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Wine Geek Week: Sonoma - Wines of LIOCO

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 1:30 AM

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present Wine Geek Week, April 28-May 3rd 2019. A week of tastings, seminars, dinners, and of course the Grand Tasting, this time focusing on the incredible wines and diversity of Sonoma County! Wine Geek Week: SonomaThe wines of LIOCO, Wednesday, May 1st We are proud to present a very special evening featuring one of my favorite wineries, LIOCO. Special guest Sarah Harshaw, National Sales Director for LIOCO, will join us for a night of telling the story and sharing the wines of this truly original winery. I've been following LIOCO closely since their inception, and have wanted to do a LIOCO focused class for years. The day has finally arrived! From their website: "LIOCO was conceived in the alley behind Spago Beverly Hills by wine director Kevin O’Connor and wine salesman Matt Licklider. The two colleagues, critical of the heavy-handed wines of the day, wondered if it were possible to make some local wines that favored nuance over sheer power. In 2005, relying on nothing more than their palates and their Rolodexes, the two embarked on a winemaking odyssey. Europe was the inspiration, as were the more restrained California wines of the 1980s. Today the winery is owned and operated by the Licklider family. Husband/wife duo Matt and Sara Licklider and their small team produce the wines at a state-of-the-art winemaking cooperative in Santa Rosa. All of the fruit is purchased from exceptional vineyards spanning 200-miles and three counties (Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Mendocino). The focus is on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Carignan from sites with older vines, interesting soil, and heritage clones. Sometimes the hunt for Pinot Noir uncovers other treasures like a coastal Syrah vineyard or a rare, mid-century planting of Valdiguie. Room is made for such discoveries." (Learn more at liocowine.com) The winery is in Sonoma County, their founding essence, to me, is in Sonoma ... but don't be surprised if we pop a range of wines from a variety of locations! We hope you can join us for this very special night to celebrate a favorite winery! Location: North Loop Wine and SpiritsInstructor: Jason Kallsen

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-geek-week-sonoma-wines-of-lioco-tickets-59299550552?aff=aff0eventful

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