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Intro to Wine series: SCIENCE OF WINE AND FLAVOR

September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Twin Cities Wine Education presents a great night of learning the complexities of wine and flavor pairings

The Intro to Wine series:

Time to geek out. Let’s talk acids, alcohols, tannin, yeast strains, photosynthesis, fermentations, and the science of food and wine pairing.

In this one of a kind and highly interactive class, we will dive headfirst into the science of wine and flavor, starting with an eye-opening experiment: tasting a range of wines with salt, sugar, sour, and fat. By following a careful format, you’ll learn the ins and outs of food and wine pairing at a sophisticated level, allowing you to find the right wine for almost any dish.

Then we’ll step into the modern developments in vineyard management including canopy management, organic farming, dry farming, and more.

Following that, we’ll go into the science of winemaking itself to detail cold soak macerations, temperature-controlled fermentation, the use of oak (and if chips do the same thing), and the history (and current controversy) of sulfur. We’ll also have a discussion about 2,4,6-Trichloroanisole, or cork taint, and why screw caps might be the best closure for all bottles of wine.

We will also cover the range of options a winemaker has at their disposal when it comes to yeast, and how this is crucial when it comes to the final style of the wine (and why some winemakers skip selecting their yeasts and let nature do all the work).

Of course, all of this is accompanied by great wines to help us understand the points discussed.

You can expect the extensive Twin Cities Wine Education handouts, use of top quality Riedel stemware, and an intimidation-free presentation of the information. Twin Cities Wine Education classes are a snob-free zone!

***Terms and conditions***

By purchasing tickets to a Twin Cities Wine Education event you agree to the following:

All ticket purchasers and attendees must be over 21 years of age with legal identification.

No refunds within 7 days for wine classes, and no refunds available at all for larger “Grand Tasting” events including Bubbles and Fries, Wine Geek Week, etc. Refunded tickets do not include a refund of Eventbrite ticketing fees, which are at the expense of the ticket purchaser. All tickets are transferrable.

Think of your ticket as you would a ticket to the Guthrie, a concert, or a sporting event. No refunds for no-shows or illness, but you can always send someone in your place.

Weather policy: Should a class be rescheduled due to weather, you will be informed via your registration email. If you cannot attend the new date, we offer a 50% credit toward a future class booked within 30 days. If a class is not rescheduled, but the weather is bad, it is at the discretion of Twin Cities Wine regarding a 50% credit.

We aim to start all classes on time, please arrive a touch early. No meals are served at the classes unless specified. For classes at North Loop Wine and Spirits, parking is generally available for free with a permit from the store but is not guaranteed. (Certain nights, especially with Twins baseball games occurring, may result in paying to park.)

Twin Cities Wine Education reserves the right, at our own judgment, to refuse service to anyone for any reason during the class.


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

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