The thought of islands naturally conjures up certain images in the human imagination. Beaches, the rhythmic lapping of waves on a shoreline, perhaps some distant tree-lined or snow-capped mountains. But at Finewine.com, when we think of islands, we naturally think of…wine! Island-based vineyards throughout the world have climates and soils distinct from those of their mainland counterparts, favoring different styles and types of wines. Islands as diverse and dispersed as New Zealand’s north and south islands, Crete, Sardinia, Sicily, and even Tasmania, provide distinctive offerings that may surprise even experienced wine aficionados! And because these islands vary in climate and soil, they produce a wide variety of different styles and types of wine, with grapes classic (e.g., Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc) and obscure (e.g., Inzolia, Nerello Mascalese, Assyrtiko).
So join the expert staff of Finewine.com for our August wine class- “Island Wines". Wine classes at Finewine.com are geared to beginners and experts alike, to those just want to taste something new to those seeking in-depth information and new wine experiences. We'll taste as many as 10 wines, and will also provide some light hors d'oeuvres to complement the wines. Come join us for this informative and fun class- come taste, learn, discuss and enjoy!