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Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

December 2018

The 1994 Vintage Revisited

December 11, 2018 @ 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 is proud to present a retrospective of one of the greatest vintages in California wine history The 1994 Vintage Revisited Gems of the California wine world, 24 years later The 1994 vintage was justly hailed as one of the best ever in Napa and Sonoma. Importantly, it was before the modern era of warmer vintages and higher alcohol extraction took over (which happened in 1997). The result are wines that have proven the test of time and…

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Ultimate Intro to Wine (Winespeak) at Twin Cities Wine Education

December 12, 2018 @ 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 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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VINTAGES: What makes for a great year for wine?

December 18, 2018 @ 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 presents a new class that will open your eyes (and your palate) to what every year brings to the vineyards. VINTAGES: What makes for a great year for wine? What makes a fantastic wine vintage, a challenging vintage, a horrible vintage? What should the consumer know when spending hard earned money on bottles of wine? The term 'terroir' is often used when talking about the set condition of a region (the soil, the slope, the drainage,…

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January 2019

Vino and Vinyl: REVOLVER + Syrah

January 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a new concept for wine and music lovers ... VINO and VINYLClass one: The Beatles REVOLVER + SYRAH Join us for the inaugural edition of 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 variety along with a legendary album played on 180g vinyl on top quality equipment including a vintage Marantz turntable and a Jamo 626 speaker…

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The Petaluma Gap, featuring Trombetta Gap’s Crown Vineyard vertical

January 14 @ 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 is proud to present an exclusive and limited seating wine event. The Petaluma Gap, featuring Trombetta Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011-2015 The newest AVA in Sonoma County is special indeed. The Petaluma Gap, formed by the dip in the hills toward the Pacific Ocean due west of the town of Petaluma, allows a wave of cool air and fog to envelop a very special place for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Within the Petaluma Gap lies…

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RIDGE Vineyards: Rosé and Rarities

January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special night of wines directly from our favorite producer, Ridge Vineyards. RIDGE VINEYARDS: Rosé and Rarities We're not shy about our love of Ridge Vineyards. In our opinion, they are number one in America, the best producer around, without any question. In terms of wineries of the world, they are easily in the top 10, joined by the best of Burgundy and Bordeaux. One of the best things about Ridge is their Advanced Tasting…

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Vino + Vinyl: KIND OF BLUE + Grenache

January 25 @ 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 presents a new concept for wine and music lovers ... VINO and VINYLClass two: Miles Davis' SOME KIND OF BLUE + GRENACHE Join 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 variety along with a legendary album played on 180g vinyl on top quality equipment including a vintage Marantz turntable and a Jamo 626 speaker system.…

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February 2019

The Rhône Valley Masterclass: From Côte Rôtie to Châteauneuf-du-Pape

February 6 @ 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 proudly presents the most comprehensive class available on a favorite subject. The Rhône Valley MasterclassIncluding the gems of Côte Rôtie and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, plus the very rare sparkling wine of the North, Saint-Péray It's one of my favorite wine regions. Sure, I get swayed by Barolo, Burgundy, and Willamette Valley. There are a ton of wines from California I love. But in the end, I continuously return to the Rhône Valley for many reasons. One is that it…

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Vino and Vinyl Valentine’s Edition: AL GREEN GREATEST HITS + Bubbly

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Twin Cities Wine Education presents a new concept for wine and music lovers ... VINO and VINYLClass three: AL GREEN GREATEST HITS + SPARKLING WINESA wine class by candlelight Join us for the third edition of 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 variety along with a legendary album played on 180g vinyl on top quality equipment including a…

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The Legendary Last Gems of Alois Kracher

February 19 @ 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 presents a special night of the rarest of rare dessert wines The Legendary Last Gems of Alois Kracher Alois Kracher was a larger than life figure who departed at far too young an age, dying of cancer in 2007 at the age of 48. In his years, his outsized personality matched his reputation for incredible, dynamic, work-intensive sweet wines that took the world by storm. His wines were made in a painstaking process of allowing the…

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Bouchard Premier Cru Rarities: 1990, 1991, and 1996

