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September 2017
$60.00

Perfect Pairings: Pasta Carbonara edition with Chef Todd Macdonald

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Red Rabbit,
201 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

It’s a wine class! It’s a cooking class! It’s an afternoon with one of the top chefs of the Twin Cities learning about one particular dish and the perfect wine pairings to go along with it. Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present Perfect Pairings: Pasta Carbonara Edition with chef Todd Macdonald of Red Rabbit. Food and wine pairing questions are common during our wine classes. It’s fun to talk about the theories of pairing, but what’s much more…

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$40.00

The Wines of Friuli, with special guest Michele Pasqua of Marco Felluga

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits,
218 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Most wine lovers can rattle off their favorite Italian wines or regions with relative ease: Chianti, Barolo, Vapolicella, Sicily, etc. But some of the most exciting and dynamic wines of Italy are coming from the ‘under the radar’ regions. My favorite of these ‘hidden’ regions is that of Friuli, in the far northeastern corner of Italy on the border with the former Yugoslavia. Granted, Friuli is far from ‘hidden.’ It produces the best white wines of Italy, bar none, and has a…

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$60.00

Coastal Chardonnay and Pinot Noir: best of North America

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits,
218 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a very “cool” wine class Coastal Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of North America Exploring the cool climate old-world style fringes of American winemaking   Photo: View of fog over the Sonoma Coast from Hirsch Vineyards. Photo by Jasmine Hirsch, who’s family story we’ll be discussing in detail in this class.   Do a Google image search on just the term “American Coastal” and you’ll see sunsets, beaches, the beautiful people, the outdoor lifestyle, and no…

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$60.00

Perfect Pairings: Spinach Gnudi with Todd Macdonald

September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Red Rabbit,
201 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

** If you have not experienced chef Todd Macdonald’s Spinach Gnudi get ready for an incredible experience. These things are unreal! ** It’s a wine class! It’s a cooking class! It’s an afternoon with one of the top chefs of the Twin Cities learning about one particular dish and the perfect wine pairings to go along with it. Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present Perfect Pairings: Meatballs Edition with chef Todd Macdonald of Red Rabbit. Food and wine pairing…

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October 2017
$30.00

Jason’s Wine Picks Q4 2017 tasting and class

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

A new class and a new concept from Twin Cities Wine Education Jason’s Picks: The new curated wine selections hand picked by Jason Kallsen Q4 2017 SELECTIONS: Class and tasting Tuesday October 3rd in White Bear Lake! Welcome to the newest project! Throughout 2017 I’ll be taking over some sections of local wine shops around town, starting with Cotroneo’s in White Bear Lake. The new “Jason’s Picks” section will consist of 10 wines that I ferret out from great local wholesalers…

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$40.00

Great Wineries of the World: Seghesio

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits,
218 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a class on the history and people of a favorite winery. Great Wineries of the World: Seghesio Few American wineries have the amazing history and story like that of Seghesio. A true rags to riches (then back to rags, then even more riches) story, it begins in the late 1800’s and continues into the 21st century. And in this new class we’ll not only cover the history of the Seghesio family but…

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$35.00

Dynamic Volcanic Wines of Italy with guest Massimo Serradimigni

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits,
218 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great night of wines and a very special guest. Dynamic Volcanic Wines of Italy: Inhale the Complexity of Volcanic Soil With special guests Massimo Serradimigni and Nikki Erpelding of Winebow. There is plenty of modern evidence to support the idea that volcanic soils are truly special when it comes to producing top level wines. But thousands of years ago, the Greeks and the Romans apparently figured it out first. In this new…

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$75.00

Borgogno Barolo Vertical: 2003, 1998, 1982, and more!

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits,
218 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a very special night of perfectly aged wines directly from Barolo. Borgogno Barolo Riserva Vertical: 2003, 1998, 1982 Barolo and more, with special guest: Andrea Cravero of Borgogno winery! To truly understand Barolo takes time, for these wines are built for the ages. Only with paitence can the quality and detail of truly great Barolo come forth. But who wants to wait? And if you are aging it yourself, you must be concerned…

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$45.00

The Wines of Spain: A complete overview

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits,
218 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education presents the top overview program of one of the most dynamic and exciting countries in the world of wine: Spain. There is no country that has taken the wine world by storm faster than Spain. Even as recently as the 1980’s and 1990’s, many wines from Spain were unpredictable, backward, variable, and just not worth the hunt. Then the wine revolution happened, bringing in modern winemaking techniques, massive investments, and the attention of the world’s wine…

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$44.00

The Giants of Rioja: La Rioja Alta and Lopez de Heredia

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The University Club of Saint Paul,
420 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education along with Solo Vino wine shop present a very special evening featuring two of the world’s greatest wineries. If there are two wineries that define the history and “old school” style of Rioja, it is La Rioja Alta and Lopez de Heredia. These two stand head and shoulders above all others in terms of bringing the exotic, rich, deep, and earthy aromas and flavors associated with top level Rioja. And we are going to taste a…

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$60.00

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

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

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, Pink Floyd’s…

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November 2017
$40.00

Secrets of the Somm: Intro to Deductive Wine Tasting

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

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 release…

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$40.00

The Ultimate Intro to Wine Part One (Winespeak)

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits,
218 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

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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$40.00

Ultimate Intro to the wines of Europe

November 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits,
218 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education LLC is proud to present THE ULTIMATE INTRO TO WINE: THE WINES OF EUROPE When you first start to learn about wine, it is easier to learn about California, Australian, and South American wines for several reasons. First, these places (especially the west coast of America) are familiar to us and we know how to pronounce the locations. Secondly, the grape variety is often presented on the label, simplifying the understanding of what’s in the bottle.…

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$60.00

Napa Valley Off The Beaten Path

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits,
218 South Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a new class to open your eyes (and your palate): NAPA VALLEY OFF THE BEATEN PATH For many visitors to Napa Valley, the journey rarely goes beyond Highway 29, rarely goes beyond Cabernet and Chardonnay, and rarely goes beyond the restaurants full of fellow tourists. This class is for everybody who wants to reach the corners of Napa Valley, where small wineries, odd varieties, and off the radar experiences await! We’ll start…

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