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Wines of the Southern Rhone Masterclass
December 9, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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.
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.
The wines being served are many of the best to be found — no messing around here, including the legendary Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape, along with a bevy of ‘under the radar’ superstars.
This very special class has extremely limited seating. Once it’s sold out, it’s sold out.
I hope you can join me and Twin Cities Wine Education for this highly anticipated class.