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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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Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino Dinner

Code Price Date Time Location  
SPEV-03
$400.00
5/18/18
7:00pm - 11:00pm
To Be Confirmed
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An evening of storytelling, history, culture, art, food and wine with Dr. Laura Catena of the legendary Argentinian wine family.Explore the history of Malbec through four female landmarks of Argentina’s best-loved grape – The Malbec.This epic tale of the noble Malbec grape is like no other. Catena Zapata’s new Malbec Argentino label pays tribute to this grape’s history in France and its rise in Argentina. This dinner will take you on a four-course adventure with dishes prepared by Chef Brian Alberg of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA to pair with each wine and each historic moment in Malbec’s legendary history.Featured on the label are four female figures who embody touchstones in the history of the grape: Eleanor of Aquitaine, an Old-World presence who represents the birth of Malbec; the Immigrant, who symbolizes Malbec’s movement to the New World; Madame Phylloxera, who personifies the death of Malbec in the Old World and its rebirth in the New World; and Adrianna Catena, who represents the fourth generation of Catena winemaking.From roots in the vineyards of France to its renaissance in the Andean vineyards of Mendoza, you’ll understand why Malbec’s storied past makes it the grape of the future.

Featured Wines:

  • 2015 Catena, Classic Chardonnay, Mendoza
  • 2015 Catena, Classic Malbec, Mendoza
  • 2004 Catena Zapata, Malbec Argentino, Uco Valley, Mendoza
  • 2015 Catena Zapata, Malbec Argentino, Uco Valley, Mendoza
  • 2001 Catena Zapata, Nicolás Catena Zapata, Mendoza
  • 2014 Catena Zapata, Nicolás Catena Zapata, Mendoza
  • NV Catena Zapata, Saint Felicien Semillón Doux, Agrelo

 

 

 

 

Laura Catena, Vintner, Catena Zapata

Laura Catena is a fourth generation Argentine vintner, physician and author.  Catena's great grandfather founded the Catena winery in Mendoza in 1902 after emigrating from Italy. Her father, Nicolas Catena Zapata, often referred to as “the Robert Mondavi of Argentina,” helped facilitate the ascent of Argentine wine onto the world stage.

Laura graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1988 and has a Medical Doctor degree from Stanford University.  She is currently managing director of Bodega Catena Zapata and her own Luca Winery in Mendoza, Argentina, as well as a practicing Emergency Medicine physician in San Francisco.

In 2010 Laura Catena released her book Vino Argentino, An Insider’s Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina (Chronicle Books), the first book about Argentine wine by a U.S. publisher. Dave McIntyre of The Washington Post writes: "Vino Argentino is a mouthwatering introduction to the wines and culture of Argentina." 

Brian Alberg, Executive Chef of The Red Lion Inn and Vice President of Culinary Development of Main Street Hospitality, The Red Lion Inn

Brian is responsible for the kitchen culture and food at The Red Lion Inn, Main Street Catering and Events, numerous Cultural Cafes including The Norman Rockwell Museum and The Mount. He is currently overseeing the newest project Seeds Market Café at Hancock Shaker Village a scratch kitchen harvesting from the fields of the village. He designed, developed and started operations of Eat on North located in Hotel on North, a boutique hotel in an urban setting in the heart of the Berkshires. In his fourteen-year tenure at The Red Lion Inn, he has established strong relationships with regional farmers and food producers and purchases more than $700K in local foods annually, a compelling contribution to the regional economy and carries that practice through to all new properties.
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, he is a member of Chefs Collaborative and Boston Chefs, serves on the board of the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Railroad Street Youth Project and is the founding chair of Berkshire Farm & Table. Brian curates Berkshire regional dinners annually at the James Beard House and has been the selected chef for Outstanding in the Field every year since 2011. Brian is a staunch supporter of the local food movement in the Berkshires and Hudson Valley and he lives with his family in Kinderhook, NY.