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Wine After Work at The Tasting Room: Why Merlot rocks

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a happy hour plus wine education!

Wine After Work: Why Merlot rocks!

Learn the ins and outs of Merlot while tasting some amazing selections, diving deep with maps, and learning from Certified Sommelier and Wine Educator Shar Peterson. She’ll cover the history of this noble grape, the story of the rise of Merlot in the 1980s, the crash after the movie Sideways, the sub-regions and other grapes that are planted, and why today’s Merlots are better than ever.

The focus will be on the Merlots of California as well as Bordeaux, and how they are very different in style.

A ton of information, some bites from The Tasting Room’s kitchen, and an opportunity to meet new friends. Three great wines will be presented plus amazing handouts for the discussion. 

We hope you can join us for this fun after work event!


What is Wine After Work?
Wine After Work is a series of fun and quick wine classes at local restaurants all over the metro area. Conducted by Certified Sommelier Shar Peterson of Twin Cities Wine Education, they are a quick dive into a specific topic in the world of wine while tasting a handful of delicious selections.

What time are Wine After Work classes?
As implied by the name, we aim to have these be fun after-work events. The gathering starts anytime after 5:15 pm, class begins around 5:30 pm and ends around 6:30 pm.

Is there food at Wine After Work?
A couple of appetizers or a cheese board will be ordered for the table, but this is not a wine dinner. You’re invited and encouraged to stick around after at the host restaurant for dinner.

Is there wine served at Wine After Work classes?
Of course! We take pride in serving great wines for all of our classes, always with top quality Riedel stemware. All Wine After Work classes serve a minimum of three great selections.


The Tasting Room
1434 West 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408 United States

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