Wine Education Class at Burnt Bridge

Sure, you may drink a little (or a lot) of wine, but do you really know what’s behind the mysterious (some would say divine) transformation of humble grapes into such exalted flavors? Missy Kipp, the tasting room manager at Burnt Bridge Cellars who is also—in wine-world parlance—an introductory sommelier within the Court of Master Sommeliers, will present a class on wine tasting, wine making, and grape varietals from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 20.

Kipp will discuss proper tasting etiquette and how to knowledgeably evaluate wine. “Good” wine is, of course, extremely subjective and based mainly on the preferences of the taster, but this wine education class will help you to describe why you like the wines you do. You’ll learn the basic characteristics of wine and some common descriptive terms based on correlating aromas and flavors. By the end of the class, you’ll be able to confidently convey your impressions of particular wines. The cost of the class is $20 per person, and includes a glass of wine. Sign up by e-mailing

Since we’re on the subject of the award-winning wines of Burnt Bridge Cellars, here’s a few other events at the tasting room that might interest you:

  • Friday, Aug. 1, 4 to 8 p.m. (to coincide with First Friday Artwalk)—live music by the Vantuckians musical duo, and food by Class Cooking.
  • Sunday, Aug. 3, noon to 5 p.m.—Summer Craft Fair featuring ceramics, jewelry, fiber arts, and wine charms.
  • Sunday, Aug. 10, noon to 5 p.m.—”Meet the Artist” with Barbara Creager, milliner, fiber artist, and owner of Babette’s Hatworks. Creager will host a trunk show and bring custom-made hats for you to try on.

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