Somm Gift Kit 2021: Thanksgiving #1

Thank you for jumping on the 2021 Twin Cities Wine Education Thanksgiving Somm Kit #1!

This is a super fun little collection that we step through in detail in the video. But first, in case you have no idea who we are, here’s an introduction from us, explaining who we are and what we do:

Let’s learn about your wines!

More links for learning

CAVA The Wine Rules of Cava

And The Drinks Business discusses the 2021 Shake Up of Cava Wine Laws. Including that ALL Reserva level and above Cavas will be organically produced by law starting in 2025. Spain is about to lead the world in organic grape growing for sparkling wine production.

And even though Cava is often a bargain bubbly, there is one that is over $200 a bottle.

Winesearcher: Cava Wine Region (lots of great info here)


Winesearcher: Vouvray Wine Region (a super overview)

Jancis Robinson: Chenin Blanc

Feel free to download our awesome Loire Valley Wine Map (made by Angela!)

VinePair: Chenin Blanc Wine Guide


Learn the essential differences between Beaujolais Nouveau and Cru Beaujolais.

The Gamay grape is one of the most exciting in the world for many sommeliers. Here’s why.

All of the grapes for your wine comes from the Regnie sub-region of Beaujolais, which is best known for making delicate, beautiful, and sophisticated wines.

And finally…

Angela’s cranberry sauce recipe is legendary, awesome, awe-inspiring, and fun. Here you go:

Thank you, everyone! Enjoy your wines and have a great Thanksgiving!

Jason and Angela Kallsen

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