FREE* Tuscany Class And Info Session For Travel To Tuscany | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

We’re going to Tuscany in November and you’re coming with us! Learn all about the trip and learn about the wines of Tuscany in this combination tasting class / info session. Registration is $39 and you get a $40 VINOvations wine shopping credit, so it’s like we pay you to learn about wine and travel!

WINE LIST (tentative)

Vermentino di Montecucco
Vernaciia di San Gimignano
Chianti Classico
Chianti Colli Senesi
Morellino di Scansano
Supertuscan Sangiovese + Cabernet Sauvignon

Bread, cheese, olives & antipasto served while we taste.


“VENI VIDI VINO: Wines Of Italy”
November 3-11, 2018
$4,999 all inclusive*
Location: Tenuta Santo Pietro, Pienza, southwest Tuscany
INFO | REGISTER today!

If you love our popular “Wines of Italy” program here in Boston, wait till you experience it taught in the vineyards and wineries of Tuscany. We’re taking Boston Wine School on the road – same great education, same great style, same great wine and food experience – to get an even deeper understanding of Italian wine, food, language and culture.

Best of all, our host and headquarters for this trip is a great friend of the Boston Wine School – Tenuta Santo Pietro – and we’ll enjoy the comforts and advantages of returning to one place the whole trip after we venture out every day for wine classes and food workshops.

We can only take 24 wine lovers max, so sign up today!

8 Days & 7 Nights

  • Tuscany Wine School Adventure | November 3 – 11, 2018 | Education by Jonathon Alsop | Taste over 50 wines from 12 different producers & 6 different Italian wine regions
  • Includes $500 VINOvations credit towards the purchase of wines tasted during the trip.
  • NO-HASSLE WINE SHIPPING! Your wines will be waiting for you at home when you return & you can order more anytime.
  • $4,999 includes *round trip / nonstop airfare, Boston to Rome – luxury accommodations – all your meals – vineyard tours & tasting – guided excursions – wines served with dinner – all transportation – tax & gratuity

 

ABOUT Tenuta Santo Pietro

Nestled in the heart of the rolling Tuscan countryside, Tenuta Santo Pietro is a tranquil oasis composed of a 24-guest inn that dates back to the 13th century on a 72-acre working farm of vineyards and olive trees. Our home during this trip, Tenuta Santo Pietro provides complete travel and guest services with unforgettable Tuscan hospitality.

INFO: BostonWineSchool.org/tuscany

REGISTRATION: VINOvations.us/tuscany

FREE* Tuscany Class And Info Session For Travel To Tuscany | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

We’re going to Tuscany in November and you’re coming with us! Learn all about the trip and learn about the wines of Tuscany in this combination tasting class / info session. Registration is $39 and you get a $40 VINOvations wine shopping credit, so it’s like we pay you to learn about wine and travel!

WINE LIST (tentative)

Vermentino di Montecucco
Vernaciia di San Gimignano
Chianti Classico
Chianti Colli Senesi
Morellino di Scansano
Supertuscan Sangiovese + Cabernet Sauvignon

Bread, cheese, olives & antipasto served while we taste.


“VENI VIDI VINO: Wines Of Italy”
November 3-11, 2018
$4,999 all inclusive*
Location: Tenuta Santo Pietro, Pienza, southwest Tuscany
INFO | REGISTER today!

If you love our popular “Wines of Italy” program here in Boston, wait till you experience it taught in the vineyards and wineries of Tuscany. We’re taking Boston Wine School on the road – same great education, same great style, same great wine and food experience – to get an even deeper understanding of Italian wine, food, language and culture.

Best of all, our host and headquarters for this trip is a great friend of the Boston Wine School – Tenuta Santo Pietro – and we’ll enjoy the comforts and advantages of returning to one place the whole trip after we venture out every day for wine classes and food workshops.

We can only take 24 wine lovers max, so sign up today!

