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Comparative Seminar: Sonoma County, CA & Virginia

Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North 3rd Street Richmond
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join Carol Colby, Fine Wine Specialist for Free Run Wine Merchants, as she guides you through an amazing comparison of Sonoma County, California and Virginia wines.

Learn the nuances, similarities and differences between Sonoma County, California wines compared with Virginia wines made from the same grape varietal.

This seminar is a tasting experience!  You will taste six to eight delicious wines from Virginia and Sonoma County, California.

Please note that this seminar precedes the General Admission Burger Blast.  Thus, you will have time to attend this seminar and then gain entrance to the Burger Blast, just downstairs from the seminar room, at 6pm. where you may enjoy 22 artisan burgers, 40+ Virginia, Spanish, Portuguese and Sonoma County, CA wines, 40+ Virginia craft beers, and live music.  Please go to the ticket page to buy tickets to the General Admission Burger Blast.

About the Seminar Leader

Carol Colby Professional Biography

Carol Colby is a Fine Wine Specialist for Free Run Wine Merchants. Carol has a passion for wine and for food and wine together.  She is a Certified Specialist of Wine as well as a Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators and a guide member of the Court of Master Sommeliers.  She holds an Advanced Certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.  Carol is also Vice Echanson for the Richmond Bailliage of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Board Chair and Wine Educator for Women’s Wine Society.   She has appeared numerous times on local television and radio to share her passion of all things wine related.  Carol is also the resident wine instructor at Mise En Place Cooking School in Richmond. She has been teaching wine classes in the Richmond area for more than 10 years.  Her greatest joy is the excitement and pleasure to be found in sharing the wonders of wine with others

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Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets will be available at the door at an increased price unless sold out. All tickets to the Virginia Wine Expo are nonrefundable.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend all Expo events, except the Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tasting