Lost in a Daunting Wine List? Learn the Etiquette of Wine and Fine Dining

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Lost in a Daunting Wine List? Learn the Etiquette of Wine and Fine Dining

January 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Jeff Harding & Carry Lyn Strong
Presented by Jeff Harding, Beverage Director at the Waverly Inn and Carrie Lyn Strong, Founder of Strong Wine Consulting


Join Jeff Harding, Beverage Director at the Waverly Inn and Carrie Lyn Strong, Founder of Strong Wine Consulting, as they explore with you and help navigate a fine dining wine list. In this one-hour discussion, Jeff and Carrie will teach you the basics of reading a wine list, communicating with a Sommelier, helpful wine vocabulary, and how to find value in selecting a wine. Did you ever wonder if there is a “sweet spot” on the menu, if “pairing” your wine is truly important, or how to choose an appropriate and amazing wine for a special occasion or in front of your boss and colleagues? Jeff and Carrie will gladly answer your wine list and fine dining questions in this interactive conversation.

The webinar will be recorded and archived for American Friends members after the event. All live events are listed for Eastern Standard Time unless otherwise noted.


Jeff Harding has worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years as a server and bartender, and now as a sommelier. After spending a summer in France managing a château, where he developed a passion for wine, he returned to New York to focus his career on wine and is now the wine director at the Waverly Inn. Jeff has a popular following of his Instagram Channel where he currently interviews winemakers from around the world. You can find him at @jeffharding #VineyardChat and learn more at thisis.wine.

Carrie Lyn Strong is a sought-after Sommelier having worked at some of the best restaurants in the country alongside chefs including Jean-Georges Vongrichten, Jimmy Bradley, Amanda Freitag, Michael White, and Charlie Palmer. In 2013, Carrie became the Wine Director at Chef Charlie Palmer’s flagship restaurant, Aureole, where she managed a vast collection of award-winning wines with more than 2000 selections, a 15,000-bottle inventory. Carrie was instrumental in maintaining the restaurant’s Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence while continuing to enhance and evolve the Michelin-starred wine and beverage programs. As the founder of Strong Wine Consulting, she works with tops chefs and corporate partners providing tastings and educational classes: carrielynstrong.com

About the Wines

Our Somms have curated a list of wines for you to order one or more bottles to accompany this event via our partner Tribeca Wine Merchants. Once registered, you will receive purchase information in your confirmation email. Please purchase your wines soon to ensure delivery by January 20th.
1. Raul Perez Ultreia St Jacques 2018
2. de Montille Bourgogne Blanc Le Clos de Chateau 2017
3. Pauillac de Lynch Bages 2016

How to Register

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Once you complete your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with the private Zoom event link, and the link will be visible to you on the event webpage. If you experience any technical difficulties or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us

AFCDV is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation or ticket purchase is tax-deductible as allowed by law.


January 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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