Hard to believe Syrah and Shiraz are genetically exactly the same thing with two different names. As identical as they are, the styles couldn't be more different. Aussie Shiraz is so ripe and rich and full of fruit, while French-style Syrah explores the earthy, funky, subterranean range of flavors. This 2-hour interactive tasting class will lead you though the grapes and the styles to a complete understanding of how they compare and which style you prefer. Get ready to experience and understand the spectrum of Syrah from pink summer sipper to blending grape to inky black powerhouse.
WINE & MENU (tentative)
PRETTY IN PINK
Santa Barbara Rose of Syrah (California, USA) with hors d'oeuvres & canapes
Cotes du Provence Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre blend (Southern France)
MEET THE FAMILY
Columbia Syrah (Washington, USA)
Coppola Syrah-Shiraz Blend (California, USA)
Concannon Petite Sirah (Livermore, California, USA)
SYRAH VERSUS SHIRAZ
Cascabel Shiraz (Barossa, Australia)
Crozes-Hermitage (Rhone, southern France)
Bread, cheese, olives, antipasto during tasting class.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This is a Level 1 survey course for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some exposure to wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
At the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone. We believe that learning about wine and food involves learning about yourself, and we promise to challenge all our students to do that. Our goal is to help you understand deeply and communicate completely what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine or a morsel of food.
ABOUT CELLAR DOOR www.cellardooripswich.com
Cellar Door, located in downtown Ipswich, is a unique wine shop offering craft beer, an olive oil and vinegar tasting bar, a variety of pastas and sauces, salts from around world, unique BBQ sauces, our own signature BBQ rubs, our own gluten free granola, various baked goods and many local products. Cellar Door routinely hosts wine and food tasting events, movie nights, couples events and more. Visit, take your time shopping, browse through the book selection, and get inspired!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Guests, students and certificate candidates must meet the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the program is being held: 21 in the USA and 18 in China.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call +1-844-WINE-SCHOOL (946-3724) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What's the cancel policy?
If I have to cancel class for any reason — weather, illness, emergency, whatever — I will do my best to re-schedule the class. If the new schedule doesn’t work for anyone, you will receive full credit toward any other class or event.
If you cancel MORE than a month ahead
If you cancel more than 30 days before the date of your class, you can re-schedule and receive full credit toward any other class or event.
If you cancel LESS than a month ahead
If you cancel less than 30 days before the date of your class, there are still options. Boston Wine School tickets are completely transferable, so you can give or sell them to someone else. People have said they have good luck with StubHub. Also, many classes are sold out and there is sometimes a waiting list. No guarantees, but if someone on the waiting list were to take your space, then you will receive full credit toward any other class or event.
If you need to cancel less than a month ahead, you may re-schedule by paying a 50% re-ticketing fee.
Boston Wine School classes, events, and gift certificates are non-refundable and not redeemable for cash.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes, feel free!
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, that is fine, happens all the time.