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Wine & Cheese Pairing Class

The Peidmont Epicurean Arts Center (http://www.epicureancenter.com/) is a great facility in Leesburg that offers a wide range of wine and food classes. On the 27th of March they are offering a wine and cheese pairing class. The description of the class:

Everyone knows wine and cheese go together but does anyone know why? This class will take you through the mechanisms by which wine and cheese work together and some of the ways they don't.

The class runs 2 hours and is only $45, you must register on the Epicurean Center's website (http://www.epicureancenter.com/classes/enthusiast-series/wine-appreciation-classes/5-wine-appreciation-classes/58-pairing-wine-and-cheese130208212827). Please come join us for a great evening.

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  • Karen z.

    Very informative and educational. I learned alot about food and wine pairings and enjoyed the evening.

    March 28, 2013

  • Clayton P.

    Heide,
    Thanks for taking the notes and making them available to the other attendees.
    Clayton

    March 28, 2013

  • Sandy T.

    i had a great time last night. it was nice to meet and interact with everyone.

    March 28, 2013

  • Heide

    KLey takeaways:
    1. Food changes the flavor of wine; wine does not change flavor of food
    2. Chambourcin pairs well with sweet Brie -- sweetness in Brie suppresses fruit in wine and adds texture (tannins)
    3. Goat cheese pairs well with cab franc (oaked red) because acidity suppresses tannins and brings out fruit
    4. Goad cheese pairs well with unoaked chardonnay, as acidity takes away acidity in wine
    5. Unoaked chardonnay pairs well with YOUNG cheddar
    6. Pear wine (dessert wines) pairs well with Roquefort, as salt strips out textures and then you just taste the pear
    7. Also with dessert wines: dry dates, hazelnuts, salted nuts
    8. Chambourcin pairs well with Moroccan spice yellow hummus and pita
    9. Oaked chardonnays pair well with young cheddar cheese
    10. Match the weight of the wine to weight of food (pear wine, Roquefort)
    11. Pair to preparation, not protein
    12. Pair sopresata salami, wood smoked cheddar and cabernet franc.

    Wine is the breakfast of champions!

    Thanks!

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • Kirsten

      Thanks for the recap Heide!!

      March 28, 2013

    • Sandy T.

      thanks! this is helpful.

      March 28, 2013

  • Kirsten

    Very informative and fun! Thanks to James for a great class...now if only there'd been handouts! ;-)

    March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I second that observation...Handouts and building signs, too!

      March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Better than Excellent! Thoroughly enjoyed the class as well as interaction with my fellow wine drinking classmates...

    March 28, 2013

  • Clayton P.

    It was very eye opening. I now know that dessert wines do not go with sweets. ;-)

    March 28, 2013

  • Kirsten

    A Member has an EXTRA TICKET FOR TONIGHTS WINE AND CHEESE CLASS!!! IF you or a friend are interested, please let me know!

    March 27, 2013

  • Kirsten

    I'll be taking Allans place as the Organizer for tomorrow nights event, so Look for me and say HI!

    March 26, 2013

    • Judy

      Kirsten, Ive registered and paid but now dont think I can make it. Is there a wait list? Do you know of anyone who wants to go?

      March 27, 2013

    • Kirsten

      I don't...but we can certainly post it so if someone is interested they can go. Sorry you can't make it!

      March 27, 2013

  • Vicki Brown S.

    I am registered and paid also! Can't wait!

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make this one...looks great!

    March 24, 2013

  • Angela C.

    This will be our first meet-up event. Looking forward to it.

    March 22, 2013

  • Miguel A. L.

    Sorry. Something came out. Enjoy it

    March 21, 2013

  • Jill K.

    I cannot make it

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Registered and paid :-)

    March 21, 2013

  • Dawn

    Wish I could join you all. I'll be on spring break but you'll thoroughly enjoy James. Check out his other classes. Wines of Rhone next. Lots planned for the spring and summer.

    March 21, 2013

  • Maria E.

    I thought I had RSVP already!

    March 8, 2013

  • Dan E

    Not able to make it.

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh my! That really looks like fun! Alas, I am too far way in Arlington, VA to make there in time. Have a great time!

    March 4, 2013

  • Heide

    Registered - looking forward to this event!

    February 28, 2013

  • Sandy T.

    registered and paid.

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Allan, I have made the payment of $45.00 and am on the list for the Epicurean Center. Hope this group of folks is half as fun as the last Wine Event you put together...Naked Mountain rocks!

    February 27, 2013

  • Miguel A. L.

    Is any fee for this event?

    February 24, 2013

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