Wine Academy Pours Next Month
Monday, March 18 & 25, April 1, 8, 15 & 22
Are you interested in wine, but want to learn even more?
The first step was your wine class at The Chopping Block. But don't stop there!
Our Wine Academy
is back to guide you on the path to vinous enlightenment.
Wine Academy: Level One
6:30pm-8:30pm Merchandise Mart
This six-week course will give you a solid understanding of wine fundamentals, including wine tasting and sensory evaluation, how wine is made, the major grape varieties and vinification styles, as well as food and wine pairing.
Week One: The Sensory Evaluation of Wine. Learn to identify wine's aromas and flavors with a strategic plan of attack!
Wine Goddess & Academy Instructor Diana Hamann
Week Two: From Vine to Wine: How Wine is Made. We'll talk climate, soil, vineyard management, harvest, crush, and fermentation.
Week Three: The Major White Grapes: Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Chenin Blanc.
The Major Red Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo.
Week Five: Sparkling Wine, Dessert Wine, Port and Sherry.
Week Six: Food and Wine Pairing. Sound interesting? Learn more.
What We're Drinking Now
Dashe Zinfandel, 2010, Dry Creek Valley, California
Mike and Ann Dashe supply everything you want in a high-end Zinfandel from Dry Creek, California: wonderful fruit flavors of raspberry compote, mineral, clove, and peppery spice. A great pair for stews, BBQ, or juicy burgers.
Sommelier Scott Noorman and Chef John Peters are reuniting from their Alinea and Trio days for a five-course dinner and wine pairing at The Chopping Block next month. You won't want to miss this dynamic duo!
Wednesday, March 27
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