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Bordeaux: Everything You Need To Know

December 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Twin Cities Wine Education presents
Bordeaux: Everything You Need To Know
A comprehensive education on this storied wine region
Ah, Bordeaux. There is no other place like it. It’s an area dripping with history (including our own Thomas Jefferson traversing its land), historic estates (some of the most beautiful wineries in the world), legendary producers (Lafite Rothchild, Chateau Margaux, Haut-Brion, and dozens more), and of course some of the best wines of the world.
In the Bordeaux “Need to Know” class, we will do a dual focus on the geography/terroir along with the grape varieties. We will start with a historical discussion of the region (and a tip of the hat to the Dutch, for reasons we will explain). From there we’ll do a quick overview of White Bordeaux, discussing the balance between Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
Then the big discussion begins on the reds of Bordeaux and the principal differences between the sub-regions. This detailed discussion will cover all your questions regarding what grapes are planted, where, why, and by whom. Our tasting will cover the geography of the region while we discuss why some Bordeaux are $15 a bottle and some are $1500.
And of course we will taste incredible wines from across the region and covering all price points and several vintages.
Bordeaux is intimidating for many. Walking into the Bordeaux section of a wine shop often brings up more questions than answers. Why are so many labeled “Grand Cru Classe”? Why are some dominantly Merlot instead of Cabernet Sauvignon? In this era of better winemaking, does vintage matter as much as it used to?
We will explore all of these questions and many more in this most comprehensive of wine classes. Come prepared to shift your thinking on this very traditional, rarely changing land.

(Note: photo is not representative of what we will be tasting!! We’ll be having great wines but not 1953 First Growths.)
I hope you can join us for this much anticipated class. Seating is extremely limited.


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

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