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Vineyards that give rise to fresh and remarkable wines grow on the plains of Campo Maior. Is was on this undulating back that arch. Siza Vieira designed the distinctive lines of this winery. That is how you design a landscape and how you dream wines that make this a Major winery..
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    Juan Pablo Villota - Colombian Coffee Expert

    Juan Pablo Villota believes colombian coffee should be treated like a great wine. Its terroir, its flavours, its aromas — all of these things should be considered and appreciated. 

    What's This Class About?

    • The origin , and product proposal as a key factor to produce and enjoy a high end single origin Colombia coffee
    • Short introduction to Café de Colombia as a origin
    • Characteristics, Regions, Structure
    • Brief explanation of the coffee plantation and transformation of the coffee fruit
    • Harvesting, post harvest, dry mill and roasting
    • The importance of sorting the coffee fruits
    • Five Step Selection Process
    • How to brew a great cup of coffee
    • Extraction forces, coffee ratio and particle size
    • Recipes using V60 ( gravity force ) and Coffee Press ( immersion )
    • Learning to identify and to enjoy a specialty coffee cup
    • Origin, labelling, family,
    • Senses: Visual, Nose ( fragrance, aroma ) and Palate
    • Flavor and Aftertaste
      *(If attendees want to brew their coffee brand and share their cup comments are more than welcome)

    Why take this SommClass?

    THE STORY

    In 1972 Mr. Gustavo Leyva acquired the Alsacia farm in Buenavista Quindío, a longtime dream for him. Nevertheless, joy came at a difficult moment. His youngest son Alberto died on an airplane accident. To honor his son, the farm was named San Alberto. Since then, San Alberto estate has become an iconic farm of the region due to its rigorous agricultural practices. Three generations later, Juan Pablo and Gustavo Villota Leyva (grandsons of Mr. Gustavo), have transformed San Alberto coffee to Colombia’s most award-winning coffee. The key for success has been the commitment towards flavor and a fierce protection of the natural and social conditions surrounding the farm. San Alberto is the largest employer of the little town of Buenavista, hiring men and single mothers. Discipline made them obtain two important sustainable agriculture stamps, Rain Forest Alliance and UTZ.

    A BLESSED SOIL

    San Alberto coffee is grown exclusively at San Alberto estate. Its flavor is intimately linked with this blessed terroir full of nutrients, rich in water springs. With a special microclimate that provides a characteristic flavor with a unique identity. The farm lies in Buenavista in Quindío, the smallest town of Colombia’s smallest state (Quindío), amidst the Colombian coffee belt. Confluence of irreplaceable weather conditions: warm winds from the Quindío Valley and cold air from the Central Mountain Range sculp this land. As a result drastic daily temperature variations occur: 12- 30ºC

    SAN ALBERTO COFFEE

    San Alberto’s flavor is intimately linked with the Colombia San Alberto estate, a blessed soil that provides a very characteristic flavor with unique identity.

    FLAVOR OF SAN ALBERTO

    A coffee with luscious, sweet aromatic notes, reminiscent of caramel and mellow dark chocolate, notable for its delicate fruit-like acidity and harmonious balance, which yields a distinctive and elegant carácter on the palate.

    COFFEE TEMPLES

    Open in Terraza San Alberto, Usaquén, Cartagena and Museo del Oro, with unique experiences offered at each location.

    AWARDS OF SAN ALBERTO

    Among the many awards Hacienda San Alberto has won from the International Taste and Quality Institute in Brussels are Three Gold Stars in 2012, as well as six consecutive Gold Awards from the Monde Selection (2104-2019), and the National Federation of Coffee Growers “Colombia, Land of Diversity” prize, given to the farm in 2017 for excellence in quality and social entrepreneurship.

    A DEPURATED TECHNIQUE

    Behind San Alberto´s flavors, there is a depurated technique which acknowledges that taking good care of a magical flavor is a big responsibility. Rigor plus artistic craftsmanship are key in every step. A signature process, The Five Step Selection, guarantees that only the best beans of the farm end up reaching the market. But it´s Juan Pablo Villota, the master coffee cupper, who artistically blends the flavors of the varietals cultivated at the estate, and creates a whimsical new flavor. On average no more than 60% of the farms production become San Alberto coffee.

    About Juan

    Expert Juan Pablo Villota Leyva is taking full advantage of these ideal conditions to push Arabica beans to new heights, winning more awards than any other coffee grower in Colombia with his Café San Alberto.

