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Wine Fundamentals: Glassware and Gadgets

April 28, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Twin Cities Wine Education LLC presents
Wine Fundamentals: Glassware and Gadgets
Walk into a high end kitchen supply store and there is a whole department dedicated to items surrounding the world of tasting and enjoying wine. But do these really increase your enjoyment?
What gear does a budding wine geek really need? The new Glassware and Gadgets class takes on this question head on.
We’ll start with the range of wine openers out there and detail the pros and cons of each.
Then we will move onto a biggie: stemware. A comparative tasting of wines out of different stemware will leave your flabbergasted but also educated about the role of stemware in wine. While enjoying our wines out of the ‘proper’ stems we’ll move into aerators (you’ll be surprised by my findings!), decanters, and wine chillers (yes, there is a proper and an improper way to chill down wine).
An extensive discussion about wine preservation will be included as well, showing you the best (which is also the least expensive) way to preserve a bottle to wine to enjoy glass by glass over the course of many months.
We will finish with an overview of the best current wine books on the market, and why certain books are wonderful and certain selections fall short.
This will be an exceptional class for anybody who wants to multiply their enjoyment of wine without wasting money on equiptment and supplies you don’t really need.  
You can expect the extensive Twin Cities Wine Education handouts, use of top quality Riedel stemware, and an intimidation-free presentation of the information. Twin Cities Wine Education classes are a snob-free zone! 

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About the Wine Fundamentals course and classes of Twin Cities Wine Education
The Wine Fundamentals course and classes brings together top notch wine education with specific topics to help the new (or experienced) wine drinker gain confidence and knowledge. The five core topics include terroir, science of taste, glassware and gadgets, winespeak, and varietals. These classes are guaranteed to help with your basic wine knowledge while increasing your curiosity, wether you are new to the world of wine or an experienced connoisseur. 
About Jason Kallsen and Twin Cities Wine Education Jason has been a fixture in the local since scene since the early 1990’s, starting his career at some of the top local restaurants of the time. His various roles in the industry have included consulting for Surdyk’s Liquors from 1996 to 2000 (and establishing their still popular wine class series), and working for fine wine importers and distributors World Class Wines (2001-2010) and The Wine Company (2010-present). He has also been the lead wine instructor for the University of Minnesota’s Learning Life program since 2004. His media appearances are numerous, including “Good Question” on WCCO, “DeRusha Eats” on WCCO, interview with Andrew Zimmern on KSTP, and various radio spots including pairing wines with classical music on the internationally broadcasted Performance Today from American Public Media. For more info on what his classes are like, see Unraveling The Burgundy Mystery at the blog FoodWineClick.com.


April 28, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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North Loop Wine and Spirits
218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

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