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June 2020

1992 Revisited: Sonoma and Napa Valley

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$70.00

A special night of 1992 Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots from Sonoma and Napa Valley. A rare chance to taste these aged gems. Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a night that will not be repeated anytime soon!1992 REVISITED: Gems from Sonoma and Napa ValleyIt's starting to get harder and harder to find great old wines, for the treasure hunters around the world are gobbling them up faster and faster. Luckily, we invested heavily in aged wines years ago…

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July 2020

Intro to Wine series: SECRETS OF THE SOMM (Deductive wine tasting)

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

Learn how sommeliers use aroma and flavor profiles to deduce the qualities and identity of a wine. A great class to sharpen your senses! Our most popular class and the best wine fundamentals class out there!The Intro to Wine series: SECRETS OF THE SOMM - an introduction to deductive wine tasting and wine certification programsPresented by Certified Sommelier Jason Kallsen, founder and owner of Twin Cities Wine EducationWe're experiencing the rise of the 'sommelier culture' in the United States. It…

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Wine on the Weekend at The Vine Room: Gorgonzola and GSM

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States
$50.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon! Wine on the Weekend (with a cheese class!) GSM (Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre) with Gorgonloza! Presented by sommelier and educator Shar Peterson Our new weekend wine series will focus on a particular pairing of one grape variety with one type of cheese. Come learn all about the Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes including their history, differing styles, top regions around the world, outstanding producers,…

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The Amazing Rieslings of Merkelbach

July 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$60.00

Experience a deep education into the world of Riesling, the Mosel Valley of Germany, and one of the top tiny producers: Merkelbach. Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special night of rarities from a tiny producer.The Amazing Rieslings of MerkelbachAlfred and Rolf Merkelbach are brothers. Both are in their 70's. They live together, simply and modestly, in their small family home. They farm just under two hectares of vines. They do all the work themselves. And the wines are as…

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OAK: The Foundations of Wine series

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$45.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a series of great classes to build your wine confidence and spark vino curiosity! THE FOUNDATIONS OF WINE SERIES: OAK There are a handful of topics that can help you understand every wine in the world. They include oak, acidity, body, terroir, elevation, and climate. Through our Foundations of Wine series, you will become an expert on these particular topics and how they integrate into the wines you purchase. OAK In this class, we’ll deep…

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The Wines of France: A complete overview of key regions

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$59.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a comprehensive evening learning about arguably the greatest country for wine in the world. The Wine of France: A complete overview of key wine regions When it comes to the world of wine, there is one country that stands head and shoulders above all in terms of history, reputation, and influence. That country, of course, is France. From the cool hills of Champagne in the north to the sun-scorched plains to the south, the sheer…

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Intro to Wine series: EUROPE PART ONE (France, Italy, and Spain)

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

A detailed overview of the wines of France, Italy, and Spain including main regions, key varieties, and buying advice! The best class around to introduce you to the key wine countries of Europe.The Intro to Wine series: EUROPE PART ONE, the wines and regions of France, Italy, and SpainPresented by Certified Sommelier Jason Kallsen, founder and owner of Twin Cities Wine EducationWhen you first start to learn about wine, it is easier to learn about California, Australian, and South American…

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Vino and Vinyl: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR + The Wines of the Veneto

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$60.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a new concept for wine and music lovers ... VINO and VINYLThe Beatles MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR + The Wines of the VENETO Join us for another Vino and Vinyl with Twin Cities Wine Education!Each Vino and Vinyl night will be a memorable pairing of a particular wine category along with a legendary album played on 180g vinyl on top-quality equipment including a U-Turn Audio turntable and a Jamo 626 speaker system. This is a music listening…

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August 2020

Wine After Work: The World of Chenin Blanc

August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States
$40.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a fun after-work gathering of wine and learning. Wine After Work: The World of Chenin Blancat The Vine Room in Hopkins5:30 to 6:30pm There is a world of variety out there when it comes to Chenin Blanc. Sparkling, bone dry, off-dry, dessert, and seemingly everything in between. Additionally, the range of regions that produce incredible Chenin is long indeed: Loire Valley, South Africa, Napa Valley, Santa Barbara, Washington, and even Australia.  In…

