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Italian wines are loved by American connoisseurs. In fact, today there is more premium Italian wine consumed in the USA than in Italy itself!
In this class, you will learn and taste the wines of the major Italian wine regions: From Apulia to Tuscany, there is a lot of to sip and savor. We will highlight some of the rare and collectible wines that Italian wine aficianados lust after. Just as important, we will also show you a few of the best buys in Italian wines.
If you love all things Italian, this is the class for you.Read more about this class »
South America is one of the most exciting places in the wine world right now. From Malbec to Syrah to lesser-known gems like Torrontes and Tannat, South America is a gold mine for delicious, smartly priced wines. We’ll show you how to buy great wine at fantastic prices, all while tasting the really good stuff.Read more about this class »
Homo sapiens have been drinking fermented beverages since the beginning of time. In this class, we will be taking a stroll down antiquity with a tasting of eight different drinks that changed our world.
We will be sampling wines, beers, and spirits made in traditional and ancient ways, so expect some interesting and mind-blowing flavors! A rare opportunity to taste history.Read more about this class »
Spain: It’s hands down the most exciting wine region in the world today. In this class, we serve up a full panoply of dazzling reds and whites from premier regions like Rioja, to the less-familiar — but no less stellar — such as Priorat and Rias Baixas. Our instructors are Spanish wine enthusiasts, bar none. Come to class and join the congregation of the converted.Read more about this class »
We Americans love our wine fun, bold, and tasty. Our winemaker friends from Down Under always hit the mark.
In this class, we will explore Australia’s key winemaking regions, taste a selection of truly remarkable wines, and discuss what to look for when buying and pairing these decadent selections with your favorite foods.
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Sommeliers Guide to Champagne isn’t about just any old bubbly: This is an expert look at some of the greatest wine in the world, those from the small northeastern region of France known as Champagne. There’s plenty here that is still undiscovered, not to mention incredibly delicious.
Attend this class, and you will have the rare opportunity to learn about the region and sample great vintage and grand cru wines. It will make your holiday season truly shine!Read more about this class »
What are your desert island wines? What are the eight bottles that you could drink every day and night for the rest of your life? What wines would make living on that cursed desert island feel like a luxurious vacation? Ponder that for awhile. We did. We came up with a list — actually a bunch of lists — then threw them out and simply wandered through our cellar deep in thought.
In the end, it took about a week to make our selections. Each of us picked our most beloved wines from the thousands of great wines out there. In this class, we share them with you. This is not a classic session about terroir or history or culture: this is a class about the ultimate in flavor. Uncompromising lust-inducing brain-melting flavor. Join us for this rare and amazing class.Read more about this class »
Dating back nearly 500 years, the winemaking tradition in Chile is one of the oldest in the New World. Today, their wines have sparked tremendous interest throughout the world. There is no question as to why: Chile is one of the world’s mow important wine-producing countries. In fact, many insiders call Chile a a “winegrower’s paradise” .
Take this class to discover the wide range of great wines made in Chile: from the crisp, grassy Sauvignon Blanc of the Casablanca valley to the elegant, age-worthy Bordeaux Blends made in Colchagua Valley and their signature Carmenère grape grown in Maipo Valley.Read more about this class »