The Chopping Block hosts a series of wine education courses for civilians. They’re a fun way to spend an evening and give one an opportunity to learn about wine from a source besides the movie Sideways.
I went to a wine and cheese class.
We learned a lot of fun wine/cheese pairings and several fun tidbits of info.
1. When a champagne bottle’s label reads “extra dry” it actually means it’s sweet.
2. The reason for the ubiquitous screw-cap and plastic cork bottles is not because of a cork shortage or because the wine is cheap. It is a result of the notion that cork causes wine to go rancid more quickly.
Fun factor: 10