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November 2019

Ultimate Intro to Wine: Understanding Europe

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$42.00

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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The Sparkling Wine Masterclass (including incredible Champagne!)

November 19 @ 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 presents THE SPARKLING WINE MASTERCLASS Featuring Prosecco, Cava, Cremant, Champagne, and everything in-between *** Say "bubbly" and most people can instantly hear the corks popping! Do you? If you do, this class is for you! Bubbly means celebration, good times, special occasions, and more often than not, Champagne.  But 'real' Champagne is but one of the many incredible sparkling wines the world has to offer. In this class, we will learn about everything Bubbly. We'll discuss Cremant…

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Ultimate Intro to Wine (Winespeak) at The Wine Shop

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Wine Shop, 17521 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345 United States
$40.00

Twin Cities Wine Education and Certified Sommelier Jason Kallsen is proud to present our most popular class offering THE ULTIMATE INTRO TO WINE ("WINESPEAK") 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…

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Cru Beaujolais: No Nouveau here!

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$40.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a night of stunning Beaujolais, with no Nouveau in sight! Cru Beaujolais: No Nouveau Here! Beaujolais has suffered an identity crisis of massive proportions in the last twenty years in the United States. Why? Because of a tsunami of utterly forgettable (but often fun to gulp down) Beaujolias Nouveau that arrives on our shores every November. This year, we're taking Beaujolias back! Introducting "Cru Beaujolais: No Nouveau Here!", a night of where…

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

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$65.00

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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Wines for Thanksgiving: What you NEED to know!

November 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Wine Shop, 17521 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345 United States
$38.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a fun, fast, and entertaining evening two days before the big meal. WINES FOR THANKSGIVING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! It's our favorite holiday of the year. The one night that we gather to eat, drink, and give thanks. And what wine to serve? In this new class we'll answer that question and then some, while tasting a great range of wines and giving you 20% off any wines purchased that evening…

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Vino and Vinyl: ABBEY ROAD + Pinot Noir

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 ABBEY ROAD + PINOT NOIR (blind tasting!) Join 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 variety 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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December 2019

The Wines of France: A complete overview

December 3 @ 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 a comprehensive evening learning about arguably the greatest country for wine in the world. The Wine of France: A complete overview 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 range of wines coming…

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

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

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special night of Spanish wine education THE 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…

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Coastal Chardonnay and Pinot Noir: Best of North America

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$60.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a very "cool" wine class Coastal Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of North AmericaExploring the cool climate old-world style fringes of American winemaking Photo: View of fog over the Sonoma Coast from Hirsch Vineyards.Photo by Jasmine Hirsch, a family story we'll be discussing in detail in this class. Do a Google image search on the term "American Coastal" and you'll see sunsets, beaches, the beautiful people, the outdoor lifestyle, and no indication that anything exists in…

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The Big Five B: Burgundy, Bordeaux, Barbaresco, Barolo, and Brunello

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

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a new class of top level wines from the best regions of Europe THE BIG FIVE B: BURGUNDY, BORDEAUX, BARBARESCO, BAROLO, and BRUNELLO They are considered the top five regions of French and Italian wine, and ironically they all start with B. They are also part of a small handful of regions that continue to produce wines that improve with age. Lastly, they produce some of the most expensive and sought after wines in the…

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Vino and Vinyl: SGT PEPPERS + The Wines of Portugal

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 SGT PEPPERS + The Wines of Portugal Join 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…

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The Sparkling Wine Masterclass (including incredible Champagne!)

December 16 @ 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 presents THE SPARKLING WINE MASTERCLASS Featuring Prosecco, Cava, Cremant, Champagne, and everything in-between *** Say "bubbly" and most people can instantly hear the corks popping! Do you? If you do, this class is for you! Bubbly means celebration, good times, special occasions, and more often than not, Champagne.  But 'real' Champagne is but one of the many incredible sparkling wines the world has to offer. In this class, we will learn about everything Bubbly. We'll discuss Cremant…

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Dessert Wines of the World, a comprehensive overview

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a new class that will "stick" in your brain! If there is one category of wine that doesn't get the attention or respect it deserves, this is it. Also, if there's one category that has far more diversity than most people realize, this is also it! DESSERT WINES OF THE WORLD: A comprehensive overview Dessert Wines of the World will cover the wide range of incredible ‘stickies’ that are out there, but…

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The Wines of Piemonte, Italy – A Full Overview (including Barolo!)

December 18 @ 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 special class featuring a comprehensive overview of one of the great wine regions of the world THE WINES OF PIEMONTE, ITALY – A FULL OVERVIEW Many consider it the greatest wine region on the planet, or at least on par with Burgundy and Bordeaux. The region of Piemonte, in far northwestern Italy, is well known for Barolo and Barbaresco (which of course we’ll cover in this class), but there is also…

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The Champagne Masterclass 2019 Edition!

December 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$80.00

  THE CHAMPAGNE MASTERCLASS 2019 EDITION! Just in time for New Year's Eve, when you can impress your friends with your encyclopedic knowledge of the wine world, comes the annual Twin Cities Wine Education Champagne Masterclass. This year it's TWO great classes of Champagne education and tasting, featuring the top selections available today across a complete range of styles, prices, and producers. This is without any question the best night of Champagne education available in Minnesota in 2019! *Note: the…

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The Champagne Masterclass 2019 Edition!

December 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$80.00

  THE CHAMPAGNE MASTERCLASS 2019 EDITION! Just in time for New Year's Eve, when you can impress your friends with your encyclopedic knowledge of the wine world, comes the annual Twin Cities Wine Education Champagne Masterclass. This year it's TWO great classes of Champagne education and tasting, featuring the top selections available today across a complete range of styles, prices, and producers. This is without any question the best night of Champagne education available in Minnesota in 2019! *Note: the…

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12 Countries, 12 Sparkling Wines: Sunday Series with Solo Vino

December 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Solo Vino, 517 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
$33.00

Twin Cities Wine Education and Solo Vino wine shop present a very special Sunday Series experience featuring 12 hand picked sparkling wines of the world, just in time for New Year's Eve. 12 COUNTRIES, 12 INCREDIBLE SPARKLING WINES handpicked by Jason Kallsen  Solo Vino's new Sunday Series wine events are special indeed. A particular topic, experts to discuss and teach while pouring select wines, and amazing pricing available only to those in attendance. We are proud to be the curators…

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New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner for smart people (home by 7pm!)

December 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cave Vin, 5555 Xerxes Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55410 United States
$120.00

Twin Cities Wine Education and Cavé Vin are proud to present a delicious and safe way to celebrate the New Year! Family style New Year's Eve Wine Dinner for Smart People (you'll be home by 7pm!) Avoid the chaos. Avoid the drunks. Avoid the overblown hoopla. Join us for an elegant, multi-course, delicious and memorable late afternoon / early evening of food, wine, and learning. A five course meal by the wonderfully talented chefs of Cavé Vin, along with wine…

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