8 Days & 7 Nights

  • Tuscany Wine School Adventure | November 3 – 11, 2018 | Education by Jonathon Alsop | Taste over 50 wines from 12 different producers & 6 different Italian wine regions
  • Includes $500 VINOvations credit towards the purchase of wines tasted during the trip.
  • NO-HASSLE WINE SHIPPING! Your wines will be waiting for you at home when you return & you can order more anytime.
  • $4,999 includes *round trip / nonstop airfare, Boston to Rome – luxury accommodations – all your meals – vineyard tours & tasting – guided excursions – wines served with dinner – all transportation – tax & gratuity

 

ABOUT Tenuta Santo Pietro

Nestled in the heart of the rolling Tuscan countryside, Tenuta Santo Pietro is a tranquil oasis composed of a 24-guest inn that dates back to the 13th century on a 72-acre working farm of vineyards and olive trees. Our home during this trip, Tenuta Santo Pietro provides complete travel and guest services with unforgettable Tuscan hospitality.

INFO: BostonWineSchool.org/tuscany

REGISTRATION: VINOvations.us/tuscany

FREE* Tuscany Class And Info Session For Travel To Tuscany | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

We’re going to Tuscany in November and you’re coming with us! Learn all about the trip and learn about the wines of Tuscany in this combination tasting class / info session. Registration is $39 and you get a $40 VINOvations wine shopping credit, so it’s like we pay you to learn about wine and travel!

WINE LIST (tentative)

Vermentino di Montecucco
Vernaciia di San Gimignano
Chianti Classico
Chianti Colli Senesi
Morellino di Scansano
Supertuscan Sangiovese + Cabernet Sauvignon

Bread, cheese, olives & antipasto served while we taste.


“VENI VIDI VINO: Wines Of Italy”
November 3-11, 2018
$4,999 all inclusive*
Location: Tenuta Santo Pietro, Pienza, southwest Tuscany
INFO | REGISTER today!

If you love our popular “Wines of Italy” program here in Boston, wait till you experience it taught in the vineyards and wineries of Tuscany. We’re taking Boston Wine School on the road – same great education, same great style, same great wine and food experience – to get an even deeper understanding of Italian wine, food, language and culture.

Best of all, our host and headquarters for this trip is a great friend of the Boston Wine School – Tenuta Santo Pietro – and we’ll enjoy the comforts and advantages of returning to one place the whole trip after we venture out every day for wine classes and food workshops.

We can only take 24 wine lovers max, so sign up today!

8 Days & 7 Nights

  • Tuscany Wine School Adventure | November 3 – 11, 2018 | Education by Jonathon Alsop | Taste over 50 wines from 12 different producers & 6 different Italian wine regions
  • Includes $500 VINOvations credit towards the purchase of wines tasted during the trip.
  • NO-HASSLE WINE SHIPPING! Your wines will be waiting for you at home when you return & you can order more anytime.
  • $4,999 includes *round trip / nonstop airfare, Boston to Rome – luxury accommodations – all your meals – vineyard tours & tasting – guided excursions – wines served with dinner – all transportation – tax & gratuity

 

ABOUT Tenuta Santo Pietro

Nestled in the heart of the rolling Tuscan countryside, Tenuta Santo Pietro is a tranquil oasis composed of a 24-guest inn that dates back to the 13th century on a 72-acre working farm of vineyards and olive trees. Our home during this trip, Tenuta Santo Pietro provides complete travel and guest services with unforgettable Tuscan hospitality.

INFO: BostonWineSchool.org/tuscany

REGISTRATION: VINOvations.us/tuscany

Best New Wines You’ve Never Heard Of | Boston Wine School @ Boston Public Market

One of the greatest things about wine is that there’s always something new to discover – grapes you’ve never heard of, up-and-coming wine regions, new techniques, innovative packaging, etc. These are often the areas where you will find the best values.

The Best New Wines You’ve Never Heard Of class will explore some wine regions which are relatively new to the global wine market. In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines. An assortment of cheese and antipasto will be served during class to introduce the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.

