Ever wonder what the difference is between a grape grown in France verses grapes grown in the U.S., South Africa, Chile or Australia? Now is your chance to taste some classic wines against their newer counterparts. This is a time to celebrate France, as it spent centuries cultivating the perfect wine grapes, and see how these grapes shine in the new world. This is fun experiment that gives us a glimpse into the wonderfully complex and magical world of grape growing while expanding our wine knowledge and vocabulary.
Great things happen below the equator! From Argentina to South Africa, from Australia to Uruguay these wines are often under appreciated gems of any wine list: cheaper and even sometimes more exciting than their Continental counterparts. Come discover some of the best valued wines in the world.
Discover the basics of white winemaking and the core grapes that make up the majority of white wine produced today. An in-depth discussion will be followed by an interactive tasting where you learn about some of the most influential white wine grapes in the world. Perfect for everyone from the complete novice to the most dedicated oenophile.
Discover the diversity and beauty of Spanish wines. We will discuss history, climate, cuisine and why this country is the 3rd largest producer of wine in the world. If you don't drink a lot of Spanish wines, come learn how to pick these wines out of a crowd and take advantage of some of the best valued wines in Europe.
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.
Find out why some of the best wines in the world are blends...by making one yourself! Explore hands-on the art and science of wine blending and become an expert at identifying the flavors of specific grapes. We'll taste some of the most widely loved grapes in the world and learn how and why winemakers choose to blend them. Experiment, learn and make your very own blend.
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.