Wine & Cheese 201, Sensory Sensations- See, Smell, Touch, Taste!
Using aroma, visual aids, texture and touch learn the fine art of tasting. Have fun learning as we explore characteristics of white, red, sparkling and international grape varieties. Artisanal cheese styles, texture, types will also be covered in this unique, interactive tasting.
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April Fools Sensory Sensations Wine and Cheese with blind tasting!- See, Smell, Touch, Taste!
Using aroma, visual aids, texture and touch learn the fine art of tasting. Have fun learning as we explore characteristics of white, red, sparkling and international grape varieties. Artisanal cheese styles, texture, types will also be covered in this unique, interactive tasting. A blind wine and a real or an imposter delicious cheese tasting will be included.
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Earth Day, Organic, Natural, Biodynamic Wine and Cheese!
Is organic wine and cheese better for you? What about taste? Sulfides? Do certain climates have more success with organic farming? What about sustainable farming? All this and more will be covered in this fun tasting event!
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Awesome Women in Wine and Cheese! In Celebration of Maverick Mavens!
Celebrate upcoming Mother's Day by discovering fabulous women wine makers from France, Italy, Austria and the US. Learn about the individual vineyards, regions and just what role women have played in the wine world! Taste cheeses crafted by local and West Coast cheese makers selected to pair perfectly with each wine!
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The Wines and Cheese of Northern and Central Italy, Wine and Cheese 201
Discover the grapes, styles, laws, quality standards of the wines and cheeses of Italy. Discover hidden treasures and what new trends and ancient traditions are keeping these regions on the top of the list year after year.
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The Wines and Cheeses of Southern Italy and Sicily! Wine and Cheese 201
Discover what wines from these ancient regions are all about! Taste the rich rustic reds and fresh whites from volcanic soils. Learn about the laws, grapes, quality tiers, value regions and more in this interactive tasting! A special Italian artisan cheese will be paired with each wine.
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The Wines and Cheeses of France, France without fear!
France is the benchmark for learning about wine. The home to Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a host of other wonderful varieties France produces not only famously high priced wines but great value finds. The cheeses of France are insanely delicious and famous for high standards. Learn as we taste, swirl, and sail in the beautiful NY harbor!
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The Wines of Greece and Mediterranean Cheese. In celebration of Summer!
Greece is producing some amazingly food friendly wines both red and white. Small artisan wineries are popping up everywhere in Greece with attention to indigenous grapes and international varieties. In addition to Feta cheese other delicious Greek cheeses are also becoming more readily available in the US. Learn about the traditions, culture, flavors, laws, food pairings and more as we sail in the lovely glass enclosed salon of the yacht Manhattan!
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Under the Radar Gems in wine and cheese, Tongue Twisters 201- Get out of your comfort zone!
We are blessed to have an amazing selection of wines from all over the world in NYC! Put down that glass of Pinot Grigio and put on your explorers cap on to learn about the wines of The Republic of Georgia, Austria, Greece, Slovenia, Jura and more! Cheeses being made by cave masters using unique methods of production will be featured to pair!
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In the land of milk and honey, Wine, Cheese and Honey 201, Perfect Pairings!
How does adding another element to a wine and cheese pairing change things? Does adding an unusual honey or jam change your choice of wine? Does it tie both the flavors of wine and cheese together or fall flat? Just what is artisanal honey? All this and more will be discussed at this interactive, delicious event!
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For Gouda time call, Chile and Argentina! Wonderful Wine and Cheese!
Chile and Argentina are home to fabulous and food friendly reds and whites! Discover why Gouda in all of its glory (from young goat style to super aged beauties) pairs perfectly with these sexy, full bodied, bodacious beauties.
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Spain, Wine, Cheese, and Music (Live Flamenco guitar) - Immerse yourself in the culture of Spain!
Sail away to a faraway place using sight, sound, smell and taste. Explore the culture, tradition, grapes, regions, and cheese styles and tapas tradition of Spain. Listen to the sounds of flamenco guitar from world renowned composer Maria Zemantauski, one of the few women to compose flamenco today.
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The Wines and Cheeses of Spain- Immerse yourself in the culture of Spain!
Sail away to a faraway place using sight, sound, smell and taste. Explore the culture, tradition, grapes, regions, and cheese styles and tapas tradition of Spain. Learn about ancient traditions and modern advances in the world of Spanish wine. Taste the refreshing whites and rich reds, aged wines and finish with a luscious sherry!
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Oktoberfest! The Wines and Cheeses of Germany and Austria!
Fall in love with the flavors, aromas and taste of Riesling, St. Laurent, Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt and Sekt! Learn the terms to help you determine the taste and style of these wines. Discover the traditions, regions and modern advances in each country. Savor the amazing, stinky, aged wonders in the cheese world of Germany and Austria.
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The Great Iberian Peninsula: Portugal, Wine, & Cheese 201
Portugal is full of amazingly delicious red, white, sparkling and fortified wine. Its cheese is gaining a cult following with curd nerds everywhere. Learn about the grapes, styles, rennet’s, aging methods, regions and culture of Portugal. Swirl, sip, savor the amazing flavors and go home with a recipe for Wendy's famous tomato jam (a traditional Iberian treat).
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Wines of New Zealand & Australia
The Wines of New Zealand and Australia and the cheeses that love them! The wine regions of these great countries are filled with delicious wines! Find out about the grapes, unique climates, current trends and drive behind some of the hardest working vintners in the wine industry! International artisan cheese will be paired with each wine.
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Old World Vs. New World
New World vs. Old World Wines and Cheese! Discover what role climate, cellar treatment, soil, laws of production and a bit of experimentation make in the world of wine and cheese. In this interactive tasting we will compare and evaluate 6 wines, 5 cheeses to discover the nuances of each pairing. Classic old world pairings will be challenged by new world wine/cheese made with the same grapes/milk. Who will win? Join us to find out what your preference is!
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Wine and Cheese of France
The Wines and Cheeses of France! France is home to 5 of the big six ( Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc) and many other interesting grapes from often over overlooked regions such as the Jura, Languedoc and Corsica! Many of the worlds most delicious cheeses, considered by some as the benchmark are produced here! Discover what makes each so special while learning the history, laws, grapes, styles and traditions in French wine and cheese!
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Sparking Wines of the World
Sparkling wines of the world and sinfully satisfying artisanal cheese! Bubbles and silk! Sparkling wine and cheese have been having a love affair for centuries. From runny, ripe triple creme to rock hard aged sheep's milk cheese there is no wine that has the versatility to pair perfectly with so many different styles of cheese. Taste and compare in this special end of the year event held aboard the vintage yacht Manhattan!
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