Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Saturday Winter Wine Classes

Winter can be pretty dreary, even when we aren't buried in piles of snow. So, you might as well make the most of it and drink some wine and maybe learn a little something in the process, don't you think?

Here's an idea to help get you out of the winter blues: Fifth Avenue's Terroir Park Slope is offering Saturday afternoon winter wine classes. The 6-part series has already begun but there's still plenty of tasting and learning left!

Tickets are $20 a seat. Guests can contact Allison Whittinghill at to reserve their space. 

Saturday Afternoons
4:00 and 5:30 pm

Saturday, February 16th
-Wine: so what is it? And why does it taste that way? And why has it been present at every moment in human history?
And why do I think about it all the time? A cool /easy/ fun introduction to the glories of the world of wine.

Saturday, February 23rd-Chardonnay: is it the world's greatest white wine? We will explore six different wine areas, producing six different expressions of this grape, from Burgundy to California to Australia. How did this grape take over the world?

Saturday, March 2nd

-Riesling: its glory is in the multiplicity of styles and its damnation is in the multiplicity of styles. Forget what you have heard and check your pre-conceptions at the door...Riesling is truly the world's greatest grape.

Saturday, March 9th
-Syrah: it was once considered to be the new Merlot and then Merlot got kicked to the curb and Syrah got side-swiped by Malbec. And the constabulary is still trying to figure out the crash site. Needless to say, Syrah is the grape of a modern Park Slope society!

Saturday, March 23rd
-Pinot Noir: this is the Lindsay Lohan of grapes...exciting, thrilling, captivating, gorgeous, great when she is great, but, boy, can she have some bad days. We love her and revere her nonetheless and are thrilled with every encounter (but always prepared for the worst).

Saturday, March 30th
-Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc: two noble grapes, best of friends (and even related) but engaged in a war for Cabernet supremacy. Like the Montagues and the Capulets, can a common ground be found where both grapes can live in peace or will the serenity of the wine world be forever severed?   

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