Monday, December 28, 2009

Thursday Night Classes -- 2010

Wine 101 Series at The Wine and Cheese Place
Featuring Certified Sommelier, Angela Ortmann
Angela, STLwinegirl ( and recently named “goddess of wine” by Sauce Magazine, is an independent wine and food consultant.

$25 per class

February 4 -- Introduction to Wine: Demystifying the World of Wine
February 11 - Introduction to Wine: Demystifying the World of Wine
(same class, two chances to attend)

Covering the basics of wine including varietals, regions, wine making, components of wine, handling, serving, storage, cork vs. screwcap, when to decant
(same class, two weeks to choose from)

Here is what we will taste:

Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut
Big House Pink
Calistoga Cellars Sauvignon Blanc
Rodney Strong Chardonnay
Mandolin Pinot Noir
Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon
Martin Bros. Moscato Allegro

February 18 - Basics of Tasting Wine and Aroma Training
How to smell and taste wine, how to identify the aromas and flavors in wines, using the proper glassware, breaking down dry vs. sweet, tannins and acidity

February 25 - Old World vs. New World

How Does the U.S. Stack Up?
Learn and compare the differences in wine making styles and wines from European and domestic regions
White Bordeaux/Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc
White Burgundy/Napa Chardonnay
Germany/Washington State Riesling
Red Bordeaux/California Meritage
Red Burgundy/Oregon Pinot Noir
Italian Primitivo/Lodi California Zinfandel

March 4 - Price points
Popular wines shown in 3 different price points
under $15 ~ $15 to $30 ~ $30 to $50

March 11 - Worldly Whites
Showcasing the same varietals from 3 different regions of the world
Sauvignon Blanc - Loire Valley, New Zealand, South Africa
Chardonnay - Chablis, Chile, Central Coast California
Pinot Grigio/Gris - Italy, Alsace, Oregon

March 18 - Ravishing Reds
Showcasing the same varietals from 3 different regions of the world
Pinot Noir - Burgundy, New Zealand, Russian River Valley California
Syrah/Shiraz - Rhone, Australia, Central Coast California
Grenache - Chateauneuf du Pape, Spain, Mendecino California

March 25 - Everything Pink, Bubbly and Sweet
Taste through different sparklers, roses, and dessert wines.

Class Location:
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO, 63105

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Price: $25 / person

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