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Pepper Bridge Winery, Georg Riedel Team Up for Tasting

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (June 12, 2013) –– Iconic, 10th-generation glassmaker Georg Riedel takes center stage at Pepper Bridge Winery on June 22 at 11:00 a.m. to demonstrate the profound impact of glass design on a wine’s aromas and flavors.   The presentation will include the Pepper Bridge Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Amavi Cellars 2010 Les Collines Vineyard Syrah, and Tendril Wine Cellars 2010 Pinot Noir.  He will also lead the group through a food-and-wine pairing exercise featuring Lindt chocolate.  The ticket price of $80 includes a take-home set of the Vinum XL glasses used in the class.  The set typically retails at $90.

Riedel glasses are the preferred choice of wine connoisseurs, hospitality professionals, and consumers worldwide.  Recognized for transforming wine culture, Riedel’s design-focused collections have been selected for display at the British Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Corning Museum of Glass, San Francisco MOMA, and more.  However, the beauty of these glasses goes beyond their visual appeal.  At the seminar, guests will experience how the shape of each glass alters the perception of wine and other beverages.  Each Riedel variety-specific glass is designed to accentuate certain elements — such as fruit, minerality, acidity and bitterness — depending on the wine.

Seminar Details
Date:         June 22, 2013
Time:         11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location:  Pepper Bridge Winery
1704 JB George Rd.
Walla Walla, WA  99362

Cost:          $80, includes glassware valued at $90
Contact:  Gillian Lall (
Gloria Botimer (

About Riedel 

Riedel, the 300-year-old global leader in varietal-specific crystal glassware, is the first in history to recognize that the taste of wine is affected by the shape of the glass from which it is consumed, and has been recognized for its revolutionary designs which complement specific wines and spirits. Riedel can be found at the most exclusive fine dining establishments throughout the world.  For more information, visit

About Pepper Bridge Winery
Located in the Walla Walla Valley Appellation, Pepper Bridge Winery has been producing elegant and distinctive Bordeaux-style wines from its estate vineyards for more than 10 years.  It was the first gravity-flow winery and first to gain sustainability certification in Washington state.

The Pepper Bridge Winery story begins with Norm McKibben, a founding father of Walla Walla’s wine industry. McKibben planted his first vineyard in the valley in 1989 and founded Pepper Bridge Winery in 1998, joining forces with Anheuser-Busch veteran Ray Goff and third-generation Swiss winemaker Jean-François Pellet. A forerunner then, Pepper Bridge Winery remains a pioneer today.  It is one of the few wineries in the region to focus exclusively on estate-grown Bordeaux-style wines, producing premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and proprietary blends from its Pepper Bridge and Seven Hills vineyards.  Today, two generations are active in day-to-day operations, with Norm’s son Eric and Ray’s daughter Travis both in management.    For more information, visit