The Wine Trials
May 19 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm| $39.98
In this class, you will learn how to tell when wine is top notch and when it’s not.
Can a great $10 bottle better than an expensive one? Do highly rated wines always taste better? How can you tell if a wine is highly rated? Come to this class and find out for yourself. You may be very surprised and delighted at what you discover!
Welcome to the Wine Trials!
Did you know that over 90% of wine for sale in America is mass-produced? Did you know that a lot of wine is overhyped and overpriced? Do you want to know when you are being sold crappy wines or overpriced wines? Do you want to learn how to start buying great wine for less money? If so, this is a class for you.
This class was originally inspired by Robin Goldstein’s bestselling book “The Wine Trials” (Goldstein & Herschkowitsch, 2008). His had a barn-burning and wholly original idea: that snobbery was a justification for selling wine “of lower quality at higher prices, at the expense of the young, the poor, and the unpretentious.”
Whether Robin’s ideas are right or not is up for debate. At the very least, he aggravated a lot of wine snobs, and that is always a bit of good, clean fun. However, what he discovered during his taste tests is not up for debate: the average wine drinker prefers mass-marketed and inexpensive wines like Yellow Tail Shiraz more than expensive and highly rated wines.
But who wants to be an average wine drinker? Not us, and hopefully not you, either.
In this class, you will learn how mass-produced wines are designed and manipulated to taste a certain way (just like a fast food hamburger). And you will learn how to spot such wines from a mile away. Even better, you will learn how to tell when a wine is the read deal: a handmade bottle of delicious greatness.
Never again get fooled by generic plonk posing as fine wine.