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What's an inexpensive alternative to Champagne? Can Prosecco be pink? What red wines can be paired with light vegetarian fare?

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These burning questions and more were answered on Wednesday's Elite Event at Downtown Crossing in Davis Square. A Crash Course event hosted by those hip, young local wine gurus from The Second Glass, Elites got down to business with some baller wines that won't break the bank! With nary a price tag in sight, Elites tasted each bottle and guessed at their price. Surprises and gasps and cheers filled room as each price was revealed. Ranging from $8.99 to $24.99, these bottles were downright affordable, an average of about $11 a pop.

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Some revelations we were made privy to? You don't have to be a super snob and know the "secret wine

language" to love, know and understand great wine. Wine is an experience, from the richness of color to the last flavor you taste as it slides down into your belly, you just gotta figure out what you like best. Yes, all the swishing and swirling has a purpose. And finally, as Stephen K wondered, no, New England is not just full of whites!

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As our knowledge has been increased, our palettes pleasantly surprised and wallets that much happier, we have some peeps to thank! First, Dan and Jeff at Downtown Wine & Spirits for opening up their store to our crew—you guys rock! And to Morgan and Tyler at The Second Glass for crafting a Crash Course Wine Seminar just for us, and keeping it real with their down-to-earth educational approach.

If you're thirsty for a bit of what we got to sample, check out the complete list of wines here, and sign up for The Second Glass's newsletter to be in the know about cool wine info, including their upcoming Wine Riot event!

Did you find a cool new vino, or leave with a newly found appreciation for red blends? Share your thoughts here! And be sure to check out all the fun photos here, courtesy of our very own Tatsu I!

For now, we'll leave you with a quote from Aristophanes:
"Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may whet my mind and say something clever!"

Cheers!

Leighann F.

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