I’ve been meaning to start this blog column for sometime, and today I take the mighty plunge. I call it “The Happening”, and it is my way of addressing the constant stream of event information that finds its way into my e-mail inbox. These events range from epic to elegant and from now on no event will visit my e-mail without then paying a visit to the Mutineer Blog, with the first mention going to Jonathon Alsop’s Boston Wine School, which kindly sent me information about the upcoming spring classes offered through his school.
Jonathon Alsop and Alan Kropf in Vinho Verde, Portugal
I went to Portugal with Mr. Alsop and can assure you that he is the real deal. He was instrumental in maintaining van morale when the local policia tried to shut our expedition down on trumped up speeding charges and was the only scholar among our small band of vagabond journalists.
I haven’t attended any of his classes personally, but I imagine they are quite awesome, and with classes like “Fine Wine on a Tight Budget”, “Burgers and Burgundy”, and “Wine & Food Pairing for Lovers”, snobbery should not be a concern. Classes are reasonably priced at around $50 and include both single and multiple session classes.
The website is very informative and worth a look even if you aren’t in the Boston area, in which case you can look for something similar in your own area.