A Russian immigrant, the “Dean of American Winemaking” was an influential figure who turned Californian wine-making traditions upside down and redefined the style of American wine. Tchelistcheff introduced quality to the 'new world', that eagerly embraced him as a mentor. His bushy brows, legendary cigar, warm friendliness and charming Russo-Franco-American accent conquered the world of wine and changed it into what we know today. Through research, consultation and teaching, Tchelistcheff contributed towards a step improvement in the quality of American wine and the appearance of leading American wine producers. The 'old world' also benefited from his dedication to wine.
Come to the Pushkin House Wine Club and learn about this legendary figure and sample some of the styles of wines which were produced and became famous with his help. As always, there will be a mini-quiz at the end and someone will go home with a prize wine.