Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.
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Wine Knights - Eric Asimov, Ray Isle and Kevin Zraly at the Round Table - What is next in the World of Wine?
2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
77 Easton St,
Nantucket, MA 02554
Our prestigious panel includes Kevin Zraly, wine educator and wine writer; Eric Asimov, New York Times wine critic and current ‘wine voice’ of our nation and Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine Magazine. Drink wine and break bread with these heavyweights and join in on a lively discussion about what they believe to be the future of wine. The panel will be moderated by Larkmead winemaker, Dan Petroski, another wine-mind of our time. Ask questions, listen and learn while you taste amazing wines with these big personalities.
- 2016 Vigneto Saetti, Lambrusco Frizzante Salamino di Santa Croce, Emilia Romagna
- 2016 Gai'a, Assyrtiko Wild Ferment, Santorini
- 2016 Azores Wine Company, Arinto Branco, Pico Açores
- 2015 Charly Thévenet, Grain & Granit, Régnié
- 2012 Château Biac, Côtes de Bordeaux Cadillac
- 2014 Louis M. Martini, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Eric Asimov, Chief Wine Critic, The New York Times
Eric Asimov is the chief wine critic of The New York Times and the author of “How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto.” His weekly column appears in the Dining section of The Times, and he contributes to the Diner’s Journal blog on The Times’s web site.
Before he started writing full-time about wine in 2004, Asimov wrote primarily about restaurants and food. He is a co-author of five editions of "The New York Times Guide to Restaurants", and published four editions of “$25 and Under: A Guide to the Best Inexpensive Restaurants in New York.’’
Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine and the Wine & Spirits Editor for both Travel + Leisure and Departures,
Ray Isle is the Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine and the Wine & Spirits Editor for both Travel + Leisure and Departures. For Food & Wine he writes the monthly “Wine Flight” and “Bottle Service” columns; he also contributes regular magazine and online features on wine, spirits, and wine travel to all three brands. His articles about wine, beer, food and spirits have appeared in a wide range of national publications, he has been nominated twice for a James Beard Award and has twice won the IACP Award for Narrative Beverage Writing. He speaks regularly on wine at live events and is a frequent guest on national media, appearing on programs such as Today, CNBC’s On the Money & Squawk Box, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and American Public Media’s “Splendid Table,” among others. Follow his wine exploits on twitter @islewine and on Instagram @rayisle.
Kevin Zraly, Wine Author and Educator, Windows on the World Wine School
Kevin Zraly has built an impressive wine and restaurant career over the past four decades. He was the Wine Director of Windows on the World Restaurant a top One World Trade Center from 1976 – 2001. He is the founder and instructor of the Windows on the World Wine School that has graduated over 20,000 students to date. Kevin is the author of six books, including the largest selling wine book in the United States, Kevin Zraly’s Complete Wine Course, (4 million copies) and his newest book, Red Wine. Kevin was the recipient of the 2011 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Culinary Institute of America since 1990. He is also the recipient of the James Beard Award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year in 1993, the Wine Literary Award in 2006, and the European Wine Council Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.
Dan Petroski, Winemaker, Larkmead Vineyards
An advocate of California wine culture and community, Dan Petroski is a winemaker celebrated both by the underground wine crowd and old school drinkers alike for his modern yet classical approach to California's wine. He's the head winemaker at Napa's Larkmead, where he focuses on Bordeaux varietals, and the owner and winemaker at Massican, where he makes northern Italian inspired whites and Chardonnay.