Meet the importer + warehouse tour: Annette Peters of Bourget Imports
Who imports your wine matters. Big time.
And here you have the opportunity to meet one of the best: local wine legend Annette Peters.
In our upcoming class Meet the Importer: Annette Peters of Bourget Imports, you’ll get an amazing peek behind the curtain of how wines are found, selected, imported, and sold in the Minnesota market. Annette is considered by many (including me) to have one of best palates in the state, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with her on various projects for over two decades. She’s a mentor of mine, and as you’ll learn she is pivotal in making the wine scene in Minnesota so awesome.
If you’ve never been to a wine warehouse, get ready for some fun! The cool temperatures will be an escape from the summer heat, and with a glass in hand we’ll wander the aisles and pop some gems while Annette tells us the story of some of these amazing wines (many of which are only available to U.S. consumers via Minnesota).
Wines to be presented: We’ll be tasting a range of wines that Annette has found during her journeys, and we’ll learn what she’s looking for as she’s deep in the wine caves of Champagne, Burgundy, Rioja, and many other European destinations. The exact list of wines to be presented is still being formed, but you can rest assured that your glass will have some awesome juice in it.
About the evening. We’ll be meeting, tasting, and learning at the Bourget Imports warehouse in Eagan, off Lone Oak Road and 35E. The event begins promptly at 6:00pm, and we will have a pre-packed cheese and snack packets available for you.
A range of restaurants nearby will give you a good destination for post-tasting nourishment! 😉
We hope you can join us!