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Wine Fundamentals: Terroir
April 14, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education LLC presents Wine Fundamentals: Terroir
This class explores the role of geography and geology in the world of wine, and what role location and “sense of place” has when it comes to different styles of wine. We will taste through a range of whites and reds that reflect upon some key questions such as: How does temperature (and global warming) affect the resulting wine? What role does elevation play in the qualities that end up in a glass? How does the geology change the resulting wine? What’s the big deal about limestone based soils? Does vine age have anything to do with quality and terroir, what what does “Old Vine” actually mean?
Of course 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!
Image: The hill of Corton, Burgundy. One of the most famous terroirs in the wine world.
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.
Jason’s motto says it all: Wine education without intimidation.