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Wine Workshop: Wines of Portugal

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)

Would you like to learn more about the wine that was sipped by our Founding Fathers after they signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776? Learn about the wines of Portugal including the Douro Valley which is one of the most spectacular wine regions in the world. Join certified wine specialist Dr. Harsha E. Chacko of Bonne Cuvee, who has just returned from Portugal, for an accessible and in-depth wine workshop on the hidden treasures that are the wines of Portugal. Enjoy a selection of wines as part of an Introduction to the Wines of Portugal workshop at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum.


  • Introduction to Major Wine Regions of Portugal

  • A study of the terroir of the Douro Valley

  • Portuguese grape varieties

  • Guided and structured wine tasting of a selection of wines

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$35 per person, $30 for NatFAB Member. Please purchase in advance, supplies may not be available for walk-in attendees. Doors open at 5:00 PM and the workshop begins at 5:30 PM. Please enter through the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air entrance of the museum at 1830 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

If you have any issues with the ticketing software or would prefer to make your reservation on the phone, please call us at 504-267-7490 during the week or 504-569-0405 on weekends. Tickets may be refunded or exchanged up to 48 hours prior to the event. After 48 hours no refunds will be available.

About the Instructor

Dr. Harsha E Chacko Ph.D., CSW, Wine Director, Bonne Cuvee


Dr. Chacko taught for 33 years at the University of New Orleans where he developed the Wines of the World class. A  Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) from the Society of Wine Educators, he is the Wine Director of Bonne Cuvee (, a wine education and  travel company. Dr. Chacko has traveled to the wine regions of Napa, Sonoma, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Champagne, Loire, Alsace, Languedoc-Roussillon, New Zealand, Italy and Portugal.