Christian Oggenfuss

Christian Oggenfuss, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Napa Valley Wine Academy, is a passionate wine industry spokesman and educator. He holds the dipWSET, the highest certification from the London-based Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Wine & Spirits. Christian also holds the French Wine Scholar (FWS), the Italian Wine Professional (IWP), and the American Wine Expert (AWE) certification. He is also one of only 64 Bourgogne Wine Ambassadors in the world.

Learning in the Vineyard

Webinar: Learning in the Vineyard with Napa Winemaker Cathy Corison

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 at 10 AM Pacific Hosted by Monika Bielka-Vescovi, dipWSET and NVWA Director Harvest 2022 is getting closer! Join NVWA in conversation with Cathy Corison winemaker and founder of Corison Winery on how the 2022 vintage is shaping up. Cathy Corison has been educating Harvest Bootcamp attendees on winemaking and principles of …

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Webinar – Rioja: Historic Superb Quality Host: Christian OggenfussdipWSET and CEO, NVWA What we covered: Rioja DOCa is among the world’s top 5 classic wine regions; people have known the style and ageability of these Tempranillo-based blends since the mid-1800’s. This webinar explores how Rioja’s iconic style came to be, and how the Bodegas of the region have adapted to …

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Rioja Tempranillo and Beyond

Webinar – Rioja: Tempranillo and Beyond

What we covered: Rioja is a region made famous by its blends of Tempranillo and other varieties, aged for long periods in oak.

Advances in viticulture, harvesting and winemaking – as well as climate change – have allowed Rioja’s growers and winemakers to single out the noble grape of Spain and its sister grapes, and make outstanding wines highlighting the terroir of the region.

Join Master of Wine Kryss Speegle in this tasting webinar as she discusses the varieties that grow in Rioja, where they grow and how viticulture knowledge has changed what is possible in one of the world’s top 5 wine regions. We will taste terroir specific Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha and Viura from specific areas. A wine kit is included in this webinar for qualified trade.

We also discussed:
— The new trend and new allowances of grape provenance vs wine style
–Grape and wine character through a wine kit

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France’s 2021 wine harvest could be the smallest in decades

A preliminary estimate released by France’s agriculture ministry shows that the 2021 wine harvest will be one of the smallest in at least 50 years. The output is likely to decrease by 24% – 30% across France, said Agreste, France agriculture ministry statisticians. That means the average wine production in France may fall to between …

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