Join us at Jasper’s for a fun wine tasting
as we sample both Old and New World Wines!
When: April 16th 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Price: $30 per person not including tax and gratuity
Wines will be accompanied by hors d’oeuvres.
Reservations: Ivy 214.716.2612 or [email protected]
Who cares what’s trendy, drink what you like!
What Is Old World Wine – wines made in countries that are considered the birthplaces of wine, basically that’s Europe and the Middle East. Some of the countries that are Old World include France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Greece, Lebanon, Israel, Croatia, Georgia, Romania, Hungary, and Switzerland. Characteristically, wines from the Old World tend to be lighter-bodied, more restrained, and lower in alcohol, though this is very much a generalization and not always true. The main trait all Old World wine countries have in common is that their winemaking is heavily restricted, with guidelines all wineries must follow. Each country and region of that country in the Old World has been making wine a certain way for centuries, and current winemakers are held to those old standards.
What Is New World Wine – New World wines come from countries that used to be colonies, including the U.S., and are in hotter climates, which, generally speaking, causes wines from the New World to be fuller bodied and have bolder fruit flavors. They also tend to be higher in alcohol. New World countries include the U.S., New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Australia, and South Africa. Unlike the Old World, the New World has little regulations around winemaking practices. This allows for a lot more experimentation with winemaking.