Whether you say Syrah (sih-rah) like the French or Shiraz (shih-RAZ) like the Aussie’s, this red grape produces whopping big reds, full of rich, meaty, berry, pepper and tobacco flavors. Perfect for a cold Winter evening.
Deb Yanker-Black of The Wine Company will share five courses of Syrah from France, Australia, California and Washington while Chris Kohtz from W&W will craft five cheese pairings to highlight the grape’s diversity from region to region.
Must be 21 or older.
You’ve heard of Pinot Noir… maybe Pinot Grigio… Gris? Pinot Blanc? Or Bianco?
It can be so confusing.
What’s not confusing is how wonderfully these kissing cousins of the Pinot family make splendid cheese pairings.
In this class, Fred Petters of Lompian Wines will guide us through and take us around the world of Pinot while W&W’s Chris Kohtz showcases five powerful pairings.
Must be 21 or older.
Kate Clasen from Domace Vino returns to us to share five courses of succulent, juicy, chewy sangiovese expressions including wines from Caterina Dei, Ciacci Piccolomini, La Spinetta and more.
This class will feature five wines from this storied region including Viognier, Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Production of these premium wines is limited and allotment in Minnesota is quite small. This is a unique opportunity to try five of the finest wines from one of California's historic wine regions. As always, the W&W staff will craft cheese and charcuterie pairings to compliment.
The Wedge & Wheel continues its 2017 "Tour de France" Wine & Cheese classes with our first-ever focus on the region heady with the scent of lavender and sunflowers:
Our June 7th class will be the first of two looks with two different instructors at a region beloved for both cheeses and wines: The Loire Valley.
The Loire spans several storied regions including Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, Bourgueil, Chinon, and Vouvray. Best-loved grapes include Chinon blanc, Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet franc among many others.
In this class you will taste your way through five courses of wine and cheese pairings ranging from light and fruity, perfect for after a hot day's playing, to bubbles and dessert wines for your night out enjoying the perfect summer evening. You'll have the opportunity to order bottles or cases of your favorites just in time to stock up for summer.
It's long been said that the Barberas from Alba and Asti in The Piedmont differ in strength and elegance, in rusticity and modernity. While all Barberas share a vibrancy and acidity, bright red fruit and heady, floral aromas, we'll learn in this class that Barbera has taken a rightfully-earned leadership role in Italy by showing a beautiful diversity of styles.