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The Incredible and Overlooked Wines of Southern Italy

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$59.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a new class on a very old region The Wines of Apulia, Calabria, Basilicata, and CampaniaExploring the amazing and overlooked wines of Southern Italy It's one of the oldest wine regions in the Mediterranean Basin. The far southern part of Italy is where the Greeks first landed and planted vines, followed by the development by the Romans. Over time, wine regions further to the north started to steal the spotlight, and today if you say…

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Alex Fullerton: Wind Blown vs. Sheltered Pinot Noirs of Willamette Valley

August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$55.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special night with one of our favorite personalities of Willamette Valley! Alex Fullerton of Fullerton Winery presents: Wind Blown vs. Sheltered Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs Join us for a night with a special guest expert that carries an encyclopedia of Willamette Valley in his brain. Alex Fullerton is the talented young winemaker and founder of Fullerton Wines, which is suddenly found at many of the best restaurants of the Twin Cities.…

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Intro to Wine series: EUROPE PART TWO (Portugal, Germany, Austria, more!)

August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

A detailed overview of the wines of France, Italy, and Spain including main regions, key varieties, and buying advice! The best class around to introduce you to the key wine countries of Europe. The Intro to Wine series: EUROPE PART TWO, the wines and regions of Portugal, Germany, Austria, Greece, and more. Presented by Certified Sommelier Jason Kallsen, founder and owner of Twin Cities Wine Education When you first start to learn about wine, it is easier to learn about…

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Wine Geek Week: Spain – OLÉ! OLÉ! OLÉ! SUNDAY SERIES AT SOLO VINO

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Solo Vino, 517 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
$35.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present the kickoff event for Wine Geek Week: Spain! Wine Geek Week: Spain - OLÉ! OLÉ! OLÉ!The Sunday Series at Solo VinoFeaturing low-production and limited gems of the Spanish wine world. The Sunday Series with Solo Vino is a special private event that is casual, info-packed, and perfect for those wanting to stock up the cellar. In this edition, we will focus on wines from Spain that are limited in production, under the radar, and…

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Wine Geek Week: Spain – THE GRAND TASTING

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
$60.00

Wine Geek Week: Spain - THE GRAND TASTING Join us for a memorable night of incredible wines, held in the beautiful ballroom of the University Club of St. Paul on Summit Avenue. Dozens of fantastic wines will be presented, organized by the winery or by location in Spain. Representatives from wineries and importers, along with local experts, will be on hand to share with you the stories and the styles of this amazing country.  As with all Twin Cities Wine…

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Wine and War: How France Saved Their National Treasure

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$70.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special evening of history, stories, and great wine. WINE AND WAR: How the French saved their national treasure In the book Wine and War by Don and Petie Kladstrup, some amazing stories were told. Stories of winemakers held as prisoners of war. Stories of tunnels, hiding, resistance, and daring. Stories of horrible vintages, and legendary bottles. And most of all, stories of heroes overcoming incredible odds, and the wines that gave them hope…

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Wine Geek Week: Spain – Mazuelo and Manchego at The Vine Room

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States
$45.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon! Wine Geek Week: Spain - Wine on the Weekend (with a cheese class!) Mazuelo and Manchego! Presented by sommelier and educator Shar Peterson Our new weekend wine series will focus on a particular pairing of one grape variety with one type of cheese. Come learn all about the Mazuelo grape, known in the rest of the world as Carignane, including its history, differing styles,…

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Clark Smith: Wine Science, Modern Innovations, and Wines of America

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 South Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special night with one of the top wine minds in the world, Clark Smith, author of Postmodern Winemaking. We're overjoyed to announce the return of Clark Smith, wine scientist (and wine rebel) to the Twin Cities for a series of eye-opening classes examining the role of science in winemaking, the diversity of the wines of America, and the crossroads of music and wine in sensory perception. Clark's knowledge, inventions, teachings, and innovations are well…

