2021 Grand Seminar
The Perfume of Pinot
Much like a memorable wine, fragrance has a distinct power in its ability to take us to a specific time and place. Whether it’s the scent of perfume or the aroma of wine, our sense of smell guides our initial response. In this year’s virtual Grand Seminar, we’ll explore Pinot Noir through the language – and the nose – of the perfumer. Join co-moderator and wine writer Julia Coney, a former perfume writer, and her co-moderator, wine writer Michelle Williams, as they engage our all-star panel of winemakers in conversation about the science of scent, how what we smell influences what we taste, and how the words we use to describe aromas can impact the way we experience wine.