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!

Friday’s Class: A Trip Through Oregon Wines

What types of wines are being produced in Oregon? Which wineries are Somms excited about these days? Just months before quarantine began, one of our Certified Somm’s (Dhruv) was able to take a dream trip across some of Oregon’s best wineries! Join Dhruv this Friday at 5pm CST as he re-explores and explains some of his favorites: Antica Terra, Ovum, Teutonic, Argyle, Soter, and more!

Friday, May 15th at 5pm 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