Wine Class 8/13

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Please join us for a wine journey of Spain. Our own Ian Falconi will share his passion and knowledge.

Saturday August 13th from 3:30-5 pm. $30.00 per person. Because of the great response we’ve had

 in the past, you must call us with a credit card #. We will sell out and have a waiting list.

Therefore if you have to cancel you have to call us no later than Thursday the 11th

so we have some time to fill the spot(s). Your card will be charged if you no show.

Please RSVP ASAP 954 922 2910

Wine Class

Spanish Wine Appreciation

Spain has over 2.9 million acres planted making it the most widely planted wine producing nation but it is only the third largest producer of wine in the world, the largest being France followed by Italy. This is due, in part, to the very low yields and wide spacing of the old vines planted on the dry, infertile soil found in many Spanish wine regions. The country has an abundance of native grape varieties, with over 400 varieties planted throughout Spain though 80 percent of the country’s wine production is from only 20 grapes including Tempranillo, Albariño, Garnacha, Palomino, Airen, Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel·lo, Cariñena and Monastrell. Archaeologists believe that these grapes were first cultivated sometime between 4000 and 3000 BC, long before the wine-growing culture of the Phoenicians founded the trading post of Cádiz around 1100 BC; Spain’s reputation entering the 21st century was that of a serious wine producing country join us to learn and explore this tremendous diversity and tradition.

Aprox. (90 minutes)

I. Introduction to wine and Spanish Wine

a. Brief synopsis about wine,

b. Spanish wine history,

c. its Geography,

d. Classification and

e. Labeling Laws.

II. How to taste

Quick review of the steps of analytical tastings

III. Tasting and Regions

Review of the most popular regions of Spain

Rioja, Navarra, Catalonina, Priorat, Penedes, Ribera de Duero, Galicia, Toro, Valladolid, Jumilla, Catalayud, La Mancha, Andalucia and Xerex de la Frontera.  And 10 Spanish wines to taste


IV. Final Remarks and Questions

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