Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Wine Class: What's My Wine?

If you’ve ever left a blind tasting feeling totally clueless about wine, here’s your chance to fine-tune your wine savvy.

Join me at 6 pm this Thursday, October 30th at Cooking with Class for our first wine class of the season and leave cluelessness behind for good. The new series, dubbed The Tasting Room, begins with What’s My Wine?

Your guided wine adventure begins with a series of wines that you will taste blind. With each wine, as you develop a simple, logical system for tasting wine, you’ll learn how to tease out the clues to that wine’s identity.

Starting with the wine’s color, nose and body, you’ll move on to the more nuanced flavors and other taste sensations on the palate and finish. With a little practice, you’ll be ready to assemble the pieces of the puzzle.

By the time we taste the last wine, you'll be ready to surprise yourself by zeroing in on that wine’s identity.

So why bother, as Bette Midler would say? By creating a tasting routine that helps you read the grape leaves, you’ll find it easier to pick out the types of wine that you’re bound to enjoy the next time you stare down a wine list or tour the wine aisles of your favorite wine shop. What’s My Wine? also aims to help you understand the crazy world of wine styles and how to find the variations that suit your tastes – or not.

Another goal for this class is to build your confidence in choosing wines that will pair with your dishes and vice versa.

Light snacks will be served so you’ll have room for dinner afterwards, if not the opportunity to spread your new wine wings. If you haven’t experienced Chef Andie’s creations at Cork & Fork, head next door after the tasting. Reservations are strongly suggested, and are practically a necessity in the busier months: 760.777.7555

Make your way to The Tasting Room and discover a new level of pleasure, comfort and confidence with wine this season. Call Jane at 760.777.1161 to reserve your spot or book the class online. If you can’t make the October class, next month’s class with another set of wines will begin at 5:30 PM on Friday, November 21.

See you then!

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