Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Port Masterclass

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a very special evening …

The Port Masterclass

Fresh from extensive research and tastings on the current state of the world of Port, we present the Port Masterclass!

This will be the most comprehensive discussion around on the history of Port, the role of Quintas vs. Lodges, the amazing Douro River Valley, and of course the multitude of styles available. A special emphasis will be on the conditions of the incredible 2016 harvest and what is leading many to declare it a vintage of our lifetimes.

We will taste six incredible Ports including a perfected aged Vintage Port to show just how much paitence pays off.

We’ll be learning about the whole range of production: Ruby, Tawny, Vintage Character, Crusted, Late Bottled Vintage, Colheita, and of course Vintage Port. We’ll discuss the differences between bottle aged and cask-aged port while covering the winemaking differences that will influence how you age these wines. 

Of particular note will be an in-depth discussion on the type of Port to buy NOW, for the prices are starting to creep up and I predict will be sky-high in a matter of five to ten years.

And of course, just as with any Twin Cities Wine Education class, you can expect comprehensive handouts, articles, and maps on the topic. This will be a truly special class and I hope you can make it!


Info on your instructor, plus terms and conditions

Jason Kallsen is Minnesota’s most experienced wine educator, with over two decades of experience teaching the subject. A Certifed Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, plus a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators, Jason has taught over 40,000 students since starting in the wine business in the early 1990s. He’s appeared in local, national, and international media including pairing wine with classical music on an internationally broadcasted edition of Performance Today. His style is well known to be accurate but unpretentious, detailed yet not overwhelming. 

***Terms and conditions***

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

All tickets are transferrable. 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.

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.)

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

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


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

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes