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January 2018

The Big Five B: Burgundy, Bordeaux, Barbaresco, Barolo, and Brunello

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$90.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a new class of top level wines from the best regions of Europe   THE BIG FIVE B: BURGUNDY, BORDEAUX, BARBARESCO, BAROLO, and BRUNELLO   They are considered the top five regions of French and Italian wine, and ironically they all start with B. They are also part of a small handful of regions that continue to produce wines that improve with age. Lastly, they produce some of the most expensive and sought after wines…

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The Wines of Northern Italy: from Venice to Turin

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cotroneo’s Wine And Spirits, 2148 3rd Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States
$50.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present one of our most popular classes   Wine Regions of Northern Italy, from Venice to Turin   It's one of my favorite wine journeys, and the route I've travelled the most in Europe.   Starting in the Veneto and exploring Venice, we'll talk in detail about exploring this most historic of cities and how to have a personal and memorable experience. Then we're off to the hills of Prosecco, learning about modern…

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The Amazing Wines of Portugal

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
$45.00

Twin Cities Wine Education LLC presents   The Amazing Wines of Portugal   Crisp whites, deep dry reds, dessert deliciousness, and everything in-between     If there is one wine country to keep an eye on right now, it's Portugal.   While much of Spanish winemaking has hyper-modernized (international varietals, lots of new oak used, deeper and more extracted wines that don't seem to have a sense of place), Portugal has done an exceptional job of straddling the old world and the…

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Montalcino: Brunello, Rosso, History, and More

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$80.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a night focusing on the legendary wines of Montalcino, Italy   Montalcino: Brunello, Rosso, History, and More In this new and comprehensive class we'll dive deep into the city of Montalcino in the Tuscan hills and learn about their very specific clone of Sangiovese, the Brunello clone. The Brunello di Montalcino wines of Tuscany are some of the most collectable and sought after wines of Italy (along with Barolo and Barbaresco, of course). We'll taste…

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Unknown Italy: Exploring the overlooked wine regions

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cotroneo’s Wine And Spirits, 2148 3rd Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States
$44.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great new class on an awseome old wine region Unknown Italy: Exploring the overlooked wine regions. We all know Chianti. And Barolo. And Barbaresco, Montalcino, Valpolicella, Friuli, Alto Adige, and other "go-to" regions of Italian wine. In this class we'll be tasting none of those. Let's explore and discuss the unknown. The under the radar. The amazing old regions of Italy that have been producing for thousands of years but Americans…

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February 2018

The Ultimate Intro to Wine Part One (Winespeak)

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$45.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present our most popular class offering THE ULTIMATE INTRO TO WINE, PART ONE ("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…

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Wines of the Southern Rhône Masterclass

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$80.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special night of amazing wines Wines of the Southern Rhône Masterclass Featuring an incredible range of rarely opened bottles including amazing Chateauneuf du Pape The wines of the Southern Rhone were the first to bring me to tears, when I was handed a glass by a mentor in the early 1990's. It was a Gigondas. I still remember how it smelled and how it made it me feel. Like any great wine, it brought more…

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Riedel Pinot Noir XL and Pinot Noir Masterclass (including free stemware!)

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$65.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present an eye opening class with a free gift to take home!   The Riedel Pinot Noir XL class, along with the Pinot Noir Masterclass.     Prepare to be amazed. Stemware makes all the difference in the world, but rarely are you given the opportunity to try multiple wines from multiple glasses to prove the point. My analogy that I've used for years is this: you can have a top level turntable,…

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Natural Wines: A complete introduction to a misunderstood topic

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$55.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a new class on a hot topic.   Natural Wines: A complete introduction to a misunderstood topic   It's a topic that has grabbed the attention of the wine buying public, especially the up and coming millennial generation. "Natural wine" has become a such a hot category that many restaurants and wine shops have added these wines without really learning what they are all about.   And that is where this class…

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Secrets of the Somm: Intro to Deductive Wine Tasting

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$44.00

Twin Cities Wine Education LLC presents an exciting new class Secrets of the Somm: Intro to Deductive Wine Tasting Plus an overview of wine accreditation courses and programs     We're experiencing the rise of the 'sommelier culture' in the United States. It started as an offshoot of the chef as celebrity movement, and was accelerated by the release of the popular movies Sideways and Bottle Shock. Of course the pop culture moment that solidified the word 'sommelier' into our lexicon was the…

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Blind Burgundy Battle 2018: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir showdown

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$80.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents BLIND BURGUNDY BATTLE 2018! CHARDONNAY AND PINOT NOIR BURGUNDY VS. THE WORLD The return of a favorite format! The Blind Battle class returns with a showdown between Burgundy and the rest of the world, in a head-to-head (or is glass-to-glass?) challenge to the supremacy of Burgundy. We will start with a comprehensive education on the Chardonnay grape, including a discussion on its characteristics, preferred terroir, and multiple styles made around the world. Surrounding this discussion…

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