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April 22 Earth Day Virtual Austrian Wine Tasting W Educator Chris Struck

Thu, April 22, 2021 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

Cost: Wine Purchase of 1 - 2 bottles

Burst into spring with fresh and flavorful Austrian wines, featuring biodynamic, organic and sustainably farmed native grapes. Call 630 232-8888 purchase your wine & register!

Brundlmayer, Gruner Veltliner L&T, 2019 - $19.99

Appealing nose of apples, fresh citrus and mild flowery aromas, fresh and crisp, sappy fruit on the palate followed by a hint of minerals and spice in the finish. "Our vineyards are cultivated sustainably, following the Austrian Programme of Sustainable Agriculture and since 2015 in a biological-organic way, certified by LACON."

Johanneshof Reinisch, Pinot Noir, 2017

First planted by Cistercian monks in Austria’s Thermenregion when they settled there in the 12th century. Charms through density, elegant fragrance and a lot of extract, fine flavors and a smell which reminds on raspberries and a touch of blackberries. soft, charming fruit, round tannins and a constant finish.

Nadler, Zweigelt Rote Rieden, (Austria’s most popular red grape!) - $13.99

Carnuntum has just been named the 14th Austrian DAC winegrowing region with specific protections in place for regionally typical wines! Rolling hills and a warm Continental climate characterize the terroir and give rise to modern, elegant red wines. "As organic winegrowers, we have said no to chemical-synthetic pesticides and instead work so that we protect the soil, water and climate with a clear conscience." 

About our presenter:

Chris Struck holds undergraduate degrees in Culinary Arts & Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales University & an Executive MBA in Food Marketing from Saint Joseph's University. He has gained industry certifications from the: Wine & Spirits Education Trust, Society of Wine Educators, Court of Master Sommeliers, and Deutsche Wein und Sommelierschule in Koblenz, Germany. NYC restaurant experience has included working as an opening sommelier at both Racines NY and Union Square Cafe.

He is currently Corporate Beverage Director for ilili (pronounced “ill-lilly”) restaurants. In addition to working as a full-time sommelier and consultant, Chris has taught beverage and marketing classes as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Hospitality Management Department at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) CityTech Campus since 2018. Follow his beverage and food adventures via Instagram @chris_struck

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