If your New Year’s resolution is to drink better in 2020, Alcove is where it’s at. They’re introducing Cellar Saturdays, a fun and casual wine-education series taught by owner and wine expert Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli. Each Saturday in January, he’ll hold forth on his favorite varietals in four distinct classes, from Worldly Bubbles on the 4th to Rhone Reds on the 25th. Come enjoy light bites and heavy pours while you refine your palate and learn to love a whole new world of wine. Scroll on to see the schedule. Tickets are $55 per class or $200 for all four; get in on the action here.
Saturday, January 4th – Worldly Bubbles
Explore Tom’s favorite sparkling wine regions not named Champagne. Travel to Spain, England, Greece and Austria.
Saturday, January 11th – The Many Faces of Riesling
While most people think of Riesling as sweet it has one of the most broad ranges of residual sugar available in the whole wine world, from aperitif to dessert wine. Learn about the plethora of joys this often maligned grape can exemplify.
Saturday, January 18th – The New California
Big rich bold wines are often the norm from California, a new up and coming generation is in the process of changing not only the face of California wines, but also the flavor profiles!
Saturday, January 25th – Rhone Reds: From Affordable to Splurge
These are Ideal reds for hunkering down in the winter, the Rhone Valley offers some of the most affordable wines in France and also some of the most splurge worthy for your winter braises.