September 28, 2023

Episode #568 – A Virtually Incomparable Rose Day with Jon McDaniel

Hey wine enthusiasts! There is a very big holiday that is coming up and it would be a shame if it isn’t on your calendar, because it is a whopper in the wine business, it is National Rosé Day. What, you didn’t know there was a National Rosé Day? Then, we’ve got lots to talk about where Rosé is concerned, because it is one of the most misunderstood categories of wine. To help untangle the mysteries of Rosé and also spotlight an awesome virtual event that will take place June 13th, David is joined by a major, major superstar. Renowned Sommelier Jon McDaniel is the founder and CEO of Second City Soil, a wine consultancy firm. Jon is also one of the most respected Sommeliers in this country. He was Food & Wine Magazine’s Sommelier of the Year in 2018, Wine Enthusiast’s, 40 under 40 Taste Makers in 2017 and even Riedel Crystal’s International Sommelier of the Month in November of 2016. It just goes on from there.

Sommelier Jon McDaniel

For the June 13th National Rosé Day event, Jon has teamed up with famed Chateau de Berne in Provence to host a virtual tasting featuring the French producer’s extraordinary “Inspiration” Rosé. Tune in! There’s a lot to share about this extraordinary category of wines!

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