Coming Soon! Stay tuned for info on 2017 Wine Classes
Spain produces more wine than just about any other country (barely trailing France and Italy). We’ll explore some grape varieties and regions you may not be familiar with including the Priorat, Jumilla, Penedes and more. And we haven’t forgotten that country’s contribution to fortified and dessert wine—Sherry.
Dr. Tara Koble will lead this discussion on proper nutrition for your furry friends. Here are some of the points she will be covering:
- What it means to be an obligate carnivore as far as nutrition goes.
- The difference between low carb or grain free foods and the "standard" foods at grocery stores.
- How to read a pet food label accurately.
- What diseases can be prevented by feeding cats like cats.
- Why feeding raw cat food is not all that scary or dangerous.
- This class will take place in the meeting room behind the Pet Shop.
Europe produces more wine than the rest of the world combined, but when it comes to that wine, you can forget about the solidarity of the EU. Everyone thinks theirs is the best. Spain vs France, Italy vs Germany, Austria vs Alsace, with dozens of different varieties both red and white. We’ll taste some of them side by side so you can decide on your own favorites.
When most people think Malbec, they think Argentina. While that country has taken the variety and run with it, creating wildly popular wines, the grape originated in France. There it results in a wine rather different in style from most Argentine Malbecs. And beyond that, the variety is making inroads in the Northwest including our own Snake River AVA. See what’s new in the world of Malbec.
All that glitters is not gold, and there is a world of sparkling wines beyond Champagne—wines that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. We’re talking Prosecco from Italy, Cava from Spain, Cremant from France, and even some local entries. Crowd pleasing wines perfect for your holiday parties without breaking your holiday budget.
When it comes to celebrations, nothing makes the occasion as special as the real deal—Champagne—perhaps the world’s most famous wine. This year, the event will be held in the Banquet Room at Richard’s downtown restaurant. And, as in the past, he will be offering some tasty bites to pair with the bubbles. This is our most popular tasting and sells out quickly, so make your reservation early.