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Wine Rivers of the World: Columbia, Willamette, and Russian

September 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a new series of classes focusing on the great wine rivers of the world.

Wine Rivers of the World: The Columbia, Willamette, and Russian Rivers

When you think about it, many of the greatest wine regions of the world are connected to river systems. The Douro, Loire, Rhône, Mosel, Willamette, Columbia, Russian, Murray, and many more. Why is this?

That’s the core question we’ll explore in this new series of classes taught by sommelier Jason Kallsen, founder of Twin Cities Wine Education.

Each class with be comprised of two or three river systems, with which we will learn the ins and outs of these wine areas including history, key grape varieties, soil types, and of course topography and geography. Extensive maps will help you deep dive into this information, leaving you with far more knowledge that you expect.

And of course we’ll taste a range of great wines from the regions, along with covering the key producers and what makes certain wines oh so good. 

This particular class will feature three river systems. The first half of the night will be about the Columbia and the Willamette, and how the Missoula Floods made for some of the most dynamic wine regions in the Pacific Northwest. The second half of the class shifts to Sonoma County, where the Russian River Valley has established itself as one of the great regions for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the world. Six great wines will be tasted over the course of the info-packed class.

We hope you can join us for this new and exciting series.


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

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