Something cool this weekend:
Shannon Jones is winemaker at Woodinville winery Hestia Cellars. He is teaming up with sommelier Cole Sisson this Saturday, January 8 to teach a free wine-sniffing class at Dish It Up’s Ballard location.
If you tend to scratch your head like a monkey when you hear people discussing wine aromas, you should definitely stop by. Wine aromas are described using foods and objects such as honey and chocolate and various berries and wet dog and skunk and cloves and bootstraps. Jones and Sisson are bringing some of these things (probably not the skunk, but who knows) to the class. You’ll smell what they bring, and then smell the wine themselves. Suddenly, everything will make sense. Bonus: You get to drink the wine.
The class is from 6 to 8pm. Since it’s held on the second Saturday of the month, Ballard Art Walk will be in full swing. So you might want to check that out too.