Lost Colony Wine Festival Seminars

Saturday, September 30, 2017

All classes last 45 minutes to an hour and include a sample of several wines.

Each class is $15 per person to attend.

12:00 pm

Wine Tasting Made Easy

Learn how to taste wine and discern what you are tasting. The 6 s’s – see, swirl, smell, slurp, savor and spit. Learn about the five basic varietals- chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon. Class will be led by Della Basnight with Henk Schutimake from the Angus Barn in Raleigh assisting plus Vicki Basnight joins them. Henk oversees the wine program at the Angus Barn, a Grand Award winner from Wine Spectator, one of 89 restaurants around the world to receive this honor.

1:30 pm

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 in Duck and certified sommelier, will teach you all about sparkling wines. You will sample five wines and learn what makes each one unique.

3:00 pm

Starting or Expanding Your Own Affordable Wine Cellar at Home

Most wine is purchased and consumed within a few hours or maybe days of purchase…..but having a stash of wine at your house resting peacefully for some time in the future can be extremely rewarding.  Wine goes through an aging process that transforms big, oaky and fruity into a more cohesive, savory expression where all the flavors are connected and working together.  Contrary to popular belief, many value-priced wines will age well.  Join Kenneth Hyman, Partner and Wine Buyer at Trio in Kitty Hawk, for a tasting and discussion of affordable home wine cellars.  In addition to discussing great buying opportunities and proper storage, Kenny will lead a tasting that showcases what happens to wines as they age.

4:30 pm

Virginia Dare

Join wine educator Rick Toyota for a look into the fascinating history and legacy of Virginia Dare, one of the oldest wine brands in the United States.  Founded in 1835, Virginia Dare Winery has survived prohibition, produced wines from various parts of the country and now tells the story of early American winemaking.  This seminar will be enhanced by the Virginia Dare wines from Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, California.