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Online Masterclass: Yacoubian-Hobbs
January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yacoubian-Hobbs: Viken Yacoubian, Partner with Paul Hobbs
About this Event
Included in your registration:
- Sample bottles (50ml ea, 1 sample bottle of the producer’s different wines to be showcased)
- Online Masterclass with the winery spokesperson
- Hosted by a Cork & Fork Logan Team Member
- 20% discount on all featured wines (minimum purchase of 3 bottles)
- Access to the online class, password protected (emailed after registration)
- Sample pack available for pick up after online event registration
- Sample pack available for delivery for $20 within a 10-mile radius
- Sample pack available for shipping within the USA for $30 via FedEx
– About the Winery:
Paul Hobbs is a name that is synonymous with quality. Dubbed ‘the Steve Jobs of wine’ by Forbes, Paul has helped catapult California to center stage of winemaking. It is a little-known fact, however, that Paul’s passion for winemaking does not stop at the U.S. border. After an unlikely meeting via email in 2003, Paul was introduced to both the Yacoubian brothers and the great wines from Armenia. Knowing vaguely of the region’s winemaking history, and characteristically curious, Paul traveled with the Yacoubians in 2005, visiting six of the ten provinces, and experiencing first-hand the sheer potential of Armenia’s winegrowing regions.
Since the official establishment of the partnership in 2008, Paul travels with the Yacoubians several times annually to the Vayots Dzor to oversee the farming and winemaking employed to produce the Yacoubian-Hobbs wines. Together with their local team, they are introducing practices in the vineyard and winery to not only produce the highest quality wines, but to elevate the region as a whole. Honoring the history and potential of Armenian wine is a cornerstone of the collaboration. Their newest blocks, planted in 2014, grow a stone’s throw away from the Areni-1 cave which is the oldest known winery dating back 6,000 years! With their local team, Paul and the Yacoubians are growing and crafting wines that confirm Armenia’s part not only in the ancient history of winemaking, but in its very relevant present and future among the great wine regions of the world.
“In early 2003, I ordered a pinot noir during a dinner with my wife. The amazing wine was a 2001 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Cuvée Agustina. In my enthusiasm, I wrote an email to the winery. Early the next morning, I discovered that Paul had responded to my email personally. The seeds of an unexpected, unlikely friendship had been sown.” – Viken Yacoubian
– About the Winemaker:
Regarded as an international visionary for his accomplishments in the vineyard and winery, Paul Hobbs has combined his childhood roots on the family farm with an innovative scientific approach to refine the art of winemaking. He is recognized across the globe for breaking with tradition and forging new paths in the pursuit of excellence; both in stewardship of the land, and the crafting of wines that represent the purist concept of place. Here, in Armenia, Paul has experienced a kind of ‘homecoming’ to a land unmarred by modern farming and industrial practices.