The wine staff at the North Branch Tea and Wine Cafe lead a 4-week basic wine course and Thanksgiving wine-pairing event! The aim of the class will be to help participants increase their understanding and enjoyment of wine, and to increase confidence talk about and buying wine. Some specific topics will include: how to taste and identify different properties in wine; basic wine terms; the most important grape varieties, and rising stars; the difference between Old World and New World wines, and how to decipher their labels; and other topics of interest to participants. Each class will include tasting of several wines, included in the course fee, and the Thanksgiving wine-pairing will also include food samples.
Registration is through the Montpelier Senior Activity Center. Registration opens for members on August 27th. Registration opens for non-members beginning September 10th. $60 for the full 4 week series.