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What all Wine Lovers should know: Class by David LeClaire

November 7 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$25 – $35

WINE 101: What every Wine Lover should know
A fun and educational evening with one of Seattle’s most well-known sommeliers, David LeClaire

Thursday, November 7th
6-8:30pm
Gard Vintners
Woodinville

Limited Seating!
Club Members: $25.00
Non-Members: $35.00
Wine Industry: $25.00**
(**Must be a current employee at a winery & have business card with your name on it).

RSVP: Please e-mail Christina; christina@gardvintners.com

Join Seattle Uncorked Wine Club Founder & Sommelier David LeClaire for an evening of basic wine education. David LeClaire is a certified sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers and currently serves as Wine Ambassador for Esquin Wine & Spirits, David was the Founder of Wine World & Spirits, the largest independent wine store in the Northwest, and was awarded the “2013 Independent Retailer of the Year” award by the Washington Wine Commission and was featured in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. He is also the founder of the popular wine club Seattle Uncorked and produces a wide array of wine, spirits, and beer events each year.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CLASS…

WA Wine Characteristics & AVAs
Basics: Swirl, Smell, Tasting, Describing, & Serving
*How to taste
*What to taste for…aroma descriptions
*What are faults in wine..how to detect
* Difference Between Corked, Brett, & earth

Describing Wine
What’s a good wine?
Describing flavors vs structure
Almost every wine has a place and time and a fan
Use of oak in wine and the range if it

Structure of Wine
Acid & Tannin
Viscosity/Body
Residual Sugar

Styles of Wine:
Sparklings
Rose, Whites, and Red varietals
Old World vs New
Blends
Desserts

Serving Wine
*Wine Temperatures – Taste same wine at too hot, too cold and just right
*Order of serving for palate
*How to keep palate fresh (going from Riesling to Cab Franc)
*How wine changes after sweet, spicy, tart, salty
*Complete No-No’s – Mints, Gum, Toothpaste & Perfume, Wearing White

Misc. Helpful Tips
Bottling – Corks vs Screwcaps
Aging – in barrels & bottles – and how long will a wine last?
After Open – Longevity
Decanting & Aerators
Storing Wine
The interplay of growing grapes & making wine – many variables
Your mouth & your body are changing variables
Buying wine – labels, points, price, regions
Spitting

LIMITED SEATING
RSVP TODAY: Email Christina; Christina@gardvintners.com

Details

Date:
November 7
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$25 – $35
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2288367611476567/

Organizer

Gard Vintners

Venue

Gard Vintners Woodinville Tasting Room
19151 44th Ave NE Suite D
Woodinville, 998072
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