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Sunday School presents Alt Wine Summit seminar and tasting

April 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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In this (virtual) panel discussion, we will be talking to Oregon and Californian winemakers about one of our favorite topics: alt wine!

What is alt wine, you ask? Sunday School defines it as everything that is not the dominant grape in a certain region. In Oregon, this means any of the other 71 grapes varieties grown that are not Pinot Noir (which accounts for 57% of production).

That said, we’ll be chatting with these winemakers about how they have come to define alt wine, whether it’s useful as a category, the wine industry’s response to these unconventional wines, whether Pinot Noir (or Cabernet Sauvignon in California) has been overhyped, and what the future may hold for these wines.

Grab yourself a bottle of something ‘alternative’ (suggestions below) and join in the discussion!

Panel conversationalists
Brianne Day (Day Wines)
Earl Jones (Abacela)
Jeff Vejr (Golden Cluster)
Johanna Jensen (Keep Wines)

Golden Cluster Syrah (in Portland you can find at E&R, Park Avenue, Division Wines, or Mom & Pop Wine Shop or find more Golden Cluster wines at goldencluster.com)
Day Wines Vin de Days L’Orange (in Portland you can purchase at Pairings, Mom & Pop or order her wines at daywines.com)
Abacela Tempranillo Fiesta (stay tuned for where to purchase or find at abacela.com)
Keep Wines Pinot Meunier (in Portland you can find at E&R, Baldwin’s, Ardor, and World Foods or find at thekeepwines.com)

Support your local bottle shop by purchasing one or more of these wines! Not required, but highly recommended. ;) Click here for our full Alt Wine Buying Guide.

For the next few months, we will continue to offer our classes on a sliding scale.

We understand this is an especially tough financial time for some. If you are able to support Sunday School financially (and help keep us off the streets!) we soooo appreciate it. Otherwise, we are also eternally grateful for your support in other ways: tell your friends about us, give us shout-outs on Instagram, email us smiley face emojis and kind words, good vibes, all that stuff.

Suggested donation is $30. Pay what you can. More or less. Register below or, want to avoid fees? Venmo us: @SundaySchoolWine then make sure to email us and let us know so we can add you to the list.


April 19, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Suggested donation
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