Seasonal Wine Classes
The Educated Grape offers seasonal wine classes in different venues around New Jersey. These classes focus on either prominent wine producing regions, grape varietals or wine-style trends happening in the world of wine.
Join George Staikos of The Educated Grape this Winter for 3 new wine classes designed to enlighten and inspire both the novice and enthusiast. One of the classes, the “Cellar Session”, will be a limited seating class featuring reserve level wines and heightened wine education. You will learn and enjoy in an interactive environment. Each 2-hour wine tasting class will feature 7 memorable wines with 3 dishes and cheese expertly prepared to pair with the wines.
Handouts are distributed to each attendee that offer facts and insights on the class theme which are great reference tools for your continued wine appreciation. Gain confidence and knowledge and take your appreciation of wine to a new level
2020 WINTER WINE CLASS SERIES
The Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525
T (609) 333-1710
The Blue Bottle Cafe
Class 1: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7-9pm
The New Guard of Wines from the Old World
The main Old World wine producing countries (France, Italy, Spain, Germany) have a storied history of being the benchmark for wines around the world. Over the last 5-7 years, there have been a group of new producers from up and coming regions within these countries producing wines at amazing quality levels at prices often less than their pedigreed counterparts. This first-time class will be your passport into learning about these amazing wines that will soon be on your short list of wines to drink on a regular basis.
“Cellar Session”: Class 2: Thursday, February 27, 2020 7-9pm
Australia Uncorked and Refreshed
It has been several years since I dedicated a class to the wines of Australia. Well, it is time again! What was once a country known for inexpensive Shiraz is now defined by small, family owned, quality obsessed producers producing some of the most expressive and interesting wines in the New World. In addition to tasting some amazing wines from its signature Shiraz grape, we will explore several more wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and blends from top regions that have redefined this spirited wine continent into a world class producer.
Class 3: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7-9pm
East Coast Rising…the best of New Jersey, New York and….
The time has come! Our backyard has been focusing on high quality grape growing and winemaking, producing wonderful wines from grape varietals that are best suited for their respective terroirs. The result are wines that can rival some of the best from the New World and deserving of your attention. We will explore the world class Rieslings and Pinot Noirs from New York’s Finger Lakes region and a beautiful lineup of red and white wines from the top producers in New Jersey. The mystery wine will represent another wonderful east Coast region…you won’t believe how good these wines are!