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Wine 101 – Getting to Know 10 Classic Wines – Lesson Four

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Course Syllabus

WINE101: Getting to know 10 classic styles/regions of wine

Fall 2014: September 1 – September 12, 2014

Section 1: Monday – Friday (September 1 – September 5)

In-Store Tasting Thursday, September 4th: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

A tasting of the first 5 wines from Section 1

Section 2: Monday – Friday (September 8 – September 12)

In-Store Tasting Thursday, September 11th: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

A tasting of the last 5 wines from Section 2

Course Code & No. – Section: WINE101 – Section 1 & Section 2

 Course Title: Getting to know 10 classic styles/regions of wine

 Course Ref. No.: W101

 Instructor: Mike Martin

 Phone: 888-427-2480

 Emails: [email protected]

[email protected]

 Office: 1100 Jefferson Rd. Rochester, NY 14623

 Office Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00 pm

 Prerequisites: Interest in wine

 Course Description:

This section is in part and in conjunction with the Wine 100 level courses. In this particular section (101) we delve into 10 traditionally produced wines from 10 classic regions. Regions include: Nemea, Greece. Loire Valley, France. Burgundy, France. Bordeaux, France. Rhone, France. Mosel, Germany. Tuscany, Italy. Rioja, Spain. Sonoma County, California. Finger Lakes, New York. Coursework will include a variety of readings about the wines and their given regions. Also opening and consuming of the wines so that the contents can be studied, as well as understood in order to provide the key concepts of these traditional wine regions.

Previous Lessons: Lesson OneLesson Two, Lesson Three

Lesson Four

Thus far in Wine 101 – Getting to Know 10 Classic Wines we have explored some of the oldest wines in the course. Lesson four’s Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling is the newest to wine making out of the group of 10. Although the newer of the bunch winery Dr. Konstantin Frank has been turning out wine since 1962, only a decade after Dr. Frank arrived in the United States. Dr. Konstantin Frank known as “the father of Vinifera” for Eastern United Stated for taking New York’s Finger Lakes region and elevating it to a higher standard and shining an international light on the area. Dr. Frank passed the winery onto his son Willy who started Chateau Frank, Finger Lakes Sparkling in the tradition of French Champagne. In 1993 Willy in turn pass on leadership it onto his son Frederick. Frederick along with his cousin Eric Volz also expanded as well with the value brand Salmon Run. Topping it off Dr. Konstantin Frank is New York’s most award winning winery since it’s inception in 1962.

Dr. Frank’s 2013 Dry Riesling “Has a delightfully fresh palate and delicate bouquet of citrus, apple blossoms and honey. It presents a characteristic Keuka Lake Riesling minerality. Dr. Frank’s and Riesling have gone hand in hand for over fifty years. We consider Riesling to be our most prized varietal here and are proud to produce some of the most critically acclaimed Rieslings in the Finger Lakes Region.” (  Although the youngest of the ten, Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling is a perfect wine to experience the excellence of an already well established region. This wines pairs well with shellfish, chicken and mild cheese dishes.

Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling – $11.99 a bottle

*Receive free shipping on all wines featured in Wine 101 – Minimum 6+ bottle purchases (mix/match).