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
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
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 One
The second wine in this course is a Sauvignon Blanc by producer Karine Lauverjat from the region of Sancerre which is part of the Loire Valley in France. According to loirevalleywine.com “Grapes have been grown here for at least 2,000 years. This is the original home of Sauvignon Blanc and of Sancerre the world’s most prestigious Sauvignon Blanc wine that sets international standards for the grape.” The Lauverjat family have been growing grapes for several generations in the tiny village of Sury-en-Vaux. This particular Sauvignon Blanc expresses clear aromas of white flowers and citrus fruits that linger on the palate. This is a classic, medium weight Sancerre that strikes a perfect balance of citrus and melon. Drink at 50°F as a aperitif, with oysters, salmon or poultry dishes. On a personal note I was a guest at the home of Christian and Karine Lauverjat. I was privileged to eat a home cooked meal by the couple and stay in their home. They are warm, inviting people and it is a clear translation to the care and dedication that goes into their wine making.
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