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Wine Tasting with Michael Matonte

The networking reception, after the conference has concluded will include a wine tasting and appetizers for attendees of The Future of Packaging.

At the conclusion of the conference, attendees will experience a wine tasting with Michael Matonte, Chicago Manager at Vin Chicago. An Advanced Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers, Mike is the manager of our Chicago store and an active member of our tasting panel. Mike joined us in 2007 and is a wine guy to the core, with a particular passion for Italian reds, especially Barolo. 

Additional beverage choices will be available to those who do not wish to participate in the wine tasting and will be available for the remainder of the reception.


Some of the wines that will be part of the tasting:

  • Sparkling Wine Comparison - French vs. California!
  • Roederer Brut Premier NV - France
  • Roederer Estate "L'Ermitage" Brut - California

Chardonnay Comparison - French vs California:


  • Flowers Chardonnay
  • Bouchard Pouilly-Fuisse
  • The Diversity of White Wines:
  • Honig Sauvignon Blanc
  • Trimbach Pinot Gris
  • Flowers Chardonnay

A Terrific Trio of Reds:

  • Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir
  • Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico
  • Chappellet Mountain Cuvee