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Wine After Work: The World of Chenin Blanc

August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a fun after-work gathering of wine and learning.

Wine After Work: The World of Chenin Blanc
at The Vine Room in Hopkins
5:30 to 6:30pm

There is a world of variety out there when it comes to Chenin Blanc. Sparkling, bone dry, off-dry, dessert, and seemingly everything in between. Additionally, the range of regions that produce incredible Chenin is long indeed: Loire Valley, South Africa, Napa Valley, Santa Barbara, Washington, and even Australia. 

In this new class, we’ll deep dive into Chenin Blanc: where it’s from, what the styles are, and where the top regions are located. By tasting through a range of wines you’ll soon discover that this shape-shifting grape variety presents different personalities at every turn. We will also cover great food and wine pairing ideas for this favorite variety.

You’ll learn the history of this amazing grape and the hints and tips that will help you get the biggest bang for the buck. Plus, through tasting a range of styles while discussing with a certified sommelier, you’ll pick up on the details that somms use to distinguish the average from the extraordinary.

Get ready to learn, and also have a blast of fun!


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 is anytime after 5 pm, the class begins at 5:30, and ends around 6:30 pm. You are invited and encouraged to stick around for a meal afterward, of course.

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 meal or 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 serves a minimum of three great selections. 

How many people come to Wine After Work?
Minimum of four people for a class, a maximum of eight for events at The Vine Room.

Can we arrange a private Wine After Work event for our office or clients?
For sure! Reach out to Angela Kallsen, Director of Operations for TCWE, with inquiries. angela@twincitieswine.com

***Terms and conditions***

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

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

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. All tickets are transferrable.

Think of your ticket as you would a ticket to the Guthrie, a concert, or a sporting event. No refunds for no-shows or illness, but you can always send someone in your place.

Weather policy: Should a class be rescheduled due to weather, you will be informed via your registration email. If you cannot attend the new date, we offer a 50% credit toward a future class booked within 30 days. If a class is not rescheduled, but the weather is bad, it is at the discretion of Twin Cities Wine regarding a 50% credit.

We aim to start all classes on time, please arrive a touch early. No meals are served at the classes unless specified. 

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


The Vine Room
756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

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