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Wine Class Series ~~
Traverse Magazine & MyNorth Food & Drinks Editor, Tim Tebeau, is partnering with sommelier, Todd Chinnock at Pour Kitchen & Bar in Petoskey to host a monthly Wine Class Series running from January through June. Each month we’ll explore a winegrowing region around the world and taste through a selection of 6 wines crafted by small, artisanal producers paired with delectable hors d’oeuvres from the Pour kitchen. Classes are $25/person and include a tasting of five wines, hors d’oeuvres and access to special retail pricing. To reserve tickets or for more information contact Pour Kitchen & Bar at 231.881.9800.
Wine Class Series 2018 Schedule ~~
Monday, February 12, 6:00-7:30 PM ~~ A Tale of Two Traditions: Old World vs. New World
In this class we’ll explore the stylistic and philosophical differences between Old and New World wine and learn how wines reflect the climates and cultures they come from.
Monday, March 12, 6:00-7:30 PM ~~ Vino Italiano: Exploring Italy
Italy grows over 250 grape varietals in nearly every conceivable microclimate. We’ll split the boot into three major zones: North, Central and South, and learn how each expresses itself in wine.
Monday, April 16, 6:00-7:30 PM ~~ Vive La France: Discovering French Terroir
From effervescent Champagne to meaty, brooding Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France’s distinct growing regions produce some of the world’s most compelling wines. We’ll sip our way through six major regions.
Monday, May 14, 6:00-7:30 PM ~~ Domestic Bliss: California, Oregon & Michigan
To cap off the season we’ll sip our way up the West Coast, discovering diverse approaches to winemaking from California’s arid Central Coast to Oregon’s volcanic slopes and taste why Northern Michigan has been regaled by critics as one of the hottest new wine frontiers.