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Clark Smith: SOMM-inar for the Twin Cities Wine professionals

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am


Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special morning seminar for the wine trade, with one of the top wine minds in the world, Clark Smith, author of Postmodern Winemaking.

We’re overjoyed to announce the return of Clark Smith, wine scientist (and wine rebel) to the Twin Cities for a series of eye-opening classes examining the role of science in winemaking, the diversity of the wines of America, and the crossroads of music and wine in sensory perception.

Clark’s knowledge, inventions, teachings, and innovations are well known in the wine industry. He’s a controversial person, constantly questioning trends and assumptions from the point of few of a scientist. But he’s not just a numbers on the blackboard guy. He’s a wine lover first and foremost, consulting for wineries around the world as well as producing his acclaimed WineSmith wines. 

For this special morning seminar, specifically for the wine professionals and trade in the Twin Cities, Clark will lead us in a technical discussion of modern winemaking, the overt impact it has on the final product, the quiet use of it throughout the industry, the world of ‘natural wines’, current trends, and much more. 

This will be a free-flowing morning that will include a bit of wine sampling to highlight the technologies discussed. Lots of time will be available for questions and answers, of course.

We hope you can join us for this outstanding seminar. Limited to 20 participants.

THIS SEMINAR IS FREE OF CHARGE, please respect your ticket and attend, or if you can’t make it please forfeit your ticket at least seven days before the event. No-shows will have wine voodoo sent their way, with all future bottles of Burgundy being corked. You’ve been warned!

From the San Francisco Wine School: “Smith, best known for his book Postmodern Winemaking, has been named one of 48 Most Influential People in the Wine Industry. Smith calls into question conventional wisdom and explores traditions outside of mainstream wine production techniques. His WineSmith wines are forgeries and oddities that often succeed at the seemingly impossible, using traditional varieties and sometimes eclectic experiments with novel varieties and styles to illustrate many challenges to sommelier expectations. Smith has been teaching wine since 1984, and his insights and knowledge has been a guiding force in wine production to growers for decades.”


Twin Cities Wine Education
2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

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