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March 03, 2014
Historic Hotel Bethlehem Wine Classes Use Themes To Introduce Oenophiles To New Wines

BETHLEHEM, PA January 10, 2014 Wine newbies and wine aficionados alike will discover new wines in a series of winter wine classes during January, February at March at Historic Hotel Bethlehem. Each class features a different theme such as sparkling wines, or wines from specific countries or continents.

 

Terry Balent from Southern Wine & Spirits will provide descriptions for each wine along with explanations on why he selected it for pairing. The hotel’s Executive Chef David Troxell will pair each wine with tasting-sized food samples. (Food pairings for the February and March wine classes will be announced later this month.)

 

Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and last between 1 and 1.5 hours. The classes are $30 each or $125 for all five. For more information or to register, please contact the Historic Hotel Bethlehem at (610) 625-2219.

 

January 22: Wine and Biscotti Pairing

Valley of the Moon Old Vine Zinfandel

Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon

Callaway Sauvignon Blanc

St. Hallet Gameskeeper Shiraz

Chaputier Banyuls

 

Paired with:

Spice cookie

Chocolate biscotti

Lemon biscotti

Black pepper biscotti

Peanut butter cookie

 

February 5: Tour of France

Bordeaux: Chateau Verdigan 2003

Loire: Roc de Chateauvieux Vouvray 2011

Alsace: Hugel Gentil

Burgundy: Henry Fessy Brouilly and Louis Latour Vire Classe 2010

Languedoc:  Gerard Bertrand Minervois 2011

Cahon: Rigal Malbec 2011

 

February 19: South Africa

Ernst & Co Chenin Blanc

Nederburg Pinotage

Procupine Ridge Syrah

Ernie Els Big Easy Red

Port wine (specific wine still to be chosen)

 

March 5: South America (Brazil, Chile, Argentina)

Calden Torrontes Special Select Argentina

Antigal Uno Malbec Argentina

Broquel Bonarda Argentina

Aurora Cellars Reserve Tannat Brazil

Primus Carmenere Chile

Ritual Pinot Noir Chile

 

March 19: Sparkling Wines

Campo Viejo Cava Soain

Rotari Brut Talento Italy

Argyle Brut Oregon

Simmonet Febvre Cremant Bourgonne Chablis France

Mumm Napa Cuvee “M” Napa California

 

 


 

 

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