Learn to rosé all day with new wine education seminars at this year’s Wine on the Fox presented by john greene Realtor
Oswego’s annual Wine on the Fox festival launches new Wine 101 and Rosé seminars
Intimidated by wine? Never fear! Wine on the Fox presented by john greene Realtor is Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, and this year organizers are announcing introductory wine seminars and packages perfect for the wine newbie.
A new addition to this year’s Wine on the Fox, two wine education classes will offer the opportunity to learn and to sample a series of wines, guided by a certified sommelier and wine educator.
- Wine 101 is a 45-minute seminar that covers the basics. Can’t tell a pinot grigio from a pinot noir? Learn the basics of varietals and the meaning of descriptors like ‘dry’ and ‘full-bodied.’ Participants will sample 5-6 wines and establish the foundation to better enjoy wine and pick out selections with more confidence. This seminar begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, and tickets are $10 or two for $18. Buy tickets now.
- Rosé, the Season’s Hottest Color is a 30-minute seminar dedicated to this rosy bunch of wines perfect for the spring and summer. Learn why rosé is exploding in popularity, sample 3-4 rosé wines, and be ready to be the hero of your next brunch. This seminar begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, and tickets are $8 or two for $15. Buy tickets now.
Both seminars are taught by certified wine educator and sommelier Christopher Rowell, who brings more than 20 years of wine industry experience to the table. After completing a culinary degree from the Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago, Rowell found his true passion in wine, and now travels to wine regions across the globe, garnering multiple wine industry certifications.
Once you’ve learned the basics, hit the rest of the festival to try wines from Illinois and around the globe. When purchased in advance, wine packages start at just $15 and include a commemorative Wine on the Fox glass, a wristband, and seven tickets. This year, all 1-ounce pours are just one ticket, making this the perfect opportunity to try out many varietals and find your favorites.
About Wine on the Fox presented by john greene Realtor
In addition to the wine education classes, Wine on the Fox presented by john greene Realtor has plenty to offer everyone from those curious about wine to true connoisseurs.
The two-day festival at Village Square Park (at Village Hall) features the best in Illinois wineries, plus selections from Spain, Italy, California and more. Enjoy live entertainment from Wild Daisy, Cadillac Groove and more. Nosh on food pairings, shop the Mother’s Day Boutique featuring some of Oswego’s unique shops, and let the kids run in our activity area and play in the sandbox at this family-friendly event.
Learn more and buy tickets at www.wineonthefox.com.