Taught by Certified Sommelier & Cru Wine Director, Zach Groseclose.
Junior Year will focus on the New World in Wine – namely every country outside of Europe. Is California Cabernet your jam? We will dive headfirst into Napa, Sonoma, the Santa Cruz mountains and so many more. Curious to learn the difference between Coonawara and Margaret River Cabernets? Why is Malbec from Argentina a wine you see everywhere? Why is New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc? We will tackle all these questions as we investigate regions from the US, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and Argentina.
Really learn about wine, once and for all. The Freshman level class will explore the components involved in tasting wines – learn how to correctly perceive acid, tannins, alcohol, and sweetness, and learn what those characteristics mean when describing a wine. Learn in-depth info on the major white grapes and red grapes of the world, and receive an overview of the major wine-producing countries, with emphasis on New World vs Old World characteristics. By the end of this course, you will be able to describe distinct styles of wine and what you like and don’t like. The Cru U series will go on to Sophomore, Junior and Senior levels throughout the year, and those who complete the whole series will have an extensive understanding of the world of wine, as well as exclusive access to future Cru U Alumni Events.
The course takes place on every Wednesday in February. Once a week for four weeks in a row.