Sit back and relax in this fun and informative class where you will learn the basics of summer wines from NYU alumna Stephanie Staab, a wine expert living and working in Southern California’s Wine Country! Get a glass and sip from home!
REGISTER HERE and you will be emailed a link to join the Zoom meeting. Scroll down for a message from Stephanie Staab in case you would like to purchase wine in advance of the online class.
Alumna Presenter Bio:
Stephanie Staab is the Marketing & Business Development Manager at Avensole Winery in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, and Founder of The Luxe Sip. She was recognized with Merit for Blind Tasting in the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 advanced Award in Wines. Stephanie holds an MA (Steinhardt ’06) and BA (CAS ’02) from New York University, along with an MBA in Luxury Brand Management from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France. Stephanie is a Director on the NYU College Alumni Association Board of Directors.
If you would like to sip along, we encourage you to follow this guide from Stephanie on what wines you can purchase in advance:
Wine should be able to be found at any wine store - does not really matter the producer or price for this event. These are some I found at Trader Joe’s. Chill all whites overnight, chill red wine slightly 20 minutes before class. It is not necessary to purchase all of these wines - you can pick out three from below if you don’t want so many bottles open.
1 - Vinho Verde (Portugal) - low alcohol, inexpensive, effervescent
(Espiral Vinho Verde $4.49)
2 - Chablis (Burgundy, France) - unoaked Chardonnay!
(Sainte Céline 2018 Chablis, $14.99)
3 - Rose (France) - dry, light - you want to find a French Rose that has “Provence” somewhere on the bottle
(Whispering Angel 2018 Cotes de Provence Rose, $18.99)
4 - Your favorite red! Try a lighter varietal. Suggestions include: Grenache/Garnacha, Mourvèdre, Malbec, Beajolais, Zinfandel
(avoid heavy wines like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot)
***Chill your red wine a little in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before the class, not longer
(La Sonriente 2018 Garnacha, $6.99)
5 - Riesling (Germany) - sweet or semi-sweet
(Dr Beckermann Auslese 2018 Riesling $6.99)
Some food to have on hand if you want to snack and try some pairings during the tasting:
1 - Cheese - aged cheddar or aged Gouda, blue cheese, something spicy like pepper jack, avoid Brie
2 - Cured meat - prosciutto, or dry sausage
3 - Fruit - fresh grapes, dried apricots
4 - Additions - honey (especially honeycomb), fig jam, almonds, olives, onion jam, sliced baguette, crunchy lavash
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