Even though people are using the same grapes all over the planet, wine inevitably tastes very different from place to place. This is one of the things that makes wine both awesomely frustrating and completely excellent.
We’ll taste wines from all around the world and try to put our finger on a general flavor profile for each place. This is a great survey class that will give you a wide exposure to different grapes and styles around the wine world. It is a good beginner course as well, since it is also an overview of wine in general.
I’m confident we will hit every continent, so long as we agree not to count Greenland. Who knows? Your new favorite wine could be waiting in another hemisphere! 2-hour interactive tasting class followed by wine pairing dinner.
TASTING CLASS MENU (tentative)
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
South Africa Chenin Blanc
California Pinot Noir
Bordeaux Cabernet + Merlot
DINNER MENU (tentative)
A Night in Italy
Insalata | Mixed green salad (V-G)
Pollo Cristina | Chicken and sage baked in wine
Spinaci alla fiorentina | Baked spinach with mushrooms (V-G)
Timballo | Baked penne with eggplant (V-G)
Torta di mandorle e limone | Lemon almond torte
ABOUT The KITCHEN at the BOSTON PUBLIC MARKET
The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market – programmed by The Trustees of Reservations – offers year-round classes and events that encourage a passion for regionally sourced food and appeals to a diverse audience. It is a gathering place for all to share and learn about the healthy bounty of Massachusetts and the center of community education, programming and interaction. As the largest private farm-land owner in the Commonwealth, The Trustees is committed to building a more sustainable food system through community supported agriculture (CSA), farm stands, pantry donation, “food by prescription” programs, day camps, cooking classes and community gardens.