Upcoming Wine Classes

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WINE CLASSES

Beginner’s Wine Tasting Course

As an option to learn about the fundamentals to tasting wine, I have put together a series of 5 unique classes that will help you better break down a wine and understand how to assess quality, style, price, and components of white and red wines.

The 5 Classes in this package include:

The Language of Wine: Wednesday, January 17th 6-7:30pm
The Romance of Wines: Wednesday, February 14th, 6-7:30pm
Components of White Wines: Wednesday, February 28th, 6-7:30pm
Components of Red Wines: Thursday, March 15th, 6-7:30pm
Tasting the Quality of Wines: Thursday, March 29th, 6-7:30pm

Costs $200 for all 5, or price varies when purchased individually.  Click here to purchase all 5:

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JANUARY WINE CLASSES

Wine 101: The Language of Wine Style (Class 1)

You enjoy wine–some styles more than others–but you’re not sure why. You will walk away from this fun and interactive class with a knowledge of wine varieties, styles and characteristics, and to help you understand your preferences, broaden your wine enjoyment and build your confidence when purchasing wine. In this class we first define the main styles of wine then connect their attributes to the glass.  We will be tasting 5 wines in total.  We will also be discussing quality and how/if you can taste the difference between wines at varying price points.  Costs $45 or $40 per person if purchased as part of the 5 course package or if multiple tickets purchased.

Class is Located at Wine Sellar and Brasserie, 9550 Waples Street, Suite 115, San Diego, California, 92121.

Wednesday, January 17th, 6-7:30pm

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For 2 people:

$80.00 Add to cart

Exploring Wachau-Austria and Tokaji-Hungarian Wines

Austria has some of the most spectacular white wines I’ve ever tasting. In my trip in 2015 I was able to taste through a large collection of producers and garner different perspectives as to what producers are doing what and why.  I will be sharing this information as we gleen clarity around balance, complexity, and divine deliciousness when tasting these wines!  We will also be exploring the dry and sweet styles of Tokaji. This underrated but very important historic region offers some fascinating styles to muse.  A total of 6 wines will be tasted. Costs $55.

Class is Located at Wine Sellar and Brasserie, 9550 Waples Street, Suite 115, San Diego, California, 92121.

Wednesday, January 31st, 6-7:30pm

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FEBRUARY WINE CLASSES

The Romance of Wines (Class 2)

In this unique class held on Valentine’s day, we will be celebrating luxurious, elegant, and sexy wines.  The wines selected will span a variety of styles (sparkling, white, red, rose, sweet) and represent texturally seamless, historically romantic and stylistically elegant: designed to get you and your partner in the mood-for dinner!  This pre-dinner warm up will be sure to open your heart.  Costs $59 per person or $100 a couple.

Class is Located at Wine Sellar and Brasserie, 9550 Waples Street, Suite 115, San Diego, California, 92121.

Wednesday, February 14th 6:00-7:30pm

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For 2 People:

$100.00 Add to cart

Wine 101: Tasting the Components of White Wines (Class 3)

This is the first of 5 classes designed to be taken together to help you improve your basic tasting ability. Becoming proficient at describing wine takes a solid understanding of the components of wine (acid, body, alcohol, flavor ripeness, texture, sweetness). This class is focused on defining these components while identifying them in the glass. In the end you will emerge with a solid understanding of how to taste wine and therefore better communicate your preferences. All levels are welcome!  Costs $45 when taken alone or $40 as part of the 5 class package.

Class is Located at Wine Sellar and Brasserie, 9550 Waples Street, Suite 115, San Diego, California, 92121.

Wednesday, February 28th, 6:00-7:30pm

$45.00 Add to cart

For 2 people:

$80.00 Add to cart

MARCH WINE CLASSES

Tasting the Components of Red Wines (Class 4)

 How do you determine if a red wine is balanced?  If it is good quality?  If it is interesting or pleasing? By understanding how to identify and breakdown the components in a red wine you can answer these questions and more.  In this class we will explore flavor ripeness, structural components (acid, tannin, body, alcohol).  Costs $45 per person or $40 if purchased in the package or in multiples.

Class is Located at Wine Sellar and Brasserie, 9550 Waples Street, Suite 115, San Diego, California, 92121.

Thursday, March 15, 6-7:30pm

$45.00 Add to cart

For 2 people:

$80.00 Add to cart

Tasting the Quality in Wine (Class 5)

In this class we will first identify what are the aspects of wine that can show you the quality of a wine, then we put those new skills to the test in a blind tasting of 5 wines.  We will then conclude if there is a price to quality ratio and how to make more informed decisions about buying wine in general keeping these rules in mind.  Costs $55 or $50 if purchased as part of the package or in multiples.

Class is Located at Wine Sellar and Brasserie, 9550 Waples Street, Suite 115, San Diego, California, 92121.

Thursday, March 29th, 6:00-7:30pm

$55.00 Add to cart

For 2 people:

$100.00 Add to cart

 

 

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