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MUSINGS MONTHLY WINE TASTING EVENTS

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Southern Italy
September 12, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
I teach a lot of classes on Italian wine. The wines are delightful, and their stories and histories are equal parts intriguing and entertaining. The challenge when conducting a one day class on Italian wines is the limitation on exploration. In order to cement a good base of understanding of Italian wine, one must include the usual suspects, which inevitably leaves out many fun, high-value wines from Southern Italy. Well, this time around we are going to do a deep dive on the wines of Southern Italy.

The cost: $50
Location: Wrentham, Massachusetts
Time: 3:00 pm
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Wine Tasting Format

Each wine tasting will follow a consistent format and will either focus on a particular region, or a particular style or type of wine. Wine education events are held in Wrentham, Massachusetts area.

The event will structure a discussion around the tasting of six (6) exemplary wines. INAO tasting glasses will be provided for use during each event, along with handouts, and light refreshments (bread & cheese).

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.
  Limits:   Attendance is limited to twelve (12) persons.
  Location:   Wrentham, Massachusetts area
  Cost:   $50-$100 per person

If you are interested in attending a Musings' Wine Tasting , please click the sign up link and send us your name, phone number, and email address. We will contact you with the specifics shortly afterward.

All 2015 Wine Tastings

   
     
Summer Sippers
June 20, 2015
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA

 
Summer Sippers
Summer is a time for easy drinking, high-value wines that require very little thought or demand even less contemplation. The wines of summer should be light and refreshing, pairing well with the usually light repasts or foods from the grill. At this event we will examine several wines, both white and red that are light, refreshing and represent good value.

The cost: $50
Location: Wrentham, Massachusetts
Time: 3:00 pm
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Southern Italy
September 12 , 2015
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Southern Italy
I teach a lot of classes on Italian wine. The wines are delightful, and their stories and histories are equal parts intriguing and entertaining. The challenge when conducting a one day class on Italian wines is the limitation on exploration. In order to cement a good base of understanding of Italian wine, one must include the usual suspects, which inevitably leaves out many fun, high-value wines from Southern Italy. Well, this time around we are going to do a deep dive on the wines of Southern Italy.

The cost:$50
Location: Wrentham, Massachusetts
Time: 3:00pm
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1998 Chateauneuf-du-Pape
October 24 , 2015
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
1998 Chateauneuf-du-Pape
In October of 2008 we visited the 10th anniversary of the heralded 1998 vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the fabled region in the southern Rhone Valley of France. One of the benefits of having a wine cellar is the ability to preserve and age wine for continuous study. By popular demand, we are revisiting the 1998 vintage, which will be 17 years old when we open these wines. Rarely do we get a chance to taste wines of this age and pedigree, so clear your calendars early! At this event we will examine several wines from the 1998 vintage from a number of distinguished properties.

The cost:$125
Location: Wrentham, Massachusetts
Time: 3:00pm
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Napa/Bordeaux Shootout VI
November 14, 2015
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Napa/Bordeaux Shootout VI
Back in 2004, we conducted a simulation of the famous 1976 tasting that pitted Cabernet-based wines from Napa Valley against the some of the best that Bordeaux had to offer. In 2007, 2009, 2011and most recently in 2013 we again reprised the famous standoff. Popular demand has brought this event back to Musings, so once again we will put these two regions to the test. At this event we will taste at least six wines in a reenactment of the historic 1976 tasting. Of course, the wines will be from more recent vintages, but the experience should be quite similar.

The cost:$125
Location: Wrentham, Massachusetts
Time: 3:00pm
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Fortified Wines
December 12, 2015
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Wrentham, MA
 
Fortified Wines
Much fortified wine was born out of a need to preserve fragile wines on long voyages over land and sea. The presence of alcohol in excess of 15% by volume has a preservative effect on wine. Often sweet, but not always so, fortified wine is usually reserved for after dinner, where it is the accompaniment to dessert or cheese. At this event we will taste many fortified wines from a variety of regions and styles, both sweet and dry. We will also have a selection of artisanal cheeses, breads and chocolates to complement the wines.

The cost: $125
Location: Wrentham, Massachusetts
Time: 3:00pm
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