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2006 WINE TASTINGS

All 2006 Wine Tastings

   
     
The Wines of France
February 25, 2006
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA

The Wines of France
France is considered by many to be the most important winemaking country in the world. Her wine laws have become the basis of nearly every country’s wine law system and with her average production of 1.5 billion gallons of wine a year, she leads the way in total wine production. At this event we will taste six representative wines from several important French wine regions.

This event is completed.



Wines of South Africa
March 4, 2006
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Wines of South Africa
South Africa has a long and prestigious wine making history, which is enjoying a resurgence. At this event we will taste six representative wines from several important regions within South Africa.

This event is completed.



Wines of Italy
March 11, 2006
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Wines of Italy
Italy, a country synonymous with winemaking, consistently produces the most wine of any other winemaking country in the world. Think of Italy and one thinks of fine food and lots and lots of wine. Sometimes known for its lower quality “straw basket” Chianti wines of the 1970’s and 1980’s, Italy has emerged over the last few decades as a producer of high quality, oftentimes high-value wines. The combination of superb recent vintages, improved viticulture and improved winemaking techniques has elevated Italy to new heights. At this event we will taste six wines from a wide variety of regions within Italy, showcasing the renewed quality and value that is now defining Italian wine.

This event is completed.



Wines of France (Reprise)
March 25, 2006
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Wines of France (Reprise)
France is considered by many to be the most important winemaking country in the world. Her wine laws have become the basis of nearly every country’s wine law system and with her average production of 1.5 billion gallons of wine a year, she leads the way in total wine production. At this event we will taste six representative wines from several important French wine regions.

This event is completed.



Wines of Germany
June 10, 2006
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Wines of Germany
Germany has one of the oldest wine making traditions in the world and has single-handedly been responsible for putting the Riesling grape on the map. At this event we will taste six representative wines from several important regions within Germany.

This event is completed.



Wines of Loire
August 19, 2006
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Wines of Loire
The Loire region in France is home to many great white and red wines, both dry and sweet. Varieties like Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet, Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc produce lovely wines for just sipping or as a perfect accompaniment to food. At this event we will taste six representative wines from several important Loire valley regions.

This event is completed.



Wines of Chianti
September 16, 2006
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Wines of Chianti
Chianti, in Tuscany is one of the most heralded regions in all of Italy where the Sangiovese grape is king. At this event we will taste six representative wines from the Chianti region.

This event is completed.



Wines of Bordeaux
September 30, 2006
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Wines of Bordeaux
Bordeaux is perhaps the best known wine region in the world, with elegant, age worthy wines celebrated, and imitated across the globe. At this event we will enjoy six wines from the Bordeaux region, each one selected to underscore the taste and quality of the area.

This event is completed.



Older Wines
October 14, 2006
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Older Wines
Most wine today is meant to be consumed the moment it is bought. Ripe, fruity wines that are “ready to drink” are the order of the day. Given this fact, many wine drinkers today have not had a chance to taste older, well aged wines. At this event we will taste six wines that have at least 15 years of bottle age on them. The wines will be from varieties and regions where aging wine is a requirement (like Bordeaux).

This event is completed.



Wines of
Chateauneuf-du-Pape

October 28, 2006
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape
In the heart of the Southern Rhone lies the fabled region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. A region of long standing history that produces one of the most delicious red wines drunk today. A small amount of white wine is produced here as well, but the region is defined by the gutsy, long aging reds with the Papal crest embossed on the bottle. At this event we will taste six wines from the region, each one selected for its uniqueness of character and quality.

This event is completed.



Wines of Portugal
November 18, 2006
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Wines of Portugal
Portugal is known for the world famous fortified wine called Port. However, Portugal produces a bevy of dry table wines, white and red that is really becoming noticed in the world of fine wine. At this event we will taste six dry table wines from Portugal, each one selected to showcase the uniqueness of Portuguese native grape varieties.

This event is completed.



Port
December 9, 2006
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Port
Port, the world famous fortified wine is available in many styles. From a simple Ruby to the venerable bottle-aged Vintage, Port is always magical. Always sweet, never dry, and with an alcoholic content of 20%, Port is meant to be contemplated and enjoyed in moderation. At this event we will focus our attention on six different Port wines, each one unique and delicious.

This event is completed.



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