$65

Wine 101: Entry-Level to Exquisite

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Big Delicious Planet | Catering, Canteen & Urban Farm

412 North Wolcott Avenue

Chicago, IL 60622

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Why do some wines cost $10 when others cost $100? Without seeing the price, would you be able to tell the difference? Big Delicious Planet has teamed up with their wine partner, Damien Casten, owner of Candid Wines, to bring you Wine 101! The two hour class will feature 6 wines (3 whites and 3 reds) at 3 distinct price points. You'll taste each in a blind test and guess the price point of each wine. Damien will then reveal the price and talk through just what goes into a bottle of wine. You'll then be able to re-taste and enjoy your favorites. Ticket pricing includes wine tastings, paired with fromage + antipasti platters, and sales tax.

About the instructor: Damien Casten began his career in food and wine fifteen years ago when he traded a corporate job in the south of France for kitchens at the New England Culinary Institute. Upon graduation he returned to France for two years, earning a spot on the brigade at Chef Alain Senderens’ Michelin three-starred Lucas Carton. Away from the restaurant, he immersed himself in wine, apprenticing at one of Paris best independent wine shops, Les Ultra Vins, and visiting producers in wine regions across France on a regular basis. After a few years working as a professional chef, Damien’s passion for wine won out. On returning to the United States after six years in France, Damien co-founded Candid Wines, an importer and distributor of small production, organic and biodynamic wines in Chicago in 2005. Today, after ten years in business, Candid Wines can be found on the lists of most every major restaurant in Chicago as well as on the shelves of the area’s best retailers. While rooted in France thanks to Damien’s experience there, the company has grown to include selections from regions across Germany, Italy, Austria, New Zealand, and the US, as well as a few remarkable selections from Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia.

FAQs

Can I buy a group tickets? 28 tickets are available. Buy as many as you like!

Is there parking or transit nearby? We have a parking lot in front of our building you may use and there is plenty of street parking after 5pm. There is a bike rack outside our gate. The Grand Avenue bus is nearby as well as Divvy stations.

What if I have tickets but I can’t attend the event?
No refunds will be given for cancellations. If you cannot make it, you are welcome to transfer your tickets to someone else. Please contact us with the new guest’s information at least 24 hours prior to the event or tell the guests using your reservation to give your name at arrival.

Must be 21 to attend this event.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Big Delicious Planet | Catering, Canteen & Urban Farm

412 North Wolcott Avenue

Chicago, IL 60622

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved