With the return of the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture to Kansas City in January, wine lovers will have a rare opportunity to learn from one of only four people in the world with both the Master Sommelier and Master of Wine distinctions. Doug Frost, of Kansas City, will lead a special session on Missouri wines and wine culture, including wine tasting and food pairing experience.
Frost, the host of Check Please! an Emmy Award nominated television show, and founder of the educational organization BAR (Beverage Alcohol Resource), has held his master distinctions for more than two decades. He is also the author of several books, including Uncorking Wine, On Wine, and Far From Ordinary: The Spanish Wine Guide, as well as a contributor to the Oxford Companion of Wine, Opus Vino. Frost will also host a new program on Kansas City Public Television, Ferment Nation, in January.
Frost will share his experience with attendees from 3 to 4:30 p.m. January 17 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City. The session with Doug Frost is open to registered conference attendees as well as the public. Individuals interested in attending only the Friday afternoon session, titled “Missouri Wines and Wine Culture,” may purchase tickets for $15 per person.
Conference registration is now available online at mda.mo.gov. Individuals wishing to purchase tickets for the session with Doug Frost only should contact Samantha.Hall@mda.mo.gov or call (573) 751-5630.
In addition to the special session with Doug Frost, the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture will include nationally-recognized speakers, in-depth panel discussions and an agriculture trade show. The 44th Governor’s Conference on Agriculture will be held Jan. 16-18, 2014 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City. The conference is themed ‘Generations of Progress & Promise’ and will focus on key issues in agriculture, including technology, advocacy and youth involvement.
The Conference is open to the public; however registration is required for most events. Conference information is available on the Department’s website, mda.mo.gov.