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Bordeaux (Inspired) Blends

In 2022 and 2023, we tasted 60+ gems from the four corners of Virginia wine country. Through those bottles, we discovered the terroir, varietals, styles and stories in our own backyard. For 2024, we’re expanding perspective to explore the noble wines of our global neighbors. Via 6 wines per class, we’ll wend around the world with stops in hemispheres north, south, east and west as we delve into regions that fascinate as historic wonders, up-and-comers or far-flung curiosities. Paired with each glass, enjoy thoughtful small plates from Executive Chef Jared Serr themed to the region and wine.

Join us for an evening of flights, bites and edutainment from renowned sommelier and author Jason Tesauro. And if you can’t make it to class, we invite you to “remote study” by picking up select Vine to Glass bottles at Barrel Thief Wine & Provisions, our retail partner.  (This series will continue throughout 2023 with additional dates and global locations publishing in future seasons)

Bordeaux (Inspired) Blends: Racy and Lacy Reds
Known by many names – Claret, red blend, Meritage – the Bordeaux blend and its offshoots define a pinnacle of the winemaker’s craft: blending. We’ll explore six wines that share a common thread of grape varieties, but differ in their origins, terroir, production, and style. If you love racy and lacy reds that showcase Mother Nature’s power and the winemaker’s art, this is the class for you.

Fees: Member $76, Non-Member $92

Note: If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please register more than one week before the program date.  Menus are set 1 week in advance and additional restrictions cannot be accommodated after that time.  

Participants 21 and older only. All programs are subject to change.  Pre-registration through our website is required.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $76

Register Non-Member $92

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jason Tesauro Vine to Glass Rethink your Pink!About the Instructor

Jason Tesauro joined Barboursville Vineyards as National Brand Director in 2002. By day, Jason is a writer/photojournalist with three books, four cameras, and five children. Author of The MODERN GENTLEMAN book series, he’s a three-time national award-winning culture and lifestyle journalist for Esquire, Decanter, Travel+Leisure, The New York Times, and others. By night, Tesauro is an internationally-accomplished sommelier who has served as an ambassador for Virginia Wine since falling in love with a 1998 Sangiovese Reserve. He lives in the Church Hill neighborhood where he’s constantly tinkering with cocktail recipes and restocking the Crisp Whites section of his cellar.