We champion winemakers, brewers & distillers who are farmers, gardeners, horsemen & herdsmen; artists, chemists, philosophers & revolutionaries. Some of them are old-school, some are innovators, a few may be weird (and proud of it) but all of them are wonderful.
The Geology of Wine with Zuccardi's Martin Distefano.
Tuesday, August 15, 6-8pm
"The geology of wine is important to the wine-maker, but of very little importance to the drinker. Many wine writers who are not geologists have dutifully described the geology associated with particular wine regions without actually stating how the geology is important. [...]a lot of what is written about geology in wine books is at best misguided and at worst utterly wrong[...]" (1)
On Tuesday, August 15, geologist Martin Distefano, who has mapped Mendoza's Uco Valley and knows how vines grow differently though they may be only a meter apart, will offer a lecture (and tasting of single vineyard site specific wines from Familia Zuccardi) on the effects of soil on vines and winemaking.
A nominal fee of $5, refundable with the purchase of wine, is required to secure your spot.
Announcing Square Table Series 2.0!
In the second iteration of our successful Square Table Series, we'll delve into a few more sides of wine, some deeper, some lighter. Henry & Son's Jill Mott will talk through the nuances and myth that are vineyard soils, the brilliance of autumnal (and hibernal, a.k.a. winter) rosés and alternative holiday wines, all by themes requested by popular demand.
Soils: Is that schist in my glass? Tuesday, September 19th, 6-7pm
Many people speak of the "minerality" they taste in a wine or of certain wines smelling of the schist or slate or limestone soils the vines are grown in. Are vines a conduit for minerals, extracting them from the soil and depositing them in grapes? This is a very contested topic indeed but in the interest of science (and lore), we'll head into controversial territory to taste, discern and discuss.
Autumnal/Winter Rosés. Tuesday, October 17th, 6-7p
The highlight of our spring rosé class (besides the wines!) was when a participant uttered, "Well now I want rosés in the winter too!" YES! YES! On October 17th, we'll talk in-depth about why rosés pair well with heavier fare, how to select them, what makes them so unique when comparing them to summer rosés and much more!
Alternative Holiday Wines: Move over Champagne, Pinot Noir, and Riesling! Tuesday, November 14th, 6-7p
All topics have been selected by frequent participants of the Square Table Series and Henry & Son! I was elated when guests wanted to step out of their comfort zones to explore the distinctly special this holiday. Step aside Champagne. Move on over Pinot Noir. Riesling, we love you, but hang on to your hats, there are some secret finds this sommelier couldn't live without in the depths of a celebratory season!
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