Wine Wednesdays Tasting Series

Expand your palate as you experience the subtleties and intricacies of wine in this three-part series, curated and presented by Sommelier Aaron Tomcak of Mountain Spirits Liquors. Travel to Spain, Oregon and Italy throughout these laid-back classes, learning how to describe a wine’s taste and smell; how to judge a wine’s color, aroma, flavor and body; and the meaning of such wine concepts as dryness, acidity, fruitiness, tannins, varietals and vintages. Price includes heavy appetizers from Chef Tim Egelhoff and tasting flights of 4 - 6 wines. Series Location: The Center King Community Room.
 
Instructor: Mountain Spirits Liquors Sommelier + Owner Aaron Tomcak
Cost: $45 per class
5:30 - 7:30 pm 

 
On a chilly winter evening, transport yourself to the beautiful terroir of España. With more of its land under vine than any other country, it should come as no surprise that Spanish wines are some of the best in the world. From Rioja and Priorat to Cava and Andalucía, this tasting takes you on a journey through the unique regions and grape varietals of Spain, including Tempranillo, Albariño, Garnacha and more.

 
Known for producing elegant and distinct Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, Oregon’s Willamette Valley is a hot spot for oenophiles. On the same latitude as France’s Burgundy region, the Willamette is known for inopportune frosts, scarce sunshine and passionate winemakers and viticulturists who cultivate over three-quarters of their vines with that touchy variety, Pinot Noir. Learn about this stunning and fickle growing region as you taste fine wines, including some that may surprise you!

 
While wine lovers may immediately associate Piedmont with Barolo and Barbaresco and the noble Nebbiolo grape, this tasting introduces students to a wide variety of interesting and complex wines from this incredibly beautiful and fertile region sandwiched between the Alps and the Mediterranean. From Barbera and Dolcetto to Moscato and Cortese, sample a selection of fine and off-the-beaten-path wines.