    You might say that Villota Leyva has coffee running through his veins after having been born in a coffee growing family.

    He operates Hacienda San Alberto, perched on a steep ravine of the Central Cordillera of Quindio state. San Alberto was founded when Villota Leyva’s grandfather Gustavo Leyva, defied local customs and planted his Arabica coffee trees 5,900 feet above sea level. His father, Eduardo Villota, would continue the family planting tradition before Juan Pablo would take over.

    He combined his father’s and grandfather’s farming knowledge with an international degree from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to develop a premium global brand with his Arabica Caturra, Arabica Castillo and Arabica Gesha.

    Read MORE About Mr. Villota here>  https://www.sommtable.com/the-arabica-whisperer

     

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      • PORTABLE DESIGN - Sturdy handle and adjustable shoulder strap with stainless steel buckle of this wine carrier help you carry your wine to anywhere. Great for transporting wine to parties, wine dinners, restaurants, pool or beach parties, picnics, concerts and sporting events.
      • IDEAL GIFT FOR WINE LOVERS - If you are a wine lover who like to take wine to outdoors, like BYOB restaurants, friends' house party, wine tastings, picnics at park, cruise ship, travel and want something to keep wine chilled, you can’t miss the wine tote. Sleek look and pratical design make the wine tote suitable for all age wine lovers. for your families, friends, girl friend and coworkers on any events or festivals, such as birthday, wedding, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day
      • LEAKPROOF & INSULATED - The leakproof interior can prevent liquid permeating through and dirting the wine carrier. PU thermal insulated material and 5mm PE foam padding protect your bottles of wine from external collision, keep 4 bottles of wine intact and well chilled for hours.
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      • AMPLE STORAGE SPACE - 8.6" x 7.1" x 12.5" (L x W x H), the wine carrier has ample space for 4 normal size bottles of wine.
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          Made without added sulfur, the small-production wine has ripe, baked apple flavors and a texture that is warm and rich. The slight oxidation adds interest and complexity to the wine. It is ready to drink.

          This wine results from the quest for the most genuine expression of the terroir, following artisanal winemaking practices. We use traditional vinification techniques, no added sulfites in fermentation and without addition of animal proteins (vegan friendly). Of subtle straw color and rich aroma, with nuances of ripe stone fruit along with a subtle touch of wood, this is a persistent, full-bodied and mineral wine. Being such a special wine, we propose enjoying it for every special occasion.

          Quinta de Golães Special Collection White Alvarinho +85% | Trajadura | Loureiro “Three grape varieties. The best family tradition, ‘grandma’s farm Alvarinho”

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            Mónica Marín 

             Meet Mónica Marín,  head instructor for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) https://www.wsetglobal.com


            Originally from Spain, Monica Marin currently serves as Director of Education at The Wine House, named one of the world’s best wine shops by Food & Wine magazine. She is also a head instructor for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), teaching foundational, intermediate, advance, and diploma levels in the U.S. and Latin America. This year, Monica was recognized by WSET with the Educator of the Year Award – she was the only Latin female nominee among 10 candidates worldwide.

            Mastering the art of tasting is essential in order to get the most out of your wine drinking. The important thing to remember is that anyone can be a good taster, as long as they have an unimpaired sense of smell and taste, and are prepared to concentrate. The ideal conditions for tasting are easy – a quiet room and good lighting. The glasses should, of course, be clean, and of the correct
            shape to allow you to indulge fully in both the aroma and taste of the wines. 

            Why take this SommClass?

            La clase de una hora, va a consistir en una entretenida sesion de cata, donde voy a mostrarles la mejor tecnica de degustacion de vinos mediante
            la aplicacion de una degustacion sensorial a traves de la vista ( analisis de la apariencia del vino ), a traves del olfato ( analisis de los aromas ) y finalmente el analisis de los sabores utilizando nuestro paladar. No se pierdan esta amena clase de 60 minutos donde acabaran degustando vinos como verdaderos
            profesionales ! Despues de esta clase , podran degustar vinos de Burdeos, Rioja, Borgoña o Barolo , como lo hacen los Sommeliers de verdad !

            Monica Marin, Diploma WSET/Best Educator wine Scholar Guild 2019/Nominated Best Educator WSET 20





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              Vineyards that give rise to fresh and remarkable wines grow on the plains of Campo Maior. Is was on this undulating back that arch. Siza Vieira designed the distinctive lines of this winery. That is how you design a landscape and how you dream wines that make this a Major winery.
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                Simon Kistenfeger 

                Somm Simon Kistenfeger explains the importance of the most basic element in our life and why it's so important. 


