare Academy of Wine, Food and Spirits

Chamber Members & OWEC TRAHC class graduates – $45
Non-Members – $55

Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce
2119 N. Portland Rd., Newberg, OR 97132

Classes are open to the public. Class size is limited to twelve participants.


Date: Wednesday, November 8,  2017
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Questions? 503-538-2014