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July 2019

WINE 201 – Sparkling & Fortified Wines of Europe

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States
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Both Sherry and Champagne and are wines, but more importantly they are places… and these places have made their eponymous wines for at least the last three centuries. What is it about bubbles that makes any moment momentous? What about a dram of sherry, bit wee of Port… and what the heck is the difference anyway? Not all sparkling wine is Champagne, no all Sherry is sweet, Madeira is more than an ingredient, Spain’s rich Cavas are among the best…

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August 2019

WINE 101 – Understanding Acidity in Wine

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States
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Define acidity in wine, what role it plays in wine and how to detect it. We’ll discover new and classic grapes with naturally low registers across white, rose and red wines. Discover the fundamentals of winemaking, wine styles, and how to evaluate wine (“wine drinking” vs. “wine-tasting”). All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases on date of class. 6:30pm – 7:45pm Sign Up Here! * L I M I T E D S E A T I N G*

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The One-Hour Wine Geek – Aug

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States
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While mere mortals and civilians may be happily downing Cabernet and Pinot Grigio, the cognoscenti and professional wine nerds have an entirely differently set of go-to wines. In this seminar we take a deep-dive into the wine darlings of hard-core winos and discuss what makes them unique and what to look for while discovering some new favorites. After this, you won’t look at a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc the same ever again. All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases…

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