Old World New World Wine Dinner
Rhone Valley v. Paso Robles

featuring Gia Bivens & Scott Atkinson

Friday, December 11, 2020
6:30 p.m. | Hamilton Place Ballroom
(Socially-spaced dinner seating)

Call to Book (256) 208-7600

Join us as we continue our adventure into comparing and contrasting Old World versus New World wine and cuisine. This one of a kind event will focus on wines such as Famille Perrin from the Old World and Tablas Creek and Halter Ranch from the New World. Executive Chef Joe Truex will be taking a traditional and modern approach to cuisine from Northern Rhone to Lyon, birthplace of classic French Gastronomy.

Pursell Farms Executive Chef Joe Truex

Call to Book (256) 208-7600

Pricing and & Inclusions

Wine Dinner – Overnight Package
$349 per couple (plus tax and fees)


  • Overnight Accommodations at The Inn at Pursell Farms for one night
  • (2) Old World vs. New World Wine Dinner Experiences

Wine Dinner – Evening Only
$95 per person (plus tax and fees)


  • (1) Old World vs. New World Wine Dinner Experience

Meet Your Wine Experts

Gia Bivens

Gia been with International Wines and Craft Beers for 14 years and is a certified sommelier from the Court of Sommeliers and a Certified Wine and Spirits Specialist. Traveling to many of the different wine regions in the world has helped her gain more understanding of what makes wine so special: the history, the micro-climates, the soil, and the people. But getting to share those stories and that knowledge is her favorite part of the job.

Scott Atkinson

Scott started working in a wine warehouse at the age of seventeen and kept working in wine while going to Auburn University to earn a degree in Cultural Geography. After leaving the wholesale side of the wine business, Scott was fortunate enough to run the largest wine program in Alabama before coming to Piggly Wiggly and helping the Crestline location in Mountain Brook become the largest wine program. For Scott, wine is a little bit of everything. It’s subjective and objective. It’s chemistry and science. It’s geology and geography. It’s everything that we can learn as a culture and society just fermented into a bottle of wine.