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Bang For The Buck: Understanding Wine Costs

February 4, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bang For The Buck: Understanding Wine Costs
A new offering from Twin Cities Wine Education!

It’s one of the most common questions I hear in wine classes: why do wines cost what they do? What determines if a bottle is under $10 or over $100?
I’ve fielded that question and answered it many times, occasionally citing the cost of land, the provenance of the region, or even the ego of the winemaker. But in the end, as we all know, it’s how the wine tastes that counts the most.
So we’re going to taste four Chardonnays and four Cabernets side by side to compare and discuss the differences. The first wine will be under $10 a bottle. The second will be between $10-15. The third will be between $20-$30. The fourth will be over $40 a bottle.
We will cover all the aspects that go into winemaking and the costs associated with production and distribution. What does an acre of land cost in Napa compared to the Central Coast? What region of the world has the most valuable property? How did the Great Recession change how wine is made worldwide? What impact does the use of oak have on the price of a bottle? What are the raw costs of a bottle of wine (bottle, cork, label, case packaging, etc.)? And one of the most interesting questions: how much money does a winery actually make on a wine?
This new class will be an eye-opener for all involved, and a great way to learn about winemaking worldwide. The best part? You’ll learn where your personal sweet spot is, and be able to seek wines that hit the mark more often for your tastes.
I hope you will join us for the new Bang For The Buck class!


February 4, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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North Loop Wine and Spirits
218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

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