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Clark Smith: SOMM-inar for the Twin Cities Wine professionals

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
Free

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special morning seminar for the wine trade, with one of the top wine minds in the world, Clark Smith, author of Postmodern Winemaking. We're overjoyed to announce the return of Clark Smith, wine scientist (and wine rebel) to the Twin Cities for a series of eye-opening classes examining the role of science in winemaking, the diversity of the wines of America, and the crossroads of music and wine in sensory perception. Clark's knowledge, inventions,…

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Clark Smith Vino and Vinyl: Wine, Music, and Sensory Perception

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$50.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special evening with one of the top wine minds in the world, Clark Smith, author of Postmodern Winemaking. We're overjoyed to announce the return of Clark Smith, wine scientist (and wine rebel) to the Twin Cities for a series of eye-opening classes examining the role of science in winemaking, the diversity of the wines of America, and the crossroads of music and wine in sensory perception. Clark's knowledge, inventions, teachings, and innovations are well…

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Wine Geek Week: Spain – THE RIOJA MASTERCLASS

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

Wine Geek Week: Spain - THE RIOJA MASTERCLASS Featuring top producers, rare wines, and the most current information. Spanish wine history is full of starts and stops over the course of 2000 years (far more so than France or Italy), resulting in a fractured wine system that didn't really start great momentum until the late 20th century. One exception, however, is the famous region of Rioja. This class will take a multi-pronged approach to understand this incredibly important region and…

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September 2020

Super Tuscans Masterclass, featuring ORNELLAIA

September 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$70.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present  SUPER TUSCANS MASTERCLASS Featuring the $250+ a bottle gem, Ornellaia! It's a category that contains some of the greatest wines of the world, yet is misunderstood by many. "Super Tuscans" are some of the most dynamic and interesting wines made anywhere on the planet, and the history of the creation of this category is one of the great stories in the world of wine. Join us for an evening of history, geography,…

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Intro to Wine series: SCIENCE OF WINE AND FLAVOR

September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a great night of learning the complexities of wine and flavor pairings The Intro to Wine series:THE SCIENCE OF WINE AND FLAVOR Time to geek out. Let’s talk acids, alcohols, tannin, yeast strains, photosynthesis, fermentations, and the science of food and wine pairing. In this one of a kind and highly interactive class, we will dive headfirst into the science of wine and flavor, starting with an eye-opening experiment: tasting a range of wines with…

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Wine Geek Week: Spain – SIX UNDER THE RADAR REGIONS

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$50.00

Wine Geek Week: Spain - SIX UNDER THE RADAR REGIONS The amazing wines of overlooked areas. This special edition new wine class will introduce you to six key wine regions from Spain that aren't getting enough love from American consumers.  Three whites and three reds will constitute this collection, and you will learn about each out-of-the-ordinary grape variety and wine region they are from. These are historic areas with amazing wines being produced, but on the shelf, they get overwhelmed…

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Wine Geek Week: Spain – AGED SPANISH MAGNUMS

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$65.00

Wine Geek Week: Spain - AGED SPANISH MAGNUMS A special night of rare and awesome wines. Join us for a night that will not be repeated again, as we pop magnum-sized Spanish gems from the cellar of Twin Cities Wine Education while learning about the producers, the wines, the history, and the science of aging wines. Amazing bottles from La Rioja Alta, Lopez de Heredia, Palacios, and more will be popped and enjoyed in this class. Expect to learn a…

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October 2020

Wine Geek Week: Spain – THE SHERRY MASTERCLASS

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$45.00

Wine Geek Week: Spain - THE SHERRY MASTERCLASS New! Our first ever immersion into the world of Sherry! A special class to demystify a complicated subject, while tasting incredible selections. Sherry is one of the great wines of the world, no doubt, but it's also one of the least understood. The range of style is immense, the grape varieties are distinctive, so wines are dry, many are sweet, and the labeling and naming is quite confusing. It's no wonder we…

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