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Ultimate Intro to Wine: Winespeak
October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present our most popular class offering
THE ULTIMATE INTRO TO WINE (“WINESPEAK”)
The fundamentals of wine knowledge intimidate many, for we are talking about a subjective subject (smell and taste) while at the same time trying to understand why many give it a numerical score (90 points! Ah! Hedonistic fruit bomb!).
Between varietals, regions, countries, aromas, flavors, and about a million different opinions out there, it’s no wonder many see the world of wine as a tornado of confusion.
No more! Come to the Ultimate Intro to Wine Class, presented by Jason Kallsen. It is here that you will learn there is no single best ‘tasting system’ out there. Instead, you will learn how you taste and perceive wine, and how an understanding of wine can be influenced to a great degree on the context in which you have it (including a discussion on food and wine pairings).
We will cover and taste the six big varietals, along with the basics of ‘Winespeak’ terminology, and a healthy mix of history, geography, and philosophy. You will leave inspiring to learn more because of the confidence you will gain.
This is the best wine class available to help you learn about this complex subject in a fun, entertaining, and unforgettable way. And, you will never again be nervous when somebody hands you a glass of wine and asks “So what do you think of that?”
We hope you can make it to this awesome wine class!
Class instructor: Jason Kallsen
Location: North Loop Wine and Spirits
Start time: 6:30pm
Number of wines to be served: 6
Other notes: Free parking can usually be had behind the store. Also, free parking at Red Rabbit if you eat there ahead of the class.
What is Twin Cities Wine Education?
Twin Cities Wine Education Inc. is an independent wine education company founded in 1998 by Jason Kallsen (Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and Certified Specialist in Wine with the Society of Wine Educators). With no financial ties to any winery, distributor, importer, or retailer, Twin Cities Wine Education prides itself on truly independent education, with no sales pitch for the wines involved. The company’s mission is to build wine confidence while sparking wine curiosity.
Is there wine served at the class?
Oh my yes! Usually six selections (occasionally a bit fewer or more, but we aim for six), all presented in top quality Riedel stemware at the correct temperature and decanted if needed.
What can I expect at a Twin Cities Wine Education class?
We pride ourselves on our independent education, free of sales pitch or distributor influence. Upon arriving you’ll receive the class outline and any handouts and maps relevant to the topic. It’s a great way to meet new friends, for you’ll be seated with other equally curious students. Most classes are approximately two hours, with a short break in the middle.
How many people come to the wine classes?
Some exclusive classes (older vintages, where we only have one bottle of each wine, for instance) are limited to about 12 people. The rest of the classes are based on the space we are in, usually capped in the 30-50 person range.
What is the refund policy?
Full refunds for any reason up to seven days before the event. Within seven days (or after the class) there are no refunds available. Your ticket is fully transferable to anybody over 21 years of age, and there is no need to inform us of the transfer … simply have the new recipient arrive with the ticket in hand or knowing the original ticket buyer’s name.
What other services does Twin Cities Wine Education offer?
We specialize in private wine educational seminars and events and are fully licensed and insured to present throughout the state of Minnesota in homes and offices. These private events and education can range from two to two hundred people (the average small group event is 10-20 people). We also offer private wine cellar organization services, staff training for restaurants and retailers, and wholesaler/importer sales staff development of not only wine knowledge but also wine business acumen and sales territory management. Reach out to Angela Kallsen (Director of Operations) with any questions on these services: Angela@twincitieswine.com.