PGI EPANOMI AT THE MODERN (MOMA)
PGI Epanomi wine ambassador Jennifer O'flanagan presented the region and its wines to local media over a lunch at one of the finest restaurants in NYC. The Modern, a two Michelin starred contemporary American restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art. (MoMa). A little more information about our distinguished guests:
Lisa Granik, MW
A Georgetown graduate, Fulbright Scholar in Russia and Georgia, and recipient of both law and masters degrees from Yale, Granik has clearly done her fair share of studying, and then some. Indeed, it was while converting her dissertation into a book manuscript that Granik realized she needed a career change.
Fortunately, the perspicacity that served her so well in academia translated nicely to another of Granik’s passions: wine. With a world of grapes, vintners, and vintages to make acquaintance with—not to mention the nuanced chemistry of wine production itself—Granik was more than prepared. In 2006, she became one of the several hundred Masters of Wine in the world (at the time, there were only 299).
Never one to let a résumé go unchanged for too long, Granik founded Tastingworks in 2010. The company offers management consulting services to wineries and wine-related businesses, and she frequently wine seminars for law firms and corporations. But Tastingworks isn’t the end of the line; Granik shares her savvy generously. She’s a columnist for Sommelier Journal, technical editor of The Professional Wine Reference, and a frequent contributor for The World of Fine Wine. She regularly judges wine competitions, teaches at the International Wine Center, and holds tasting seminars for wine professionals. Granik, who is a coveted Master of Wine, also has received the Villa Maria Award (2006) and the Thomas Jefferson Award in Wine from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (2008).
Ed McCarthy is a wine writer, a Certified Wine Educator, and wine consultant who has been active in the wine trade for twenty-five years. With his wife, Mary Ewing-Mulligan MW, he is co-author of Wine For Dummies, (IDG Books Worldwide),White Wine For Dummies, Red Wine For Dummies, and Wine Buying Companion For Dummies. Ed McCarthy's latest book is Champagne for Dummies. Ed is a regular contributor to Wine Enthusiast magazine, He is also a contributing editor of the The Underground Wine Journal, and is a columnist for Nation's Restaurant News.