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Wines of the Southern Rhône Masterclass

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special night of amazing wines

Wines of the Southern Rhône Masterclass

Featuring an incredible range of rarely opened bottles including amazing Chateauneuf du Pape 

The wines of the Southern Rhone were the first to bring me to tears, when I was handed a glass by a mentor in the early 1990’s. It was a Gigondas. I still remember how it smelled and how it made it me feel. Like any great wine, it brought more questions forward than answers (“How can this be?” is the main one.) I’ve been a Southern Rhone nut ever since. 

There is no place like the Southern Rhone to bring out the details of the grand trifecta of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, and in this very special class we will taste legendary wines from throughout the valley while learning about the history, culture, food, and personalities of the region.

This will be the most comprehensive Southern Rhone seminar ever offered in Minnesota, with rarities being served for tasting.

We will dive deep into information about every sub-region of the Southern Rhone: from humble Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Village, to Tavel, Lirac, Gigondas, Vacquyras, and the revered Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The final section on Chateauneuf-du-Pape will be particularly comprehensive, discussing the terroir and geology of the region and wine style changes as a result of climate change.

This very special class has limited seating. Once it’s sold out, it’s sold out.

I hope you can join us and for this highly anticipated class.


Info on your instructor, plus terms and conditions

Jason Kallsen is Minnesota’s most experienced wine educator, with over two decades of experience teaching the subject. A Certifed Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, plus a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators, Jason has taught over 40,000 students since starting in the wine business in the early 1990s. He’s appeared in local, national, and international media including pairing wine with classical music on an internationally broadcasted edition of Performance Today. His style is well known to be accurate but unpretentious, detailed yet not overwhelming. 

***Terms and conditions***

By purchasing tickets to a Twin Cities Wine Education event you agree to the following

All tickets are transferrable. No refunds within 7 days for wine classes, and no refunds available at all for larger “Grand Tasting” events including Bubbles and Fries, Wine Geek Week, etc. Refunded tickets do not include a refund of Eventbrite ticketing fees, which are at the expense of the ticket purchaser.

We aim to start all classes on time, please arrive a touch early. No meals are served at the classes unless specified. For classes at North Loop Wine and Spirits, parking is generally available for free with a permit from the store but is not guaranteed. (Certain nights, especially with Twins baseball games occurring, may result in paying to park.)

All ticket purchasers and attendees must be over 21 years of age with legal identification.

Twin Cities Wine Education reserves the right, at our own judgment, to refuse service to anyone for any reason during the class.


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

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