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The Wine Academy: Red Blends around the world

April 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a new concept in wine learning.

The Wine Academy with Chris Griese
Red Blends Around the World

Join local wine expert Chris Griese for a new format of wine education, The Wine Academy. These educational and tasting seminars will be topical by month, focusing on a particular region in the world of wine. All classes average 90 minutes in length, include four great wines to taste, and a ton of learning and discussion. 

The April 2019 class focuses on the category of Red Blends, from around the world.

Everyone thinks wines such as Apothic Red and The Prisoner started the category known as ‘Red Blends.’ But it turns out blended red wines have big a huge thing in the wine world for decades if not centuries. In this new class, join expert Chris Griese on a tour of the world’s red blends, from Cotes du Rhone and Bordeaux, through to amazing wines out of California and Australia.

You’ll learn the styles of different regions and blends, the top producers, and what the category has in store for the consumer without good info (buyer beware!).

The event will include extensive handouts, maps, articles, and more. We hope you can join us!

Chris Griese is one of the most experienced wine experts in Minnesota, having run three key fine wine distributors over his 30+ year career. He has now left the wholesale industry to focus on wine education as well as sake importation for the eastern United States (he’s one of the only WSET Level 3 Sake experts in the country). His presentations are info-packed, lively, and come from a background only possible with experience. 


Cotroneo’s Wine And Spirits
2148 3rd Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States

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