Methods of Wine Production - January 2024
Have you ever wondered how the sausage err…wine is made? You may or may not be familiar with the different ways wine can be made. Each style has an influence on what you finally pour out of the bottle. Put on your thinking caps with us to compare and contrast 3 unique wines made in 3 different methods. We will teach you how those differences can open you up to new styles and enhance your ability to recognize different methods just by tasting wine. Sounds too good to be true? Join us and find out.
Basque Wines - March 2025
We have to admit this class may have been a little selfish on our part. We have been dreaming about doing a class on the Basque regions for years and it is finally here! The Basque Country wine region is an autonomous community in northern Spain. This particular area of the wine world is not only beautiful, but has a culture as unique as the varieties of wine they produce. We can’t wait to taste with you and teach you about what makes this region special. We have 3 different wines from each of 3 different wine regions in Basque. Be prepared for mind boggling spellings, crisp and refreshing wines, and some new dishes to put in your arsenal for your next dinner party.
Pinot, Pinot, Pinot - May 2024
Do you know that Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir are all genetically related? But how are they all different colors? What you might not realize, however, is that Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir are color mutations of the same grape. According to research, all Pinots are simply color mutations – which include Pinot Grigio also known as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir. In this class we breakdown the differences between each wine and give you the inside scoop on just how these very different wines came about. We have a bottle of each for you to compare and contrast the different wines and taste the differences for yourself!
Island Hopping - July 2024
Wine is produced all over the world, but did you know there are some excellent wines being produced on small islands? We can take you to some of the most isolated areas in the world and show you the extraordinary varieties produced there. We are going to take you anywhere from Tasmania to Corsica and prove that these unique wine regions have a lot to say about wine. Join us on an island vacation full of wine, food pairings, and cultural ideas. There is no class like this one available anywhere but here. So join us for an island vacation full of wine, good times and some of the best dining around.
The Wines of Germany - September 2024
Ich bin ein Weinliebhaber! Germany has been a bastion of winemaking for many centuries. We want to open the door for you all to find out what this region has to offer. For us wine geeks this is the destination for top Rieslings and the esoteric wines they are known for, but we are going to explore everything that can be made in this amazing wine region. We have 3 exemplary bottles of wine for you to taste along with all of the information you desire. Please join for a wunderbar sojourn through Germany.
Cabernet Franc - November 2024
Did you know that Cabernet Franc is one of the parent grapes that has made the superstar Cabernet Sauvignion? For us it is much more than that. It is one of our favorite varieties to share with you and the world. It has a great history from France, but can be seen in the long history of Spain as well. In this class we will share with you everything Cab Franc has to offer. We have 3 examples of Cab Franc from around the world that will open your palates to what this wine can offer. Join us to taste, compare and contrast. Cheers!