Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to France Pt. 2: Wines of Bordeaux's Left Bank

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Regarded as one of the greatest wine regions of the world, Bordeaux, France is home to many of the varietals that we've come to love. From lush, powerful reds of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to zippy, crisp whites of Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux has influenced winemakers the world over. The wines are in high demand, expensive(with some examples selling for $1200) and are usually are long-lived. If you're a fan of wines of power and structure, then this class is not to be missed!

In this class, you will taste and analyze three wines made from three different sections of Bordeaux (Médoc, Pessac-Léognan, Entre-Deux-Mers) all while learning how history has shaped the region as we now know it. We will discuss the effects of climate, soil and vinification to understand what makes each wine so unique while at the same time, becoming better tasters! 

As usual with Drink Democracy LLC classes, this course will be highly instructional and hands-on and students are expected to come prepared to learn and with questions. Our courses are geared towards the more serious wine drinker or those that wish to become one.

* The ticket price will include three pours of different styles of white and red wines and light snacks. Students should already be familiar with the deductive tasting method as we will spend very little time reviewing it

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Chardonnay: Myths and Fears Debunked
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Chardonnay: Myths and Fears Debunked

The Chardonnay grape is often one of the most polarizing varietals for Americans. Some say, that they love Chardonnay because it has a buttery taste and plenty of weight on the palate. Others despise it for its unyielding simplicity and ability to sometimes produce rather insipid wines. I will tell you that Chardonnay can be either all or none of these things and is one of the versatile grapes in the world! 

In this class, you will taste four still and sparkling wines made from Chardonnay from very different regions in the world (Napa, Burgundy, Chablis and South Africa) and we'll compare and the contrast the flavors and aromas of each one by using the deductive tasting method. We will also discuss the differences in terroir, historical traditions and winemaker decisions that make each of these wines so different even though they're all Chardonnay.

As usual with Drink Democracy LLC events, this course will be highly instructional and hands-on and students are expected to come prepared to learn and with questions. Our courses are geared towards the more serious wine drinker or those that wish to become one.

* The ticket price will include four pours of different styles of chardonnay, meat and cheese board and a souvenir tasting glass. Students should already be familiar with the deductive tasting method as we will spend very little time reviewing it

 

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Great Wines of the Loire Valley
Jul
23
5:00 PM17:00

Great Wines of the Loire Valley

France's Loire Valley is its most diverse in terms of the wine styles that are produced. From sweet and sparkling wines made of Chenin Blanc to still and dry wines of Cabernet Franc, the Loire Valley produces a wine for every imaginable type of drinker. 

In this class, you will taste and analyze three wines made from indigenous grape varieties of the Loire Valley. We will discuss the effects of climate, soil and vinification to understand what makes each wine so unique while at the same time, becoming better tasters! 

As usual with Drink Democracy LLC classes, this course will be highly instructional and hands-on and students are expected to come prepared to learn and with questions. Our courses are geared towards the more serious wine drinker or those that wish to become one.

* The ticket price will include three pours of different styles of white and red wines, light snacks and a souvenir tasting glass. Students should already be familiar with the deductive tasting method as we will spend very little time reviewing it

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Wine Tasting for Beginners
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Wine Tasting for Beginners

Learn how to properly taste and analyze wine around other aspiring wine enthusiasts in a fun classroom setting. Attendees will be given a brief introduction on the basics of deductive tasting, then split into small groups where you will be able to put your newfound skills to the test. This event is perfect for those that love wine but want to pull back the veil on one of the world's most celebrated adult beverages!

Sign up now as space is highly limited!

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