Blind-tasting can be a party-trick, or an exam problem, or a quality check. Or it can be a way to learn how to trust yourself.
A lot of the time, though, the wines people getting tested on this sort of thing tend to blind all fall under the nebulous category of "classic" and "typical": a list of permitted wine styles and regions, criticized as 'unfair' when the wine in the glass doesn't meet those standards.
But where's the fun in that?We'll talk about what a wine can show us blind, why some of the rules of 'fair game' condemn regions to being misunderstood, and taste through three thoughtful bottles that demonstrate just how good the unusual, atypical, and unfair can be.
**Order this kit to join this virtual class with James Sligh on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30PM EST. Each kit includes three bottles of wine, class materials, and an email with pairing suggestions, a weekly playlist, and a link to the Zoom tasting.**
Try searching by keyword, vintage, price, or any combination of the above! You can enter the name of a producer, region, grape, or even an importer or distributor! e.g.
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"french pinot noir 2008-2012"
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Candela Prol, highly experienced certified wine educator and friend of the shop, is available for tastings and training for private and corporate events. For rates and other inquiries, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
*Offsite events are contracted to and coordinated by a 3rd party, and are in no way affiliated with Chambers Street Wines.