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Wine Spectator School

Class 3: Red Wine Tasting

tasting a trio of reds


Pinot Noir from Oregon or California

Shiraz from Australia

Cabernet Sauvignon from California or Chile



Pinot Noir, originally from Burgundy, comes in the traditional Burgundy bottle with sloping shoulders.

Shiraz, originally from the Rhone, which is just south of Burgundy, comes in the traditional Burgundy bottle with sloping shoulders.

Cabernet Sauvignon, originally from Bordeaux, comes in the traditional Bordeaux bottle with high shoulders.



The goals of this tasting are to:

  • Compare three red varietals
  • Show different levels of tannins and their effects



You should have three glasses per person. Put the glasses on your tasting mat and fill each glass...

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