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September 2019

Wine Geek Week: Australia – Movie kickoff night, Crocodile Dundee

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
Free

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present the kickoff event for Wine Geek Week: Australia!Free showing of the 80's classic CROCODILE DUNDEE plus tasting of Australian Viognier Limited to 20 people Join us for the kickoff event to Wine Geek Week: Australia as we show the Paul Hogan classic CROCODILE DUNDEE while enjoying artisinal popcorn and some outstanding Australian wines.This is a casual evening limited to the size of our office space. Only 20 seats available. We hope you…

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Wine Geek Week Australia: History and Classic Producers

September 23 @ 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 special night recognizing the classic producers of Australian wine, plus the deep history of this amazing country.WINE GEEK WEEK AUSTRALIA: HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN WINE and THE CLASSIC PRODUCERSThe stories and wines of the great founders: Yalumba, Penfolds, Henschke, and moreGoal of the class: To help you understand the impact that key families and companies had in the formation of the Australian wine industry. Also, to teach the centuries old history of…

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Wine Geek Week Australia: The New Australia Grand Tasting

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
$50.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special grand tasting celebrating the new, the unknown, and awesome wines coming out of Australia today. ONE OF THE MOST EYE-OPENING TASTINGS OF THE YEAR.WINE GEEK WEEK AUSTRALIA: THE NEW AUSTRALIA GRAND TASTINGGoal of the event: To introduce you to dozens of producers that you've never heard of, that are new to the United States market, and represent the fresh young energy that is taking over winemaking down under. An incredible night…

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Wine Geek Week Australia: The d’Arenberg Deep Dive

September 25 @ 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 class focused on one of the iconic producers of modern Australian wines, operated by one of the true characters of the business.WINE GEEK WEEK AUSTRALIA: THE D'ARENBERG DEEP DIVEThe wines, the mind, the styles of the legendary Chester Osborne Goal of the class: To demystify the wines of South Australia (and the McLaren Vale in particular), to introduce you to the wines of d'Arernberg if you are not familiar, to show the…

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Wine Geek Week: Wine After Work – The new white wines of Australia

September 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 great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: THE NEW WHITE WINES OF AUSTRALIA Learn the ins and outs of the great white wines of Australia 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…

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Wine Geek Week Australia: 1999 Australian Gems

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special night of aged Australian gems, one of the best line ups you can experience this year.WINE GEEK WEEK AUSTRALIA: 1999 GEMS OF AUSTRALIAN WINEWhat treasures await 20 years on?The goal of the class: To help us understand the age-ability of Australian red wines through a careful tasting and discussion of a perfectly preserved collection of rarities.To cap off Wine Geek Week Australia, we have a special treat in store for twelve…

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Wine Geek Week Australia: The Viognier Breakfast

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States
$50.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special morning of Viognier and bagels! WINE GEEK WEEK AUSTRALIA: THE VIOGNIER BREAKFAST The goal of the class: To recreate an amazing experience I had in Australia in 2008, enjoying some of the best Viogniers around with bagels, cream cheese, and smoked salmon. Overview: Join us for a special morning of wine learning and delicious breakfast foods! We will gather at The Vine Room in Hopkins on Saturday morning September 28th at 10…

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October 2019

Wine After Work: Chianti and Chianti Classico

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States
$35.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: Chianti and Chianti Classico Learn the ins and outs of the wines of Chianti and Chianti Classico 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. Why is…

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Wine After Work: The Willamette Valley

October 3 @ 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 fun after work gathering of wine and learning. Wine After Work: The Willamette Valley There is no region with as much sudden success as the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The first vines were planted by David Lett at The Eyrie Vineyards in 1966. By 1980 there were a couple of dozen wineries. Now there are hundreds, producing what many believe to the best Pinot Noirs in the world. Join us for…

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Jason’s Picks Q4 2019 at Cotroneo’s

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cotroneo’s Wine And Spirits, 2148 3rd Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States
$33.00

Jason’s Picks: The curated wine selections hand-picked by Sommelier Jason Kallsen Q4 2019 SELECTIONS: Class and tasting Thursday, October 3rd in White Bear Lake!Theme: The Thrifty Somm Selections - bang for the buck wines for winter. Think Syrah, Cabernet, Portuguese reds, fuller-bodied whites, and more. Get ready for the cold air! The  “Jason’s Picks” section is comprised of 10 wines that I ferret out from great local wholesalers and offer with full information for the consumer including food pairings, history…

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OAK: The Foundations of Wine series

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jo Jo’s Rise & Wine, 12501 Nicollet Avenue, #Suite 100, #Suite 100
Burnsville, MN 55337 United States
$40.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a new 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…

