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Exotic Wines

Sunday, September 11 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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Deliciously Exotic Wines or Exotically Delicious? That is the question of the hour when we uncork these amazing wines. By the end of class, you will wonder why the rest of the world has forgotten about these wines. You will be glad we haven’t.

In Search of Delicious Exotic Wines

In this class, the theme is the more obscure and rare, the better!  We have traveled –figuratively and literally– across the globe to find some of the coolest wines you have never heard of.  You will learn about –and taste– wines from obscure places and also exotic varieties. But that isn’t the most important element. It’s not enough that these are exotic wines. They also have to be damn good, too.

If you are the type of person who wants to discover great new things, then this is a class for you. If you are happy just drinking buttery Chardonnay, not so much. Some of these wines will be from exotic places, some will be made with exotic grapes, and some combine both (and those are our favorites). No matter how much you think you know, this class will open your mind to how big and awesome the wine world really is.

This class will also give you great insight into the mind of a cellar master & sommelier. You’ll learn about wines and wine regions years before they become famous. As a case in point, the Wine School‘s very first Exotica class was held in 2002. One of the first wines of that night was an exotic grape from a hitherto unknown wine region:  Malbec from Argentina. How times have changed!

Attending this Wine Class as an Online Student?

This class is offered as an in-person class (Premium and Discount Tickets) or a virtual wine tasting (Online Tickets). We will send you a Zoom link with your ticket. Please keep that email! You can also come back to this page, and your zoom link will show here at the start of class.

Buying Wines for Online Students

We recommend picking up wines via wine.com or wine-searcher.com. The wine list is included on this page. You don’t need to have the exact wines on the list. It’s unlikely you will be able to find all the wines we use: we have a vast wine cellar, and many of the wines we taste in class are unavailable via retail channels. Instead, we recommend focusing on the varietals and regions we are using, not the vintage or producer. Please note that we cannot ship or sell wines. If you need assistance in purchasing wines, we offer a paid sommelier consulting service.

Exotic Wines, October 30th, 2021

First Flight

1. Stobi 2018 Zilavka, Macedonia

2. Scholium Project 2016 “VLV Reserve Vista” Verdelho, Clements Hills

Second Flight

1. Morande 2019 “Pionero Reserva” Pais, Valle De Maule

2. Vinos Sin-Ley 2011 “GRA2” Graciano, Rioja

Third Flight

1. Brkic 2015 Plava Greda, Bosnia-Hercegovina

Fourth Flight

1. Cos Poggiale 2014 Niellucciu/Syrah, Corsica

2. Yacoubian-Hobbs 2016 Areni. Armenia

Previous Wine Tasting Sheets

Exotic Wine
Our Exotic Wine Class is Super Fun

September 2018

First Flight
1. Jean Caille 2016 Vieilles Vignes Apremont, Savoie (FR)

2. Scarbolo 2016 Pinot Grigio, Fruili (IT)

Second Flight
1. Biava 2015 Moscato Nero, Lombardy (IT)

2. Petroni 2015 “Corse” Red, Corsica (FR)

Third Flight
1. Bibich 2012 “g.6” Grenache, North Dalmatia (HT)

2. Pilizota 2015 Plavina, Sibenik (HT)

Fifth Flight
1. Douloufakis 2015 “Dafnios” Liatiko, Dafnes (GR)

2. Tikveš 2012 “Barovo” Vranac /Kratosija, Tikveš (MK)

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Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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