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March 2019

Riedel Veritas Champagne plus Sparkling Wine Masterclass

March 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

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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Vino + Vinyl: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON + Rioja

March 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

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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April 2019

Lavinea: Exploring Terroir in Willamette Valley

April 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a deep dive into the terroir of Willamette Valley. The Wines of Lavinea, the Single Vineyard Exploration of Willamette Valley A new winery run by two industry veterans is shaping up to redefine our knowledge of Willamette Valley. Lavinea was founded in 2014 by Greg Ralston and Isabelle Meunier (she formerly of Evening Land, one of the great wineries of Willamette) to explore the concept of terroir in this cherished region. But…

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Ridge Vineyards: The 2013 Vintage, the ATP Program, and Rarities

April 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a night with our favorite winery, featuring rarities and gems from their Advanced Tasting Program. Ridge Vineyards: The 2013 Vintage, the ATP Program, and Rarities The Ridge Vineyards ATP program is the original 'wine club' developed decades before Direct-To-Consumer became a major part of the winery's business model. They started the ATP program for one reason: to make use of small lots of specifically wonderful wines that were in such small quantity that…

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Icons of California: Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de LaTour 1964-1998

April 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education LLC presents a very special wine event  Icons of California wine:  Beaulieu's Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon 1964-1998 Before the days of cult wines and 100 point scoring systems, a handful of legendary wines from Napa Valley were produced and are still considered today to be some of the top wines ever made in America. One such wine is Beaulieu Vineyards' Georges de Latour Vineyard, from the heart of Napa Valley in Rutherford.  Legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff was at the helm…

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Vino and Vinyl: Chris Osgood + the Suicide Commando’s Time Bomb

April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special evening with wine importer and music legend Chris Osgood of the Suicide Commandos!VINO + VINYL: Imported wines of Chris Osgood + TIME BOMB While Chris is best known as the lead guitarist for the Suicide Commandos, the punk rock power trio of the Twin Cities in the 1970's and 80's, he is also highly regarded as an importer of incredible wines from southwestern France. In this unique class, we will…

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Wine Geek Week: Sonoma – OLD SONOMA featuring Silver Oak

April 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present Wine Geek Week, April 28-May 3rd 2019. A week of tastings, seminars, dinners, and of course the Grand Tasting, this time focusing on the incredible wines and diversity of Sonoma County! Wine Geek Week: SonomaAged Gems of Silver Oak and Ferrari Carano We're kicking off Wine Geek Week with a presentation of rarities from two of the stalwarts of Sonoma County: Ferrari-Carano and Silver Oak. Both were established a generation ago, when…

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May 2019

The Best of Bandol

May 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special evening of wines from a very special place ... The Best of BandolFeaturing Domaine Tempier "La Courtine" 2016, Chateau Pibarnon 2010, and more! The tiny speck of land in southern France, hugging the Mediterranean Sea, called Bandol produces some of the most age-worthy and profound wines of the world. But due to the minuscule nature of the production, few wine lovers have tried them much less a range of wines side…

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Alex Fullerton: Seven Single Vineyards Pinot Noirs (and Willamette AVA’s)

May 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special night of some of the rarest wines of Willamette Valley. Alex Fullerton of Fullerton Winery presents: Seven single vineyards and AVA's of Willamette Valley. 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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September 2019

Aged Oregon Wine Gems: 1979 to 2001

September 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special night of rare wines. An occasion never to be repeated again! AGED OREGON WINE GEMS: 1979-2001 Oregon wines are special for many reasons, but a key one is the infancy of the industry. The very first Pinot Noir vines were planed in the Willamette Valley only in 1966. The region didn't even kick into high gear until the 2000's. Before the spotlight was shining bright on the Willamette Valley, other parts of Oregon…

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

September 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #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: 1999 Australian Gems

September 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #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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October 2019

The Wines of Tuscany: a complete overview

October 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

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 Eyrie Vineyards: Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs of Dundee Hills

