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an introduction to wine!

It's a big wine-world out there! This 5-week, in-depth course is designed for the beginner wine-enthusiast looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of wine basics.

Class will be held Monday evenings 6-8:30pm, Februrary 3, 2020 - March 9, 2020 (there is no class Feb 17)

The course is developed and led by certified Sommeliers Heather Rankin (co-Owner) and Erin Beazely and  covers wine sensory and theory fundamentals including winemaking basics, tasting techniques, core grape varieties, food pairing, and regional highlights.

You will taste 25 wines with custom food pairings designed and prepared by Chef Josh MccCarty with this course in mind. As well, a comprehensive course manual will be provided for you to keep.

A general outline is detailed below:

Class 1: Introduction to Wine
Introduction to Wine; The Concept of Terroir; How Wine is Made; How to Taste Wine; Choosing, Storing, and Serving Wine; Basic Economics of Wine, Food Pairing Principles

Class 2: Sparkling Wine
Defining Sparkling Wine; History of Sparkling Wine; Major Styles, Grapes and Regions; How Sparkling Wine is Made, Tasting and Evaluating Sparkling Wine, Pairing Food with Sparkling Wine

Class 3: White Wine
How White Wines are Made; Major Styles, Grapes and Regions; Tasting and Evaluating White Wine, Pairing Food with White Wine

Class 4: Red Wine
How Red Wines are Made; Major Styles, Grapes and Regions; Tasting and Evaluating Red Wine, Pairing Food with Red Wine

Class 5: Rosé, Fortified & Dessert Wine
Rosé: Defining Rosé and How It's Made; Major Styles, Grapes and Regions; Port, Sherry, Sauternes and Icewine: The History, How They're Made and When To Drink; Pairing Food with Fortified & Dessert Wine.

Earlier Event: November 5
the wines of france!
Later Event: April 20
an intro to natural wine!