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The Wine Academy With Chris Griese: Red Wines of Piemonte by Twin Cities Wine Education, Inc.

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present The Wine Academy with Chris Griese

Red Wines of Piemonte
Exploring Dolcetto, Barbera, and Nebbiolo

Join us for a special evening with Chris Griese, one of the most experienced and knowledgeable wine and sake experts in the state of Minnesota, for a deep dive exploration into the three key red varieties from Piemonte, Italy: Dolcetto, Barbera, and Nebbiolo.

This class will focus on the varieties themselves and will also touch on the complicated geography laws and labeling of the region. Learn about the history of all three grape varieties, the conditions within which they produce their highest quality, food and wine pairing ideas, and more. The goal is to raise your bang for the buck, helping to make sure you know what you are getting with your purchases of wine from Piemonte.

Chris recently traveled the region for ten days, tasting through the cellars of many small family producers, and will bring to you his stories and knowledge of the region. If you are at all curious about Piemonte or look to travel in the region, this is a must attend class.

Included will be a tasting of four fantastic selections, comprehensive handouts, and a massive amount of good information and entertainment. Class begins at 6:30 pm and will last approximately 90 minutes.

CHRIS GRIESE is one of a kind, having led some of the top fine wine distributors in our state over his 35-year career. His travels have taken him around the world multiple times, tasting with the greatest wineries of the world on their home turf. Additionally, he's one of the few WSET Level 3 Sake experts in the country and was featured in Wine Spectator magazine's first major article on the topic. He now focuses on wine education, where his enthusiasm and passion are evident with every glass he pours.