So what exactly happens at these wine classes? Typically, upon arrival, you'll be offered a light sparkling wine. You'll have a chance to mingle with the other 10 or so people, then the class will begin. The instructors will vary from experts employed by Cork & Fork to distributors and sometimes the winemakers themselves. They are always very knowledgeable about the wines and take the time to describe the terroir, vinification, and tasting notes.
You will try a variety of wines and snack on French baguettes with hummus or olive spread. You will also be provided with informational materials about the wines and the country from which they originated. I have really enjoyed the ones I've attended and have learned something in each one.
So, if you are interested, just complete the form below and answer the question and you'll be entered into a drawing for a complementary wine class for two!
About the class to be held on Thursday, November 1: South Africa
South African wines are grown in one of the world's most special places - with ancient soils, two oceans, soaring mountains, and unparalleled natural beauty. The South African winelands are renowned for their breathtaking scenery and the wines are as full of variety as the myriad of cultures that form this rainbow nation. This event will review the top independent producers from various regions.
About the speaker: Theresa Morrison, Importer/Distributor, Boutique Vineyards
Theresa is the owner of a fine wine distribution house in MD, DC, and VA, that specializes in small production, hand-crafted wines that provide good value and offer uniqueness and quality. Wines are carefully selected from all over the world. The producers are all committed to superlative quality, with a guiding principle that the wines should reflect their distinct terroir. These are real wines made by real people who are passionate about the wine, not the quantity or quarterly reporting. Hand-picked and handmade, production is usually less than a few hundred cases per varietal.
- Requirements: just to answer the question below correctly
- Prize: 2 free passes to the wine education class on Thursday, November 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cork & Fork at 1522 14th St. NW in DC (not transferable)
- Deadline to enter: Thursday, October 25 by 5 p.m.
- Winners will be announced on this blog on Friday, October 26
*Please note that the distributor will not know whether any of the wines are vegan or not.