presents: THIRST Wine Classes

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Date(s) - July 14, 2020 - August 4, 2020
6:00 pm

Categories presents: THIRST Wine Classes

We kick things off this July by taking a deep dive into discussing our favorite French grape varieties.

Edouard Bourgeois and Raj Vaidya will lead a series of interactive classes to heighten your understanding of these iconic grape varieties. Learn the grapes’ distinct characteristics, the classic styles found in different regions around the world and the benchmark regions of France that define the standard. We will taste some great examples of the varieties and encourage you to open and taste other examples from your cellars to discuss with us during the class.

The first THIRST class will focus on Pinot Noir (7/14), the finnicky yet ethereal red grape whose spiritual homeland is Burgundy but which is now grown in cool climates around the world.

In the following weeks we will move to Syrah (7/21) – classically from the Northern Rhône but thriving in Australia (as Shiraz) and California, Cabernet Sauvignon (7/28) – the most widely-planted red grape in the world, most notably in right-bank Bordeaux, Napa, and Tuscany, and Chardonnay (8/4) – a chameleon of a white grape that excels in many different terroirs.

Quench your THIRST with!


Make sure to check out the THIRST Quencher Four Pack – all four THIRST classes for 25% off


To take advantage of the special pricing below for Pressoir Club Members, email to place your order.

THIRST for Pinot Noir – Tuesday, July 14, 6-7pm

Suggested wines (available from Morrell)

Coquard Loison Fleurot Bourgogne Rouge 2017 – Burgundy – $45 (discounted to $40.50)

Lingua Franca Estate Pinot Noir 2017 – Oregon – $58 (discounted to $52)

By Farr Pinot Noir Sangreal Geelong 2017 – Australia – $85 (discounted to $76.50)

THIRST for Syrah – Tuesday, July 21, 6-7pm

Suggested wines (available from Morrell)

Jamet Syrah Vin de Pays Collines Rhodaniennes 2018 – Rhône – $45 (discounted to $41)

Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides 2018 – California – $52 (discounted to $46.80)

By Farr Shiraz Geelong 2017 – Australia – $71 (discounted to $63.90)

THIRST for Cabernet Sauvignon – Tuesday, July 28, 6-7pm

Suggested wines (available from Morrell)

Chateau Prieuré-Lichine Margaux 2016 – Bordeaux – $65 (discounted to $50)

O’Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016 – California – $85 (discounted to $75)

Felsina Maestro Raro Toscana IGT 2016 – Italy – $62 (discounted to $55.80)

THIRST for Chardonnay – Tuesday, August 4, 6-7pm

Suggested wines (available from Morrell)

Génot-Boulanger Savigny-lès-Beaune Blanc “Vieilles Vignes” 2017 – Burgundy – $49 (discounted to $44.10)

Wenzlau Vineyard Estate Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills 2014 California – $44

De Morgenzon Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2017 – South Africa – $36 (discounted to $32.40)