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We are pleased announce our 2013 Spring & Summer Wine Tasting season!

March 23, 2013 – Wine Judging @ 3:00pm

Cost: $50 per person

Location: Wrentham, Massachusetts

I have written about how being a judge differs from being a critic, the former stressing objective analysis and the suppression of any personal bias to provide a neutral assessment of what’s in the glass. The art of judging wines depends heavily on the utilization of a structured framework and technique along with a practiced palate. While I won’t be able to make everyone who attends this class an expert wine judge, it is my hope to be able to provide the tools and guidance to begin the journey. At this event we will taste several wines, red and white from a variety of regions, grapes and price points in a blind simulation of a wine competition. At the conclusion we will compare our results with those of both professional judges and critics to see how we did.

April 13, 2013 – Old World vs. New World @ 3:00pm

Cost: $50 per person

Location: Wrentham, Massachusetts

Wine making got its start in the Old World vineyards of Europe, some of which chart their beginnings back to the 1st century.  Wine making countries like France have been the standard-bearer for these Old World bastions of wine.  With the migration of Europeans across the globe, wine as a function of their many cultures followed them to their new homes.  The result has created an interesting phenomenon, with distinct differences arising between wines made in the Old World and those made in the New World. At this event we will taste a number of wines from both well-known Old World and New World regions in a comparative analysis. We will also serve a collection of artisanal cheeses from both Old World and New World producers to complement the experience.

May 11, 2013 – Napa/Bordeaux Shootout V @ 3:00pm

Cost: $100 per person

Location: Wrentham, Massachusetts

Back in 2004, we conducted a simulation of the famous 1976 tasting that pitted Cabernet-based wines from Napa Valley against the some of the best that Bordeaux had to offer. In 2007, 2009 and 2011 we again reprised the famous standoff. Popular demand has brought this event back to Musings, so once again we will put these two regions to the test. At this event we will taste at least six wines in a reenactment of the historic 1976 tasting. Of course, the wines will be from more recent vintages, but the experience should be quite similar.

June 15, 2013 – Summer Sippers @ 3:00pm

Cost: $50 per person

Location: Wrentham, Massachusetts

Summer is a time for easy drinking, high-value wines that require very little thought or demand even less contemplation. The wines of summer should be light and refreshing, pairing well with the usually light repasts or foods from the grill. At this event we will examine several wines, both white and red that are light, refreshing and represent good value.

 

Sign-up soon, because these events will sell out quickly!

Contact: paul_malagrifa@musingsonthevine.com to reserve your seats today!

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