Why Attend Wines & Paradise?
We know that exploring new wines can be a daunting task, especially when browsing online. Scores alone are no way to make a purchasing decision, and many of the bottles we see on shelves and websites we don't know and have nothing to compare them with. This is where years of retail wine knowledge and passion for all types of wines from a trustable source can pay dividends when looking to up one's wine knowledge and discover new and hidden gems.
Wines & Paradise is our monthly wine class taught by our beloved tasting manager, Joe Paradise (WSET Diploma Level 4 & CSW). Each month, Joe picks a new theme to dive into featuring wines throughout the world. Classes are fun, educational and always come with wine and small bites.
Tickets are just $15/person or $10 for Hyland Wine Society Members.
October's Class: Rhone if You Want To, Rhone Around the World!
Thursday, October 24th
The Rhone valley is one of the most prestigious and fascinating wine regions on the planet. With over two dozen different varietals allowed, it’s a viticultural anomaly in France but a bellwether to winegrowers of the new world. Rhone varieties like Syrah, Grenache, and Viognier are now marquee names in most wine regions. And some of the less familiar varieties like Marsanne, Carignan, and Mourvedre are gaining a following in up and coming vineyards. This class will take us from the wind swept slopes of the Cote Rotie across three oceans and five continents to see how the Rhone has influenced wine in Washington, Australia, South Africa and more!
Joe Paradise in Action:
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