Celebrate your love with wine!
It’s Valentine’s weekend, and we’re going to get emotional with wine. This fun, interactive tasting class plus dinner will focus on the love and affection every wine lover has for wine. We’ll experience the flavors and textures that made us fall in love in the first place, and taste some new wines, the kind that keep us falling in love over and over again.
This class will teach you some basic tasting techniques that help you get the most out of every sip of wine. You’ll refine your palate and build your vocabulary while you show your Valentine the wine love. After class, you’ll put what you learned to work with a wine dinner from one of the planet’s most romantic wine locations: Italy.
TASTING MENU (tentative)
La Fraschetta Favorita (Piedmont, northwest Italy)
Francis Ford Coppola “Cafe Zoetrope” Chardonnay (Geyserville, Sonoma, California, USA)
Duca di Cardino Sangiovese di Toscana (Tuscany, central Italy)
Mecedora Merlot (Maule Valley, Chile)
Rosehearty Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley, Washington, USA)
Saints & Sinners Zinfandel (Paso Robles, southern California, USA)
DINNER: A Night in Italy
Pollo Cristina | Chicken baked in nutmeg and wine
Spinaci alla fiorentina | Baked spinach with mushroom (vegetarian)
Timballo | Penne pasta baked in cheese sauce with roast eggplant crust (vegetarian)
Ricotta cake with balsamic glaze | Fruit
Contessa Giovanna Manci Pinot Grigio (Trentino, northern Italy)
Il Papavero “The Poppy” Primitivo (Puglia, southern Italy)
Jonathon Alsop is founder and executive director of the Boston Wine School and author of The Wine Lover’s Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice & Lore for the Ardent Aficionado published by Quarry Books. Jonathon started life as a wine writer covering wine, food and travel in 1988. He is author of the long-running wine column In Vino Veritas by Jonathon Alsop as well as many articles for the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and many others. He founded the Boston Wine School in 2000 where he teaches wine and food classes.
YOUR HOST VENUE
VINOvations is a state of the art destination for wine lovers who want more than just the usual. We strive to enhance our customers wine drinking experience by offering a vast selection of boutique wines from around the world. We offer our guests the charm and amenities of a winery: our unique 2500 sq ft. event space includes a 40 bottle automated wine tasting room, private tasting stations, dual Chef’s Studio Kitchen, wine education & much more.