Wine Class is BACK for 2023!
Wine class is a great opportunity to make new friends while learning about and sampling different kinds of wines. These classes are facilitated by wine connoisseur and long-time instructor John E. Myers. Each class will include a food pairing element (cheeses, meats, fruits, etc.) with the wine, as well as a presentation given by Arts Center staff about artwork from the permanent collection.
Classes will be held in the Jackson Conference Center.
Classes will be $45 for non-members, and members receive 10% off with code 23CLASS10
You are welcome to register for class below or call the Welcome Center front desk at 719-295-7200 for questions and assistance. We look forward to you joining us!
John has been involved in the wine business for over 30 years. His experience in sales at the retail, hospitality, and distribution level, creates a balanced perspective of the world of wine. He has been the wine appreciation instructor at Sangre de Christo Arts & Conference Center in Pueblo, Colorado for 13 years. He is the former owner of Pueblo wine store, 80/Twenty Wines, which he started 14 years ago. John has recently launched an online Italian wine education membership site- Amazing Vino Clarity (www.vinoclarity.com) and is concentrating on sharing his wine knowledge and writing about wine.
February 16, 2023
This class will investigate whether a wine that costs more is better than one that doesn’t. This will be a blind tasting format, (meaning that labels will be hidden from view). Red grape Tempranillo from Spain will be the grape of focus. This class will feature all red wines.
April 20, 2023
This class will compare the Cabernet grape from three different areas in California. One will be from California, one from a specific area within California (i.e. Napa or Sonoma), and one from a sub-region within the specific area (i.e. Oakville). We will narrow the focus of region and how it affects the quality of wine. This will be all red wines, and start as a blind tasting. Will you be able to tell which wine is which? And does the less-costly wine taste better than the most expensive of the group?
June 15, 2023
This class will be about an often overlooked region of Italy that lies on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Due to its lack of popularity, the wines from here are great values to consumers. You might discover a hidden gem in the wines of this class.
August 17, 2023
Many consider the white wines of Italy to be lackluster or without much character. From Sicily to Campania there some amazing white wines being produced that are overshadowed by the reds. Expect to be pleasantly surprised at the flavor and quality of these white wines.
October 19, 2023
This class will explore three great wine regions within the Loire Valley of central France. Grapes like Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and others are widely grown in the region. What will be the selections? You will have to attend to find out!
November 16, 2023
You would be surprised how many wines are blends of different grapes! We will explore 3 wonderful gems that might be good choices for the holidays. This type of class has been very popular.
Arts Center members receive a 10% discount on all School of Arts classes with code 23CLASS10. To purchase tickets by phone, contact Guest Services at 719-295-7200 ext. 7201. You are also welcome to purchase tickets in-person at the Welcome Center's front desk. All ticket sales are final - no refunds or exchanges. Our team looks forward to assisting you!
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