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                  Whenever we look further, the earth shows itself completely and lets us see further. On the plains that look like seas, the rolling cornfields dance with the elements and the vineyards draw the path to perfection. 

                  TASTING

                  Citrine colour sparkling wine, fresh and fruity aroma with dried fruits nuances. This is a silky and lingering wine, with a prominent acidity that grants it a pleasant fresh taste.

                  PAIR WITH Its liveliness is perfect to go with Asian food, with a hint of spices, and it is a good complement to sushi.

                  Its liveliness is perfect to go with Asian food, with a hint of spices, and it is a good complement to sushi.

                  GRAPE VARIETY  50% VERDELHO 50% ARINTO


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                    Made without added sulfur, the small-production wine has ripe, baked apple flavors and a texture that is warm and rich. The slight oxidation adds interest and complexity to the wine. It is ready to drink.

                    This wine results from the quest for the most genuine expression of the terroir, following artisanal winemaking practices. We use traditional vinification techniques, no added sulphites in fermentation and without addition of animal proteins (vegan friendly). Of subtle straw color and rich aroma, with nuances of ripe stone fruit along with a subtle touch of wood, this is a persistent, full-bodied and mineral wine. Being such a special wine, we propose enjoying it for every special occasion.


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                      Vineyards that give rise to fresh and remarkable wines grow on the plains of Campo Maior. Is was on this undulating back that arch. Siza Vieira designed the distinctive lines of this winery. That is how you design a landscape and how you dream wines that make this a Major winery.

                      Winemaker: Paulo Laureano and Carlos Rodrigues.

                      Producer Adega Mayor

                      Region / Appellation Alentejo

                      Country Hierarchy Portugal

                      Wine Style Red – Rich and Intense

                      Grape / Blend Alicante Bouschet – Aragonez – Trincadeira

                      Food Suggestion Beef and Venison

                      Alcohol15%

                      Residual Sugar0.5 g/L 

                      Blend 60% Alicante Bouschet, 30% Syrah & 10% Touriga Nacional

                      Maturation Oaked

                      Total Production Volume 24,000 – 60,000 Bottles

                      Closure Type Cork

                         
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                        Some varieties have twelve strings and a thousand cords. Each piece of land has its tune, each grape sings a different wind. The tones of this variety fill this bottle in a harmony given by the arrangement of the notes produced by nature.

                        With its intense but versatile personality, this wine can be served as an aperitif. It is also an excellent option with grilled fish, seafood or white meat.

                        100% VERDELHO
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                        TOTAL ACIDITY. 5,9 G/L
                        REDUCING SUGAR. < 1,1 G/L
                        YEAR OF HARVEST. 2018
                        CLIMATE. MEDITERRANEAN
                        CONSUMPTION. 2019 - 2021
                        DEPOSIT. FILTERED WINE
                        INGREDIENTS. CONTAINS SULPHITES
                        COUNTRY / REGION. PORTUGAL / ALENTEJO
                        PH. 3,24
                        PRODUCTION. 3.700 GARRAFAS 75 CL
                        SOIL GRANITE CLAYISH SOIL
                        IDEAL TEMPERATURE. 10º - 12º
                        ALCOHOLIC STRENGTH 13,00%
                        TYPE. WHITE WINE
                        HARVEST. BETWEEN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER


                             
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                          There are varieties with twelve strings and a thousand chords. Each piece of land has its tuning, each grape sings a different wind. The tones of this variety fill this bottle, in a harmony given by the arrangement of the notes that nature gives us.


                          TASTING
                          Aromas of violet and spicy berries and a hint of the wood where it aged. It is fresh, elegant and sophisticated on the palate.

                          PAIR WITH 

                          Its structure and elegance make this wine the perfect ally for red meat, cheese, pasta and rich and spicy food.

                          100% TOURIGA NACIONAL (national grape)

                           

                             
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                            On the plains of Alentejo instants are depicted as a whole. In each bottle a land’s self-portrait opens. That is how we keep eternal truths, in the instants we feel.

                            Of clear and bright aspect, it presents citrine yellow color. In the aroma we have freshness and exoticism, records of lime and lemon tree in balance with notes of white fruit and a pleasant mineral sensation. In the mouth it is young and vibrant, it follows the profile of the nose, tropical notes of fresh pineapples that lead us to an almost sweet, fresh and persistent finish. For the table or the esplanade, a very versatile company.

