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Wine Geek Week Australia: The d’Arenberg Deep Dive

September 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a class focused on one of the iconic producers of modern Australian wines, operated by one of the true characters of the business.

The wines, the mind, the styles of the legendary Chester Osborne

Goal of the class: To demystify the wines of South Australia (and the McLaren Vale in particular), to introduce you to the wines of d’Arernberg if you are not familiar, to show the style and freshness that modern Australian wines produce, to educate you about grape varieties you may not be familiar with, and finally share some stories and videos of the legendary winemaker and owner of d’Arenbeg, Chester Osborne.

Join us for a special night of learning about the wines of Australia through the lens of one of our favorite wineries, d’Arenberg!

Background: In 1997, when I was consulting for Surdyk’s Liquors, we tasted the very first d’Arenberg wines to be offered to Minnesota. The 1994 d’Arry’s Original Shiraz/Grenache was unlike anything I had at the time. Today we would call it on the ‘natural wine’ end of the spectrum, but back them there were no words other that ‘wild!’ It was brimming with personality and verve, and we proudly brought it into the store. Fast forward 22 years and I’m still beating the drum for d’Arenberg because, quite simply, the wines keep getting better and better.

In this class we will taste six great wines from d’Arenberg including the iconic DEAD ARM SHIRAZ, consistently ranked one of the best of Australia.

We hope you can make it to this awesome wine class!

Class details
Class instructor: Jason Kallsen
Location: North Loop Wine and Spirits
Start time: 6:30pm
Number of wines to be served: 6

Terms and conditions: no refunds on tickets purchased. No transfers or credits to future classes within 7 days of the event. All attendees must be over 21 years of age, with identification if asked. Free parking is generally available for our events but not guaranteed. 


North Loop Wine & Spirits
218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

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