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Wine 201: Blind Tasting Big Brands
Wine 201: Blind Tasting Big Brands

Thu, Mar 14


Wine 101

Wine 201: Blind Tasting Big Brands

They're the three biggest brand name wines on the market. Love'em or hate'em is not the topic, but are they worth the money when compared to their lesser-known siblings who may not have an advertising budget or big corporation behind them.

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Time & Location

Mar 14, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Wine 101, 1220 Whitney Ave c, Hamden, CT 06517, USA


About the Event

The basis of our business is to seek out and promote the smaller producers who need a voice and representation out there in the wine world. They don't have huge budgets but their wines speak volumes. Does that make them "superior" to a more well known, name brand producer or product? Maybe yes, maybe no depending on who is drinking them. In a recent article by Eric Asimov, wine critic for the New York Times, he asked his readers to seek out and try three very big name brand wines and the social media wine world exploded!! Wine bloggers went bonkers with this request by one of the more trusted names in the business like he asked everyone to commit a heinous crime.

The purpose of this class exercise is not meant to demean anybody’s choices, or to persuade fans of these wines to drink something different. In some cases, wines of this example are made to fit a preordained profile of aroma, flavor and texture.

It is our objective to be able to identify that they may be made in this fashion to keep consistency according to varietal characteristics. Sometimes this is a good thing if you're looking for a wine that is consistent year to year. Others look for gives us something else to complain about in the wine world.

$30 per person includes your class, light cheese, and crackers to accompany the tasting and $15 gift certificate to purchase wines after the class.

Must respond by March 11th. If class sells out please call us at the store to be out on the call list.

This is a wine appreciation class to further educate your palate by tasting a variety of wines in a professional manner.

You must be 21+ years of age to purchase a ticket.

Classroom size is limited to only 10 people to encourage more in-depth discussion and analysis, so please RSVP early.

You must purchase your tickets early online through our website.

Facebook "Likes" or responses will not be accepted as an RSVP.

Please refrain from cell phone use during the presentation to be respectful of those who are attending to learn more about wine appreciation.

Critical discussion is encouraged, but please be aware and respectful of other students' opinions and assessments of the wines. Wine is subjective and personal to each individual's palate.


  • Big Brand Blind Tasting

    Wine 101 Hamden does not sell alcohol to persons under the age of 21. By using and purchasing event tickets on you are confirming that you and/or the person purchasing tickets are over the age of 21. All ticket orders will require proper identification upon entry to the class. Please bring in proper identification. You have 24 hours prior to the event to cancel in order to receive full credit or store credit. Same day cancellations will get a store credit.

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