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Corkbuzz Online | Masterclass: Blind Tasting with Max Kast & Laura Fiorvanti, Master Sommeliers

Join us for our popular Blind Tasting series; this week featuring Max Kast MS of Broadbent Selections. Required: you and a bottle of wine from your cellar. How it works: this is a reverse blind tasting. Each guest will choose a bottle for the discussion (and to drink!), cover your bottle, and don't let the class know what it is. Volunteer guest will go through the grid with their own wine, covering sight, nose, and palate, and Laura and other members of the class will "deduce" the conclusion from your description. Class log-in will be sent by 12 noon on the morning of the class. Follow-up notes are sent the following day.

About Max Kast MS:

While studying History at the University of Montana, Max Kast supported himself by working in restaurants and wine bars. With a pocket full of tip money, he purchased a bottle of 1991 Chateau Musar Rouge and fell completely in love with wine.  After graduating with a BA, he decided to forego the world of academia for a full time career in the world of food and wine when he realized he spent more time reading Michael Broadbent, Kermit Lynch, and Jancis Robinson than applying to grad school. Max was the wine director at the Relais & Chateaux property, Triple Creek Ranch in the Bitteroot Valley of Montana before he moved to Chapel Hill, NC where he spent  10-years  as Wine Director of the Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux Fearrington House Restaurant. During his time at the  Fearrington House he helped the property earn the coveted  Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux and the Forbes Five Star designations.

In 2018 after over a decade of traveling, tasting, studying and more studying, Max earned the coveted designation of Master Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers.  Max is one of only 269 Master Sommeliers in the world.  Since 2016 Max has worked for Broadbent Selections, where he passionately promotes their diverse portfolio of family-owned global boutique  wineries from around the world including the wine that set him on his path, Chateau Musar. 

In 2019 Max began a new role at Broadbent, his dream job, as Director of Education. Max is a frequent lecturer and wine judge at events around the country, and is dedicated to teaching wine in an interactive, unpretentious and entertaining style. 

Zoom links will be sent the morning of the class and follow-up notes are sent the next day.

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