The Wine & Food Foundation (WFF) cultivates and invests in the wine and food community through education, appreciation, and enjoyment. WFF creates cutting edge programming and has a robust membership program, aiming to engage a community of wine-lovers and foodies.
We were joined today by Denise Silverman, Executive Director of Wine & Food Foundation, and Joelle Cousins, Certified Sommelier and Wine & Food Foundation Board Member. Joelle took us through a preview of the Wine 101 classes that the foundation is offering, and the steps on how to taste wine.
Wines to taste: Faire La Fete Brut Rose, Cremant de Limoux 2016 & Marchesi di Barolo Nebbiolo
There are 4 steps to wine tasting:
Look: A visual inspection of the wine under neutral lighting
Smell: Identify aromas through breathing through your nose
Taste: Assess both the taste structure (sour, bitter, sweet) and flavors derived from breathing with the back of your nose
Think/Conclude: Develop a complete profile of a wine that can be stored in your long term memory
WFF hosts wine and food events, all while raising funds for the community. To date, WFF has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants, scholarships, education and hospitality industry support.
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, WFF has various initiatives and events happening around Austin, including its 36th Annual Rare & Fine Wine Auction on November 5 with Featured Winemaker Paul Hobbs, announcing Lift Collective as the beneficiary of the event for the second year in a row, as well as offering WSET Courses and an IMBIBE Wine 101 Series.
Visit winefoodfoundation.org for more information on how to get involved.