2018 Swirl: Twin Cities

Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:45 PM
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Featured Wines

Serafin Alvarado
Master Sommelier, Director of Wine Education
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Illinois

Guests will enjoy some of the finest single varietal Old & New World Wines, which will be presented and reviewed by Serafin Alvarado, Master Sommelier and Director of Wine Education at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Illinois. Most recently, Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine included Serafin Alvarado among 40 outstanding individuals, local to the Chicago area, who have made a major impact in their respective industries before the age of 40. Former winners include professional actors and athletes, presidents and CEOs of major Fortune 500 companies, and high ranking political figures. Crain’s calls these rising stars “The Top 40 Under 40.”

Today, along with his education responsibilities at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Serafin also finds time to teach and mentor Master Sommelier candidates through the program. Mr. Alvarado is also a current Board Member for The Guild of Sommeliers and Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Serafin lives in suburban Lisle, Illinois. In his spare time he enjoys playing his Ovation acoustic guitar, supporting green initiatives and studying philosophy.

Featured Wines

Taittinger, Brut, NV, Reims, FR
Domaine Carneros, Brut, NV, Carneros, CA
Olivier Leflaive, “Les Setilles,” Burgundy, FR
Patz & Hall Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch, Sonoma Co., CA
Jolivet, Pouilly Fume, Loire, FR
Ferrari Carano, Fume Blanc, Sonoma Co., CA
SA Prum, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Kabinett, Germany
Chateau Ste Michelle, Riesling, “Eroica,” WA
Faiveley, Clos Myglands, Mercurey, Burgundy, FR
Twomey, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA
Chateaux Carbonnieux, Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FR
Jordan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, CA
Chateaux La Tour Du Pin, St. Emilion, Bordeaux, FR
Northstar, Merlot, Walla Walla, WA
Tenuta Frescobaldi, Toscana, IT
Ferrari Carano, Siena, Alexander Valley, CA
Domaine des Lises, Crozes Hermitage, FR
Penfolds, Bin 28, Shiraz, AU