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Fall Wine Fundamentals Series

Join Us for Fun and Informative Wine Classes at the Tasting Room at Cork Market.

We invite you to the Cork Tasting Room to taste wine and learn about different varietals, how wine is made and the people who make it. Our Wine Fundamentals Classes explore over 15 different varietals from all over the world and focus on teaching the basics, including navigating a wine list, picking wine in a store and strategies for successful wine and food pairings.

WINE FUNDAMENTALS 1 - The Basics - sign up!

The first of our four-part Wine Fundamentals series takes you, the casual wine drinker, into the basics of the wonderful world of wine. Start your wine journey by discovering the basic differences in types of grapes, styles and regions, and explore wine-tasting with an eye toward finding out which wines you enjoy the most. (Approx. 2 hours. Cost is $55.)

In this class you will:
- Discover the differences between grape varietals
- Use your senses to evaluate wine -swirl, sniff & sip
- Learn basic wine vocabulary
- Explore wine regions
- Learn about wine storage and serving techniques

Saturday, October 18: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Contact us at classes@corkdc.com to sign up!

WINE FUNDAMENTALS 2 - Terrior of Old & New World- sign up!

The second class in the Wine Fundamentals series takes the next step beyond the basics and more into the world of wine. Building on Level I, you will learn about and sample more grape varietals and begin to differentiate stylistic variations among various wine regions - the true difference of terroir. You will learn how soil, climate, elevation, growing techniques and the hand of the winemaker all contribute to the final bottle. This class all teached you how to compate stylistic and regional differences. (Approx. 2 hours. Cost is $55.)

In this class you will:
- Learn more about grape varietals and their differences
- Differentiate wine-making styles and their effect on wine
- Enhance your ability to analyze and talk about wine: smells, tastes, styles and regional differences
- Feel comfortable buying wine in a store or restaurant

Saturday, October 25: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Contact us at classes@corkdc.com to sign up!

WINE FUNDAMENTALS 3 - Food & Wine Pairing- sign up!

The final installment in the Wine Fundamentals series rounds out your initial plunge into the world of wine by refining your ability to analyze and differentiate regional and stylistic variations of wine. You will learn how to build a menu of food and wine pairings and be confident in your ability to identify many different aspects of the wines you enjoy. (Approx. 1-1/2 – 2 hours. Cost is $65.)

In this class you will:
- Discern subtle differences between the wines tasted throughout the series
- Analyze a wine's components and how these relate to food
- Taste wine with food to discover how different flavors work together
- Put all the knowledge from this series together to confidently pair wine with food and plan a dinner with wine pairings

Saturday, November 1: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Contact us at classes@corkdc.com to sign up!

Sign-up for Wine Fundamentals 1, 2 & 3... AND SAVE!!

All three classes together are $165.