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Fondue & Wine Tasting for 2 with Best Case Wines (Ages 21+) | Friday, March 24, 6-8PM

Fondue & Wine Tasting for 2 with Best Case Wines (Ages 21+) | Friday, March 24, 6-8PM

Regular price $150.00 USD
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Join Robert Morey, owner of Best Case Wines, and the PKS team for this fun evening of fondue and wine tasting.

We'll serve a classic Swiss cheese fondue made with Gruyere and white wine. We'll have bread, apples, and veggies for dipping.

Robert will lead the wine tasting for the event. We will sample 5 wines - sparkling, white, and red – from the Alsace and Savoie French wine regions.

    Bottles of all sampled wines will be available for purchase at the event.

    Class Type: Cheese fondue with wine tasting

    Date & Time: Friday, March 24, 6-8PM
    Seating Available: 12 total seats available: 3 sets of 2 counter seats and 3 cocktail tables (each for 2)

    *This event is for persons 21 years and older (each attendee must be 21 or older). 

    All food and drink is prepared and served in a kitchen that contains animal products, gluten, nuts, and other potential allergens. Items on class menus can not be made-to-order, so substitutions are not available. 

    About the instructor

    Robert Morey is the founder and owner of Best Case Wines in Iowa City. After more than 15 years in wine retail, Robert started Best Case Wines in 2011. Something of a luddite, Robert sees wine as an antidote, or at least a counterbalance, to a too-fast, too-fraught, too-teched world. Wine cannot be enjoyed in a hurry, and it is most fully enjoyed with good food among good company. Robert’s other interests include cooking & eating food, reading, spending time with family, and trying to improve his French.

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