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February 2019

THE EYRIE VINEYARDS CELEBRATION

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Black Dog Cafe, 308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
$44.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a very special afternoon celebrating one of the best wineries in America! THE EYRIE VINEYARDS CELEBRATION, recognizing the 54th anniversary of the first plantings of Pinot Noir in Willamette Valley On February 22, 1965, David Lett bent the arc of wine history. As the first one to defiantly dismiss the so-called 'experts' that said Pinot Noir couldn't grow successfully in Willamette Valley, he and his wife Diana planted the first Pinot Noir vineyard…

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Wine After Work: Valpolicella, Ripasso, and Amarone

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Dog Cafe, 308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
$35.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a new Wine After Work class Valpolicella, Ripasso, and Amarone with sommelier Shar Peterson Join sommelier Shar Peterson for a quick dive into three of the great wines of the Veneto in northeastern Italy. Valpolicella, Ripasso, and Amarone are each distinctive, each delicious, each with a purpose, but made differently simply by winemaking method. We will taste three great wines, one of each style, from one great producer. You'll learn about the…

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Bouchard Premier Cru Rarities: 1990, 1991, and 1996

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$80.00

Twin Cities Wine Education proudly presents an incredible night of aged Burgundies from a favorite producer. BOUCHARD PREMIER CRU RARITIES: 1990, 1991, and 1996 Extremely limited seating. How often can you taste top level Burgundies with 23 to 29 years of age on them? In this special class we'll start with a discussion of the particular vintages we will experience (1990, 1991, and 1996) plus a general overview of Burgundy to understand the hierarchy of the vineyard system. Next, we'll…

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The Science of Wine and Flavor

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$44.00

Twin Cities Wine Education LLC presents a great night of learning the complexities of wine and flavor pairings 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 popular 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 salt, sugar, sour, and fat. By…

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Wine After Work: (real) Beaujolais

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cafe Latte, 850 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States
$40.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: Understanding (real) Beaujolais Learn the ins and outs of the wines of Beaujolais while tasting some amazing selections, diving deep with maps, and learning from Certified Sommelier and Wine Educator Shar Peterson. She’ll cover the key grape variety, the geography, the culture, how to get the most bang for your buck, and much more. "Real deal" Beaujolais is one of…

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March 2019

Washington Wine History and Aged Gems, with guest Chad Johnson

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$70.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special night of stories, history, and older wines. Washington Wine History and Aged Gems, with special guest Chad Johnson of Dusted Valley Vineyards of Walla Walla This class falls under the category of "it's only happening once, never again," when we pop and discuss some amazing aged wines featuring the history of Washington state and Walla Walla in particular. Joining us for the discussion will be Chad Johnson, founder and owner of…

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Bordeaux Masterclass special edition, featuring 1981 Chateau Haut Brion

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$75.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents Special edition Bordeaux Masterclass featuring 1981 Chateau Haut Brion Ah, Bordeaux. There is no other place like it. It's an area dripping with history (including our own Thomas Jefferson traversing its land), historic estates (some of the most beautiful wineries in the world), legendary producers (Lafite Rothchild, Chateau Margaux, Haut-Brion, and dozens more), and of course some of the best wines of the world. In the Bordeaux Masterclass, we will do a dual focus on…

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape: The 1998 Vintage Revisited

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$90.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special night of fabulous rare wines! Châteauneuf-du-Pape: The 1998 Vintage Revisited In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Rhône Valley was still relatively unknown to Americans, who were focused on the regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy for French wine pleasure. Then came Robert Parker and his publication The Wine Advocate, who championed the wines of the Southern Rhône as some of the great bargains of the wine world. His love…

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Wine After Work: Port and Desserts of Cafe Latte

March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cafe Latte, 850 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States
$40.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a very special Wine After Work event Understanding Port, paired with the outstanding desserts of Café Latte. Port and dessert go hand and in hand, and in the Twin Cities one destination stands out for their legendary desserts: Café Latte on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul. Join us for a very special Wine After Work class with Sommelier Shar Peterson featuring a terrific overview of the fortified wines of Portugal.  She will…

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BUBBLY and FRIES 2019 at Black Dog Lowertown

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Dog Lowertown, 308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
$54.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a night of music, dancing, bubbles, and french fries! GastroVINO: Bubbly and Fries 2019! Presented in partnership by Twin Cities Wine Education, Solo Vino Wine Shop. and Black Dog Lowertown. During the sparkling wine and Champagne masterclasses of December, I made one thing perfectly clear: the best food pairing with a glass of bubbly is anything deep fried and salty. And what is the ultimate deep fried and salty food? French fries,…

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Riedel and Pinot Noir Masterclass (including free stemware!)

