Orange Wines: Exploring Skin-Contact White Wine
Ticket Price: $95
Thursday, Oct 5 6:30 PM

Orange wine is the new white. While "orange" is the umbrella term, the unifying aspect of these white wines is skin-contact. This class will trace the story of the source of orange wines in Georgia and see the influence as that ancient culture spread to Friuli in Italy and adjoining Slovenia. You’ll taste eight wines in four side-by-side pairings allowing us to compare the difference in the color and flavor profile varies. We’ll discuss the influence of different varietals, regions, and many techniques that can be used in a skin-contact white wine.

Classes are 2 hours long, including a Q&A session with Astor Wines & Spirits President Andy Fisher.

What you can expect:

  • 8 Tasting pours of orange wines
  • A mix-&-match tasting plate
  • A 20% discount on all wines tasted to use in-store after class

What you will learn:

  • What orange wine is and how it’s made
  • The history of orange wines and the three principal countries where it is produced
  • The great winemakers of orange wines
  • Flavors, varietals, and styles of orange wines
  • Insight into Andy Fisher’s unique experiences in wine, with over 40 years in the industry

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Style: Lecture + Tasting
Food Served: Mix-&-match Tasting Plate
Good for: Wine class NYC, What is orange wine?, September wine event NYC

What people are saying about this instructor:

“Andy was a great instructor and the pairings he chose worked wonderfully with the wines presented.”