October 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

A special evening featuring single-vineyard​ rarities of the historic Eyrie Vineyards winery of Willamette Valley. Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special evening of rare wines from one of the legends of Oregon.THE EYRIE VINEYARDS Single Vineyard Pinot NoirsInstructor: Jason KallsenLocation and time: Twin Cities Wine Education headquartersDescription of wines to be served: 7 gems, including 5 single vineyard rarities, the never-before-popped in Minnesota Chasselas, and the basic Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. **When you have a line…

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November 2019

Terroir of Willamette Valley: The Björnson Vineyard

November 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Explore the concept of terroir in Willamatte​ Valley with a tasting of seven wines from one place, made by different winemakers. Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special evening showcasing one of the top vineyards of Willamette Valley.TERROIR IN WILLAMETTE: The Björnson VineyardInstructor: Jason KallsenLocation: Twin Cities Wine Education headquarters***There is a particularly special vineyard high in the Eola-Amity Hills owned by Minnesotans Mark and Pattie Björnson, right next door to the famed Seven Springs Vineyard (of…

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1985 was a great year for PORT!

November 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special night (limited seating) of incredible 34 year old Ports! 1985 was a great year for PORT! Aged Vintage Port is the pinnacle of dessert wine. Only after decades of age does the amazing complexity of the best Vintage Ports come through. Join us for a very, very, very special tasting of 34 year old gems while learning all about the world of Port wine! We'll begin with an overview of the Port process,…

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Burgundies of Château de Pommard, with guest expert Preston Mohr (WSET 4)

November 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special night for lovers of Burgundy wine and French travel and culture, through the insights of a true insider. The Burgundies of Château de Pommard with guest expert Preston Mohr (WSET 4) Château de Pommard is a historic house in Burgundy that is a leader in biodynamic farming, marketing innovation, and top-grade wines from the Côte de Beaune. Their United States expert, Preston Mohr (a University of Minnesota graduate) is in…

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December 2019

The Rioja Masterclass, featuring La Rioja Alta and Lopez de Heredia

December 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special night of Spanish wine educationTHE RIOJA MASTERCLASSThe greatest wine region of Spain  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 the…

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Vino and Vinyl: SGT PEPPERS + The Wines of Portugal

December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a new concept for wine and music lovers ...VINO and VINYLThe Beatles SGT PEPPERS + The Wines of PortugalJoin us for the return of 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 experience, with…

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January 2020

The Port Masterclass

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a very special evening ...The Port MasterclassFresh from extensive research and tastings on the current state of the world of Port, we present the Port Masterclass!This will be the most comprehensive discussion around on the history of Port, the role of Quintas vs. Lodges, the amazing Douro River Valley, and of course the multitude of styles available. A special emphasis will be on the conditions of the incredible 2016 harvest and what is leading many…

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Vino and Vinyl: PURPLE RAIN + Zinfandel

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a new concept for wine and music lovers ...VINO and VINYLPURPLE RAIN + ZINFANDELJoin us for the return of 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, powered by our cherished Peachtree Nova 150 amplifier. This is a music listening…

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1995 was a good year for Brunello

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Experience Brunello di Montalcino the way it was meant to be: with some age! Learn all about aged Brunello as we examine a range of 1995's.Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special night of very special wines.1995 was a good year for Brunello di MontalcinoThis will be a special night indeed. We'll start with an overview of Tuscany and Montalcino in particular: the history, some key producers, the lay of the land, and the history of the…

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The Amazing Pinot Noirs of Siduri

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

When it comes to Pinot Noir, there is nobody else like Siduri.Founded by Adam and Diana Lee, Siduri is all about (and only about) Pinot Noir. Sourcing fruit from many of the top vineyards up and down the west coast, they allow the educated consumer to taste through a range of wines every vintage that shows the influence of true terroir on the wines. This vineyard sourcing is rarely available to other wineries. Hirsch, Rosella's, Clos Pepe, and many more…

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