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It’s human nature to want things we can’t have, or things which are rare. With wine it’s no different. Maybe it’s that bottle you had in Tuscany, made by a producer who does not import to the U.S., or a wine you read about, made by a small group of nuns in Campania, but they only produce 80 cases a year. I get it, as I, too, covet and wonder about such bottles. Thing is, rarity alone doesn’t make something good. It just means there isn’t much of it. But it’s also true that some of the most intriguing wines are those which are made in small lots, crafted with care, by hand, and with love. (sooo cheesy, but I couldn’t come up with another word)
Those are the wines we’ll taste in this special seminar all about California. Most will be small lots of limited-production wines, yes, but they must also be delicious, and provide a window into what makes the Golden State so special. We may taste a wine from Napa or Sonoma, but lesser known sites are more likely to make the cut. El Dorado County comes to mind, as does Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, or bottles from Tehama County, one of California's most northerly AVA's.
We’ll meet three times, tasting a pair of whites in the first class, followed by red wines in the second and third classes. And while some will be big and bold (California’s forte), others will be delicate and pretty, lithe and supple. In other words, something for everyone, but far from ordinary.
As our retail partner, we work with Flatiron Wines & Spirits for most of our classes. This event, however, requires extra horsepower, so we've teamed up with Bottle Barn, a true juggernaut in the world of wine retail for all things California (and beyond).
In February, they will send all registrants an invoice for the wines, which will then be shipped direct to your door. Cost will be around $220 for the 6-pack, shipping included, which I guarantee will be the best $220 you've ever spent on California wine. Seriously, I'm jaw agape every time I walk in the store. So many wines you just do not see outside of the state. If you want to experience what's new and interesting on the west coast, this event is a must.
The Upside Of Zoom
As long as Covid remains in wide circulation, our classes will be held online, via Zoom. And while we miss meeting people in real life, there are many upsides to virtual classes. These include, but are not limited to: