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Classic Wines + Chinese Cuisine | Boston Wine School @ Brookline

December 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wine and food are a naturally delicious combination. They’ve been together for 8,000 years that we know of, and our species has been busy figuring out ways to make both of them more and more delicious all the time. The match of wine and cuisine is partly natural and automatic, but by applying ourselves, our tastes, our abilities to understand and choose, we can put together pairings that are many times greater than just the sum of the parts.

This class – limited to 20 students – will taste six major wine and food combinations together that express the full range of how these foods match up: by style, by texture, by flavor, geography, even temperament.

“Classic Wines + Chinese Cuisine: Wine Pairing Fundamentals”  is a Level 1 introductory course for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some exposure to wine but little or no formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries.

Students will learn technical wine tasting, the major wine grapes, wine and food pairing basics, and fundamentals of wine style. The emphasis in Level 1 is on providing an overview of wine and wine tasting, plus an introduction to wine and Chinese cuisine pairing concepts.

2 hour classroom program
6 wines + 6 tasting courses


TASTING LIST (tentative – subject to change)

2018 Atlantique Sauvignon Blanc (Loire Valley, France)
Grilled oysters

2017 i Lauri “Nora” Chardonnay (Central Italy)
Crispy chicken

2018 Poiema Pinot Noir (Edna Valley, California, USA)
Mushroom and smoked bean curd

2015 Pio II Chianti (Tuscany, central Italy)
Double cooked sliced pork

2013 Federico Ferrero “Galea” Dolcetta d’Alba (Piemonte, northwest Italy)
Peking Duck

2016 Aresti “Bellevista” Cabernet Sauvignon (Curico Valley, Chile)
Lamb skewers

Guests, students and certificate candidates must meet the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the program is being held: 21 in the USA and China.


Jonathon Alsop

JONATHON ALSOP is founder & executive director of the Boston Wine School, author of The Wine Lover’s Devotional and In Vino Veritas, and a commentator for National Public Radio on WGBH | Boston Public Radio and Under The Radar.

He began writing about wine, food and travel in 1988 and emerged as a wine expert through his syndicated wine column. He has contributed numerous articles to the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer Magazine, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and many others.

Jonathon founded the Boston Wine School in 2000 where he teaches wine and food classes in a dedicated 100% snob-free zone. His new book Wine Life: A Collection Of Verses will be published in 2020.


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