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April 2019

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

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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Wine After Work: Valpolicella, Ripasso, and Amarone

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Dog Cafe, 308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
$35.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a new 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. We will taste three great wines, one of each style, from one great producer. You'll learn about the…

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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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Wine Geek Week: Sonoma – OLD SONOMA featuring Silver Oak

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
$68.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present Wine Geek Week, April 28-May 3rd 2019. A week of tastings, seminars, dinners, and of course the Grand Tasting, this time focusing on the incredible wines and diversity of Sonoma County! Wine Geek Week: SonomaAged Gems of Silver Oak and Ferrari Carano We're kicking off Wine Geek Week with a presentation of rarities from two of the stalwarts of Sonoma County: Ferrari-Carano and Silver Oak. Both were established a generation ago, when…

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Wine Geek Week: Sonoma – THE GRAND TASTING

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
$55.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present the largest tasting of the wines of Sonoma County in Minnesota! Wine Geek Week: Sonoma - THE GRAND TASTING Join us for a memorable night of incredible wines, held in the beautiful ballroom of the University Club of St. Paul on Summit Avenue. Dozens of fantastic wines will be presented, organized by the winery or by location in Sonoma County.  Prepare for over 50 selections to experience from all corners of Sonoma…

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May 2019

Wine Geek Week: Sonoma – THE SONOMA COAST

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cotroneo’s Wine And Spirits, 2148 3rd Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States
$55.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a night focused on a beautiful, rugged, and controversial region when it comes to wine. Wine Geek Week: SonomaThe Sonoma Coast AVA Join wine educator Chris Griese on a journey down the most beautiful stretch of our west coast, ranging roughly from Jenner (where the Russian River dumps into the sea) to Bodega Bay (home of the crab industry of Sonoma). The region also juts surprisingly far inland, all the way to Santa Rosa. Why…

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Wine Geek Week: The Renaissance of Sonoma Valley with Dan O’Brien

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$48.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a night of rarities, gems, and outstanding discussion with one of the new stars of the Sonoma wine business. The Renaissance of Sonoma Valley, with Dan O'Brien of Gail Wines This will be a special night indeed. Dan O'Brien is part of the young new guard of the Sonoma wine scene, producing an uber-limited and much sought after wine called Gail Wines. In this special night, Dan will not only present his…

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Wine Geek Week: Wine After Work – THE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Black Dog Cafe, 308 East Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
$45.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present Wine Geek Week, April 28-May 3rd 2019. A week of tastings, seminars, dinners, and of course the Grand Tasting, this time focusing on the incredible wines and diversity of Sonoma County! Wine Geek Week: SonomaWine After Work: The Russian River Valley What makes the Russian River Valley so special? Why is this amazing location the source for so many incredible Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs today?  Join sommelier Shar Peterson for an in-depth…

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Wine Geek Week: Sonoma – SONOMA TRAVEL MASTERCLASS

May 2 @ 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 complete overview of Sonoma County, with the wine traveler in mind. Wine Geek Week: SonomaThe Sonoma Wine Travel Masterclass (with new info and fresh updates for 2019) Join sommelier Jason Kallsen as he takes you on a journey through 'America's Tuscany,' otherwise known as Sonoma County. This class is comprehensive, detailing every American Viticultural Area in the county while also giving you hints and tips for great travel. You'll learn the…

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Wine Geek Week: Sonoma – THE WINES OF RIDGE VINEYARDS

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cotroneo’s Wine And Spirits, 2148 3rd Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States
$60.00

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special night with what we consider the finest winery in America. Wine Geek Week: SonomaThe Sonoma wines of Ridge Vineyards If you've ever been to the Ridge Lytton Spring vineyard and winemaking facility, you know just how special it is. Surrounded by some of the oldest vineyards in Sonoma County (including some from the very early 1900s that are technically unknown varieties) they produce what is arguably the best wine in California. Join us…

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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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Secrets of the Somm: Deductive wine tasting and overview of Sommelier programs

May 7 @ 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 an exciting class for the wine curious SECRETS OF THE SOMM: An introduction to deductive wine tasting Plus an overview of wine accreditation courses and programs We're experiencing the rise of the 'sommelier culture' in the United States. It started as an offshoot of the chef as celebrity movement and was accelerated by the release of the popular movies Sideways and Bottle Shock. Of course, the pop culture moment that solidified the word 'sommelier' into our lexicon was the release of the documentary…

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Wine After Work: The World of Chenin Blanc

May 9 @ 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 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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The Rosé Masterclass 2019

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$44.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present the number one Rosé wine class available THE ROSÉ MASTERCLASS 2019 EDITION It’s a category of wines that many of us have grown to love dearly. Dry pink wines, typical of what’s consumed in southern France, are refreshing, bright, clean, and wonderful. More importantly, they are reflective of their place and of the grapes that were used to make them. In this best of its kind event, we’ll taste a huge range…

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The Wonderful World of American Rosé

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$44.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present the top rosé wine classes of 2019! THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF AMERICAN ROSÉ For the 2019 class season, I am doing a series of Rosé classes separated into specific terroirs, plus a "Rosé Masterclass" that will overview all the main rosé regions of the world. We'll be covering France, Italy and Spain, Oregon and Washington, and California throughout the summer. For this class, we venture to the west coast to taste the…

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Wine After Work: The World of Cabernet Franc

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cafe Latte, 850 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States
$35.00

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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The Wonderful World of French Rosé

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine and Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
$44.00

Twin Cities Wine Education is excited to bring you a comprehensive rosé education for 2019! THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF FRENCH ROSÉ For the 2019 class season I am doing a series of Rosé classes separated into specific sub-topics, sometimes based on country and sometimes based on style, plus an overview class called the Rosé Masterclass. In this edition, we focus on the country best known for top-notch dry pink wines: France. Throughout France, amazing rosé is produced, but the method…

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Burgundy Masterclass: The wines of the Côte de Beaune

May 20 @ 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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Ultimate Intro to Wine: Winespeak

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 out there! 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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