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January 2020

Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs: A Complete Overview

January 29 @ 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 a special night of incredible Oregon Pinot Noirs!Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs: A Complete OverviewWe'll start with the formation of the complex geology of the Willamette Valley and how different soils express themselves in the wines. Beginning with the Missoula Flood (or more accurately, floods), we will detail the four main soil types of the region, how they came to be, and what they bring to the wine (paying specific attention to the…

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February 2020

Ultimate Intro to Wine: Winespeak

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

Our most popular class and the best wine fundamentals class out there!ULTIMATE INTRO TO WINE: "WINESPEAK"Presented by Certified Sommelier Jason KallsenThe 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 world of wine…

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Valentine’s Sparkling Wine and Port class (by candlelight, of course)

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$55.00

A perfect way to spend Valentine's night, learning all about sparkling wines and port wines from sommelier Jason Kallsen.Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special night of candlelight, romantic music, and tons of wine education featuring amazing sparkling wines and Ports.VALENTINE'S SPARKLING WINE AND PORT CLASS (by candlelight, of course)Goal of the class: To help you learn a ton about two important categories in the wine world, while having a romantic evening and enjoying some amazing selections.Details: Sparkling…

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Blind Burgundy Battle 2020: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir showdown

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$75.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presentsBLIND BURGUNDY BATTLE 2020!CHARDONNAY AND PINOT NOIR BURGUNDY VS. THE WORLDThe return of a favorite format! The Blind Battle class returns with a showdown between Burgundy and the rest of the world, in a head-to-head (or is glass-to-glass?) challenge to the supremacy of Burgundy.We will start with a comprehensive education on the Chardonnay grape, including a discussion on its characteristics, preferred terroir, and multiple styles made around the world. Surrounding this discussion will be the question "What is…

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Grand Cru Chablis: Bougros, Les Clos, Valmur, Vaudesir, and more!

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$100.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a very special night of some of the top wines in the worldGRAND CRU CHABLISFeaturing the gems from the Grand Cru hill of Chablis, France, where some of the best Chardonnays in the world are bornIn this special class, we will deep dive into the Grand Cru hill of Chablis, where head-spinningly good wines consistently get the top praise of wine lovers around the world. William Fevre owns more Grand Cru property than anyone, and…

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Wine After Work at The Tasting Room: Why Merlot rocks

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Tasting Room, 1434 West 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408 United States
$40.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a happy hour plus wine education!Wine After Work: Why Merlot rocks!Learn the ins and outs of Merlot while tasting some amazing selections, diving deep with maps, and learning from Certified Sommelier and Wine Educator Shar Peterson. She’ll cover the history of this noble grape, the story of the rise of Merlot in the 1980s, the crash after the movie Sideways, the sub-regions and other grapes that are planted, and why today’s Merlots…

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Hidden Gems of the Wine World: unlocking the unknown

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a relaxing and educational winter afternoon classHIDDEN GEMS OF THE WINE WORLD: unlocking the unknown**Outstanding wines you've probably never heard of or experienced **I’m happy to announce the return of the Hidden Gems of the Wine World, always one of the great eye-openers for students of the vine.In this class we will experience NONE of the following: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio/Bianco/Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, or Nebbiolo. What’s left? Only…

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Wines of Alto Adige and the Veneto of Italy (including Amarone!)

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 South Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$60.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents ...The Wines of Alto Adige and the Veneto, including Amarone!They are hands down two of my favorite wine regions on the planet. Alto Adige is accurately described as "Yosemite valley with grapevines and better food!" by a good wine friend. The Veneto is simply one of the greatest spots for wine in the world. And in this class, we'll taste and learn about both!In this new class, we'll dive deep into the history, culture, foods,…

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March 2020

The Amazing Wines of Portugal: A Full Overview

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 South Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$60.00

Twin Cities Wine Education LLC presentsThe Amazing Wines of PortugalCrisp 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 wines fly under the consumer's…

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The Sparkling Wine Masterclass (including incredible Champagne!)

March 4 @ 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 presentsTHE 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 from France, Cava from…

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Wine After Work at Nightingale: Syrah!

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Nightingale, 2551 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
$40.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a happy hour plus wine education!Wine After Work: Syrah at Nightingale on Lyndale!Learn the ins and outs of Syrah while tasting some amazing selections, diving deep with maps, and learning from Certified Sommelier and Wine Educator Shar Peterson. She’ll cover the history of this important grape, how it performs in the vineyards, choices made by the winemaker, and all the key regions of the world for growing the best Syrah. A ton of…

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Natural and Orange Wines: Everything you need to know

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$55.00

Join sommelier Jason Kallsen for a night of tasting and learning about the most misunderstood topics in wine: Natural and Orange wines!Twin Cities Wine presents a special night of important and accurate information on two very imporant parts of the wine world.Natural and Orange wines: everything you need to know.These are two categories of the wine world that are currently hot. Very hot. And full of misinformation. What makes a wine "natural" as opposed to organic, biodynamic, or sustainable? Can…

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Intro to Wine Series: WINESPEAK

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

The best "Intro to Wine" class available, and our most popular class. Presented to over 12,000 students. Learn how to talk the talk of wine!Our most popular class and the best wine fundamentals class out there!The Intro to Wine series: "WINESPEAK"Presented by Certified Sommelier Jason KallsenThe 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!…

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Intro to Wine series: SECRETS OF THE SOMM (Deductive wine tasting)

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

Learn how sommeliers use aroma and flavor profiles to deduce the qualities and identity of a wine. A great class to sharpen your senses!Our most popular class and the best wine fundamentals class out there!The Intro to Wine series: SECRETS OF THE SOMM - an introduction to deductive wine tasting and wine certification programsPresented by Certified Sommelier Jason Kallsen, founder and owner of Twin Cities Wine EducationWe're experiencing the rise of the 'sommelier culture' in the United States. It started…

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Intro to Wine series: EUROPE PART ONE (France, Italy, and Spain)

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

A detailed overview of the wines of France, Italy, and Spain including main regions, key varieties, and buying advice!The best class around to introduce you to the key wine countries of Europe.The Intro to Wine series: EUROPE PART ONE, the wines and regions of France, Italy, and SpainPresented by Certified Sommelier Jason Kallsen, founder and owner of Twin Cities Wine EducationWhen you first start to learn about wine, it is easier to learn about California, Australian, and South American wines…

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Intro to Wine series: SCIENCE OF WINE AND FLAVOR

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a great night of learning the complexities of wine and flavor pairingsThe Intro to Wine series:THE SCIENCE OF WINE AND FLAVORTime to geek out. Let’s talk acids, alcohols, tannin, yeast strains, photosynthesis, fermentations, and the science of food and wine pairing.In this one of a kind 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,…

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Intro to Wine series: EUROPE PART TWO (Portugal, Germany, Austria, more!)

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$50.00

A detailed overview of the wines of France, Italy, and Spain including main regions, key varieties, and buying advice! The best class around to introduce you to the key wine countries of Europe. The Intro to Wine series: EUROPE PART TWO, the wines and regions of Portugal, Germany, Austria, Greece, and more. Presented by Certified Sommelier Jason Kallsen, founder and owner of Twin Cities Wine Education When you first start to learn about wine, it is easier to learn about…

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Wine After Work: The Wines of Corsica

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Nightingale, 2551 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
$40.00

Twin Cities Wine Education proudly presents a brand new class on a very old place... Wine After Work: The Wines of Corsica with 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.…

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