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AmCham Journalist Wine Tasting: Together at Last!

AmCham Journalist Wine Tasting: Together at Last!

After a prolonged pandemic pause, the AmCham wine committee and staff were thrilled to once again host an in-person tasting of American wines. Focusing on journalists, five member importers helped to make the afternoon at Grand Hotel one to remember– Engelstad, Palmer Group, Robert Prizelius, Treasury Wine Estates, and VCT Norway. Together, they presented unique vintages currently on the Norwegian market, as well as some of their newly launched products.

Following the initial journalist component of the wine tasting, featuring roughly 50 unique American wines, invited guests were led through a series of six Orin Swift wines by Master of Wine Edouard Baijot. Baijot joined us virtually from France, where he leads the Fine Wines division of E.& J. Gallo Winery in Europe.

With half of the wines only available to on-trade purchasers, participants were happy to have the exclusive opportunity to taste:

  • Orin Swift Blank Stare 2019
  • Orin Swift Mannequin 2018
  • Orin Swift Abstract 2019
  • Orin Swift Machete 2018
  • Orin Swift Papillon 2018
  • Orin Swift Mercury Head 2018

After the master class on Dave Phinney’s Orin Swift, the room opened to  a limited number of members who happily tasted and discussed the many wines available. AmCham and our committee of member wine importers relish in these opportunities to share information on American wines and passionately discuss the multiple varietals and blends. We look forward to future tastings with journalists, trade, and members!