Class Menu (subject to change)

  • New Mexico Sparkler (USA)
  • Gruner Veltliner (Austria)
  • Torrontes (Argentina)
  • Xinomavro (Greece)
  • Saperavi (Georgia)
  • Carmenere (Chile)

FREE* Tuscany Class And Info Session For Travel To Tuscany | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

We’re going to Tuscany in November and you’re coming with us! Learn all about the trip and learn about the wines of Tuscany in this combination tasting class / info session. Registration is $39 and you get a $40 VINOvations wine shopping credit, so it’s like we pay you to learn about wine and travel!

WINE LIST (tentative)

Vermentino di Montecucco
Vernaciia di San Gimignano
Chianti Classico
Chianti Colli Senesi
Morellino di Scansano
Supertuscan Sangiovese + Cabernet Sauvignon

Bread, cheese, olives & antipasto served while we taste.


“VENI VIDI VINO: Wines Of Italy”
November 3-11, 2018
$4,999 all inclusive*
Location: Tenuta Santo Pietro, Pienza, southwest Tuscany
INFO | REGISTER today!

If you love our popular “Wines of Italy” program here in Boston, wait till you experience it taught in the vineyards and wineries of Tuscany. We’re taking Boston Wine School on the road – same great education, same great style, same great wine and food experience – to get an even deeper understanding of Italian wine, food, language and culture.

Best of all, our host and headquarters for this trip is a great friend of the Boston Wine School – Tenuta Santo Pietro – and we’ll enjoy the comforts and advantages of returning to one place the whole trip after we venture out every day for wine classes and food workshops.

We can only take 24 wine lovers max, so sign up today!

8 Days & 7 Nights

  • Tuscany Wine School Adventure | November 3 – 11, 2018 | Education by Jonathon Alsop | Taste over 50 wines from 12 different producers & 6 different Italian wine regions
  • Includes $500 VINOvations credit towards the purchase of wines tasted during the trip.
  • NO-HASSLE WINE SHIPPING! Your wines will be waiting for you at home when you return & you can order more anytime.
  • $4,999 includes *round trip / nonstop airfare, Boston to Rome – luxury accommodations – all your meals – vineyard tours & tasting – guided excursions – wines served with dinner – all transportation – tax & gratuity

 

ABOUT Tenuta Santo Pietro

Nestled in the heart of the rolling Tuscan countryside, Tenuta Santo Pietro is a tranquil oasis composed of a 24-guest inn that dates back to the 13th century on a 72-acre working farm of vineyards and olive trees. Our home during this trip, Tenuta Santo Pietro provides complete travel and guest services with unforgettable Tuscan hospitality.

INFO: BostonWineSchool.org/tuscany

REGISTRATION: VINOvations.us/tuscany

Night In Tuscany (Class + Dinner) | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

Join us for a the ultimate in virtual wine tourism: a wine and food tour of Tuscany without ever leaving the Boston Wine School! Get yourself ready for a broad range of Tuscan wines, from crisp whites to gutsy bold reds. This class is going to experience the whole geography of what Tuscany has to offer. Wine is produced in every region of Italy, and we are just going to scratch the surface of Tuscany when it comes to exploring the thousands of different varieties and styles of Italian wine.

The evening focuses on a mini-wine tour of the Tuscan region. Appetizers and cheese will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food. You’ll experience the culinary sights, smells and tastes of Italy via your wine glass and plate. By the end of the evening, someone will know their Chianti from Chianti Classico!

After class, put your education to the test over a delicious wine dinner from one of our guest chefs. We’ll make a major food match with a Tuscan white and red specially selected for the menu.