February 26 @ 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 proudly presents an incredible night of aged Burgundies from a favorite producer. BOUCHARD PREMIER CRU RARITIES: 1990, 1991, and 1996 Extremely limited seating. How often can you taste top level Burgundies with 23 to 29 years of age on them? In this special class we'll start with a discussion of the particular vintages we will experience (1990, 1991, and 1996) plus a general overview of Burgundy to understand the hierarchy of the vineyard system. Next, we'll…

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March 2019

Washington Wine History and Aged Gems, with guest Chad Johnson

March 4 @ 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 is proud to present a special night of stories, history, and older wines. Washington Wine History and Aged Gems, with special guest Chad Johnson of Dusted Valley Vineyards of Walla Walla This class falls under the category of "it's only happening once, never again," when we pop and discuss some amazing aged wines featuring the history of Washington state and Walla Walla in particular. Joining us for the discussion will be Chad Johnson, founder and owner of…

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Bordeaux Masterclass special edition, featuring 1981 Chateau Haut Brion

March 5 @ 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 presents Special edition Bordeaux Masterclass featuring 1981 Chateau Haut Brion Ah, Bordeaux. There is no other place like it. It's an area dripping with history (including our own Thomas Jefferson traversing its land), historic estates (some of the most beautiful wineries in the world), legendary producers (Lafite Rothchild, Chateau Margaux, Haut-Brion, and dozens more), and of course some of the best wines of the world. In the Bordeaux Masterclass, we will do a dual focus on…

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape: The 1998 Vintage Revisited

March 6 @ 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 is proud to present a special night of fabulous rare wines! Châteauneuf-du-Pape: The 1998 Vintage Revisited In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Rhône Valley was still relatively unknown to Americans, who were focused on the regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy for French wine pleasure. Then came Robert Parker and his publication The Wine Advocate, who championed the wines of the Southern Rhône as some of the great bargains of the wine world. His love…

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Riedel Veritas Champagne plus Sparkling Wine Masterclass

March 18 @ 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 is proud to present an eye opening class with a free gift to take home! The Riedel Veritas Champagne class, along with the Sparkling Wine Masterclass. IN MY OPINION, THE SINGLE MOST IMPRESSIVE RIEDEL GLASS AVAILABLE TODAY Prepare to be amazed. Stemware makes all the difference in the world, but rarely are you given the opportunity to try multiple wines from multiple glasses to prove the point. The analogy that I've used for years is this:…

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Vino + Vinyl: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON + Rioja

March 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 presents a new concept for wine and music lovers ... VINO and VINYLPink Floyd's DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, paired with Rioja Join 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.…

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April 2019

Lavinea: Exploring Terroir in Willamette Valley

April 5 @ 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 is proud to present a deep dive into the terroir of Willamette Valley. The Wines of Lavinea, the Single Vineyard Exploration of Willamette Valley A new winery run by two industry veterans is shaping up to redefine our knowledge of Willamette Valley. Lavinea was founded in 2014 by Greg Ralston and Isabelle Meunier (she formerly of Evening Land, one of the great wineries of Willamette) to explore the concept of terroir in this cherished region. But…

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Ridge Vineyards: The 2013 Vintage, the ATP Program, and Rarities

April 17 @ 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 is proud to present a night with our favorite winery, featuring rarities and gems from their Advanced Tasting Program. Ridge Vineyards: The 2013 Vintage, the ATP Program, and Rarities The Ridge Vineyards ATP program is the original 'wine club' developed decades before Direct-To-Consumer became a major part of the winery's business model. They started the ATP program for one reason: to make use of small lots of specifically wonderful wines that were in such small quantity that…

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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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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

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

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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May 2019

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

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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Alex Fullerton: Seven Single Vineyards Pinot Noirs (and Willamette AVA’s)

May 21 @ 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 is proud to present a special night of some of the rarest wines of Willamette Valley. Alex Fullerton of Fullerton Winery presents: Seven single vineyards and AVA's of Willamette Valley. Join us for a night with a special guest expert that carries an encyclopedia of Willamette Valley in his brain. Alex Fullerton is the talented young winemaker and founder of Fullerton Wines, which is suddenly found at many of the best restaurants of the Twin Cities.…

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September 2019

Aged Oregon Wine Gems: 1979 to 2001

September 17 @ 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 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 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 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: 1999 Australian Gems

September 27 @ 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 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

The Wines of Tuscany: a complete overview

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education, 2446 University Avenue West, #Suite 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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