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218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

January 2017

Ultimate Intro to Wine (Winespeak)

January 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present our most popular class offering THE ULTIMATE INTRO TO WINE ("WINESPEAK") 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 world of…

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Ultimate Intro to Wine (Winespeak)

January 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present our most popular class offering THE ULTIMATE INTRO TO WINE ("WINESPEAK") 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 world of…

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The Wines of Italy, from Piemonte to Sicily

January 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education presents the top overview program of a favorite and cherished (and confusing) wine country for many: The Wines of Italy, from Piemonte to Sicily! Ah, Italy! Rolling countrysides, dramatic snow capped mountains, lava-spitting volcanoes, olive oil, pasta, pizza, beautiful cars driven by beautiful people wearing beautiful clothes. There truly is no country like Italy. And the wines! The incredible wines produced in every corner, from the border with Croatia in the northeast to the hills of…

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The Wines of the Southern Hemisphere

January 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present THE WINES OF THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE an overview of Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, and South African wines Ask almost any sommelier in the country what they are most excited about lately and the answer may surprise you. The wines of the southern hemisphere have recently taken an incredible quality turn upward as new viticulture techniques are taking hold (better vineyards = better wine). Never before have we seen this type of…

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

January 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

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, and of course wines of Alto Adige and the Veneto while tasting selections…

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Napa Valley Off The Beaten Path

January 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a new class to open your eyes (and your palate): NAPA VALLEY OFF THE BEATEN PATH For many visitors to Napa Valley, the journey rarely goes beyond Highway 29, rarely goes beyond Cabernet and Chardonnay, and rarely goes beyond the restaurants full of fellow tourists. This class is for everybody who wants to reach the corners of Napa Valley, where small wineries, odd varieties, and off the radar experiences await! We'll start…

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Chianti Masterclass featuring special guest Roberto Stucchi

January 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special night with a special guest: THE CHIANTI MASTERCLASS WITH SPECIAL GUEST ROBERTO STUCCHI of Badia a Coltibouno Rarely does an opportunity come up where we can learn from one of the living legends of a region. Roberto Stucchi Prinetti, winemaker and part of the family ownership team of the legendary Badia a Coltibuono, will help us understand this region, the grapes, the history, the laws, and the styles. I have…

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February 2017

Ultimate Intro to Wine (Winespeak)

February 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present our most popular class offering THE ULTIMATE INTRO TO WINE ("WINESPEAK") 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 world of…

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Ultimate Intro to Saké with Minnesota’s number one expert, Chris Griese

February 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education to proud to present a new and mind-expanding evening. ULTIMATE INTRO TO SAKÉ with Chris Griese, the number one Saké guru in Minnesota. The great fermented beverage of Japan is one of the most intriguing beverages of the world, and one of the most confusing for Americans to understand. My good friend Chris Griese was the first in the state to take on serious saké on the wholesale level, when we worked together at World Class…

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The Amazing Wines of Portugal

February 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

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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Great Wineries of the World: LA RIOJA ALTA

February 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present another edition in the Great Wineries of the World series: LA RIOJA ALTA of Rioja, Spain! *** The Great Wineries of the World series is presented by Twin Cities Wine Education to highlight key producers that that have defined (or redefined) their little slice of the wine world. Wineries that have established their reputation for uncompromising quality, expressive products, and have taken a stand on the style they bring to their wines. These…

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March 2017

Understanding Bordeaux with special guests Megan and Julien Martel

March 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special evening of wine and learning with incredible special guests. UNDERSTANDING BORDEAUX, with special guests Megan and Julien Martel In January 2011 Richfield native Megan Martel, along with her French husband Julien, purchased a run down estate, a former preist's quarters built in 1812 just outside Bordeaux France. It was a labor of love and after years of sweat equity they opened the Rouge Bordeaux B&B and Conference Center, welcoming groups…

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Ultimate Intro to Wine: The Wines of Europe

March 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education LLC presents ULTIMATE INTRO TO WINE: THE WINES OF EUROPE When you first start to learn about wine, it is easier to learn about California, Australian, and South American wines for several reasons. First, these places (especially the west coast of America) are familiar to us and we know how to pronounce the locations. Secondly, the grape variety is often presented on the label, simplifying the understanding of what's in the bottle. And lastly, they are…

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November 2017

Napa Valley Off The Beaten Path

November 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a new class to open your eyes (and your palate): NAPA VALLEY OFF THE BEATEN PATH For many visitors to Napa Valley, the journey rarely goes beyond Highway 29, rarely goes beyond Cabernet and Chardonnay, and rarely goes beyond the restaurants full of fellow tourists. This class is for everybody who wants to reach the corners of Napa Valley, where small wineries, odd varieties, and off the radar experiences await! We'll start…

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