Cook Street School of Fine Cooking’s new Wine Annex opened on Tuesday, July 26. The staff of Cook Street, including sommelier and wine instructor Thomas Allen, were on hand to welcome wine- and food-lovers, show off the new annex, and unveil the new wine classes:
* Big Reds: The Bold and the Beautiful
* Wine & Chocolate Pairing
* The Unusual Suspects
Attendees were treated to wine and food tastings, and a blind tasting contest where winners were awarded a set of Riedel wine glasses, a copy of The Wine Bible, and Cook Street fleece.
Thomas previewed The Unusual Suspects class by offering tastes of lesser-known wines Domaine du Pouy, a crisp French white wine made from the ugni blanc grape used in cognac, and Lagrein, a dense, tannic red wine from the Alto Adige region of northern Italy. Thomas suggested the Domaine de Pouy would pair well with sunshine and a deck chair. Lagrein’s acidity would pair it well with food.
Cook Street’s new wine class offerings join these current class offerings:
* Wine 101: A guided tasting
* Wine 102
* Wine and Food Pairing Seminar
* Bikini Season: Warm Weather Wines
* Passport to Wine: France
* Passport to Wine: Spain
* Cheese and Wine Pairing
* Cheese 101: An introduction to cheese
Cook Street School of Fine Cooking is located at 1937 Market Street in Denver. Wine class prices range from $49.00 to $60.00. For more information and the class schedule, visit http://www.cookstreet.com/index.php?option=com_classesmgr&Itemid=126.