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.
This beverage, made from various varieties of apples, was America's most popular alcoholic in the 1700 and 1800's until beer passed them in production in the early 20th century. Ciders are low in alcohol and can be made from apple concentrate and additives, or like craft ciders which model more like wine. We will discuss the history, various types of apples used, reputable producers, how it is made, and food pairings. Class will end with a tasting of various ciders.
|Jun 19||1||W||6:30-8:30pm||Bruce Smith|
Each year the Wine Spectator produces its top 100 wines from their blind tastings that occurred during 2017, in addition to the top valued wines, most of which cost $20 or less per bottle. We will provide the full list of wines and discuss these values. Class will conclude each class with a tasting and discussion of each wine.
|Jun 26||1||W||6:30-8:30 PM||Bruce Smith|
This region has been part of Germany, and now France. Over their long history, 93% of wines produced are white. They can be the full range of styles and flavors from dry, sparkling to sweet. We will discuss the various styles, history, grape varieties, characteristics, and food pairings of each varietal. The class will end with a taste of these wines.
|Jul 10||1||W||6:30-8:30 PM||Bruce Smith|
There are many “Smart Buys” with over 90 PT ratings from all wine regions of the world. The selections are better and better each year. We will discuss the various wines, the countries from which they come, their grape varieties, characteristics, and food pairings of each varietal. The class will end with a taste of these wines.
|Jul 17||1||W||6:30-8:30 PM||Bruce Smith|