Ridgefield's best source for artisinal cheese and wine, 109 Cheese & Wine has recently expanded its footprint and education offerings. The shop, located at Ridgefield's Marketplace, has posted an impressive and fun line-up of events throughout the summer. Classes include: Red Bee Honey Pairing, Home Brewing and a Bar B Cue, The Champagne Diet, East Coast Craft Brews and Artisan Cheese & A BBQ Throw Down Wine vs. Beer. See complete listings below. Advance reservations are recommended as class size is limited, call 203-438-5757.
@109 Class Schedule
Red Bee Honey - Friday, July 19 @ 7pm
Sommelier is no longer a term reserved only for wine! Marina Marchese is an author, honey sommelier and beekeeper who is offering a unique addition to our usual pairing class -- several varieties of Red Bee honey perfectly paired with our selection of wines and cheeses. To top it off, she will be talking about her book, The Honey Connoisseur and Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper. Marina will demonstrate how single varietal honeys vastly differ in color, aroma, texture and flavor. Guests will experience the multi-sensory art of tasting and pairing a selection of Red Bee honeys from Marina’s book. The class includes small bites and sparkling wine to start, a guided tasting of the wine, cheese and honey pairings, something sweet to finish and a special gift for you to take home.
$75 plus tax – Call for reservations – 203.438.5757 – Class size limited
Home brewing and a bar b cue. Sunday July 21 at 2pm
A great afternoon for beer lovers, we will be joined by our friend Paul a home brewing aficionado to demonstrate the nuances of brewing. We will also sample some of the best microbrews of the Northeast. following the demonstration stay for a little grilling. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. If you can’t make this date we will do it all again Sunday, September 15 at 2pm.
$55 plus tax
The Champagne Diet Friday, July 26 at 7pm.
Come taste Champagne and talk with Cara, the author of The Champagne Diet. Cara Alwill Leyba is a women’s lifestyle & wellness writer, best selling author & life coach from New York City who empowers women to live their most effervescent lives and celebrate themselves. She encourages women to indulge in the things that make them happy, and swears that every woman can live a “Champagne Life,” no matter how busy she is or how tight her budget. Cara runs an international private coaching practice where she works with busy women both one on one and in group settings to help them learn to make themselves a priority find what makes them sparkle.
$65 plus tax
BBQ throw down Wine vs. Beer Sunday, August 4 at 2pm .
We will be exploring the different styles of BBQ, plus taste a variety of beers and wines to see what pairs best, who will be the winner!
$65 plus tax
Focus on Tuscany Saturday, August 10 at 7pm
Wine and Cheese pairings, small bites and a little sweet.
$55 plus tax
East Coast Craft Brews and Artisan Cheese Friday, August 16 at 7pm
Pairing class, small bites and a little sweet.
$45 plus tax
Understanding the Movie ”A Good Year” Friday, August 23 at 7pm
How many times have we seen a wine-centric movie and wondered what are they were really talking about? Well, the wine and food geeks at 109 are here to rescue you. We will explore the movie subjects and taste the wines and most of all discuss the movie experience.
$75 plus tax
Oktoberfest Beer Class with Wilton Cont. Ed. Sunday October 6 at 5pm
Upcoming Classes: Burgundy Series; Cider and Cheese ; Terrior Series (Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir) ; Build your own Bordeaux