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March 2019

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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Ultimate Intro to Wine: Winespeak

March 21 @ 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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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

An evening with Heath Payne of Bethel Heights

April 3 @ 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 very special night of Willamette Valley wines! Welcome Heath Payne, Assistant Winemaker of Bethel Heights Hands down, no question, Bethel Heights is one of our favorite wineries. Located in the Eola-Amity Hills of Willamette Valley (south of McMinnville), Bethel Heights was one of the first to put vines in the ground and for decades has been a standard-bearer when it comes to the wines of Willamette Valley.  We are honored to…

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Jason’s Picks Q2 2019 at Cotroneo’s

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cotroneo’s Wine And Spirits, 2148 3rd Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States
$35.00

Jason’s Picks: The curated wine selections hand picked by Sommelier Jason Kallsen Q2 2019 SELECTIONS: Class and tasting Thursday, April 4th in White Bear Lake! Throughout 2019 I’ll be taking over some sections of local wine shops around town, leading with Cotroneo’s in White Bear Lake. The  “Jason’s Picks” section will consist of 10 wines that I ferret out from great local wholesalers and offer with full information for the consumer including food pairings, history of the region and wineries, background…

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Lavinea: Exploring Terroir in Willamette Valley

April 5 @ 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 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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The Big Five B: Burgundy, Bordeaux, Barbaresco, Barolo, and Brunello

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Wine Shop, 17521 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345 United States
$80.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a new class showcasing the 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…

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British Bubbles with Silvia Veramontes of Ridgeview Winery

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$46.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great night, learning about one of the hottest categories in the world of wine: English sparkling wine! British Bubbles with Silvia Veramontes, National Sales Director of Ridgeview Winery of England The rise of British Sparkling wines has been amazing to watch. What was once a curiosity, an anomaly, has turned into a category grabbing the attention of sommeliers and wine writers the world over. Recent articles in the New York Times…

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Burgundy Masterclass: The wines of the Côte de Beaune

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$85.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special night of amazing Burgundies! The Burgundy Masterclass: The Wines of the Côte de Beaune The southern half of the Côte d'Or, known as the Côte de Beaune, is revered for the Chardonnays that are produced there, along with the ethereal reds from Pinot Noir. Legendary regions such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay, and Pommard have captured the palates of wine lovers for generations, and in this class, we'll learn why. We'll start with an overview…

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The Wines of Northern Italy: from Venice to Turin

April 15 @ 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 is proud to present one of our most popular classes Wine Regions of Northern Italy, from Venice to Turin Featuring a deep education on Prosecco, Alto-Adige, Friuli, Valpolicella, Barbaresco, Barolo, and more! It's one of my favorite wine journeys, and the route I've traveled the most in Europe. Starting in the Veneto and exploring Venice, we'll talk in detail about exploring this most historic of cities and how to have a personal and memorable experience. Then…

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Ultimate Intro to Wine: Winespeak

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Wine Shop, 17521 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345 United States
$44.00

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

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$55.00

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 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$100.00

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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The Amazing Wines of Portugal: A Full Overview

April 23 @ 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 LLC presents The Amazing Wines of Portugal Crisp whites, deep dry reds, dessert deliciousness, and everything in-between! If there is one wine country to keep an eye on right now, it's Portugal. While much of Spanish winemaking has hyper-modernized (international varietals, lots of new oak used, deeper and more extracted wines that don't seem to have a sense of place), Portugal has done an exceptional job of straddling the old world and the new world. Many of these…

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

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$50.00

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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May 2019

The Best of Bandol

May 6 @ 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 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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