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The Wine Academy with Chris Griese: The Sparkling Wine Masterclass

December 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present The Wine Academy with Chris Griese

The Sparkling Wine Masterclass
Featuring tasting and deep discussion on Prosecco, Cava, Champagne, and more!

Join us for a special afternoon with Chris Griese, one of the most experienced and knowledgeable wine and sake experts in the state of Minnesota, for a deep dive exploration into sparkling wine around the world (just in time for New Year’s Eve!).

This class will concentrate on the combination of grape varieties used for sparkling production and the methods used to make the wines, resulting in a plethora of styles that can be confusing for most consumers. Through tasting five great selections while going over the history of the regions and winemaking techniques, you’ll leave an expert on all things sparkling wine.

Prosecco, Cava, real-deal Champagne and more will be tasted. Hints and tips from Chris will help assure you get the biggest bang for your sparkling wine buck.

Class begins at 3 pm at Cotroneo’s in White Bear Lake and will last approximately 90 minutes. 

We hope you can join us for this perfect way to celebrate New Year’s weekend! All attendees will receive discounts on sparkling wines purchased that day.


CHRIS GRIESE is one of a kind, having led some of the top fine wine distributors in our state over his 35-year career. His travels have taken him around the world multiple times, tasting with the greatest wineries of the world on their home turf. Additionally, he’s one of the few WSET Level 3 Sake experts in the country and was featured in Wine Spectator magazine’s first major article on the topic. He now focuses on wine education, where his enthusiasm and passion are evident with every glass he pours.


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

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