This is a special class, one which was created during the darkest moments of our community and country. We all remember the first days of the pandemic. Each of us copped in our own way. I imagined teaching a wine class with a selection of the most beautiful wines.
I created this class in March 2020 and scheduled it for that October. We ran it with a small class, with protective barriers for all attending. Little did I know it would take a whole year before things would go back to normal(ish). This is a class in which we try to capture the great essence of wine and its poetic beauty, and a meditation on all things beautiful.
The following is the original copy I wrote for the class. Unedited and of that moment.