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Wine Fundamentals: Science of Taste

April 21, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 Twin Cities Wine Education LLC presents
Wine Fundamentals: Science of Taste
Time to geek out. Let’s talk acids, alcohols, tannin, yeast strains, photosynthesis, fermentations, and the science of food and wine pairing!
In this new and highly interactive class, we will dive head first into the science of wine, starting with modern developments in vineyard management including canopy management, organic farming, dry farming, and more.
We then step into the winemaking itself to detail cold soak macerations, temperature controlled fermentations, the use of oak (and if chips do the same thing), and the history (and current controversy) of sulfur. We’ll also have a discussion about 2,4,6-Trichloroanisole, or cork taint, and why screw caps might be the best closure for all bottles of wine. 
The last part of the class discusses the science of food and wine pairing, paying particular attention to how wines interact with sour, sweet, and fat. Of course all of this is accompanied by great wines to help us understand the points discussed.
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!
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 21, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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North Loop Wine and Spirits
218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

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