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Educational Wine Experiences in McMinnville, Oregon

MAC Market
1140 NE Alpine Ave, McMinnville, OR 97128

Jeff D. Peterson is a sociologist, and a professor wine studies. After growing up in Latin America, he has traveled extensively to Latin American and Spanish wine regions, as well grape growing areas of France, England, and his home base of Oregon. Through Vinum Docet (Latin for, “wine educates”) his mission is sharing his love of wine in ways that go beyond conventional technical tastings, to help people explore the many ways in which wine (and food) can be experienced.

They Make Wine in Bolivia???
December 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Try wines from the rarely talked about wine-making regions of Bolivia in Tarija and the Cinti Valley. Tarija, in southern Bolivia, is home to some remarkable Tannats and Malbecs, and the Cinti Valley is in the Andes, with varietals that go back centuries, all grown at 2500-3000 meters (8,000 to 10,000 ft.). Small bites included. Cost: $65 (Couple’s price: $115)

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Argentina and Elevation – Wines from 300 Feet to 10,000 Feet
February 16, 2022 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn about Argentinian wines that are grown in an astounding range of elevations, ranging from the south in Patagonia, where vineyards are of 300-400 feet in elevation, to Mendoza, at 5000+ feet, to the northernmost regions of Argentina of Salta and Cafayate, where vineyards have been planted at elevations from 8000-10,000 feet. Small bites included. Cost: $65 (Couple’s price: $115)

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Hit Me With Bubbles!: Bubbly from Around the World
March 9, 2022 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn about techniques used to make sparkling wine from a variety of regions, from Old World to New World, some from areas that you would expect, such as Champagne, France, Prosecco from Italy, and Cava from Spain. Also try sparkling wines from Argentina, Southern England and Oregon! Small bites included. Cost: $65 (Couple’s price: $115)

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