Blind Wine Tasting Basics Learn about the physiology of taste and how to evaluate acidity, tannin, residual sugar (RS) and other structural elements of wine. Start building your wine description vocabulary. Attend this fun session to gain confidence in knowing what kind of wines you like and how to describe them. Or use this as the start of your journey in preparing for entry to mid-level wine exams.
Monday, August 18, 2014 from 6-9pm The Club at Wingtip, SF $125
Cognac Master Class: Elaboration & Essence Penetrate the elusive mysteries of the world’s greatest and most iconic brandy in a dynamic tasting of nine cognacs specially selected to reveal the intricacies of terroir and the profound effects of maturation. You’ll learn the history of Cognac along with a close study of the terroir and process that determines the nature of the spirit, and experience the results of distillation, maturation and blending…all through tasting the cognacs. Taste & Compare the celebrated crus of Cognac; sample the VS, VSOP and XO styles, and enjoy a tour through the “Seasons of Cognac” achieved through the skill and artistry of the Master Blender. Curated by Hoke Harden, B.N.I.C. Certified Cognac Instructor, Taste & Compare Academy of Wine, Spirits and Food.
Monday Aug 18th, 2014 from 1-4pm The Club at Wingtip, SF $125