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Wines of New Zealand Masterclass

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The Somm School

4300 N. Miller Road

Suite D221

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Wines of New Zealand Masterclass designed by the association with New Zealand Wines, the New Zealand Government’s Trade Organization on Wine

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***Class Fee is $200. Attendance capacity reached. Please register to place yourself on the waitlist.

This class instruction was designed in association with New Zealand Wines, the New Zealand Government’s Trade Organization on wine. It explores the major regions, grape varietals, and winemaking styles currently trending in New Zealand, and is intended to illustrate that there is much more to Kiwi wines than just their famously aromatic Sauvignon Blanc. We will examine the wines of Martinborough, Hawkes Bay, Marlborough, Waipara/North Canterbury, and Central Otago, and we will learn the differences, the strengths, and idiosyncrasies of these enigmatic regions. In addition to different styles of Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling will all be explored. Students will leave this class with a better understanding of the fascinating wines from this unique corner of the world. Successful completion of this course includes a certificate from New Zealand Wines, and qualifies students to pursue more advanced classes on New Zealand wines.

This program is hosted by The Somm School in association with Michael La Vardera. Michael has spent the last 22 years in the wine industry has served progressively increasing roles as Sommelier for NYC restaurants, Beverage Director, and ultimately Corporate Beverage Director for multiple-unit, multi-State restaurant groups. He is an accomplished Wine Educator who served nearly a decade as the Director of Wine Education for a national supplier of import brands, where he also evaluated and selected which brands to import in the United States. He has also appeared on Television as host for 2 cable television series on Wine Education, and as “Michael The Sommelier” on Food Network and Bravo TV. Michael comes to The Somm School via New York City.This class instruction was conceived and created in cooperation with New Zealand Wines, the New Zealand government commission on wine. It explores the major regions, grapes, and wine styles prevalent in New Zealand, and is designed to show that there is much more to Kiwi wines than just Sauvignon Blanc. Kiwi Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling will also be explored.

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