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Flatiron Wine School, Blind Tasting Challenge: Deconstructing Winemaking, 7/22/24

$50.00

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Difficulty level: Deep Dive
Blind tasting is a critical skill for evaluating wine as objectively as possible, identifying your preferences in a neutral setting, and clarifying your wine observations. But when Julia teaches blind tasting classes, she's found that winemaking––oak, lees, whole cluster, and other techniques––can often trip people up, when it should be an indispensable set of clues! These elements get a lot of attention, but are often misunderstood or misidentified, often due to stereotypes and ambient factors such as wine temperature and age. Luckily, a little insider info can unlock these mysteries. Julia will take you "under the hood" to help decode the wines in front of you and analyze their quality and the effectiveness of the techniques at play. You'll walk away with the skills to become a better taster, and maybe even a new favorite wine! 

Taught by Flatiron's own Julia Burke, this class will begin at 6:00pm on Monday, July 22 and run for approximately 90 minutes. Products tasted in class will be available for purchase with a discount available to attendees only. Seating is limited. 

Meet your instructor

Julia Burke

Julia has been working in the wine industry since 2008, when she wandered into a small Niagara Escarpment winery for a tasting and left with a job. Her roles since then have included wine (and beer) writer and editor, vineyard worker in Southern Wisconsin, retail buyer in Chicago, harvest intern in Stellenbosch, South Africa, and communications/education manager for Willamette Valley Wine. She is now Flatiron's events manager and buyer for New World wines. 

A passionate educator, Julia has been teaching classes, seminars, private events and tutoring sessions on wine for over a decade. She is a certified WSET instructor and holds a WSET Diploma in Wine & Spirits as well as an Italian Wine Professional certification. Julia believes in the power of wine to facilitate important conversations about sustainability, agriculture, labor, memory and psychology, and she has never fallen out of love with wine's ability to combine topics from geography and microbiology to language, politics and history in unexpected ways. 

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