Sauvignon Blanc From Around the World with J.R.

Sauvignon Blanc, or ‘wild white’, is one of the oldest cultivated wine grapes in the world and has worked its way into every major wine-growing country. Whether you’re familiar with the bright, charismatic wines of New Zealand, or the refined, mineral-driven classics from France, we’ll explore the subtle differences between the many identities of this universally popular grape. Join Sommelier J.R. for a global breakdown of how this “savage” variety behaves across hemispheres and beyond borders.

When: Sunday, August 23rd at 4 p.m. CST

Where: via Zoom

Donation: FREE -or- Donate What You Want

Any donations for this class will go towards providing wines and continued education for displaced service industry workers.

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Bottle Recommendations:

All of our Somms like to recommend a great wine that you can purchase beforehand to enhance your experience.  Buying a bottle is completely optional! Here are J.R.’s recommendations, available around Austin:

Classic Picks:

Unconventional Picks:

Not in Austin? Are these bottles sold out?! Pick up your favorite Sauvignon Blanc from any of these areas:

  • Sancerre or Pouilly Fumé from the Loire Valley, in France
  • Marlborough (or anywhere), in New Zealand
  • California
  • Chile
  • South Africa

Cheers!

All About Orange Wines with Paige

This week Paige is back to teach us all about orange wines! Learn how it’s made, where it grows and what flavors you can expect from this ancient wine style. Plus, she’ll share with us her favorite producers and how you should pair orange wine with meals enjoyed at home.

Thursday, May 21st

from 6pm – 6:45 CST

Reserve

The Stay-at-Home Somm is a donation-based project that supports displaced wine professionals that have been deeply impacted by Covid-19. To reserve your space, we ask for a $25 donation. Unless otherwise noted, 90% of all donations will directly support your teacher, while the remaining 10% is distributed to another unemployed service industry worker in need.

Once you have submitted your reservation, you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you do not receive this email, please reach out to thestayathomesommclass@gmail.com

Bottle Recommendations

There is quite a range available for orange (or skin-contact) wines, so you’re encouraged to explore your local wine shops and restaurants that are offering to-go wine! Ask for help if you need it, wine shops are always happy to recommend their  favorites. Here are some of Paige’s recommended wines that are available locally (in Austin!):

2014 La Stoppa ‘Ageno’
Available for pickup via bufalinawine.com

2017 Angiolino Maule ‘Sassaia’ 
Available for pickup via Lolo.wine

We can’t wait to host you!