Winter wine classes offered at Grape Life


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Posted Online: Feb. 28, 2014, 9:03 pm
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By Sarah J. Gardner
There's something about a glass of wine in hand that calls summer to mind. Close your eyes and you can almost see the rows of grapes sunning themselves on the slopes. What better way to beat the winter blues than to learn more about that wine?

Quad-Cities residents can do just that at series of Tuesday-night wine tasting classes at The Grape Life Wine Store and Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Classes include:

-Wine 101. To be March 4, this class aims to help the new or novice wine drinker develop a better appreciation and understanding of wine basics, including a review of various varietals, the effects of tannins and aging, how to read a wine label, and more.

-Wine 201. For more experienced wine drinkers or those who have previously taken Wine 101, this class at March 25, looks more in-depth at wine making including the importance of terroir, basic food pairings and more.

- Variety is the Spice of Life. During this April 29 class, the various traits of different wine varietals will be discussed, followed by a blind tasting of some of those varietals.

All classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at The Grape Life. The cost of each class is $40 per person. Grape Life Wine Club members receive a $10 discount on each class. Class sizes are limited. For reservations or more information call 563-355-7070.

















 



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