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

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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 TwoLesson Three, Lesson Four, Lesson Five, Lesson Six,Lesson Seven, Lesson Eight, Lesson Nine

Lesson Ten

Louis M. Martini, Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon, number ten, the last in our Wine 101 course. For this wine we head to Sonoma County, California located in the good old U.S. of A. California has been producing wine since about 1683 and more specifically Sonoma County has been producing wine since around 1812. According to there are more than 400 wineries in operation in the county today. The more than 400 wineries produce wine from 16 different appellations within Sonoma County. The almost 2,000 square miles of the county mean climate and terroir vary greatly throughout. This keeps things diverse, the wineries grow different varietals and varietals differ winery to winery.
Our wine today comes from Louis M. Martini who started his winery in Napa Valley in 1933, with a passion for Cabernet Sauvignon. Today the winery is run by Louis’ grandson, Winemaker Michael Martini. Their philosophy is “The best grapes make the best wines. Today, Michael Martini, third-generation winemaker carries on this tradition at the historic winery in Napa Valley with his range of unforgettable Cabernet Sauvignon wines.” ( Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauivgnon is fresh, ripe flavors of black cherry, currant and spices. This would go great with beef, lamb, pasta marinara and rich cheese.
Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon – $12.99 a bottle
Hope you have enjoyed our Wine 101 series. Whether you tried one of the featured wines or all of them, hopefully new information made it’s way into your world of wine. Thank you for reading and keep your glasses full! 
 *Receive free shipping on all wines featured in Wine 101 – Minimum 6+ bottle purchases (mix/match).