Welcome to the Dames Wine School and the first in series of five classes! Do you like wine, but don’t know your chard from your chenin? Do terms like tannin, body and balance confuse you? Do you find yourself overwhelmed in a wine store, gazing at thousands of labels, not knowing where to begin?
Industry professionals Dame Gina Voci and Dame Rebekah Graham will reveal all, through a tasting of eight wines, focusing on four key components — tannin, acid, alcohol and sugar.
This is about learning about wine through tasting. You’ll learn how to identify aromas and flavors, understand what balance means, and how to describe wine. You’ll figure out your own palate as we learn about popular wine styles and grape varietals. We’ll even touch on deciphering a wine list and how to talk to a sommelier.
When: Wed., Feb. 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at
Where: Birch Road Cellar, 1113 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago (metered street parking available)
Member tickets: $35; non-member tickets: $45 Get tickets here
Limited to 12 attendees. All are welcome including significant others, friends, & prospective Dames. Sign up early to reserve your seat.
(Note: This is not a dinner or food/wine pairing; a light offering of cheese and crackers will be provided)