German Wine Class Round #2

German Wine Class Round 2

Join us for Laura Botten of Small Lot Wines & Spirits
& special guest, Amy Waller, German Wine Ambassador extraordinaire.

Thursday, October 19th, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Seven Sisters Sampling Loft
RSVP 218-847-2337
This class is for individuals age 21+
• Max of 4 people per group •
Fee: $5 • You will get a $5 coupon to use the night of the class for $5 off your purchase.

• Space is limited. Call to reserve your spot today! •

This class is free for Wine Club members.
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Join us as we welcome Laura Botten of Small Lot Wines & Spirits and a very special guest, Amy Waller, German Wine Ambassador extraordinaire for our Wines of Germany 2nd Edition!  For those who attended our first German wine tasting this summer, rest assured, we will be drinking ALL NEW WINES – – no repeats!! For those of you who did not make the Germany tasting earlier this year, don’t miss this opportunity to do a deep dive on all the amazing wines Germany has to offer! It’s NOT just about Riesling, but we will drink a bit of gorgeous Riesling to be sure!

Understanding most people’s experience with Riesling was a sugar bomb in a blue bottle at $8, we want to dispel the myth that ALL Riesling presents as such. Contrary to popularly-held notions on Riesling, well over 60% of the wine produced in Germany is technically dry or off-dry, and Riesling is no exception! So we are NOT talking about the one-dimensional, cloyingly sweet Riesling of your early wine-drinking career, but the highly nuanced, balanced, and age-worthy Riesling of the world’s most esteemed producers!

More fun facts: Did you know Germany is the second largest producer of  Pinot Blanc, the third largest producer of Pinot Grigio (Gris), AND the 3rd largest producer of Pinot Noir in the world!?

So, expand your palate, step out of your comfort zone, and come explore the amazing and diverse wines of Germany! You’ll be MORE than pleasantly surprised!

**And, as an added bonus, every wine we taste will be a WONDERFUL complement to a traditional Thanksgiving meal!

Read on for more information about our special guest, Amy Waller!

Amy was born into restaurant life in rural Minnesota and learned hospitality from her mom at their small family restaurant. Mom’s lessons taught her the importance of service, passion, connection, and community. All driving principles she has applied during more than 25 years in hospitality. She’s worked at a number of Twin Cities establishments, including Lucia’s,  Khâluna, and James Beard’s award-winning The Bachelor Farmer. 2020 brought new opportunities when she began working as an educator and group sales manager at France 44 Wine and Spirits in south Minneapolis. 

Now she’s taking on the world of imports in her new sales role with The German Wine Collection. Additionally, she’s a German wine ambassador, a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier Minnesota, the founding member of Twin Cities Somms, a certified sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, certified Level 3 in wines through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. She has recently passed the French Wine Scholar certification through the Wine Scholar Guild. It’s rare to see her without a bottle of Riesling in tow. 

• Space is limited. Call to reserve your spot today! •


If you have questions, please call the store and ask for Chelsey!

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