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Learn About Wine While Drinking It at Terroir’s Winter Wine Class


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[UPDATE (2/13): The program is so popular that Terroir will be adding an extra class to accommodate interest. There will now be two classes each Saturday, at 4:00 & 5:30 p.m. Topics stay the same.]

If you like learning and drinking: good news! Terroir, the “elitist wine bar for everyone,” is starting a weekly wine class for the winter, offering a combination wine tasting/lecture on the histories and flavors behind six different kinds of wine.

The first session, held this Saturday, February 16, at 4:00 p.m., will provide an introduction to wine in general: What is it? Why does it taste the way it does? And why has everyone loved it forever?

The rest of the schedule continues with a focus on a specific wine each week:

Saturday, February 23
Chardonnay: Is it the world’s greatest white wine? We will explore six different wine areas, producing six different expressions of this grape, from Burgundy to California to Australia. How did this grape take over the world?

Saturday, March 2
Riesling: Its glory is in the multiplicity of styles and its damnation is in the multiplicity of styles. Forget what you have heard and check your pre-conceptions at the door…Riesling is truly the world’s greatest grape.

Saturday, March 9
Syrah: It was once considered to be the new Merlot and then Merlot got kicked to the curb and Syrah got side-swiped by Malbec. And the constabulary is still trying to figure out the crash site. Needless to say, Syrah is the grape of a modern Park Slope society!

Saturday March 23
Pinot Noir: This is the Lindsay Lohan of grapes…exciting, thrilling, captivating, gorgeous, great when she is great, but, boy, can she have some bad days. We love her and revere her nonetheless and are thrilled with every encounter (but always prepared for the worst).

Saturday, March 30
Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc: Two noble grapes, best of friends (and even related) but engaged in a war for Cabernet supremacy. Like the Montagues and the Capulets, can a common ground be found where both grapes can live in
peace or will the serenity of the wine world be forever severed?

Each hour-long class costs $20 and has twelve available seats. If you’d like to fill one, or if you’d like a little more information, email Allison Whittinghill at

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