Wine Schools Coming Up

by theelvee_w2oe3m

There’s a few Wine School classes coming up at two local bars.  If you’re looking for something to do tonight, Starter’s Riverport is hosting its monthly WineScool class.  Typically the fourth Wednesday of the month (different this month due to holidays), it features a four course dinner for $35 in advance or $40 with no reservation.  The fun starts at 7pm and the menu is below:

1st Course
duck potstickers with soy-lime sauce
Ravenswood Sonoma Merlot

2nd Course
coconut curry soup with sesame cracker
Hogue Genesis Chardonnay

3rd Course
stewed garam masala chicken thigh and jasmine rice
(chicken stewed with tomato, coconut milk, chic pea, lime, green onion and cilantro)
Leasingham Bin 61

4th Course
pistachio ice cream with butter cookie, topped with sesame seeds and honey
Chateau Coutet Sauternes

Brew Works on the Green is also starting to host a wine school this winter.  They have a few already planned out such as wine & cheese pairing, price point wine exploration, wine & chocolate pairing, and a horizontal tasting.  Full info on the classes:

Wine & Cheese Pairing
December 10th
$25 per person

Artisan Cheese Plates
Discussing the beauty and art of pairing cheeses with wines

Featured Wines:
Leasingham Magnus, Riesling
Hogue Genesis, Chardonnay
Cadet D’Oc, Pinot Noir
Vaca, Cabernet Sauvignon

Price Point Wine Exploration
January 14th
$25 per person

Artisan Cheese Plates
Discussing price points and exploring the differences to find the best values.

Featured Wines:
Yalumba, Cabernet Sauvignon
R Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Landing, Chardonnay
R Collection, Chardonnay

Love is…Wine & Chocolate
February 11th
$50 per person

A “Pre-Valentine’s Day” event perfect for couples…and singles!
Four selections served with a three course chocolate inspired menu. We’ll discuss the joy of seclecting the right wine for for each step of the evening: cocktail hour, appetizer, entrée, and dessert.

“Horizontal” Tasting and Exploration
March 10th
$25 per person

Artisan Cheese Plates
Exploring particular varietals from a single year, but produced by different vineyards/regions.
Featured Wines:
Paso Creek, Merlot
Hayman and Hill, Merlot

Nobilo, Sauvignon Blanc
Estancia, Sauvignon Blanc

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