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 state is the second largest wine producer in the US and boasts a warmer climate, which assists in making great Cabernets, Merlot and Syrah blends as well as Chardonnay and Riesling; we will discuss the history, climate, varietals, characteristics, reliable producers, and food pairings. We will taste and discuss some of these wines.
|Jan 23||1||W||6:30-8:30pm||Bruce Smith|
These dark, bold, rich wines from California date back to the 1880s. Similar to Zinfandel in that both have older vines producing complex styles; we will discuss the grape's history, taste profiles, reputable producers, and wine pairings. The class will end with a tasting of these wines.
|Jan 30||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, sparking 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.
|Feb 13||1||W||6:30-8:30pm||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.
|Feb 20||1||W||6:30-8:30pm||Bruce Smith|