WINES OF SUMMER – CHILLABLE, CRUSHABLE REDS
Saturday, Aug. 15, 11:00am Pacific (2:00pm EDT)
By Mary Beth Vierra, Crush Course
ABOUT THIS VIRTUAL WINE EXPLORATION:
Warm (hot?) days on the patio, the river, or by the barbecue call for thirst-quenchers with a refreshing chill. Join Certified Wine Educator and wine speaker/consultant, Mary Beth Vierra of Crush Course to discover – CHILLABLE RED WINES that are lip-smacking delicious for Summer.
Mary Beth conducts this event via Zoom at an introductory price of $30* per person. Crush Course helps you navigate the world of wine to discovery, confidence, and expertise.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Virtual Wine Explorations are designed for discovery and learning. Great for wine lovers of all levels, from beginners to industry professionals. Mary Beth’s style is engaging and approachable. These fun learning events also provide deeper insights that boost fluency and confidence for those in beverage hospitality and service.
Each virtual class is 1 hour, including time for Q&A
You’re invited to taste along with Mary Beth. Or, sit back, relax, and soak it all in. You don’t need the wines to enjoy and learn! (*Wines not included in the class price). After you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with Mary Beth’s wine list to purchase if you want to taste along or feel free to open similar wines you have on hand. She makes an effort to select quality wines available from one online seller or are fairly available at local stores. For online shipping, allow at least 2-3 days for delivery.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
There’s a world of gorgeous red wines and they aren’t all big and tannic meant for steak or sipping by the fire. Say hello to some lesser-known, quaffable red varieties perfect for slaking your thirst on warm days.
- Characteristics of wines, particularly reds, good for thirst-quenching
- What to look for / how to identify chillable reds
- How wine temperature changes your perception of style and structure
- Tips for light-chilling your reds
- A few food pairing tips for Summer snacking while sipping
- Deeper discovery of at least 3 thirst-quenching, chillable reds and why you’ll love them. Examples*:
- Lambrusco, Frappato, Gamay/Beaujolais, Corvina/Valpolicella, Cinsault, Dolcetto, Bardolino
- *Final Wine List will be emailed to registered participants
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
The virtual experience is held over Zoom Meetings. You’ll need an internet connection and ability to stream audio and video. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link, instructions, and the wines list ** You don’t need a Zoom account to participate; just click it to join. But best to test your computer’s streaming capabilities in advance.
WHAT WILL I NEED?
For the Zoom:
internet access and ability to stream audio and video. In order to join us with your own video (optional, but encouraged so you can better interact with Mary Beth), you’ll need a functioning camera on your computer or phone as well.
For the (optional) Tasting: If you choose to taste along
1-4 wine stems (glasses)
Plain crackers and water to cleanse your palate
Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Mary Beth or Crush Course. *Assure you give us a working email address when registering/paying for the course. You’ll then receive a follow up email with further instructions and a wine list for optional order/purchasing, plus two reminder emails: One about 24 hours before the course, and one an hour before.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS about the event, either before once I’ve registered?
Send your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org