Wine Classes at Norman’s 180

Dine Magazine and Norman’s 180 have teamed up to host a series of wine classes on Wednesdays in March, April and May.
Norman’s 180
180 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables.

The classes are priced at $34 and will include the wine and light hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets can be purchased at: http://dinemag.smartevents.com
For more information, contact Katy at katy@dinemag.net or (561)313-2210.

Wed., March 9, 2011 from 6-8 pm
What is Wine? — Learn the how, what, where, when and why of what makes wine.

Wed., March 23, 2011 from 6-8 pm
Palate Calibration and Practical Tasting — John Eldridge from Premier Beverage will teach how to identify structural components of wine like — acid, tannins, alcohol and sugar when tasting wine. This will help “program” your palates to identify these parts in wine. The practical tasting will take the information you learned during the calibration to practice with real world wines.

Wed., April 13, 2011 from 6-8 pm
Wine and Food Pairing — Are you lost when it comes to food and wine pairing? Patrick Sullivan will cover the following topics in this class: Pairing guidelines, the all-time greats, spice is nice, sweet beginnings, tasting is knowing, Earth to wine, smoke gets in your wine and more.

Wed., April 27, 2011 from 6-8 pm
How to Taste Wine — Andrew McNamara, the Wine & Spirits Specialists Manager for Premier Beverage and one of only 170 Master Sommeliers in the world, will teach you how to describe what you are tasting, impress your friends and most importantly, figure out why you like or don’t like a particular wine. All wines will be served blind and together, you will figure out what they are.

Wed., May 11, 2011 from 6-8 pm
Wine Regions — Patrick Sullivan will explore with you the flavors of the world, regional wine differences and old world vs. new world wines

Wed., May 25, 2011 from 6-8 pm
Chardonnay and Cabernet — Andrew McNamara, the Wine & Spirits Specialists Manager for Premier Beverage and one of only 170 Master Sommeliers in the world will teach a class on Chardonnay and Cabernet. During this class, you will taste 3 Chardonnays and 3 Cabernet Sauvignons from around the world — talk about what makes the grape itself so fantastic, and how the regions have molded the grape into the style that shows in the bottle.

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