The Beautiful Wines
Saturday, December 11 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
This is a special class, one which was created during the darkest moments of our community and country. We all remember March 2020, and the first days of the pandemic. Each of us coped in our own way. With the school closed, I started working on special projects. One of them was this class: I wanted to create a ninety-minute ode to beautiful flavors, an intricate layering of flavors that would bring joy to that terrible moment.
This class first was taught in October 2020, when the world started –for a brief moment– to reopen again. We taught it to a small class, and each person had a protective shield around them. Despite all the gear, everyone fell in love with the class. It had a poetic beauty.
Now that the world is fully open and vaccinated (the school is 100% vaccinated) we share this very special class with you: a meditation on beautiful flavors. It’s unlike anything else we do.
Attending this Wine Class as an Online Student?
This class is offered as an in-person class (Premium and Discount Tickets) or a virtual wine tasting (Online Tickets). We will send you a Zoom link with your ticket. Please keep that email! You can also come back to this page, and your zoom link will show here at the start of class.
Buying Wines for Online Students
We recommend picking up wines via wine.com or wine-searcher.com. The wine list is included on this page. You don’t need to have the exact wines on the list. It’s unlikely you will be able to find all the wines we use: we have a vast wine cellar, and many of the wines we taste in class are unavailable via retail channels. Instead, we recommend focusing on the varietals and regions we are using, not the vintage or producer. Please note that we cannot ship or sell wines. If you need assistance in purchasing wines, we offer a paid sommelier consulting service.
The following is the original copy I wrote for the class. Unedited and of that moment.