Wine, Cheese & The Pursuit Of Happiness (Wine Class @ Bonde)

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Wine, Cheese & The Pursuit Of Happiness (Wine Class @ Bonde)

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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One event on May 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm or text +1-617-784-7150 anytime


Wine and cheese have been making the perfect match for thousands of years now, and cheese itself represents a microcosm of this entire world of pairing wine and food, what that means, and how to do it.

This class will begin with a staged tasting of wines and cheeses specially selected for the pairing strategies they represent. From regional similarities like Caprino with Vidal Blanc to texture matches like triple-creamy d’Affinois with a soft Pinot Noir from Oregon, you’ll experience unforgettable combinations, but more importantly, you’ll learn how to think about them and re-create them anytime.

Give me two hours and you’ll be speaking fluent Gorgonzola in no time!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND This 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.

PLEASE NOTE Wine & food menus are subject to change based on availability, inspiration, and whimsy!

WINE & CHEESE MENU (tentative) Sparkling wine (New Mexico) + Ricotta fresca (fresh cow’s milk cheese) | Vidal Blanc + Caprino (goat’s milk) | Fromage d’Affinois (cow’s milk) + Oregon Pinot Noir | Grana Padano (cow’s milk) + Washington Merlot | Queso azul (cow’s milk blue) + Oregon Tempranillo

ABOUT BOSTON WINE SCHOOL BWS is a 100% snob free zone where people come to learn how to taste, think, and talk about wine. And food. And history, geology, geography, you name it – all the ways people understand and engage with wine. We know how to make wine class a delightful workshop where you put what you learn about yourself and technical wine tasting into direct expression. Classes are small – usually 12 max – and our signature teaching style is interactive, technically informative, and deeply engaging. We teach and learn about wine by tasting wine, and equally important, our students learn about themselves and each other.

ABOUT BONDE Is a store-concept dedicated to author’s wines and accessories. The Bonde certification label offers the guarantee that the products available meet the standards of high quality and authenticity, but also are sourced uniquely from eco-responsible and Sustainable practice. A unique location, Bonde Fine Wine Shop is a micro-space for wine and accessories for purchase, meetings, exchanges, and events, where you will discover a revolutionary concept in the approach of the 7 senses. An active and responsive enterprise, Bonde Fine Wine Shop by Bertil remains constantly connected with you by its online store, blog, podcast, newsletter, and range of educational activities. Designed to serve the local Cambridge community, Bonde Fine Wine Shop offer local delivery and shipping services available throughout all of Massachusetts.

ABOUT JONATHON ALSOP Jonathon 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. His new book Wine Life: A Collection Of Verses will be published in 2022. Jonathon began writing about wine, food and travel in 1988 and has written many articles for 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 is a contributing journalist and commentator on a variety of wine topics as a monthly guest on NPR: WGBH/Boston Public Radio, Under The Radar With Callie Crossley, and Boston Sunday Review. Quarry Books published Jonathon’s first book, The Wine Lover’s Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice & Lore for the Ardent Aficionado, in 2011, now available in Japanese and Chinese.


Bonde Fine Wine Shop
54 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Cambridge, MA 02138 US
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