It's all about the age-old practice of blending different wines to achieve the perfect flavor, and the class gives students the chance to actually try their hand at blending. Class begins at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 25) at Fido in Hillsboro Village, and the cost is $20 plus tax and tip. Call Fido at 777-3436 to reserve a spot.
Here's the description:
Wine 101 Week Four — Blending
What are the key differences between a range of wines?
How can you work with these wines to produce a better “blended wine”?
Why is it best not to blend some varieties?
In this class you will get a chance to be a winemaker for the evening and make your own blends.
Check out the seven wines and luscious, locally sourced accompanying dishes after the jump.
Tonight's Wine 101 menu and wine list:
NV Terre Domini Prosecco, Italy - $13.99
2009 Punta Pays Viognier, Argentina - $9.99
2009 Valdelainos Verdejo, Spain - $14.99
2009 Casamatta Vermentino, Italy - $14.99
2008 Casamatta Sangiovese, Italy - $14.99
2007 Arrocal Tempranillo, Spain - $19.99
2006 Vinedos de los Vientos Tannat, Uruguay - $19.99
Puff salad, arugula, lemon cucumber, watermelon, goat cheese
“Ratataouille,” heirloom tomato, zucchini, eggplant, pepper, Vidalias, pine nuts
Calzone, corn, pea, mozzarella, herbs,
Acorn squash, spaghetti squash, yellow squash, pork loin