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DC -- Deductive Wine Tasting with Matthew Stollenmaier, WSET Certified Inst...

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Cork & Fork DC

1522 14th St NW

Washington, DC 20005

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Wine is definitely a subject that the more you practice, the more you learn and the more you want to continue discovering.

The easy part is deciding if you like wine or not. The difficult part is understanding why. What do you like about it, what are you tasting and how do you communicate these thoughts? Is it light or full bodied? Tannic or smooth and supple? What are tannins anyway? Is it fruity, sweet, dry…? Do fruity and sweet mean the same thing? How can I choose between red fruit and or dark fruit? When you say barnyard…?

In our continuation of our Wine Education Program, this class focuses on “deductive” tasting specifically…from generalities to more specific realizations and knowledge. We will combine useful and distinctive information and tools, a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of wine. Through taste identification & comparative tastings, we’ll demonstrate body, tannin, sweetness/dryness, fruity and earthy differences to give you the tools to narrow down the plethora of choices you experience every time you taste wine and train your palate further with every sip.

The ability to sniff out and untangle the subtle threads that weave into complex wine aromas is essential for tasting. Try holding your nose while you swallow a mouthful of wine; you will find that most of the flavor is muted. Your nose is the key to your palate. (90% of taste comes from your nose) Once you learn how to give a wine a good sniff, you’ll begin to develop the ability to isolate flavors—to notice the way they unfold and interact—and, to some degree, assign a language to describe them. The language you choose comes from your life experience, where you grew up and what you ate/drank then and now.

From the Speaker, Matthew Stollenmaier:

I enjoy collecting, studying, teaching and of course tasting wine; as with many it started as an interest in the hospitality industry and became an out of control hobby/passion…yes, I am a wine geek and proud of it. It’s a subject that you can never know it all, so you’re always learning and sharing wine knowledge with others.

I hold the WSET Intermediate Wine & Spirit Education Trust Certification from the InternationalWineCenter in New York City, Master of Wine program.

I’ve attended several programs and seminars by the Society of Wine Educators, NYC.

I’ve attended ICE the Institute of Culinary Education NYC wine and food pairing program and varietal specific tasting classes.

I’ve attended CIA Culinary Institute of America California; The Rudd Center for study of California wines

University California – Davis; Special Studies Sensory Evaluation/Food and Wine Pairing

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This event is aimed to host a select gathering of like-minded wine and food lovers who are eager to share wine, stories, laughter, and friendship. We welcome you whether you are an entry-level wine drinker or a well-traveled wine connoisseur. The wines we will sample are carefully hand selected by our premier wine buying team. Please, consider joining us in the midst of a busy week to unwind and take a break from the routines of your normal day to sample some amazing wines while listening to an incredibly well-informed speaker about regions and varietals you may not yet have visited or tasted.

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