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June 2019

Wine After Work: The Wines of Valle d’Aosta, Italy

June 4, 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 wines of Valle d'Aosta, Italy Join sommelier Shar Peterson for a new class diving into an amazing wine region, little known to Americans: Valle d'Aosta. The Asota valley is located in far northern Piemonte, on the Swiss border. It's the smallest wine region in Italy in both size and production (only 36,000 cases total of DOC production), and it's…

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July 2019

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: The Sparkling Wines of Italy

August 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: The Sparkling Wines of Italy Learn the ins and outs of Prosecco, Trentodoc, Franciacorta, and Lambrusco while tasting some great selections, looking at 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. (What? You haven't heard…

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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

Wine After Work: (real) Beaujolais

September 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: Understanding (real) Beaujolais Learn the ins and outs of the wines of Beaujolais 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 variety, the geography, the culture, how to get the most bang for your buck, and much more. "Real deal" Beaujolais is one of…

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Wine After Work: Wines of New Zealand

September 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with certified sommelier Shar Peterson! 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 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. Why is Sauvignon Blanc the main grape…

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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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October 2019

Wine After Work: Chianti and Chianti Classico

October 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: Chianti and Chianti Classico Learn the ins and outs of the wines of Chianti and Chianti Classico 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. Why is…

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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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Wine After Work: The World of Cabernet Franc

October 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 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 Cabernet Franc It's the grape variety getting all the attention lately from somms around the world. Ten years ago, outside of the Loire Valley in France, 100% Cab Franc wines were a rarity. With domestic leaders such as Gamling and McDuck, Gary Wooten, and Lang and Reed, the world of Cabernet Franc has exploded. Join us for…

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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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Wine After Work: The Wines of Corsica

October 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

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

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Wine After Work: The Wines of Valle d’Aosta, Italy

October 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: The Wines of Valle d'Aosta, Italy Join sommelier Shar Peterson for a new class diving into an amazing wine region, little known to Americans: Valle d'Aosta. The Aosta valley is located in far northern Piemonte, on the Swiss border. It's the smallest wine region in Italy in both size and production (only 36,000 cases total of DOC production), and it's…

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Wine After Work: Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys

October 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar Peterson Wine After Work: Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley Join certified sommelier and wine educator Shar Peterson on a journey into the Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys of Sonoma County. Learn about the history of the region, the climate and soils, and where to find the best bang for the buck wines. Emphasis will be on the old zinfandel fields planted by the…

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November 2019

Wine After Work: New York’s Finger Lakes District

November 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 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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Wine After Work: Valpolicella, Ripasso, and Amarone

November 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great Wine After Work class Valpolicella, Ripasso, and Amarone with sommelier Shar Peterson Join sommelier Shar Peterson for a quick dive into three of the great wines of the Veneto in northeastern Italy. Valpolicella, Ripasso, and Amarone are each distinctive, each delicious, each with a purpose, but made differently simply by winemaking method. If you've never experienced these three wines side by side, you're in for a treat. Rarely can this…

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December 2019

Wine After Work: Wines of New Zealand

December 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with certified sommelier Shar Peterson! 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 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. Why is Sauvignon Blanc the main grape…

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Wine on the Weekend: The World of Cabernet Franc

December 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a fun gathering of wine and learning.Wine on the Weekend: The World of Cabernet FrancIt's the grape variety getting all the attention lately from somms around the world. Ten years ago, outside of the Loire Valley in France, 100% Cab Franc wines were a rarity. With domestic leaders such as Gamling and McDuck, Gary Wooten, and Lang and Reed, the world of Cabernet Franc has exploded.Best known as a minor blending grape…

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January 2020

Wine After Work at The Vine Room: The Wines of Washington State

January 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present happy hour meets wine education!Wine After Work: The Wines of Washington StateLearn 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 made in America…

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Wine on the Weekend at The Vine Room: Grenache and Gouda

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon!Wine on the Weekend (with a cheese class!)Grenache and Goudawith sommelier and educator Shar PetersonOur new weekend wine series will focus on a particular pairing of one grape variety with one type of cheese. Come learn all about the Grenache grape including its history, differing styles, top regions around the world, outstanding producers, and more. Learn all about what Grenache brings to the glass, what…

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Wine After Work at The Tasting Room: New Zealand

January 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Tasting Room, 1434 West 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a happy hour plus wine education!Wine After Work: The Wines of New Zealand, at The Tasting Room in Uptown!Learn the ins and outs of the wines of New Zealand 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 beautiful country, the story of the rise of Sauvignon Blanc in the 1980s, the sub-regions and other grapes…

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Wine After Work at Nightingale: Cabernet Sauvignon

January 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Nightingale, 2551 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a happy hour plus wine education!Wine After Work: Cabernet Sauvignon at Nightingale on Lyndale!Learn the ins and outs of Cabernet Sauvignon while tasting some amazing selections, diving deep with maps, and learning from Certified Sommelier and Wine Educator Shar Peterson. She’ll cover the (relatively recent) 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…

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

January 23 @ 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 PetersonWine After Work: The Pinot Noir Challenge - Burgundy vs. Oregon vs. CaliforniaJoin 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 and tasting for,…

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Wine After Work: New York’s Finger Lakes District

January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great little wine class with Sommelier Shar PetersonWine After Work: Understanding New York’s Finger Lakes wine districtLearn 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, and much…

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February 2020

Wine After Work at The Vine Room: Zinfandel!

February 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present happy hour meets wine education!Wine After Work: Zinfandel!Learn the ins and outs of the Zinfandel grape with certified sommelier and wine educator Shar Peterson!This fun after work gathering will compare the styles of Zinfandel from various producers and regions throughout California. Learn all about the history of this grape (a great story indeed), expectations of styles, the hottest producers of Zin at the moment, and more! Sommelier Shar Peterson will cover hints…

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Wine After Work at The Vine Room: The “New California”

February 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present happy hour meets wine education!Wine After Work: The wines of the "New California" A brand new class with wine educator Shar Peterson!The book "The New California Wine" by Jon Bonné is one of the most important wine books written in the last 20 years. In the book, Bonné outlines the changes that have happened in the California wine scene in the last ten years, with new and young winemakers returning to old-school techniques…

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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

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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Wine After Work at The Vine Room: Sauvignon Blanc

February 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Vine Room, 756 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present happy hour meets wine education!Wine After Work: Sauvignon BlancA brand new class with wine educator Shar Peterson!Sauvignon Blanc is one of the noble grapes of the wine world. Did you know it's also the parent of Cabernet Sauvignon? A wide range of Sauvignon Blanc styles are produced around the world, and in this class, you'll learn about them all.From the racy and bracing New Zealand wines to Bordeaux, Napa, Loire Valley, South…

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