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The Oldest Wine World: Exploring the Wines of Georgia

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$45.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a new class on a very old region! The Wines of Georgia: An exploration into the old old old world of winemaking It's the birthplace of wine. It's where evidence of 8000 years of winemaking has been found. It's an area steeped in tradition and history. And we are just now, in America, truly discovering their wines. Join us for a special night of learning about and tasting these incredible wines, newly…

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Ultimate Intro to Wine: Winespeak

October 9 @ 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 out there! 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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Wine After Work: The World of Cabernet Franc

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States
$38.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a fun after work gathering of wine and learning. Wine After Work: The World of Cabernet Franc It's the grape variety getting all the attention lately from somms around the world. Ten years ago, outside of the Loire Valley in France, 100% Cab Franc wines were a rarity. With domestic leaders such as Gamling and McDuck, Gary Wooten, and Lang and Reed, the world of Cabernet Franc has exploded. Join us for…

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The Wines of Tuscany: a complete overview

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

Tuscany is one of those regions that the mere mention of will cause eyes to roll and sighs to be heard … we all love Tuscany, even if we have never been there. Reading books about Tuscany or seeing movies only help to reinforce our love of the region, but drinking the wines of Tuscany solidifies the deal. The wines of Tuscany are surprisingly varied. This class will begin by covering the geography of the region — exactly where Tuscany…

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The Science of Wine and Flavor

October 14 @ 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: Port and Desserts of Cafe Latte

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cafe Latte, 850 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States
$44.00

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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The World of Orange Wine

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

An exploration into the world of Orange Wine, the traditional winemaking method of many countries, which has seen a modern resurgence.

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Wine After Work: The Wines of Corsica

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States
$35.00

Twin Cities Wine Education proudly presents a brand new class on a very old place... Wine After Work: The Wines of Corsicawith Sommelier Shar Peterson The island of Corsica has a long history, thousands of years, in the wine world. Established first by the Greeks and later the Romans, it has been on the crossroads of the European wine trade for centuries. In this new class, we'll explore the island, its history, and the many grape varieties it produces. Learn…

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TANNIN: The Foundations of Wine series

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jo Jo’s Rise & Wine, 12501 Nicollet Avenue, #Suite 100, #Suite 100
Burnsville, MN 55337 United States
$40.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a new series of great classes to build your wine confidence and spark vino curiosity! THE FOUNDATIONS OF WINE SERIES: TANNIN 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. TANNIN In this class, we’ll…

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Wine After Work: The Wines of Valle d’Aosta, Italy

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States
$36.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: The Wines of Valle d'Aosta, Italy Join sommelier Shar Peterson for a new class diving into an amazing wine region, little known to Americans: Valle d'Aosta. The Aosta valley is located in far northern Piemonte, on the Swiss border. It's the smallest wine region in Italy in both size and production (only 36,000 cases total of DOC production), and it's…

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Wines of Portugal, with Rui Abecassis of Obrigado Imports

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$45.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special evening with one of the top experts of Portugal and Portuguese wines.THE WINES OF PORTUGAL, with special guest Rui Abecassis of Obrigado ImportsThe wine of Portugal are some of the most exciting in the world today, with an amazing range now being exported from this beautiful country. And Portugal has quickly risen to the top of the list of tourists, exploring the amazing cities of Porto and Lisbon, the countryside…

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The Eyrie Vineyards: Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs of Dundee Hills

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$90.00

A special evening featuring single-vineyard​ rarities of the historic Eyrie Vineyards winery of Willamette Valley.

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Wine After Work: Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States
$38.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley Join certified sommelier and wine educator Shar Peterson on a journey into the Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys of Sonoma County. Learn about the history of the region, the climate and soils, and where to find the best bang for the buck wines. Emphasis will be on the old zinfandel fields planted by the…

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Ridge Vineyards: The Fall 2019 Releases

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$65.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a very special night featuring our favorite winery in America Ridge Vineyards: The Fall 2019 Releases Join us for a special night enjoying some of the best wines made in the world. Ridge Vineyards needs no introduction. Their wines are considered as good as they get, with the Monte Bello commonly referenced as the best red wine made in America. For over five decades they have consistently produced the best wines from…

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November 2019

Terroir of Willamette Valley: The Björnson Vineyard

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$76.00

Explore the concept of terroir in Willamatte​ Valley with a tasting of seven wines from one place, made by different winemakers.

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Wine After Work: New York’s Finger Lakes District

November 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

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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Wine and War: How France Saved Their National Treasure

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Wine Shop, 17521 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345 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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