Terroir Showdown: Napa vs Bordeaux
An educational wine experience
The showdown you've been waiting for is here. Year after year, Napa Valley and Bordeaux set the standard for quality wines around the world. Taste Cabernet, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc-based wines from two of the most renowned wine regions in a comparative tasting like no other.
Do you prefer the youthful, fruit-driven exuberance of Napa or the austerity of Bordeaux? Both regions grow the same varieties, both are fiercely loyal to their region, and both create intense, complex, long-lived wines, yet they are not one in the same. Bordeaux, with its centuries of history and ornate chateaux, produces wines with restraint and finesse, as well as, power. While Napa, with its history of rags to riches, crafts wines that display hedonistic fruit, silky tannins, soft mid-palates and loads of flavor. At the same time both regions produce wines that break the mold, usurping stereotypes. During this educational tasting, you will learn what distinguishes these two regions, how their wine styles and traditions differ, and what makes each distinct from the other.
Sit back and relax as your sommelier instructor sets the stage for an unforgettable, educational wine experience. Our wine classes provide a unique context for the enjoyment of wine appropriate for every level of interest and expertise.
Throughout the evening, you will learn about the history, culture and language of wine through visual presentations, commentary and anecdotes from our personal experiences. And best of all, you’ll leave us with greater confidence, passion and understanding of the grapes so you can ultimately experience the pleasure of wine.
Class Will Include:
- Eight (8) fine wines will be provided for tasting
- All AWS courses include Chef's choice of appetizers