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The World of Merlot Kick-off Event @ Gesa Power House Theatre, Walla Walla

Friday, June 15th, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
GESA POWER HOUSE THEATRE, 111 North 6th Avenue, Walla Walla
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About Event

Join us as we officially kick off the Celebrate wine weekend with an energizing and informative talk on Merlot given by Rex Pickett, author of Sideways, alongside Tim Donahue, director of winemaking at College Cellars. Rex Pickett is the critically-acclaimed author of the novel Sideways, upon which the Oscar-winning Alexander Payne film of the same title was adapted. Not only did the film win over 350 awards from major critics and awards organizations and completely change the wine world, the film has continued to garner a worldwide cult following. Tim Donahue has a M.S. in Oenology from the University of Adelaide, a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado and nearly three decades of hands on winemaking experience. He has spoken nationally and internationally to numerous trade groups including the Washington Wine Technical Group, Washington Wine Growers, British Columbia Wine Growers, Colorado Association for Enology and Viticulture and the internationally acclaimed Masters of Wine.


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