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Wine Styling: Old World Versus New World | Boston Wine School @ Roslindale

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


There are many different ways to understand wine.  Wine is made with different grapes, by different makers all over the globe.

Some countries have been making wine for thousands of years (Old World Wines), while others have been working on it for a few hundred (New World Wines).


The soil, sun and rain are all important aspects when it comes to making wine. There are thousands of different wineries because each person’s land is different, they may add things to their wine for a specific flavor, a certain process may be traditional to their winery or an abundance of other reasons. This class will focus specifically on the different styles of Old World and New World wines.

Get to know these two major wine styles with artesan bread, cheese, antipasto, and more.


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.



Solera – A Shrine to Wine is a neighborhood specialty wine store nestled in the heart of Roslindale Square (Boston). The store, now in its 18th year is warmly decorated in green and deep purple resembling the colors of the grapes and filled with rack after rack of “offbeat wines”, pretty much everything a modern wine geek seeks out and loves, at more than reasonable prices. Indeed, with nearly 500 bottle selections from across the globe, unlike the monster chain stores and supermarkets, Solera takes a back seat to none and offers a stellar sampling of the world’s best and some unusual vineyards with average prices from 10 to 20 dollars or more, if your budget allows. Since wine education, and customer service are vital to our business, individual attention to the customer is the reason why the press has designated the Solera staff as “well versed grape-talkers”. When you want to smarten up on your wine there is no better place to do just that than in this little gem of a store, where wine is constantly being discussed with purpose and a smile!


Solera Wines | Roslindale Village MA
16 Birch Street
Roslindale, MA 02131 United States
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