Make America GRAPE Again! (Class + BBQ Dinner) | Boston Wine School @ Boston Public Market
July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
American Grapeness: Signature Wine & Food
I come not to praise the apolitical space, only to suggest that wine and food can help.
This class is all about tasting wines that make America the exceptional wine nation it is. We don’t have a lot of our own native wine grapes, but America does have some signature grapes and styles. Until recently, the Euro grapes we did have were unfamous cast offs, and thanks to them, we have something more interesting than mono-culture. You’ll taste and learn a couple of newly emerging American grapes, an exquisitely blended wine that’s right on trend, and Zinfandel, of course.
Not too surprisingly, our best and most interesting wines – Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, more – are an almost supernatural match with our American signature cuisine: barbecue. After the tasting class, put what you learned to work as we sit down to the rich, multiple styles of Blue Ribbon Barbecue paired with a perfect American blend.
WINE TASTING CLASS
TENTATIVE: wines are changeable based on availability, inspiration, and whimsy!
2016 Travessia Vidal Blanc (New Bedford, Massachusetts) with canapes of ricotta fresca, herbes de Provence, and rose petal jam
2016 Flynn Pinot Gris (Oregon) Pinot Noir grows great in Oregon and so do other members of the Pinot family.
2016 Sidesaddle Marsanne (Paso Robles, southern California) Meet “Lady” Fanny Broome… quite a lady and not much of one at the same time!
2014 Pedroncelli Zinfandel (Dry Creek, Sonoma, northern California)
2016 The Clink Petite Sirah | Petit Verdot (Lodi, central California)
2009 Triumvirate Ancient Vines (Contra Costa County, central California) 75% Zinfandel + 17.5% Petite Sirah +7.5% Carignan blend
Barbecue Tour By Blue Ribbon Barbecue (Newton, Massachusetts, USA)
Pulled Chicken | North Carolina Pulled Pork
Kansas City Burnt Ends (Beef) | Baked Beans
Mashed Potatoes | Black-eyed Corn
Pickles | Cornbread | Barbecue sauces
2014 The Assayer of Buena Vista (Carneros, California) Merlot + Zinfandel + Petite Sirah + Syrah + Petit Verdot + Carignane + Cinsault + Valdiguié blend