Dec. 9th: Green Wines

Green Wines – Exploring the Differences in Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable Wines

What do the terms organic, sustainable, bio-dynamic, fair trade and carbon neutral have to do with my wine? They are all part of a movement to make wine, and wineries, more “green” in response to growing environmental concerns.

Organic wines used to be synonymous with poor quality, but now the bar has been raised and wines of tremendous quality are being produced under these practices. What are the differences and why do wineries select each of these categories for marketing their wines? We will learn about some of these practices as we taste our way through with wines from various regions with our guest speaker April Torzewski.

April began her career in restaurants, and shortly after discovered a great love of both food and wine. She has since gone on to work with wine in various settings, including managing a boutique wine shop, working at a family-owned winery and she currently works for a local wholesaler/distributor. April teaches wine appreciation classes at The Chef’s Gallery, Cooks of Crocus Hill and at private events.

When: December 9, 2009

Where: The Armatage Room 5416 Penn Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55419

Time: 5:30-6:30 Networking and Reception 6:30-7:30

Program 7:30-8:00 Wrap-Up

Cost: $30.00 PDMA members $35.00 Non-members $15.00 Students w/ valid ID

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