Who could resist wine or chocolate… especially on Valentine’s Day?
For this special evening, we will begin with a 2 hour class which will allow you to experience how wine and chocolate pair so well together. Learn what wine and chocolate have in common and how they develop their unique styles. Taste through a variety of wines and chocolates in search of the most perfect match. Class is followed by a delicious Italian inspired dinner accompanied by white and red Italian wines.
Here at the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone. We believe that learning about wine and chocolate 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 or a morsel of chocolate.
TASTING MENU (tentative)
Prosecco + Ricotta Fresca with Valrhona Chocolate Pearls
California Chardonnay + Scharffen Berger Milk Chocolate
German Riesling + Chocolate Dipped Fruit
Cotes du Rhone + Valrhona Bittersweet Chocolate Disks
Spanish Tempranillo + Taza Chocolate Mexicano
Zinfandel + Lindt Excellence Supreme Dark
DINNER: A Night in Italy
Pollo Cristina | Chicken baked in nutmeg and wine
Spinaci alla fiorentina | Baked spinach with mushroom (vegetarian)
Timballo | Penne pasta baked in cheese sauce with roast eggplant crust (vegetarian)
Flourless chocolate cake with balsamic glaze | Fruit
Pinot Grigio | Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
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.
YOUR HOST VENUE
VINOvations is a state of the art destination for wine lovers who want more than just the usual. We strive to enhance our customers wine drinking experience by offering a vast selection of boutique wines from around the world. We offer our guests the charm and amenities of a winery: our unique 2500 sq ft. event space includes a 40 bottle automated wine tasting room, private tasting stations, dual Chef’s Studio Kitchen, wine education & much more.