January Tasting: Sparkling Wines

  • January 11, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Celebrate 2014 with learning about and tasting sparkling wines!

We'll be exploring sparkling wines from 6 different countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, and the US.  Bubbles galore: there will be a total of 10 different sparkling wines to sample, including two vintage Champagnes with one of them being the prestigious Dom Pérignon.

The wine education will cover the history and topography of the Champagne region, various methods used to make sparkling wine, the terminology used to indicate wine sweetness levels, and the distinctive styles of sparkling wine.

There are several schools of thought on stemware.  Feel free to bring two Champagne flutes (tall, narrow bowl), two Champagne coupes (shallow, broad-bowled), or two tulip wine glass (rim of the glass is narrower than the midpoint).  Champagne coupes seem to be in vogue now.

Cost per person, depending on attendance, will be $19 per person.  Please bring a few extra $1 bills just in case we have less than 19 attendees.  Also, please bring an appetizer to share.  Sparkling wines are remarkably flexible with food.  The options for appetizers are endless, here are a few ideas: brie, gouda, buttered popcorn, shrimp/shellfish, salami, Prosciutto, veggies, smoked salmon, stuffed mushrooms, mustard-Mascarpone bruschetta, fruit-based desserts, shortbread cookies, olives, almonds, and potato chips.

Please note, this meetup group is designed for members and potential members of the American Wine Society. If you are not already an AWS member, you can attend 2 home events with the AWS Worcester meetup group before joining AWS.  For more info on American Wine Society membership and benefits, click here.  Join now and they will extend your membership through December, 2014!  We'd love to have you become a member of the AWS! 

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  • Joe P.

    Thanks Theresa and Morris for hosting and thanks everyone for the great appetizers. I hope everyone learned something new. I'll be posting the presentation in the files area.

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Regina

    Great presentation, wonderful hosts, thank you so much Joe, Theresa and Morris!

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Jerry R.

    Another wonderful event thanks to Joe and Theresa.

    2 · January 12, 2014

  • Jo-Ann P.

    A great time with a great group of people! A big thanks to Theresa and Morris for hosting!

    2 · January 12, 2014

  • cristina

    I love

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Theresa

    Please remember to bring 2 champagne glasses. See you soon!

    January 11, 2014

    • Jerry R.

      Thanks for the reminder. I totaly forgot.

      January 11, 2014

  • Karen

    Sorry I can't make it tonight. Something has come up with one of my boys. Have fun and hope to see you at the next one.

    January 11, 2014

    • Theresa

      Sorry to hear that, Karen. Hope to see you again soon!

      January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, its very foggy here in Nashua so sorry but I am going to have to cancel the invite I received earlier this afternoon. Will attend next time.

    January 11, 2014

    • Theresa

      We look forward to meeting you soon, Susan!

      January 11, 2014

  • Andrea C.

    Sorry I have to cancel. But lucky for the next in line on the waiting list. Hope to see you at the next tasting.

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Michael

    Sorry for the cancellation. You know how much we like bubbly. Some good friends from Augusta confirmed they will be visiting.

    January 3, 2014

  • Linda

    Sorry to bail - going to be focused watching Pats playoff game

    December 30, 2013

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