RED WINES: Exploring Style Through the 4Ws

Aug. 29, 2024 - Healdsburg

By Mary Beth Vierra, Crush Course
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2024

Time:  6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:45)

Where:  Leo Steen Wines, 53 Front St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

(1.5 hour)


Third in a 3-part series of classes on Wine Style, Mary Beth Vierra of Crush Course delves into the diverse world of red wines, revealing how the grape, region, ripeness, or winemaker’s touch drives the style of select red wines. Each wine highlights intriguing ways at least one of “the 4Ws” of wine inputs molds its character.

We might explore grape differences, such as terpene levels or grape lineage or how the same variety can exhibit different qualities based on region or ripeness. Additionally, we’ll look into winemaker techniques, like maceration choices or vessel size, which significantly shape red wines.

Throughout the session, we will taste and explore a selection of distinctive wines, delving into the nuances of their regions and grapes. This journey will help you discover new favorites and deepen your appreciation for classic red wines.

Secure your tickets today and join us for an evening rich with learning, discovery, and engaging wine discussions.

Crush Course helps you navigate the world of wine to discovery, confidence, and expertise.

Tuition includes one wine flight fee paid to Leo Steen Wines.


In stock (can be backordered)

TIME: 1.5 hour WHO IS IT FOR? This class is perfect for wine enthusiasts and industry professionals who love exploring the nuances of wine growing and winemaking, while discovering new wines and delving into regional differences. It’s also approachable and inviting for those just beginning their wine journey. Class Enrollment Fee Includes:

  • 1.5 hours of live class instruction by a Certified Wine Educator with 17 years of experience
  • Guided educational tasting of 4-5 curated example wines in various styles, regions of the world
  • Copies of the slide presentation for your notes
  • Crush Course wine evaluation sheet

**ENROLL IN ALL 3 Classes in the series for a 20% discount, or 2 classes for a 15% discount, automatically applied in your cart. DON’T MISS: the companion class in the series, scheduled two weeks earlier, where we delve into white wines.

*While attending Class #1 first provides a helpful framework for discussing wine and style, it is not required to join this class: Keep an eye out for our next wine classes and experiences coming soon.

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