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Finger Lakes Focus: An Evening with Morten Hallgren & Ravines Wine Cellars
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USQ welcomes Morten & Lisa Hallgren to the Salon for an evening of local libations from Ravines Wine Cellars. Located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York, Ravines has been producing stunning expressions from Keuka and Seneca Lakes under the direction of Morten. Having earned his oenology degree and vinified wine in Southern France's Provence for years (not to mention harvests at Bordeaux's famed Cos d'Estournel!), Morten's classic European approach to the winemaking model fit perfectly into what a few forward-thinking vintners in the Finger Lakes were trying to achieve. One such vintner was Willy Frank, son of Dr. Konstantin Frank. Dr. Frank and Hermann J. Wiemer's efforts on the viticultual front have shaped the Finger Lakes into what it is today. When Willy saw what Morten was doing in the vineyards and winery, he saw the next evolution of FLX wine.

Today, Morten is crafting articulate wines that speak to their terroir eloquently and enjoyably. Ravines' single vineyard and estate Rieslings stand among the best in the United States. Classic French varities from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhône and Alsace comprise the remainder of his efforts. Join Morten and Lisa for featured pours and praise of their 2011 Dry Riesling, 2011 White Springs Vineyard Riesling, 2009 Argetsinger Vineyard Riesling, 2010 Chardonnay, and 2010 Pinot Noir!

All selections will be served alongside FLX cheese and other savory nibbles!

This is a seated event, and reservations are required.

Reservations cost just $30 per seat and include a $15 voucher valid towards purchases the night of the event.Please, limit 2 reservations per customer. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the event will not be refunded.