                            PAIR WITH

                            Its character and elegance make it an excellent aperitif and a perfect companion for fish, seafood or white meat dishes.

                            GRAPE VARIETY 50% VERDELHO, 30% VIOGNIER E 20% ARINTO


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                              On the plains of Alentejo instants are depicted as a whole. In each bottle a land’s self-portrait opens. That is how we keep eternal truths, in the instants we feel.

                              Dark ruby colour. The nose is intense, with notes of blueberry, ripe plum and dark chocolate.

                              It is broad and balanced on the palate, with polished tannins that lead us to a long and persistent finish.

                              PAIR WITH This wine has soul and is a good match for white meat, game or simply pasta or soft and intense cheese.

                              GRAPE VARIETY 40% ARAGONEZ 30% TOURIGA NACIONAL 30% ALICANTE BOUSCHET

                                  


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                                In the shadow of the days and in the light of the night, the Alentejo whitewashing tradition (“caiado”) paints imagination and draws the path of every dream. With colours springing from the Earth, this wine brushes moments and must be drunk with the heart.  

                                Clear and crystalline wine with a citrine colour. To the nose its shows the irreverence of its youth, suggesting lemon notes and ripe pineapple, complemented with a floral touch and a nice sense of minerality. In the mouth, its freshness and harmony are surprising and its long finish is full of vigour. A versatile wine with a strong personality, perfect for enjoying good moments in life.

                                PAIR WITH: The freshness and expressiveness of this wine make it perfect to accompany grilled fish, seafood, white meat and salad. Ideal presence when seating outside with friends in the afternoon.

                                GRAPE VARIETY: 40% ANTÃO VAZ 30% ARINTO 30% ROUPEIRO




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                                  In the shadow of the days and in the light of the night, the Alentejo whitewashing tradition (“caiado”) paints imagination and draws the path of every dream. With colors springing from the Earth, this wine brushes moments and must be drunk with the heart.

                                  TASTING

                                  With a ruby violet color, its aspect is pure and inviting. The nose is young and exuberant, full of sweet and concentrated red fruit that leads to a candy-like jam feeling. It is frank and silky on the palate, where its acidity, fresh fruit and prominent but correct tannins outline a balanced and genuine profile from Alentejo.

                                  PAIRING

                                  The personality of this young wine from Alentejo offers many gastronomic options. It is a perfect match for light pasta dishes and for cheese and charcuterie. It is an excellent companion on a barbecue afternoon, combined with several types of meat.The personality of this young wine from Alentejo offers many gastronomic options. It is a perfect match for light pasta dishes and for cheese and charcuterie. It is an excellent companion on a barbecue afternoon, combined with several types of meat. 




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                                    Densely textured, full of dusty tannins and with rich black fruits, this wine is hardly shy. It comes from ripe fruits, rich tannins and texture and juicy final acidity.  Fermentation in temperature controlled steel tanks and lagares followed by an extended maceration on skins. 

                                    In 2015, at Quinta de São Sebastião, Aged 18 months. 5000 bottles were produced. Alentejo is a well-known, highly respected wine region in eastern Portugal. This hot, dry area covers approximately a third of the country and is best known for its red wine, the best of which are sold under the and Alentejo DOC (Denominacao de Origem Controlada) title.

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                                      Bertil Tøttenborg - Bolivian Wine Expert

                                      Sommelier at renowned GUSTU Restaurant teaches us everything we should know about magnificent Bolivian wines

                                      Overview

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                                      The undiscovered Bolivian wine world, a SommClass by wine and spirits expert and beverage director of Gustu Restaurant, Bertil Tøttenborg. First, what is Gustu? Its a quechua word for flavour, and a restaurant and bar placed in La Paz, Bolivia, which opened in April 2012. Gustu is under the management of Head Chef Marsia Taha. It is considered among South America's 50 best restaurants, landing the number 32 spot on The Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 and the number 14 spot in 2017. Until very recently I had no idea that Bolivia was a wine-producing country; too close to the equator and therefore surely too hot I assumed! Then, over Easter this year, I had the amazing opportunity to visit its different wine regions – and I was seriously surprised at this little known country’s exciting wines!

                                       


                                      Why should we take any interest in far-off Bolivia?

