A new class and a new concept from Twin Cities Wine Education
Jason's Picks: The new curated wine selections hand picked by Jason Kallsen
Kickoff wine class and tasting Monday April 17th in White Bear Lake!
Welcome to the newest project! Going into 2017 I'll be taking over some sections of local wine shops around town, starting with Cotroneo's in White Bear Lake. The new "Jason's Picks" section will consist of 15-20 wines that I ferret out from great local wholesalers and offer with full information for the consumer including food pairings, history of the region and winery, background behind the pick, tasting notes, and more.
On Monday April 17th we are kicking off the whole project with a fast, fun, informal, and affordable class to taste and talk about the selctions. Discounted pricing on all the wines will be available the night of the class. We will taste 10 of the "Jason's Picks" wines during the night, and will discuss them all in a fast and fun format.
The aim here is bring higher value to the wines being offered, beyond simply being a good bottle to drink. This will be a range of bubbly, rose, whites, and reds that represent some key concepts:
1) All will over deliver relative to price.
2) All will be from family run operations and smaller producers, leaning toward sustainable, organic, and biodynamic farming practices.
3) All will have something interesting, new, different, or original to offer any wine consumer.
I'm extremely excited about this concept and hope you can be at the kick off party!