Lost Colony Wine Festival Seminars

Uncovering the Mystery of Sparkling Wine

Ever wondered what the difference is between sparkling wine and champagne? What about cava and prosecco? Today Simon Kaufmann, Beverage Director of the Blue Point and certified sommelier, will teach you all about sparkling wines. You will sample five wines and learn what makes each one unique.

Wines and Hard Cider from the Russian River Valley by Virginia Dare Winery

Explore the Russian River Valley where the grapes for Virginia Dare Winery’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Reserve wines are grown.  The vineyards in this area were originally planted by Russian traders and the vines here produce many fabulous wines…but why this area?  And why can Gravenstein apples, fairly unique to Northern California, be grown in the same vineyards to produce hard apple cider?  What makes this area so flavorful?  Learn about this area and taste its many flavors.

Taking the Mystery Out of the Craft Beer Aisle

Find shopping for craft beer confusing?  It doesn’t have to be.  Join John Minnich, Proprietor and Beermonger for TRiO in Kitty Hawk, to learn some of the basics of beer styles.  We’ll do some tasting and explore the flavor profiles of various beers to help you understand and answer questions like:  What’s the difference between ales and lagers?  What does the color of beer tell us about it?  What are sour beers? – and more.  A good time will be had by all, and you’ll feel a little more confident the next time you mix a six-pack!

Seminar Tickets are $20 and will be available for purchase soon. Stay tuned for more details and information.