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June 2019

Wine After Work: Wines of New Zealand

June 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Dog Cafe, 308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with guest presenter Heidi Klosterman! Wine After Work: Understanding New Zealand Learn the ins and outs of the wines of New Zealand while tasting some amazing selections, diving deep with maps, and learning from wine educator Heidi Klosterman. 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 Sauvignon Blanc the main grape…

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July 2019

Wine After Work: Pinot Noir Challenge (Burgundy vs. Oregon vs. California)

July 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Black Dog Cafe, 308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: The Pinot Noir Challenge - Burgundy vs. Oregon vs. California Join sommelier Shar Peterson for a fun class comparing the styles of Pinot Noir from the three greatest regions for that variety: Burgundy, Oregon, and California. The class will consist of a blind tasting of three fantastic wines, with instruction on the best blind tasting practices, what you are smelling…

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Wine After Work: The World of Chenin Blanc

July 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cafe Latte, 850 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a fun after work gathering of wine and learning. Wine After Work: The World of Chenin Blanc There is a world of variety out there when it comes to Chenin Blanc. Sparkling, bone dry, off dry, dessert, and seemingly everything in between. Additionally, the range of regions that produce incredible Chenin is long indeed: Loire Valley, South Africa, Napa Valley, Santa Barbara, Washington, and even Australia.  In this new class, we'll deep…

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Wine After Work: New York’s Finger Lakes District

July 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cafe Latte, 850 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 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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August 2019

Wine After Work: Rosé wines of France

August 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cafe Latte, 850 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: ROSÉ WINES OF FRANCE Learn the ins and outs of the wines of the rosé wines of France 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. From…

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Wine After Work: The Wines of Washington State

August 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cafe Latte, 850 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present happy hour meets wine education! Wine After Work: The Wines of Washington State Learn the ins and outs of the wines of Washington 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. Washington State wines represent some of the best…

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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: The New Australia Grand Tasting

September 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States

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: Wine After Work – The new white wines of Australia

September 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Dog Cafe, 308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States

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, 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

Wine After Work: The Willamette Valley

October 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Dog Cafe, 308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States

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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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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Wine After Work: Port and Desserts of Cafe Latte

October 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cafe Latte, 850 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States

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 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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Vino and Vinyl: ABBEY ROAD + Pinot Noir

November 30, 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 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 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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12 Countries, 12 Sparkling Wines: Sunday Series with Solo Vino

December 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Solo Vino, 517 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States

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 of the…

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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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WINTER CABIN: The January Solo Vino Sunday Series edition

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Solo Vino, 517 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States

Join sommelier Jason Kallsen for a private in-store tasting and education about winter-friendly wines. Big discounts for all attendees.Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special Sunday Series tasting at Solo Vino wine shop!WINTER CABIN: Wines for cold weather enjoymentThe Sunday Series with Solo Vino is a special private event that is casual, info-packed, and perfect for those wanting to stock up the cellar for the cold months. In this edition, we will focus on wines for colder…

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Meet the Importer: Tour and Tasting at The Wine Company

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Wine Company, 425 West Minnehaha Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a "behind the curtain" view of our local wine scene.MEET THE IMPORTERA wine class, tour, and tasting at The Wine Company of Saint Paul, MNWho imports your wine matters. Some importers are nameless, faceless, huge international entities that drive volumes of product. Others take the opposite approach: meet the families, handshake deals, and continuous communication to make both of their businesses better. In the Twin Cities, we are very lucky to have…

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February 2020

BUBBLY and FRIES 2020 at Black Dog Lowertown

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Dog Lowertown, 308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a magical night of music, dancing, bubbles, and french fries! One of our most popular nights of the year!Bubbly and Fries 2020!Presented in partnership by Twin Cities Wine Education, Solo Vino Wine Shop. and Black Dog LowertownDuring the sparkling wine and Champagne masterclasses of December, I made one thing perfectly clear: the best food pairing with a glass of bubbly is anything deep-fried and salty. And what is the ultimate deep-fried and…

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Vino + Vinyl: THE JOSHUA TREE and California Rhônes

February 15 @ 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 VINYLU2's The Joshua Tree + Rhône varieties from CaliforniaJoin 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, powered by our…

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