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Wine Academy Pours Next Month 


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.
Diana Academy
Wine Academy 

Wine Academy: Level One  
Monday, March 18 & 25, April 1, 8, 15 & 22
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!

Diana Hamann
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.

Wine Class Week Four: 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.


Dashe Zinfandel

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.




  Scott Noorman


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
Merchandise Mart


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