Twin Cities Wine Educaiton is proud to present a special night of learning with Washington wine expert Kim Bolander.
Washington State Terroir: Featuring the top wines of L’Ecole, with special guest expert Kim Bolander
In late August 2017 I’m taking my first trip to the wine regions around Walla Walla Washington. I can’t wait. The exploration of soil terroirs in this area are legendary in the wine business, and I’m lucky enough to be shown around by many of the best winemakers in the state.
A particular winery I’ve always been a major fan of is L’Ecole, and on October 2nd we are lucky enough to have Kim Bolander of L’Ecole join us for a special night of learning about Washington, while tasting some of the best wines produced in that state.
We’ll start with an overview of Washington terroir, what formed the hills and valleys that make the soils and personality, and how the growth of the wine industry there is shaping the future of the region. Then we’ll dive deep into soil types, viticultual areas, specific varieties, and more to show you the variety of wines that are coming out of Washington State and how to shop for them.
The first half of the night we’ll specifically talk about and taste white wines (the L’Ecole Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Semillon). Then for the second half we offer an incredibly special line up of three of the best wines not only made in Washington, but in the country.
We’ll taste the rare and allocated L’Ecole Apogee, Perigee, and Ferguson. All wines have been recently rated over 93 points by The Wine Advocate. Each possesses a unique microclimate and specific geologies, making for three awesome but very different wines.
This will be the top evening of Washington wine education this year in the Twin Cities!
I hope you can join us for this special night of some of the best wines made in Washington today!