WINE DOWN WITH THE SYMPHONY
Jan 26, 2024
Billings Symphony office and Virtual
2721 2nd Ave N
Enjoy a night of wine, charcuterie, and live music – all from the comfort of your home or join the in-studio audience with a VIP ticket!
The Billings Symphony reaches beyond the stage through our Explore Music! Programs. Visits to schools, senior homes, cultural organizations, MT Women’s Prison, hospitals, and surrounding rural areas are funded by the proceeds of these special events. Become part of our FUN-raiser evenings and help make an impact in our community.
- Enjoy a night of wine, charcuterie, and live music by Trevor Krieger and the Rimrock Hot Club—all from the comfort of your home OR join us in person as a part of our VIP limited studio audience.
- Hosted annually by Abby Reno & Ryan Nordlund, owners of City Vineyard Wine, you will taste and learn about specially hand-selected wineries that craft the finest and most authentic representations of what City Vineyard has to offer. Special guests Kelsey Laderriere of French Libations who has been in the wine business for over 15 years.
Featured Wine Expert
Kelsey Laderriere | French Libations
Kelsey Laderriere has been in the wine business for over 15 years. She moved to New York in 2003 to pursue a career in entomology, but immersed in the culture of NY she quickly realized her passion for wine, food, and travel and in 2005 accepted her first role in the wine business with Lauber Imports. In 2011 she moved to Chicago to become Central Division Manager for Pasternak Wine Imports, and became a specialist in selling French wines across the Midwest. Wanting to learn more about the production side of the business and connect with her French family, in 2015 Kelsey moved to France and worked in production at multiple wineries in the Languedoc and finished that year doing a full harvest at Villa Symposia.
It was during her time in France that Kelsey was able to reconnect with two old colleagues and accepted a role as US Managing Partner with French Libation in 2016. Since then she lives in Denver and travels the US continuing to promote and advocate for French wines, while still taking the time to study insects on the side.
Famille Gueguen Chablis
Crushed stone and oyster shell offset pretty blossom and white peach in this fresh, lip-smacking Chardonnay. Although slim in
profile, it offers plump pear and Mirabelle flavors lifted by a zesty spine of acidity. Vinified with no oak influence, it's a steely, mineral intense.
Trevor Krieger, violin
Jessica Fiveland, vocals
Alex Nauman, guitar