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Wine 101 - Just The Basics

    Tue, February 23, 2021 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

Cost: 25

Join Advanced Sommelier Greg B. Carlstrom for a virtual and socially distanced entry level wine 101 session! Wine doesn't need to be intimadting, stuffy or expensive. This session includes a fun lesson on wine 101 basics including general concepts of the world of wine and a winemaking overview that helps explain why a beverage smells and tastes the way it does. We will taste 4 optional event-specific wines, speak to food and wine pairing and answer all of your questions. All attendees will receive a shopping list of great affordable wines for future wine exploration. 

Open a bottle of wine that you are excited about or source some or all of the following suggested wines through our vendor partners South Lyndale Liquors in Minneapolis or Thomas Liquors in Saint Paul. 

  • La Val Albariño Rías Baíxas Spain
  • Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay CA
  • Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Tuscany Italy
  • Zuccardi "Serie A" Malbec Uco Valley Mendoza Argentina

Somm Source is owned and operated by Greg B. Carlstrom. Greg is one of two Advanced Sommeliers through the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas in Minnesota, a distinction held by only 760 individuals in North and South America, and also a Certified Beer Server through the Cicerone Certification Program. Greg has 14 years of restaurant industry experience including Wine Director roles and 10 years of Restaurant Management spanning Luxury Hotels, Farm to Table concepts, and Private Country Clubs.


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