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.
Our first wine is Skoura Saint George Nemea. This wine comes from the oldest region in this course and one of the oldest known areas to have started producing wine, Nemea, Greece. A blend of 80% Aghiorgitiko and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine receives 18 months of aging in new French oak. Notes of cherry along with a suave smokey note and complex flavors of cedar and earth produce this classically styled red. This is a great place to start and understand how a wine region this old can still remain relevant today.
*Receive free shipping on all wines featured in Wine 101 – Minimum 6+ bottle purchases (mix/match).