Wednesday 5-8pm Punta Crena Cruvin
Las Brujas Tannat/Malbec
Sibona Camomile Grappa
Kings County Distillers
KAS Honey Liqueur
Wine 101: Champagne, Cava, & Prosecco!
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Class begins at 4pm.
Just in time to celebrate Valentine's day with your special someone, BWE hosts a fun tasting to help you discern the styles of the major categories of sparkling wine. We will taste two examples of Prosecco from Italy, Cava from Spain, and, of course, Champagne from France and explain how technique and terroir make all these delicious bubbles a little different from each other.
Malbec, Mendoza & More with Catena's Kendra Forsythe
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Class begins at 7pm.
The family-owned Bodega Catena Zapata winery is perhaps the most historic and influential winery in all of Argentina. They brought the obscure Malbec grape to international attention, and showed that it is capable of transformative wines, with the right techiniques in the vineyard and in the cellar. But Malbec is merely one of the many grapes that Catena excels at. Catena's Kendra Forsythe will be here to tell the story of the historic estate, and will pour Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Chardonnay from the winery's "Classic" line, and compare them to the same varietal wines from the high-elevation, small-production "Alta" series. She is even bringing a few bottles of the estate's top blend, "Nicolas Catena Zapata" to finish with. Don't miss this comprehensive and delicious look into some of the finest wines of South America!
Rum 101 with Will Schragis
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Class begins at 7pm.
Will Schragis is one of the NYC's foremost experts on sugarcane spirits, and we are thrilled to have him lead this tasting on the world's most underappreciated (and underpriced!) spirit. He will break it down into three categories, derived from Caribbean colonization by the French, Spanish, and British. Then, you will taste rums from six different islands, terroirs, and styles. Join us for a fascinating historical look into this special spirit.
Island Wines, with Michael Marceline
Saturday, February 20, 2016