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Maximum Wine Exposure

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 Wine Class Advantages From Beginner To Advanced

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For the Wine and Spirits enthusiast, there are a variety of Wine Tasting Classes that are taught both locally and on the internet.

We found these wine classes to be at all levels and all varieties.  There are several classes for people new to wine.

These classes generally cover topics for people who  feel intimidated about shopping for wine, who are confused by all the different labels with the names of places and grapes they never heard of.   These beginner wine classes are developed to take the mystery out of your wine experience.

In its most basic format, the classes guide you beginning with the grape at the vineyard to the final bottle of wine at your table. You are shown how to taste a wine, how to understand the different wine labels, and how to properly serve your wine.

These classes are normally offered in a relaxed atmosphere so that a beginning wine lover doesn’t feel intimidated and they usually offer a chance to give feedback, so no matter what experience level you are, everyone can find a benefit in one of the classes offered for people new to wine – even the more experienced wine lovers!

For us, there was a local wine store that offered these classes and we walked to the class.  We recommend you take a cab, because you are tasting the wine, not just looking at it.  Also check to see about any fees involved if you register and take one of the classes.

Additional classes taught at a more beginning level may include information on how to identify a wines key components, how experts score a wine, proper wine serving temperatures and how to identify wine styles.

You may also be interested in learning about comparing and contrasting Old World and New World wines as well as learning about the regions they were made from.  Please take a cab or other transit if you cannot walk to the class.

If you are interested in learning an appreciation of wines that are made from the most well known grapes and some of the lesser known grapes from around the world, or learning about the origin of grapes, then you may want to look into a varietal class.

If exotic wine names frightened you before then you won’t be afraid after you take one of these classes that explains in a class, tasting, seminar type format the grapes and wines and growing regions and their significance of the world.  These classes teach you about diversity of flavors and their cultivation.  We found them to be an excellent resource and made some great friends too!

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Once you master those things you may be interested in a class on Appellation.  In appellation classes you’ll learn about wines from the world’s growing regions and the classic wines produced from them.  You may even decide to grow your own grapes and make your own!

These wine regions are appellations and are recognized by the wine industry and countries from all over the world as producing wines with a distinct uniqueness and character.

If you were ever confused by labels of wines from around the world that often don’t list the grape varietal name, Or, does list the varietal name, but not where the wine came from, then you will enjoy getting information from your local winery or wine shop on where to begin.

We started our trek with information online, but found the classes to expedite our learning, friendly and easy to participate in and made valuable connections to both people and new wine experiences.

Wine Quiz:

All Wines Have Sulfite?

  • Yes
  • No

Merlot is a Generic Term For Red Wine?

  • Yes
  • No

Screwtop Caps On Wine Are Which Of These:

  • A Great Choice
  • Cheap, but sweet
  • A Burgundy long time tradition

The Differences In Red And White Wines Are:

  • Red are sweet
  • Grape Skin color
  • Grape Juice Color
  • Grape Vine Thickness

Sauvignon Blanc Has a Grassy Smell Because:

  • Oak Barrel Aging
  • Sulfur Compounds Higher Levels
  • Soil Chemical Composition
  • Heavy Harvest Rain

What Dominates A Wines Sense of Taste:

  • Tongue
  • Nose
  • Pituitary gland
  • Salt

Chianti Is:

  • A TuscanyRegion
  • Wine made from negro amaro grape
  • Generic Itallian Term

Which Country Is Columbia Valley In:

  • Peru
  • Chili
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • Australia

(Most) Wines Are Better With Age:

  • Yes
  • No

Which Wine Typically Has The Most Tannin:

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Merlot
  • Syrah
  • Grenache

Cabernet Sauvignon has Which of These Fingerprint Scents:

  • Green Pepper
  • Black Berry
  • Sour Apple
  • Oak

Is Chianti an Itallian Wine Grape:

  • Yes
  • No

Are Most Bordeaux Made From Merlot:

  • Yes
  • No

Are Most Pink Wines Sweet:

  • Yes
  • No

In America, Who Buys The Most Wine:

  • Trader Joes
  • Southerby Auctions
  • Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
  • Total Wine and More
  • Costco

If you can’t answer these questions correctly then you are truly in desperate need of an enjoyable wine class.   We went to class to find the answers – You can too, OR, Join a Wine Club!

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