Wines of Winter | Boston Wine School @ Brookline Adult Ed

As we indulge in wholesome hearty food during the winter months, it is vital to find a wine that can stand up to the seasonal flavors. Winter wines are richer and spicier, offering depth and complexity, which perfectly complement winter dishes. However, choosing the right winter wine not only for your meal, but to lift your spirits and your body temperature can sometimes be difficult. Learn why it is so important to change your wine list during the colder months. You’ll taste some big bodied winter whites like Marsanne from southern California. Get ready to taste and understand a range of engaging reds: Alicante Bouschet from Portugal, California Petit Verdot, Italian Primitivo, and more. Intrigued? Join us!

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

YOUR EDUCATOR 

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

Brookline High School is a four-year public high school in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts. Brookline High School has received the Gold Medal for Best High Schools from U.S. News & World Report

Wines of Winter (Class + Dinner) | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

As we indulge in wholesome hearty food during the winter months, it is vital to find a wine that can stand up to the seasonal flavors. Winter wines are richer and spicier, offering depth and complexity, which perfectly complement winter dishes. However, choosing the right winter wine not only for your meal, but to lift your spirits and your body temperature can sometimes be difficult. Learn why it is so important to change your wine list during the colder months. Intrigued? Join Us…

Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.  After class, we’ll clear our palates and our heads with an American barbecue dinner buffet paired with wine.

DINNER MENU
Barbecue chicken | Barbecue pork | Kansas City burnt ends | Rice & beans | Collard greens | Potato salad | Chocolate whiskey cake

YOUR EDUCATOR 

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.