Valley of the Moon Winery | 777 Madrone Road Glen Ellen
02/23/2018 - 02/25/2018 02:00 pm
- 04:00 pm
Valley of the Moon at Madrone Estate offers educational seminars by appointment every Friday thru Sunday. See below for the class selections and links to purchase tickets.
Wine 101: The Perfect Introduction to Wine
Although this class is for beginners, the depth of knowledge you will receive is extensive. Here at Madrone Estate you will build your wine knowledge in a friendly and unpretentious atmosphere. You’ll learn a structured approach to tasting wine, so you can taste like the pros. You will learn how to read a wine label, how to judge wine for appearance, aroma, and taste. You’ll learn how to understand the key influences on style and a wine’s structure, and a wine’s key distinctions among the major grape varietals. You will sample 5 wines in the class. $35 per person / $28 wine club members.
Sensory Evaluation of Wine
Learn how to improve your tasting ability. You’ll learn how to see, smell, and taste wine, in a whole new way! A sense-by-scent approach to understanding what it is about wine that you love and how to describe it. You will extend your wine vocabulary, and discover how your individual sense of smell and taste works together. You will sample 5 wines in the class. $35 per person / $28 wine club members
Ever wonder what pairs well with different varietals. You’ll see, smell and taste your way thru 5 wines in this class and learn the process of pairing food dishes with wine to enhance the dining experience. The main concept behind pairings is that certain elements (such as texture and flavor) in both food and wine interact with each other, and thus finding the right combination of these elements will make the entire dining experience more enjoyable. However, taste and enjoyment are very subjective and what may be a "textbook perfect" pairing for one taster could be less enjoyable to another. We will have some fun. $35 per person / $28 wine club members