The Napa Valley Wine Library Association to Host the 51st Annual Wine Library Tasting

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Event features 150 winemaker-selected wines from more than 80 of the Napa Valley’s finest wineries.

An image from last years 50th Anniversary tasting event for the Napa Valley Wine Library.

On August 11th the annual tasting of the Napa Valley Wine Library Association will feature “Winemakers' Favorites.”

WHAT:     
51st Annual Napa Valley Wine Library Wine Tasting:
On August 11th the annual tasting of the Napa Valley Wine Library Association will feature “Winemakers' Favorites.” The tasting will be held at the Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa and will feature nearly 80 wineries and 150 wines, chosen by their winemakers especially for this event and many will be poured by the winemakers themselves. Select wines include current and older releases, special lots, limited production, and library wines. There will be a great variety of wines, from both large and small wineries, providing an excellent portrait of winemaking in the Napa Valley. A list of participating wineries and their wines can be found at napawinelibrary.com/events.

DATE:         
Sunday, August 11th, 2013
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

LOCATION:     
The Grove at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, California - silveradoresort.com
1600 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa, CA 94558

TICKETS:         
The 51st Annual Napa Valley Wine Library Wine Tasting is open to Napa Valley Wine Library Association members only and is a free benefit of membership. Memberships are available online at napawinelibrary.com/membership. Annual memberships are $80 prior to the event and $85 on the day of the tasting. For more information on how to join the organization or register for the seminar, email info@winelibrary.com

SEMINAR:         
“Pairing Words and Wine” Winemaker’s Seminar:
The Napa Valley Wine Library will also host the seminar, “Pairing Words and Wine,” on Saturday, August 10th, from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the former location of COPIA, located at 500 First Street in Downtown Napa. A panel discussion moderated by Chelsea Prince features the latest in winemaking techniques and approaches and the keys to their inspiration for five young winemakers from the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. A tasting of their wines with these winemakers concludes the morning.

The panelists are among those featured in Chelsea Prince’s new book “Rock and Vine: Next Generation Changemakers in America’s Wine Country” and include Angelina Mondavi of Dark Matter, Hundred Acre, One True Vine and a Napa Valley Wine Library Board Member; Danny Fay of Envolve Winery; Jordan Kivelstadt of Free Flow Wines & Kivelstadt Cellars; Tony Leonardini of the BNA Wine Group; and Maggie Pramuk of Robert Biale Vineyards and author of the introduction to Rock and Vine.

The Winemaker’s Seminar has limited availability and tickets are $95 for members and $105 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online at napawinelibrary.com/events.

About Napa Valley Wine Library Association:
Founded in 1963, the Napa Valley Wine Library Association is an exceptional resource for wine education. The association funds an extensive collection of books, wine labels, magazines, interviews, technical journals, and other wine-related material for the general public to enjoy at St. Helena Public Library. Membership helps support the mission to collect and preserve these treasures for generations to come. Members receive admission to the Annual Tasting event, held in August, special rates for wine education seminars, and a subscription to a semi-annual members’ magazine, Napa Valley Wine Library REPORT. More information can be found at napawinelibrary.com/events/ on Facebook or on Twitter @NapaWineLibrary.

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