Wine Education FUN!

  • Historic East Village, 333 E Grand Avenue, #103 | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: May 9, 2019
  • Location: Cooking with Alessandra
  • Start/End Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Event Times: From: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Price: $65
  • Overview

    "In Vino Veritas--Wine Your Way Across Italy"

    Bring any Italian wine*  Every guest (21 and over) will get to taste their wine paired with 3 different dishes sample as we chat about Italian wine regions, the grape varieties they grow, and explore the synergy of wine and food! At the end of tasting you will have a great idea of which food pair better with the wine you brough that night.

    The conversation will be engaged by Suzie Berregaard, whose wine passion is reflected in these "wine credentials."   Certificate of Specialization in Enology; Completed Level One examination, Court of Master Sommeliers; Member, Board of Directors, Iowa Wine Growers Association 2015-2018; Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, Iowa Quality Wine Consortium Sensory Panel Member 2012-Current; Commercial wine competition Judge (multiple states in the Upper Midwest); Owner 2-acre commercial vineyard; currently producing wine.

    *You can get an Italian wine at any wine store or in almost any wine isle.  Larger stores will have the selection labeled by the country, stores with less shelf space might have them under a section called "imports."    Anything from Italy (red, white, or sparkling) will do!  

    Food Sample: Bruschetta: Sundried tomato Paste/ Olive Pesto/ Cheese

    Pasta: Red Spicy homemade Sauce/ Creamy Pistacchio and Chicken 

     Panna cotta: Fruits/Chocolate