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Wandering Dog Wine Bar “Friday Night Wines” Classes Back in Session!

Start Date:
September 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
End Date:
September 5, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Wandering Dog Wine Bar

Solvang’s Wandering Dog Wine Bar “Friday Night Wines” Classes are Back in Session: Fall/Winter 2014 Class Dates and Topics

— Four Monthly Events to be held Fridays, September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5,
Cover the History of Santa Barbara Wine Country AVAs, and Pieces of the Winemaking Process —

Solvang’s Wandering Dog Wine Bar has announced their Fall/Winter 2014 “Friday Night Wines” class curriculum, comprised of four class dates: Fridays, September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5. In line with Wandering Dog’s mission to engagingly educate its wine club members and patrons as to the overall wine world, and the processes that lead to final products, the first four Fall/Winter class topics will cover a brief history of the Santa Barbara Wine Country AVAs, as well as a selection of winemaking particulars, demonstrating how each piece of the puzzle determines the nature of what ends up in bottle.

All of the Fall/Winter “Friday Night Wines” classes will begin at 6:00 PM, and will include a half-glass of each wine presented in the lesson, as well as gourmet cheese and crackers. Space in each class is just $30 per person, and all classes are currently open for enrollment. Advance payment and reservations are required. Reservations may be made directly through Wandering Dog Wine Bar, by calling 805.686.9126 or emailing jody@wanderingdogwinebar.com.

The first class in the Fall/Winter series, “History of SBC AVAs”, will be held on Friday, September 5. In the September class, guests will learn about the history of Santa Barbara as a wine country, and will sample wines from the five distinct AVAs in the County.

October’s class, “Clonal Comparisons”, to be held on Friday, October 3, will lead students beyond grape varietals and into the world of “clones”. The class will taste the difference between various clonal specific wines within multiple varietals, as well as some blends of clones, to better understand how different clones can transfer their variations to finished wines.

The third class in the Fall/Winter series, “Effects of Barrel Aging vs. Stainless Steel”, will be held on Friday, November 7. In the November class, guests will experience first-hand how the winemaking process affects the final product; how a winemaker’s decision to age in oak or in stainless is not only a stylistic choice, but also a scientific one.

And the final “Friday Night Wines” class of 2014, “5-Year Vertical”, to be held Friday, December 5, will have guests tasting the same wine from five sequential vintages of one producer, in an attempt to taste how the difference in growing conditions each year, as well as the wine aging process, can create nuances in each wine.

Family-owned and filled with eclectic adventurism, Wandering Dog Wine Bar is known for carrying under-the-radar labels, and specializes in boutique wines, craft beers and gourmet cheeses. Wandering Dog Wine Bar offers a dozen wine flights every day including everything from local favorites, sparkling and sweet wines, to reserve flights featuring wines that run $100+.

For the beer connoisseur, Wandering Dog Wine Bar offers tastings of premium beers, as well as bottles of local and other domestic craft brews. Wandering Dog Wine Bar also has gourmet cheese and charcuterie platters available in a variety of sizes, along with local olives and fine chocolates.

Wandering Dog Wine Bar’s “palate-picked” wine menu encompasses labels by artisan producers along the Central Coast, and wines from all over the world. The Bar’s knowledgeable staff encourages guests to break out of their wine shell and try new wines, some of which are sourced from unexpected – but burgeoning – wine regions, served with a healthy dose of friendly education in a relaxed and comfortable, dog-friendly atmosphere.

Every Thursday, Wandering Dog Wine Bar hosts a local-favorite “Blind Tasting”, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, when guests are challenged to match up regions, varietals, price points, and vintages of four featured wines.

Wandering Dog Wine Bar is located at 1539-C Mission Drive (next to Paula’s Pancake House), Solvang, CA, 93463. Wandering Dog Wine Bar is open Monday through Thursday, 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Friday, 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Saturday, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM; and Sunday, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Free street parking is available. To reach Wandering Dog Wine Bar directly or to make a reservation for any of the Friday night classes, please call 805.686.9126.

For more information about the “Friday Night Wines” Class Series, please contact Anna Ferguson-Sparks, Stiletto Marketing, at 1.877.327.2656 or info@stilettomarketing.com. Additional information is available at www.wanderingdogwinebar.com, or on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/wanderingdogwinebar and twitter.com/WDWinebar.

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