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Taking it Slow: Food & Wine Preservation

Start Date: February 18 2021
Event Time: 05:00 PM PST
Location: Livestream

We teamed up with Quilt & Co. to celebrate National Drink Wine Day and to bring you, Taking it Slow: Food & Wine Preservation. Join winemaker, Joe Wagner, and Coravin Inventor, Greg Lambrecht, for a fun and informative session on extending that special bottle of wine. AVOW Chef Mike Williams joined the fun, pairing 90+ point wines with an array of dishes.

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About the Event

We teamed up with Quilt & Co. to celebrate National Drink Wine Day and to bring you, Taking it Slow: Food & Wine Preservation. Join winemaker, Joe Wagner, and Coravin Inventor, Greg Lambrecht, for a fun and informative session on extending that special bottle of wine. AVOW Chef Mike Williams joined the fun, pairing 90+ point wines with an array of dishes.

4 wine bottles

Taste along with these four wines and receive a free Pivot™ Wine Preservation System.

- 2017 Elouan Klamath's Kettle Reserve Pinot Noir (91 Points, Wilfred Wong)
- 2018 Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir (94 points, Wine Enthusiast)
- 2016 Quilt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (91 points, Wilfred Wong)
- 2017 Böen Santa Lucia Pinot Noir (92 points, Tasting Panel)

Opening four good bottles at once may be daunting but, fear not, that's what your Coravin system is for. During the event, Joe and Greg used the Pivot – the newest and most streamlined Coravin wine preservation system to date. With the Coravin Pivot, you can open all four bottles for this tasting and have them stay fresh for up to 4 weeks.

Headshot of Joe Wagner sitting at a table with a glass of wine.

Joseph Wagner

    As the son of Chuck Wagner, who co-founded Caymus Vineyards with his parents in 1972, Joseph Wagner has grown up in the world of viticulture. While working in the vineyards at a young age, Wagner developed a greater appreciation for the environment. Wagner established Belle Glos with his father with the inaugural vintage of 2001 focusing on vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs. His nontraditional approach to vineyard decisions and winemaking shaped his “Go With Your Palate” philosophy; empowering people to drink what they enjoy. Next up for Wagner was Elouan, a collection of Oregon wines made in his signature style. Since starting Copper Cane Wines & Provisions in 2014, Wagner has launched numerous new wines, each with a distinct slant towards his personal style. Taking a hands-on approach to cultivation, winemaking, and marketing with each of the brands, his Copper Cane portfolio includes Belle Glos, Elouan, Napa Valley Quilt, Böen, and others.

    Greg Lambrecht, Co-Founder of Coravin

    Greg Lambrecht

    Founder, Board Member

      Greg Lambrecht is the inventor, founder and board member of Coravin. Mr. Lambrecht is also Founder and Executive Director of Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc, a venture-backed medical device company focused on addressing the needs of patients with spinal disorders. In addition, Mr. Lambrecht is the founder and board member of Viacor, Inc., a start-up medical device company in the Boston area. Previously, Greg was Vice President of Product Development & Marketing at Stryker, a global orthopedic implant company where he directed the development and launch of numerous successful orthopedic implants. Mr. Lambrecht also held various management positions within Pfizer’s Medical Technology Group, where he directed and implemented a breakthrough process for inventing and developing new technologies. Mr. Lambrecht holds a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds numerous patents in the fields of gynecology, general surgery, cardiology, and orthopedics.