Did you know that you can also sign up for seminars at the Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic? I was fortunate enough to attend the Wine Blending Seminar and I found it to be informative and quite interesting. If you enjoy wine, or are interested in learning something about it, then the Wine Blending Seminar is a great option.
You can choose from a multitude of seminars. Each seminar has a cost associated with it that is separate from the event ticket. The seminars take place in the Swan Convention Center rooms.
Upon arrival, I discovered that all of the wine and cheese were set up at each table seat. There is some introduction and notification that we are only to drink the wine to the right that is off our mat. The seminar opened with a discussion of cheeses and their accompaniments. My favorite cheese was the Brie.
The Wine Blending Seminar instructor was the Swan & Dolphin Director of Food and Beverage Tony Porcellini. He had an awesome sense of humor and he was very informative. He taught the group how to know the difference between the Right and Left Bank of France with regards to Bourdeaux wine. He also instructed on distinguishing the weight of wine by referencing the varieties of milk: Whole Milk, 2% mile, Skim Milk, and Half-and-Half. We were instructed to “chew” the wine three times before swallowing the wine in order to wake up our taste buds.
If you ever have the opportunity to attend the Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, I recommend you try and take one of the seminars. Just pick the one that appeals to you the most. I can assure you that the cost is well worth the value of information you will receive.
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