Vail’s Larkspur presents sparkling wines seminar |

Vail’s Larkspur presents sparkling wines seminar

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – On Thursday, Wine University at Larkspur Restaurant in Vail will hold a tasting of J. Schram sparkling wine.

“In my humble opinion, the sparkling wines of Schramsberg are the finest made in our country,” said Sommelier Kevin Furtado.

Furtado, along with Michael Burton of Wilson Daniels Distributing, will lead the seminar.

In 1965, Jack and Jamie Davies established Schramsberg as a sparkling wine estate on the property originally founded in 1862 by German immigrant Jacob Schram. The Schramsberg estate is tucked into Napa Valley’s famed Diamond Mountain, a few miles south of the town of Calistoga.

Producing just 60,000 cases annually, Schramsberg Vineyards is focused on the finest and most complex handcrafted sparkling wines in California. Schramsberg’s premium wines are crafted in very limited quantities: an average of 1,500 cases of J. Schram and 1,000 cases of Schramsberg Reserve are made each year.

Most of Schramsberg’s viticultural and winemaking practices are carried out by hand: grapes are hand harvested, the wines are handcrafted, the bottles are stacked and riddled in underground caves. The J. Schram, Schramsberg’s top offering, and the wines that will be served at Wine University, is even hand labeled.

Wine University classes start at 6:30 p.m. and the price is $40 per person. Space is limited. Call 970-754-8050 for reservations. For additional information about individual classes, e-mail

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