Learn how to assess wines, test your tasting skills and find some new favorites in the process. This class is designed with the novice in mind and is meant to be fun, educational and eye-opening. No tests are administered, promise.
Discover the wonderful wines that are in our own backyard while also reveling in the greatest time of year for grapes: harvest time!. We will be discussing the unique and diverse growing conditions on Long Island and up in the Finger Lakes. We will also be highlighting the labor of love that is grape growing and harvesting and how NY makes some of the best wines produced on the East Coast.
Drink, explore and get a primer in the basics: how to taste, how to serve and how to begin to identify the kinds of wines you like best. Purpose of this course is to get you comfortable with all things wine so you are no longer intimidated walking into a wine shop or perusing a restaurant wine list.
From the foothills of the Alps to the Mediterranean sea, Italy features some of the most widely diverse grape growing regions in the world. It is the world's 2nd largest producer of wine and sports over 375 indigenous grapes. Come discover the classic regions of Italy while also enjoying some hidden treasures. History, climate and cuisine will also be discussed.
Discover the basics of red winemaking and the core grapes that make up the majority of red wine produced today. An in-depth discussion will be followed by an interactive tasting where you learn about some of the most influential red wine grapes in the world. Perfect for everyone from the complete novice to the most dedicated oenophile.