Wine Date Night: The Five V’s, July 24th at 9pm


Friday, July 24th, 2020
9:00 pm central time

Join us for a special Wine Date Night edition of The Wine Workshop, after the kids go to bed. No kids? Okay, then just before you go to bed. 😉

The theme this week is THE FIVE V’s, referring to five of our favorite grape varieties: Viognier, Vermentino, Verdicchio, Verdejo, and Verdeca.

No wines are required to taste along with the class, but it sure makes it more fun. Feel free to buy any bottles you wish from our five grapes we are discussing (suggestions below).

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The five V’s of the wine world: Viognier, Vermentino, Verdicchio, Verdejo, and Verdeca.

Join us for a date night webinar by candlelight, learning all about five fantastic grape varieties that all start with the letter V. Hailing from France, Spain, and Italy, we’ll explore some well-known regions and some off the radar areas as well. With each of these grapes, we’ll cover in detail what they are like in the vineyard, in the winery, and in your glass.

Suggested wines that you may want to seek out (all of these overdeliver, but if you can’t find an exact wine just use the guidance of a good independent wine shop … there are SO MANY choices out there!).

Viognier: Cline Cellars, Novelty Hill, d’Arenberg, anything from the region of Condrieu ($$$)

Vermentino: Often from Sardinia. “Aragosta” is one of our favorites (look for the crustacean on the label). Argiolas is also a great producer.

Verdicchio: Garafoli, Andrea Felici.

Verdejo: Most of what you find will be from Rueda in Spain. Naia, Honoro Vera, Buil & Gine, Basa.

Verdeca: LeVeli. (Of all the wines on this list, this will be the hardest to find.)

The Wine Workshops are designed to be a fast infusion of wine knowledge, taught by one of the most experienced wine educators in the country, certified sommelier Jason Kallsen. When properly and clearly explained, wine does not need to be intimidating. Which of course makes it much more fun.

We hope you can join us for the Wine Date Night!

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