According to the organizers:
It is Rooftop Reds pleasure to host a exclusive wine tasting with our former professor and exceptional winemaker, Paul Brock from Silver Thread Vineyards. Mr. Brock has selected 5 wines from Silver Thread’s portfolio for this tasting and will share his intimate knowledge on viticulture philosophy and wine making techniques that consistently position Silver Thread Vineyards as one of the top boutique wineries in the Finger Lakers.
Cheese, charcuterie and snacks provided at the event.
About the winemaker:
Silver Thread Winemaker and co-owner Paul Brock has a passion for keeping busy. When not out in the vineyard or in the cellar at Silver Thread, Paul is an Assistant Professor of Viticulture and Wine Technology at Finger Lakes Community College(FLCC) in Geneva, NY. He coordinates the A.A.S in Viticulture and Wine Technology degree program at FLCC, and advises around 50 students through the degree program. Previously, he worked as a commercial winemaker in both the Finger Lakes (Lamoreaux Landing, Ravines, and Keuka Lake Vineyards) and Marlborough, New Zealand (Whitehaven). Paul has an M.S. in Enology and Viticulture from Cornell University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has earned a wine judge certification from the American Wine Society and a level three Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust of London. He has judged at several regional, state, and national wine competitions. Paul is driven by his desire to learn about and know how to explain classical and cutting edge techniques useful to small scale winemaking and vineyard operations. In his spare time Paul can be found in the pool or spinning at the Geneva YMCA, pushing one of his two children in a jog stroller, or completing in any of the area’s major triathlons.