Many of the world’s wine lovers would be trekking to Oregon this week for the International Pinot Noir Celebration, which takes place annually in the third week of July in McMinnville. If you’ve never been, you should change that. It’s a three-day celebration of pinot that brings wine lovers, winemakers, sommeliers, and chefs from all over the world to join in seminars, tastings, and vineyard visits.
Here at Wine and Whiskey Globe, feeling the pull of pinot, we decided to give readers a deep dive into the wine that writers have often called the most complex varietal. From Burgundy to California, from Oregon favorites to German upstarts, join us as we spend a week exploring Pinot Noir from around the world.
In the meantime, you can mark your calendars for IPNC next year—July 23-25, 2021—in Oregon. Meantime, join them for IPNC Broadcast, a series of virtual seminars featuring many of the speakers and winemakers you’d have seen at the event. They tell us the goal of the series is to explore the international connection with Pinot noir through conversations with notable winemaking personalities. We think they sound like a lot of fun.
So, enjoy Pinot Week—and whether it’s one of the new beauties from New Zealand or an undiscovered superstar from the Rheingau, pull out those pinot stems and corkscrews. Let’s get started.