Aspiring vintners and passionate hobbyists will get the chance to test their blending skills when Master Sommelier Michael Jordan comes to town on November 10. Jordan will conduct a hands-on, interactive blending seminar with the wines of Freemark Abbey at 6 p.m. at the Edgewater Beach Hotel.
Tasting mats and worksheets will guide you along as you use pipettes to blend the five components of Freemark Abbey Cabernet: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. You’ll have the chance to create your ideal red wine and compare it to the bottled version.
Following the seminar, enjoy a light dinner paired with three additional wines:
To begin: Prosciutto wrapped melon with citrus glaze (Freemark Abbey Sauvignon Blanc).
Entrée: Peach salad with poached shrimp, mixed greens, pecans and chopped vidalia onions in an apple vinaigrette (Freemark Abbey Chardonnay).
Dessert: Chocolate mousse with fresh berries and crystal sugar (Freemark Abbey Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon).
When: Wednesday, November 10 at 6 p.m.
Where: Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1901 Gulf Shore Blvd. North
Cost: $70 per person
Tickets: Available through Eventbrite