Wine 101

I approach the subject of wine the same way I approach biology. I think it’s insanely interesting, time-consuming to learn, and nerve-racking to pronounce.  If you ask me, anyone who understands it all and can confidently order the perfect wine pairing is on track to becoming the next Albert Einstein.  While studying abroad in New Zealand, I attempted to cure all of my insecurities and reach the next level of enlightenment by taking a wine course, but was turned down because I wasn’t enrolled in the ‘Masters Wine Program’. Go figure.

Over the years I have attended wine tastings and gatherings enough to know what I like and need to avoid.  I do know that I love wine, and that I have many wonderful memories with friends and family associated with various kinds of wine.   On Saturday July 16th, the Carmel Arts & Design District will create another wonderful wine memory with the IU Health North Hospital Art of Wine.

Local wine establishments will be providing tastings to event participants 21 years of age or older, and with the fifteen dollar purchase of a glass, you receive unlimited tastings.  You can look forward to offerings from Best Vineyards Winery, Buck Creek Winery, Carousel Winery, Easley Winery, Huber’s Orchard & Winery, Madison Country Winery, Mallow Run Winery, and Vine & Table.

Although it’s not a master’s course, the wineries will be happy to answer questions and suggest pairings with their wine. Many will have bottles and glasses of wine available for purchase, along with the promise that they will never laugh if you mispronounce Amontillado, Beaujolais, or Chateauneuf-du-Pape!

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