Please note: our discussions will include the styles, appellations, climates, food pairings, better producers, and much more. Each class will conclude with a wine tasting.
Portugal is known for their Port wine, but did you know that there are other fantastic wines from the region? This class will cover the country’s white wines for easy drinking and terrific red blends from native and international varieties. We will discuss the various regions, grape varieties, wine styles, and food pairings. Each class will conclude with a taste of the great Portuguese wines.
|Sep 19||1||W||6:30-8:30pm||Bruce Smith|
The Burgundy region of France is known for some of the most coveted and sought-after wines such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These wines can be expensive and valuable because of where they are grown, but there are many other varieties that are just as respectable. This class will explore some of the lesser-known areas and estates that offer these wines at an excellent value. We will cover the various sub-regions, characteristics, and food pairings of each wine variety.
|Sep 26||1||W||6:30-8:30 PM||Bruce Smith|
New World wine growing regions have become a hotbed of wine experimentation, unconventional blends, and untapped appellations. Each year, new bottlings enter the market from various grapes and regions not known for wine production. We will discuss the regions, styles, and grape varieties of each of the wines poured in class.
|Oct 3||1||W||6:30-8:30pm||Bruce Smith|
This class celebrates the wonders of the iconic beverage and discusses production, styles, and grape varieties. While French Champagne is typically known for its high price and high quality, we will discuss how it compares to varieties produced in other locations such as California. Each class will taste at least two French Champagnes of differing style and two reputable varieties from other locations.
|Oct 10||1||W||6:30-8:30pm||Bruce Smith|