It's a category of wines that many of us have grown to love dearly. Dry pink wines, typical of what's consumed in southern France, are refreshing, bright, clean, and decidedly wonderful, particularly on a hot summer’s day or sultry summer evening. More important, these wines are reflective of their terroir and the grapes used to make them. Luckily, the range of styles, prices, and quality of rosé wines has never been better!
In this one-session class, we'll discuss a diverse range of dry pink wines from throughout the world. From Italy, France, and Spain to California, Oregon, and beyond, we’ll taste Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, and more.
And while rosé wines are produced, in general, by allowing the juice of red grapes to macerate on their skins, we will discuss three specific methods of production and how they differ in intention, practice, and end result.
No wine experience necessary as Wine 101 will be covered. A $15 fee, payable to the instructor at the first class, will cover the cost of wine.
Jason Kallsen has been LearningLife’s lead wine instructor for more than a decade. A passionate wine lover and Certified Sommelier, Kallsen has operated Twin Cities Wine Education since 1998, through which he teaches classes, and consults with and trains retailers and restaurant professionals throughout the country. He is featured regularly in the media, including in an appearance on the international broadcast of “Performance Today,” during which he paired wines with classical music. His mantra: “Wine education without intimidation.”