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Flatiron Wine School, The World's Oldest Vines, 7/29/24

$50.00

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This item is not eligbile for our 10% case discount on mixed cases or any other promotional discounts but we took special care to price it competitively compared with other top retailers nationwide.

Difficulty level: Wine 101
Wine lovers can't get enough of old vines––gnarly, romantic representations of the essence of terroir. But what does that mean? Old vines don't have a universally-accepted definition, or even a common definition within the wine trade. So what makes a vine old, anyway?

Why are old vines special? Are they harder to farm? Do they make better wine? And what regions have the best examples? In this class, we'll look at wines made from vines that outlive the typical "old vine" standard, unpack some terminology, and drink some awesome wine. 

Taught by Flatiron's own Julia Burke, this class will begin at 6:00pm on Monday, July 29 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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