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DC--Seven Steps to Understanding Wine with David Hudock
Sun, April 23, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
This monthly class, held on Sunday afternoons, is an opportunity for an entry-level, hands-on wine tasting experience. We will identify the characteristics of wines tasted and review why those characteristics exist, maintaining a focus on tasting and identifying wine. The class format will follow: Blind Tasting, Review, Comparative Tasting, and Review. During the blind tasting, each student will have four wines before them, two white and two reds. We will provide brief instruction before the blind tasting, then we review the tasting sheets and identify four of the “seven steps” to tasting wine. Each of the four steps, sense, sight, smell, taste and feel, will be tied to a building block that will lead the taster to identifying the wine. We will then transition into the last three steps of the seven: region, terroir/vines and wine making and review how each of the first four steps are tied directly to one of these steps. Using the skills and knowledge they have just learned the students will then test them on two completely different wines. Students will be presented with two red wines. We will then give a quick re-cap of the seven steps; how the first four are tied to the last three and together they help make a wine what it is.
What to Expect:
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 6 to 8 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.