The Cultivated South!?

I don’t know what a cat like Hardy Wallace is doing on the docket at a high-falutin’ seminar called “The Cultivated South,” one of the “premier wine tasting seminars” for the upcoming High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction weekend. Actually, yes I do. Hardy will be representin’ one of the most talked about little winemakers on the West Coast – the NPA (not to be confused with the WPA or NPR or NWA). And this is a rare, against the law (well, NPA law – seriously, they usually keep their wine only for folks within a 100 mile radius of the winery) opportunity to taste their wines. Miss this at your own risk. Oh, and there will be some other cool people and phenomenal wine there too… here are the details:

The Cultivated South — A look at the good life as presented by Southern farmers, chefs and winemakers
Friday, March 25, 2:00 pm
The Cook’s Warehouse, Ansley Mall, 1544 Piedmont Road

Considering that Southern products and our traditional tastes are recognized as one of the globe’s great cuisines, it goes without saying that those raised here who go forth to share their unique taste have very special palates. Angie Mosier of Southern Foodways Alliance moderates a panel that seats Kristen Hard, Atlanta native and chocolatier at Cacao Atlanta and Will Harris of White Oak Pastures, one of the most prominent figures in the humane, organic, grass‐fed beef industry today. Chef Shaun Doty will offer a taste of Will’s beef while chiming in on product and technique. Atlanta’s favorite wine blogger and recent transplant to Napa, Hardy Wallace lends his voice too. Charleston native Jamey Whetstone of Whetstone Wine Cellars along with Atlanta native Robbie Meyer, who makes wine for both the Peirson Meyer and L’Angevin labels, will address the influence the South has on their palates and their craft. And yes, these two will be pouring wine!

* Each seminar is $100 per person. For more information or to reserve a spot for a Premier Tasting Seminar, please contact the Wine Auction Hotline at 404.733.5335 or email:

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