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Thu, Apr 11|
Wine 201: South African Wines with Boschendal
With over 250,000 acres of vines across a range of winegrowing areas—including 24 diverse districts and 67 smaller wards within the Western Cape region alone—it’s easy to get lost in the vast array of the country’s wine choices.
Time & Location
Apr 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Wine 101, 1220 Whitney Ave c, Hamden, CT 06517, USA
About the Event
Before the last 10 years South African Wines were barely a presence on the bottom of the grocery store shelf. Most of the wine produced in the country went directly to be distilled into brandy. Today the story is changing. South African wines have emerged as both some of the best valued red and white wines and in the highest quality.
Today, South African wines straddle Old World and New: the wines often smell of ripe, silky fruit, but showcase earthy flavors and finish with restraint.
During this class we will be joined by Henry Lavado, representative from Boschendal Winery in South Africa. We will explore several styles of wine from their portfolio that represent their commitment not only to quality but to preserving quality of place.
$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 April 9th. 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 20 people.
We encourage more in-depth discussion and analysis while being courteous to other attendees and tasters.
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.
Wine 201: Boschendal
By placing an order you verify that you and order recipients are at least 21 years of age. At the time of the event, all receipients stating that they are at least 21 years of age and must present a valid drivers license, military ID, passport or State ID for identification. All ticket sales are nontransferrable and final. We require 24-hour notice for a full refund. All other cancellations will receive in-store credit only.