Unplugged & Uncorked: A very special wine and music pairing featuring Fred Scherrer (Scherrer Wines) & Michael Jordan (Jackson Family Wines) - 6/27/19Thursday, June 27 2019 6:00 PM Doors / 7:00 PM Start / Ends 10:00 PM (ESTIMATED ENDING TIME)
Unplugged & Uncorked: A very special wine and music pairing featuring Fred Scherrer (Scherrer Wines) & Michael Jordan (Jackson Family Wines) - 6/27/19
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 PM
- 7:00 PM
- 10:00 PM (ESTIMATED ENDING TIME)
Join City Winery for a very unique concert featuring the soulful music of winemaker Fred Scherrer and Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, and intimate connections they make between wine and music.
What should you expect?
- 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Wine tasting led by industry experts
- 8:30 pm - Intimate and engaging acoustic performance by two legends of the wine industry
- City Winery menu will be available a la carte;
Wine tasting will include wines from the following wineries:
- Carmel Road
- Matanzas Creek
- Scherrer Wines
Wine tasting is included in the price of the ticket. Must be 21 to attend
Winemaker Fred Scherrer, the child of a farming family, first gained notoriety making Zinfandel from his grandfather‘s 1904 vineyard in Alexander Valley. His winemaking operation has now grown to include vineyards throughout Sonoma planted in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. He is a humble farmer who believes that it is what is in the bottle that matters. His goal is to produce wines which exhibit the distinct character of the place where they are grown. His wines pair incredibly well with food and have an amazing ability to age, making them smart additions for any home seller.
Michael Jordan has more than 40 years of experience in the restaurant and wine industry. He grew up working in the kitchens and dining rooms of his father’s two Italian restaurants, and served as executive chef, general manager and sommelier at many fine dining establishments.
Jordan is one of just 15 people in the world awarded both Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator Diplomas, and has been recognized with numerous awards, including Sommelier of the Year in 2001, 2002 and 2008. Jordan also hosts a weekly radio show What’s Cookin’ with Wine on many AM radio markets across the country.
He joined Jackson Family Wines in September 2013. As the Director of Global Key Accounts, he travels the globe to work with key decision makers and hospitality industry leaders specializing in education and training sommeliers and service teams.
Learn more about the City Winery Tour here!