Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Taste of St. Louis Wine Class

I attended my first Ward on Wine class at The Wine Barrel. I'm a fan of Mike Ward's through the Mid American School of Wine so it was nice to find a new place to take some of his wine classes. 

This one grabbed my attention since this was a pairing class with "St. Louis foods". 

Wine List
We started off with pretzels and cheese sauce paired with a Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rose from Napa Valley. I could drink rose bubbles all day! The high acid in the sparkling wine cut through the cheddar cheese dipping sauce quite well.

We jumped to the red wines right away as  Mike Ward poured his own wine next, Syncopation from Augusta, MO. This was paired with an Imo's pizza with hamburger on top. 

An even bigger red was next, a Chianti from Tuscany, and was paired with Toasted Ravs and a marinara sauce. The red sauce also went well with the next two wines, a Super Tuscan Frescobaldi Remole, which was a bit smoother of the two Tuscan wines, and Zaca Mesa Z Cuvee Red Blend from California.

Then for dessert, the one white wine, a Cardonnay Close Pegase from Napa Valley was paired with Gooey Butter Cake. The buttery oakey flavor definitely was a perfect pairing here.

Last, a ruby port, Sandeman Founders Reserve from Portugal was paired with small scoops of Ted Drewes chocolate ice cream (YES!!!)

I think there should have been one more round with Bissinger's dark chocolate!

More classes coming up this month, July, and August! Check out Ward on Wine's events page for more classes!

Resource:


The Wine Barrel = http://thewinebarrelstl.com/

Mid American School of Wine = http://stlsow.com/