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Burgers And Bordeaux (Class + Dinner) | Boston Wine School @ Brookline

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


When many of us think of Bordeaux, we think of wines that are somehow beyond our reach. We feel our palates are not sophisticated enough or wallets not big enough. We don’t have the fancy wine cellar or the patience to age Bordeaux and, even if we did, we might not know when would be the right time to pop the cork.

Let’s stop right there and burst this bubble that makes Bordeaux seem unattainable. The Burgers and Bordeaux class will demonstrate that Bordeaux comes in a variety of styles and prices. It even comes in white. This 2+ hour class will explore a variety wines from Bordeaux and wines inspired by Bordeaux. In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines. Burgers and creative sliders will be served during class to reinforce the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.

Please understand the food and wine menu are subject to change based on availability, chef creativity, teacher whimsy, and more!

Lillet de l’École

1 bottle dry Cabernet or Merlot
½ lemon cut in quarters
1 large sprig fresh rosemary | 1 large sprig fresh oregano | 1 sprig fresh lavender
4 to 6 whole peppercorns (to taste)

In a pitcher, combine the ingredients and let steep in the refrigerator. After one hour, either serve or strain and refrigerate up to 10 days.

2014 Lockwood Red Meritage
Cabernet Sauvignon + Merlot blend
(Monterey County, California, USA)

Honey Lavender Fromage with Almonds

Point Blanc

2015 Château Le Grand Chai
60% Sauvignon Blanc + 30% Semillon + 10% Sauvignon Gris
(Castillon-la-Bataille, Bordeaux)

Turkey Slider with Cranberry Orange & Hatch Honey Mustard

Style Versus Style


2012 Château Gachon
100% Merlot
(Montagne-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux)


2012 Donati Family Vineyards
100% Merlot
(Paicines, Salinas, California, USA)

Beef Slider with Caramelized Onions & Pepper Bacon Jam

Superiority Complex

2010 Château de Nardon Bordeaux Supérieur
60% Merlot + 30% Cabernet Sauvignon +
10% Cabernet Franc
(Le Bourg, eastern Bordeaux)

Wine & Water

2010 Château Noaillac
55% Merlot + 40% Cabernet Sauvignon + 5% Petit Verdot
(Médoc, western Bordeaux)

Lamb Burger with Blue Cheese,
Roasted Eggplant, Tzatziki,
Roasted Peppers & Tomato

Potatoes with Truffle Salt &
Pomegranate Salad

Come To Cheeses

Berkshire Bloom with Sun Dried Figs

Shelburne Farms 2-Year Cheddar

Aged Parmigiano Reggiano with
Balsamic Vinegar & Olives

Just Desserts

2015 Château La Hargue Moelleux
66% Sauvignon Blanc + 20% Semillon + 14% Muscadelle
(Ladaux, Bordeaux)

Cheesecake with Strawberries & Elderberry Balsamic


November 30
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Boston Wine School




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