                                       

                                      For a start, Bolivia is the only wine region in the world where you can visit a good quality vineyard in the morning and a coffee plantation in the afternoon! The country has 4 wine regions, and its most northerly – Samaipata – is not only on the border of the Amazon rainforest, but also on the very edge of cool climate seasonality. Any further north than this and the climate becomes tropical, with temperatures too warm all year round to grow grapes, whereas coffee beans thrive. Bolivia has some of the highest altitude vineyards in the world! Her biggest and best wine region, the “Central Valley”, lies in the “foothills” of the Andes around the town of Tarija in the south of the country, at altitudes between 1600 – 2250mts. Only Salta, roughly 300kms south and just across the border into Argentina, has higher vineyards than this anywhere else in the world. These high altitude vineyards are essential at this latitude – Tarija lies just south of the Tropic of Capricorn – because the nights are cool and daytime temperatures rarely rise above 35C. They produce red wines with powerful aromatics and immense fruit concentration, combined with a welcoming freshness.

                                       

                                      Why should we take any interest in far-off Bolivia?

                                       

                                      For a start, Bolivia is the only wine region in the world where you can visit a good quality vineyard in the morning and a coffee plantation in the afternoon! The country has 4 wine regions, and its most northerly – Samaipata – is not only on the border of the Amazon rainforest, but also on the very edge of cool climate seasonality. Any further north than this and the climate becomes tropical, with temperatures too warm all year round to grow grapes, whereas coffee beans thrive. Bolivia has some of the highest altitude vineyards in the world! Her biggest and best wine region, the “Central Valley”, lies in the “foothills” of the Andes around the town of Tarija in the south of the country, at altitudes between 1600 – 2250mts. Only Salta, roughly 300kms south and just across the border into Argentina, has higher vineyards than this anywhere else in the world. These high altitude vineyards are essential at this latitude – Tarija lies just south of the Tropic of Capricorn – because the nights are cool and daytime temperatures rarely rise above 35C. They produce red wines with powerful aromatics and immense fruit concentration, combined with a welcoming freshness.

                                      Attend SommClass with Bertil Tøttenborgfrom GUSTU LA PAZ

                                       

                                       

                                      What's This Class About?

                                      What is Bolivian wine and why is it so different.
                                      Bolivia’s wine culture.
                                      How do Bolivians appreciate wine?
                                      The various types of Bolivian wine style
                                      A Bolivian wine producer’s work motivation and passion.
                                      Indigenous Grape varietals of Bolivia
                                      What you’ll typically find, what works and what doesn’t work in Bolivia’s wine region
                                      Bolivian wine signatures – from classicist to modernist
                                      How far can Bolivia reach as a wine producing country?

                                       

                                       

                                      Why take this SommClass?

                                      WHERE IS THE BOLIVIAN WINE REGION?

                                      Bolivia's wine industry is based in the southern city of Tarija, near the southern border with Argentina. This region has long produced small amounts of artisanal wine, as well as the distilled grape-based spirit known as singani, the national drink. ... Bolivian wine is exotic. We are a high-altitude wine.

                                      HEIGHT OF THE VINEYARDS (METERS)

                                      1,600 to 3,000 100% of the vineyards are at high altitude

                                      HECTARES OF VINEYARDS

                                      3,000 100% harvested by hand

                                      NUMBER OF WINERIES

                                      65 Producing wines of altitude

                                      GRAN PATRONO

                                      The first Marselan wine produced in Bolivia With the name of “GRAN PATRONO” the first Marselan variety wine produced in Bolivia is launched to the national market. The Marselan strain is used for the production of high-end red wines.

                                      WHAT IS GUSTO RESTAURANT ?

                                      One of the worlds 50 best restaurants. Gustu, the quechua word for flavour, is a restaurant and bar placed in La Paz, Bolivia, which opened in April 2012. Gustu is under the management of Head Chef Marsia Taha.

                                       

                                       

                                      Your host

                                      BERTIL TØTTENBORG

                                      Born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, Bertil Tøttenborg is a certified Sommelier by the Copenhagen Wine Academy. He discovered his passion for food as a child, when he learned to enjoy different ingredients and cooking styles with his family, while helping his parents prepare family meals.

                                      As he grew older, he understood that his true calling was in the service area, especially in relation to wine and beverages, so he focused his studies and work experience working in prestigious Danish restaurants, reaching the position of Head Sommelier.

                                      In 2015, he joined the Gustu family, where he has developed an in-depth knowledge of wines, spirits, crafted beers and coffees, produced in the country, guiding Gustu’s offer towards prioritizing the work of small producers and supporting the production of organic and biodynamic wines.

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