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$65.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present an eye opening class with a free gift to take home! The Riedel Pinot Noir XL class, along with the Pinot Noir Masterclass. Prepare to be amazed. Stemware makes all the difference in the world, but rarely are you given the opportunity to try multiple wines from multiple glasses to prove the point. My analogy that I've used for years is this: you can have a top level turntable, Pink Floyd's Dark…

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The Wines of Spain: A complete overview

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$55.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents the top overview program of one of the most dynamic and exciting countries in the world of wine: Spain. There is no country that has taken the wine world by storm faster than Spain. Even as recently as the 1980's and 1990's, many wines from Spain were unpredictable, backward, variable, and just not worth the hunt. Then the wine revolution happened, bringing in modern winemaking techniques, massive investments, and the attention of the world's wine…

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Wine After Work: New York’s Finger Lakes District

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Dog Cafe, 308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
$40.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: Understanding New York's Finger Lakes wine district Learn the ins and outs of the wines of the Finger Lakes of New York while tasting some amazing selections, diving deep with maps, and learning from Certified Sommelier and Wine Educator Shar Peterson. She’ll cover the key grape varieties, the geography, the culture, how to get the most bang for your buck,…

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Riedel Veritas Champagne plus Sparkling Wine Masterclass

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$65.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present an eye opening class with a free gift to take home! The Riedel Veritas Champagne class, along with the Sparkling Wine Masterclass. IN MY OPINION, THE SINGLE MOST IMPRESSIVE RIEDEL GLASS AVAILABLE TODAY Prepare to be amazed. Stemware makes all the difference in the world, but rarely are you given the opportunity to try multiple wines from multiple glasses to prove the point. The analogy that I've used for years is this:…

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SloCro: The Wines of Slovenia and Croatia

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a new class about a very, very old region SloCro: The Wines of Slovenia and CroatiaCo-taught with sommelier Bill Summerville They are two of the oldest regions for wine in the world, yet only recently have commanded spots on wine lists across America. What is it with the wines of Slovenia and Croatia that have captured the attention of so many sommeliers? Join us in a comprehensive education, tasting, and discussion about…

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Wine After Work: The Central Loire Valley

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Dog Cafe, 308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
$40.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: The Central Loire Valley Learn the ins and outs of the wines of the central Loire Valley while tasting some amazing selections, diving deep with maps, and learning from Certified Sommelier and Wine Educator Shar Peterson. She’ll cover the key grape varieties, the geography, the culture, how to get the most bang for your buck, and much more. The central…

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Vino + Vinyl: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON + Rioja

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$60.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a new concept for wine and music lovers ... VINO and VINYLPink Floyd's DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, paired with Rioja Join us for a new concept in wine education: Vino and Vinyl with Twin Cities Wine Education. Each Vino and Vinyl night will be a memorable pairing of a particular wine category paired with a legendary album played on 180g vinyl on top quality equipment including a top-level U-Turn turntable and a Jamo 626 speaker system.…

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Ultimate Intro to Wine: Winespeak

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$40.00

Our most popular class and the best wine fundamentals class available! ULTIMATE INTRO TO WINE: "WINESPEAK"Presented by Certified Sommelier Jason Kallsen The fundamentals of wine knowledge intimidate many, for we are talking about a subjective subject (smell and taste) while at the same time trying to understand why many give it a numerical score (90 points! Ah! Hedonistic fruit bomb!). Between varietals, regions, countries, aromas, flavors, and about a million different opinions out there, it's no wonder many see the…

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Intro to Wine: Understanding Europe

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$40.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present the best overview class available on the big three wine countries of Europe: France, Italy, and Spain ULTIMATE INTRO TO WINE: THE WINES OF EUROPE When you first start to learn about wine, it is easier to learn about California, Australian, and South American wines for several reasons. First, these places (especially the west coast of America) are familiar to us and we know how to pronounce the locations. Secondly, the grape…

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April 2019

Wine After Work: Valpolicella, Ripasso, and Amarone

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Dog Cafe, 308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
$35.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a new Wine After Work class Valpolicella, Ripasso, and Amarone with sommelier Shar Peterson Join sommelier Shar Peterson for a quick dive into three of the great wines of the Veneto in northeastern Italy. Valpolicella, Ripasso, and Amarone are each distinctive, each delicious, each with a purpose, but made differently simply by winemaking method. We will taste three great wines, one of each style, from one great producer. You'll learn about the…

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