In order to experience the American history within the streets of Philadelphia, you must see Betsy Ross' house, Ben Franklin's grave and of course the steps of the Art Museum (made famous by the Rocky movies). In order to experience the culture of Philadelphia . you have to taste its famous foods and local wines. During this entertaining class, you'll enjoy perfect pairings featuring delicious local wines and three of these classic Philadelphia foods: The Philly Cheesesteak, soft pretzels, peanut chews or Tastykakes. Learn the history of these distinctive local favorites.
Chanti and "Super Tuscans" are popular wine varieties, but there are many interesting Italian grapes that you probably haven't discovered - some of which are relatively wallet-friendly. With 20 different regions in Italy making wine, there is a lot to discover, sip, and savor. Learn about Italian gems worth seeking out and pick up some ideas for maximizing your enjoyment of interesting wines.
Prepare for your next celebration as you Indulge your senses and expand your palette. Come taste a variety of sparkling and desert wines and learn about different techniques of production - including the Traditional Champagne Method. We'll discuss what foods pair best with these wines, the difference between "brut" and dry, and go over strategies for drinking great sparklers without breaking the bank.
So what did the Founding Fathers drink anyway? Which Founding Father is considered the "Father of American Wine" and why? How cool was Philly during its heyday as the largest metropolis in North America and the capital city of the United States? Learn all this and more while sampling wines, ciders, and beers like those enjoyed by Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin while founding a new nation right here in the City of Brotherly Love.