Wine & Cheese Educational Tasting (21+)

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February 15, 2019 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hunger Mountain Co-op
Phone:802-223-8000
Address: 623 Stone Cutters Way

This week, we will be featuring a selection of wines from the Loire Valley. In the middle of France, the region is known for both its rich history and its distinct wine regions, producing more than 4,000 wines of wide-ranging varieties. Wines from this area are known for refreshing acidity and minerality, moderate alcohol levels, and ideal food-pairing. They are also known as an excellent value. On Friday, we will be sampling four wines from the region, Pascal Jolivet val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc, Chateau de la Ragotiere Muscadet Sevre-et-maine Sur Lie, J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Rouge, and Les Pouches Saumur.

Our cheese pairing with these wines will be from a local favorite, Blue Ledge Farm. They are a family-run goat dairy farm producing a wide variety of outstanding cheeses while maintaining a dedication and commitment to respect for their animals, the land and the consumer. On Friday, try their plain chevre for a creamy, fresh, delightful goat cheese experience. You can pick up the plain or any of their chevre varieties for a perfect addition to your cheese plate, to spread on any cracker, or to pair with a wide variety of wines.

Beer and wine tastings are open to anyone aged 21 and older.

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