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Wines of the Rhône Valley
Beginning Sunday February 23rd, Wine World’s Arnie Millan will host a two-part series of classes focused on the wines of the Rhône, their history and their effects on the world of wine.
The Rhône Valley is home to some of France’s greatest wines, from noble Hermitage in the North to celebrated Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the South. The ancient Greeks and Romans planted vines here. The Papacy moved here for a brief but unforgettable period, thereafter bringing great prestige to the area.
In short, this is a region with a wondrous past yet whose present achievements in wine attract the world’s attention. The wines of the Rhône continue to exert a huge influence on wines being produced around the world, from Washington State to Australia and South Africa.
The first class, on Sunday February 23rd, features the Northern Rhône Valley from Côte-Rôtie to Saint- Peray.
The second class, on Sunday March 2nd, explores the Southern Rhône Valley with its great villages dominated by the renowned Châteauneuf- du-Pape.
We will taste 8 wines per class from most of the greatest appellations. Cost is $69 per class or $130 for the two-part series.
Wines of Italy In-Depth
Italy! The Land of the Vine, according to the ancient Greeks; nowhere else is wine so closely intertwined with daily life in every village throughout the Italian peninsula – not even France. Nowhere else is there such a enormous array of excellent native varietals.
Beginning Sunday March 16th, Sommelier Arnie Millan will be offering an in-depth look at Italian wine with three classes, each organized by region:
Each region, its history and wines, will be discussed in depth. Classes will include tasting 8 regional wines. Cost is $59 per class or $165 for the series of three classes.
This classes will be held at Wine World & Spirits, 400 N.E. 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105. Free parking in our lot.
Advance registration is necessary. Gift Certificates are available.
Sommelier Arnie Millan will conduct a fun and fascinating class on the story of Ancient Wine, just in time for the holidays.
Our story begins during the Neolithic era. We will explore the role of wine in ancient societies, such as classical Greece and Rome, and wine’s role in religion, ending with the dawn of the Christian monastic orders. In a sense, the history of wines is nothing less than the history of civilization.
We will taste 8 wines whose grapes have ancient pedigrees. The cost is $39 per person.
Wine World is delighted to offer wine classes, perfectly designed to bring out the wine expert in everyone!
Sommelier Arnie Millan presents the Introduction to Wine Class series beginning Sunday April 13th, 2014 until June 1st. The program of six classes is scheduled every Sunday from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. at Wine World & Spirits at 400 N.E. 45th Street (98105), just of I-5 and the 45th Street exit.
The classes include thorough tastings of 8 wines during each class and will be offered for $39 per class or $225 for the entire 6 class series.
Our beautiful gift certificates make a great gift!
Topics covered will be:
We will learn a glossary of important wine terms, discuss the major international grape varieties as well as the basics of viticulture and winemaking.
April 27th - A Tour of Spain
Spain’s wine history is the oldest in Europe and its wine regions reveal a wealth of indigenous grapes far beyond the famous Tempranillo. Explore Spain’s dynamic and exciting wine scene.
May 4th - A Survey of Italy
Italy is one of the world’s greatest wine regions with an unbelievable treasure trove of terrific indigenous grape varieties. We will cover all 19 wine regions and taste 8 delicious wines made from native grapes.
May 18th - A Tour of France
France is the touchstone for fine wine, the benchmark by which quality wine is judged. We will de-mystify and explain all their major regions including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Alsace and the Rhône Valley.
May 25th - New World Wines (U.S., Australia, Canada, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand)
If Europe is called the “old world” then this class covers everything else including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and China. Whew!
June 1st - Wine/Food pairing, Germany/Austria
Germany and Austria make some of the planet’s finest wines but few are aware of this. This class will definitely change your perception of these wines. The second half of the class focuses on food and wine pairing with a handout detailing Arnie’s Rules of Food and Wine Pairing.