Every State in the USA makes wine these days, but California - Napa and Sonoma especially - represent the heart of America's wine country. This interactive tasting class and wine pairing dinner will be a virtual tour of the two valleys, from Carneros sparkling wine in the south all the way to Lake County north of Napa and up the Sonoma coast.
Wine lovers will experience a range of reds and whites as we taste our way through wine country. Even if you can't find Napa and Sonoma on a map, by the end of class you'll understand the difference between their wines and what these two famous geographies mean to the wine world.
WINE & MENU (tentative)
Domaine Carneros Brut (Carneros)
Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc (Sonoma)
Flora Springs Chardonnay (Napa)
Pedroncelli "Mother Clone" Zinfandel (Sonoma)
Guenoc Petite Sirah (Lake County)
90+ Cellars "Lot 109" Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Yountville, Napa)
Artisan breads, cheese, and olives
DINNER MENU (tentative)
Please understand the food and wine menu are subject to change based on availability, chef creativity, teacher whimsy, and more!
Everyone's All American: Barbecue by Blue Ribbon
North Carolina Pulled Pork
Texas Sliced Beef Brisket
Rice and Beans and Black-eyed Corn
“Big” Green Salad
Homemade Pickles and Cornbread
2014 Concannon Petite Sirah (Livermore Valley) | 2014 Cline Carignane (Sonoma)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This tasting assumes some exposure to wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all bar, 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 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.
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.
ABOUT THE MIDDLE GRAY www.TheMiddleGray.com
The Middle Gray is a collaborative arts hybrid space that highlights an art gallery/event venue, a fully equipped rustic-style bar, a spacious prep kitchen, and an open-floor state-of-the-art kitchen. The goal is to use all these resources to build a community of creative individuals and foster collaboration between them. The Middle Gray also wants to allow the coexistence of all kinds of arts under one roof, and it strives to create more options and contribute to the advancement of the art and cultural scene in the Boston area and to the growth of young promising local creatives. It is also important for us to create a place that allows accessibility to the arts and art education.