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Taste Off: Napa Versus Sonoma | Boston Wine School @ Lantera Boston Landing

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Napa and Sonoma – neighboring counties, fabulous wines, and famous rivalry.  Most everyone has heard of these powerhouse wine producing regions, and many people have a clear favorite between the two.  Why do California wines from Napa and Sonoma stand out from the rest?  What distinguishes them from each other?

Explore these questions and more at the Napa vs. Sonoma Taste-Off.  We will provide some head-to-head match-ups of wines from these regions and let you be the judge.  In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines.

Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.

At the end, you can cast votes for your favorites, and we will declare a victor of this installment of the Taste-Off.



Jonathon Alsop is founder and executive director of the Boston Wine School and author of The Wine Lover’s Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice & Lore for the Ardent Aficionado published by Quarry Books. Jonathon started life as a wine writer covering wine, food and travel in 1988. He is author of the long-running wine column In Vino Veritas by Jonathon Alsop as well as many articles for the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and many others. He founded the Boston Wine School in 2000 where he teaches wine and food classes.


Lantera is a word meaning “beacon”, and it’s the heart and soul of the new 15-acre Boston Landing neighborhood. Apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows, premium finishes with stainless steel appliances, and technology touches throughout. The heart of Boston is less than five miles away and is easily accessible via the Boston Landing commuter rail stop – just a three-minute walk away. Lantera is surrounded by eclectic restaurants, curated retail shops and world-class athletic facilities.


Lantera Boston Landing | Brighton MA
125 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135 United States
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