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Hidden Gems of the Wine World

March 2, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

NOTE — THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A PERSONAL FAMILY MATTER. We will reschedule it for a future date. Please visit https://www.twincitieswine.com to keep a eye on the class schedule.
In this eye-opening class, we will not taste the following grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Grenache, and other common varieties. What is left? What’s left are the hidden gems of the wine world! Varieties that fly under consumer’s wine radar, and at the same time offer huge bang for the buck. Some of these varieties grow only in the tiniest of pockets in remote areas of the world, yet produce absolutely stunning wines of distinctive character.  During this class you will learn about the world of these grapes from all angles. Through tasting, lecture, and discussion we will explore questions such as: Why do some of these grapes only grow well in micro-regions?  What characteristics do they bring to a wine that cannot be found with other grapes?  How are they marketed, and wouldn’t it just be easier for the growers to plant Chardonnay and make their life easier? This fascinating topic weaves together history, culture, and politics to give a full picture of what are essentially the endangered species of the wine world. We will taste six wines for this class, half white and half red, and all incredible wines relative to their price points. We hope you can make it to this always fun class. Only $25 per person, all registration fees paid by Twin Cities Wine Education LLC.


March 2, 2013
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


North Loop Wine and Spirits
218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

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