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

White Wine In A Sea Of Red

2016 Montecucco Vermentino (Cinigiano, Montecucco, southern Tuscany)

Ricotta fresca canapés with basil pesto and black currant preserves

Spectrum Of Sangiovese

2015 Pieve di Spaltenna Chianti Classico (Gaiole, central Tuscany)

2015 Duca di Cardino Rosso di Montepulciano (Montepulciano, eastern Tuscany)

2014 Tenuta di Montecucco “Passonaie” (Cinigiano, Montecucco, southern Tuscany)

2014 Principe Strozzi Morellino di Scansano (Maremma, southern Tuscany)

2015 Collezione di Paolo “Verso Cielo” Rosso (Rufina, Firenze, central Tuscany)

i Formaggi

Fontina | Cow’s milk, northern Italy

Pecorino toscano | Sheep’s milk, Tuscany, central Italy

Grana Padano | Cow’s milk, Emilia-Romagna, north-central Italy

C E N A

Insalata di Giardino | Garden salad

Tortelli Melanzana | Ravioli stuffed with fresh mozzarella & grilled eggplant

Pollo Toscano | Chicken in garlic & cream sauce

Pomodori Ripieni | Vine-ripened tomatoes stuffed with spinach and pecorino

2015 Sofia Barbanera “Podere Altero” Bianco
(Cetona, Siena, central Tuscany)

2016 Collezione di Paolo Chianti
(Rufina, Firenze, central Tuscany)

Wine Tasting for the Complete Novice | Boston Wine School @ Boston Public Market

Not sure if you know the difference between red, white and rosé?  What are sparkling wines and why aren’t they called Champagne?  How does Sauvignon Blanc differ from Cabernet Sauvignon?

The Boston Wine School is here to help answer those questions and more.  Wine Tasting for the Complete Novice is an ideal class for those just starting their explorations of wine.

This 2 hour class will explain 4 major wine styles and focus in on 4 of the most popular wine grape varieties.   In the process, you will begin to learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines.  An assortment of cheeses and antipasto will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.

Here at the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone.  We believe that learning about wine involves learning more about yourself.  Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine.  Come start your wine journey with us.

Sample Menu (subject to change)

TASTING CLASS

Mionetto Brut Prosecco

Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay

Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec

90+ Cellars Pinot Noir

Chateau Roc de Segur Bordeaux Cabernet/Merlot

Boston Wine School Wine Club by Jonathon Alsop | Super value Bordeaux | Magical Merlot blend from off the beaten path in Castillon

Everyday Bordeaux = Bordeaux Every Day

By Jonathon Alsop | Boston Wine School Founder

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

2016 Château de Colombe
(Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux, western France)

This Wine Club Selection comes right out of our Burgers And Bordeaux class.

Our curriculum always focuses on the delicious, and this Merlot-heavy blend really teaches us what Merlot means in Bordeaux. As always, every Wine School Selection is a wine we teach with and you taste in class. That’s how you know it’s good.

This silky red Bordeaux represents a great value for a few simple reasons.

First, it’s from a great vintage, maybe better than 2015 even. Next, it’s from a very un-famous place – Castillon, literally on the other side of the river – which moderates the price. And finally, it’s majorly Merlot, a grape in abundance in Castillon.

The result is a soft, friendly, very easy to drink red classic with an abundance of fruit flavors – raspberry, cranberry, red cherry, and more. Best of all is the texture of this wine. It’s so lush and delightful and full of soft soft tannins, which are so rare – so many big reds are gritty instead.

Château de Colombe is drinking just fine right this very minute, but for a vintage like 2016 is shaping up to be, I would be confident to age it for 7 – 10 years. If 2016 is a special year in your life or someone you know, this is a profoundly affordable way to commemorate that year.

REGULARLY $21.99 – ORDER NOW!
6-PACK: 20% off + FREE shipping = $105 use code WINESDAY6
12-PACK: 35% off + FREE shipping = $170 ($14 a bottle or $2.80 a glass!) use code WINESDAY12

HURRY! Sales ends 28 March 2018


WINE+FOOD | Ten Dollar Cheese, Million Dollar Match

Fourme d’Ambert
Cow’s milk blue | Southern France | About $15 a pound, available widely at cheese shops and Whole Foods

Fourme is the oldest continuously made cheese in France, introduced by the ancient Romans 2,000 years ago. It looks startlingly blue – and it is – but the flavor is surprisingly mild and mostly buttery. Fourme’s rich creamy texture is a good match with the feel of this week’s wine. We use this in wine and cheese class as a “gateway” blue, a great blue cheese for people who don’t like blue cheese… yet.