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For many wine drinkers, South Africa is a bit of a mystery. While many assume all the wine is under $12 and has little critters on the label, South Africa got busy making really great wine. Come see what all the fuss is about!
To many wine experts, Portugal is the last frontier of wine in Western Europe; there is still so much to be tasted and explored. Join us as we take a look at what there is to know about the major wines and the regions.
Red-blends from California and Washington are more popular than ever. Their rich, mellow, approachable style are winning over wine lovers nationwide. Come discover what’s causing the astronomical rise of these unique, lush, crowd-pleasing wines.
For those that love full-bodied, juicy, spicy reds…this class is for you! The French have been making wine from the Syrah grape for over 1,000 years, while that same grape called Shiraz, has been the backbone of rich reds from Australia since the late 19th century. Join us in exploring the different styles of wine produced worldwide from this chameleon of a grape.
Italy encompasses 20 wines regions, each with their own traditions, history, cuisine, grape varieties and wine styles. From Friuli, Piedmont and Trentino in the north, to Campania, Sardinia and Sicily in the south, there are many reds and whites to explore. You’re going to love finding your favorite.
The top Champagne brands are almost all owned by conglomerates, while a continually growing genre of Champagne, made by independent grower-producers has been taking the category by storm. Unlike the brands that serve a mass market and aim for a consistent house style, the grower Champagnes are made artisanally in small batches. You’ll now have a completely new outlook on bubbles. Can you think of a better way to spend a Thursday??
Do you prefer the youthful, fruit-driven exuberance of Napa or the austerity of Bordeaux? Both regions grow the same varieties, both are fiercely loyal to their region, and both create intense, complex, long-lived wines, yet they are not one in the same. We’re putting these two powerhouse regions head to head to see which comes out on top. Join us for a tasting you won’t want to miss.
White and Red Burgundy are the Holy Grail of the wine world. From structured, silky Chardonnay to earthy, elegant Pinot Noir. Come find out what makes them so famous, how to serve them, and how to buy them.
Let’s tackle this polarizing question once and for all. Do you prefer the fresh, crisp un-oaked chardonnay, or the rich, buttery oaked version of America’s most popular white grape? Or are you somewhere in the middle? We’ll be tasting chards from all over the world to help you figure it out once and for all!