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Intro to Old World Red Wines with Bryan Thames

wineIntro to Old World Red Wines BRYAN THAMES Friday, January 31 | 6pm – 8:00pm | $25 + $20 materials Dating back hundreds of years (in some cases as far as the Roman Empire), Old World wines hail from Western Europe. Old world winemaking styles are steeped in tradition and focused on terroir, or the influence the land, soil and climate have on the wine’s flavor. Old World reds have a characteristic subtle flavor, with a lighter body and prominent tannins. Perfect for warming a cold winter evening, participants in this class will explore some of the major red wine regions of Spain, France and Italy, including Rioja, Ribero del Duero, Bordeaux, Chateauneuf du Pape, Chianti Classico and Barolo. Learn why these wine regions are so famous and how their respective wines compare.