Windsor Court Celebrates Oktoberfest With ‘Windsor Uncorked’ Beer Tasting

NEW ORLEANS – In the spirit of Oktoberfest, Windsor Court Sommelier Bill Burkhart will host “Windsor Uncorked: Beers from around the World,” a tasting class on the history of the ancient art of brewing beer, on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, in The Grill Room at Windsor Court, 300 Gravier St., at 6:00 p.m.

         Chef de Cuisine Gabriel Charpentier will also prepare seasonal bites to complement each beer.

         Nine beers will be featured as a part of the tasting, including:

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• 5 Quinto Belgian Blonde Ale: Brewed Vicaris bier at Dilewyns brewery. At 5% ABV this beer is much milder and more approachable than most Belgian Ales. A good blend of sweetness and bitterness.

• Weihenstephaner Original Premium: A traditional German Lager from the world’s oldest Brewery. Mild hops and a subtle spiciness on the finish.  5.1% ABV.

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• Abita Octoberfest: A local Marzen style lager brewed with German Hallertau Hops. Rich and smooth with a medium toast on the barley & ABV 5.4%.


         One of the oldest alcoholic beverages known to man, beer’s fermentation of starchy carbohydrates is more complicated than that of grape sugars in process of winemaking. Burkhart, who holds a Level II Court of Master Sommeliers Certification, will guide guests through the process, differentiating the ingredients and brewing techniques that separate Hefeweizen and other white beers from lagers including Pilsners, Bocks and Marzens (the beer that is celebrated during Oktoberfest) and various ales including IPAs, Brown Ales, Porters and Stouts.

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