Classes :: St. Louis - Cork Crafts

I always seem to have a stash of corks.  Do you?  Let's make some trivets, bulletin boards and more with them!

Cork Crafts - $25.00 Class

Are you a wine enthusiast? Do you have a collection of corks from memorable vintages and events and want to do something special with them? This class is for you! We will spend the evening crafting with a wine theme. Projects will include cork magnets, a cork trivet, and of course a cork bulletin board. Crafters of all levels are welcome. Bring a friend along and split a bottle of wine from the extensive collection at our host site Parker’s Table. You can then of course use the cork in one of the projects.

CLASS DETAILS
Monday, Sep 23 2013
06:00:00 PM
Price: $25.00

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"Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy."  -- Benjamin Franklin

I have been saving an assortment of wine bottles with the intention of starting a wine journal.  I enjoy wine and keep forgetting the name of particular vintages I've liked.  It suddenly dawned on me that I could create my journal online and share it with you.  If this works, then maybe you could post the names of wines you have enjoyed and a little network may develop.  Who knows, but it is time to start.

Red Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
- For years I have leaned toward certain grapes from certain regions such as Oregon Pinot Noirs and Tuscan Chiantis, but lately I have become intrigued with California Cabernet Sauvignons.  I know I am a bit behind the trend, but c'est la vie.  This particular cab is fruity without being heavy.  Medium tannins and a medium range of acidity.  I had it with a garlickly pasta dish followed by some smoked cheddar and I was in heaven.  The price is good too at around $13 a bottle.

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The Las Rocas Garnacha 2005 hails from Spain.  The vineyards are relatively young, but the grapes pack it in.  Again a fruity wine, but one which is not too sweet or heavy.  The vintage I had was not one of Vinas Viejas, ie one of the better grades, but still I loved it.  I had it with a curried lentil soup and salad.  Considering the cherry notes, this might seem an odd choice, but there was also a lovely peppery finish that melded nicely with the soup.  Again, this is not a bank breaker at approximately $9 a bottle.

I think Van Gogh and Cezanne would have approved.