Drinking in February wine classes

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Wine Wednesdays will be taken seriously when wine connoisseur Elizabeth Morse begins teaching her weekly classes this month at the recently opened Fishers Test Kitchen, 9713 District North Drive., Suite 1210.

Morse, a Fishers resident, will teach a wine and cheese class, a wine and chocolate class, a wine and spicier food class and a dessert wines and port class.

Class dates are Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

For the first class, five wines will be paired with five cheeses. Each pour will be 2 ounces.

“I will talk about the wines themselves, the origins of the winery, the wine-making process and explain why they go together with the cheese,” Morse said. “I will talk a bit about making other pairings if at home and want to serve things with wine and how to make those decisions.”

For the wine and chocolate pairing, Morse said she will discuss why it can be tricky pairing wine with chocolate.

Similarly, spicy foods also can be difficult to pair with wine.

“Spicy foods are also sometimes a challenge for wine drinkers,” Morse said.

Each tasting will include red and white wines.

For the dessert wines and ports, Morse said attendees will be able to explore wines with higher alcohol volumes.

“As we get into the doldrums of the end of February, it’s pretty cold and it’ll be fun to have an opportunity to explore wines that are typically a lot higher in alcohol, heavier, sweeter, and talk about the different kinds of ports and dessert wines and how they’re made,” Morse said.
Each class will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Cost is $55 per person. For more, visit fisherstestkitchen.com.

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