Upcoming Wine Classes

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WINE CLASSES

Blind Tasting Workshop
I have put together a blind tasting course for the more serious wine student. The Master of Wine (MW) perspective isn’t just about identifying acidity, body, or flavors, it’s about being able to assess how the wine is made, vintage/climate conditions and winemaking techniques used and using that information to help you get to the region/grape/quality. As a result, the approach broadens and deepens your ability to taste and gives you new tools to consider when making conclusions. Overall, it helps you become a better taster. This course is for anyone who is studying for a tasting exam whether that is from the Court, WSET or Master level exams.

The course is broken into 5 classes which can be attended separately per class or as a whole for a discount. The entire course is $398 and includes 6 or more wine in each of the 5 classes. Otherwise, prices vary and are notated below. This class is set up MW-style so bring your own 6 glasses. ALL CLASSES ARE LOCATED AT Wine Sellar and Brasserie, 9550 Waples Street, Suite 115, San Diego, California, 92121.

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Class 1: The Classics
Wednesday October 17, 6-8pm
 

Here we will be blind tasting old world classics such as Burgundy, Bordeaux, Barolo, etc..to help you refine your ability to recognize and analyze these wines.
Costs $50. Enroll Here.

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Class 2: White Wines
Wednesday, November 28, 6-8pm

In this blind tasting workshop we are deepening our ability to assess how white wines are made, how climate impacts white wines as well as honing in on classic “markers.”
Costs $50. Enroll Here.

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Class 3: Red Wines
Wednesday, December 5th, 6-8pm


Similar to white wines, we will be deepening our understanding of how to identify and use winemaking, climate and grape differences and observations to refine our conclusions and analysis.
Costs $75. Enroll here.

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Class 4: Taste For Quality
Wednesday, January 30th, 6-8pm


Assessment of quality can definitely connect you to a region, particularly in the old world. A simple fruity wine lacking oak can be connected to under $15 price point, helping you eliminate more presitigous regions around the world. This class teaches you how to use quality cues to narrow your answer. We will be tasting wines over $100 and this class gives you an opportunity to try classed growths, grand crus and other top wines around the world.
Costs $125 due to high costs of wines. Enroll here.

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Class 5: Taste for Maturation/Vintage
Wednesday, January 23rd, 6-8pm


How does wine evolve? How do you use that in a blind tasting? We will be tasting pairs of contrasting vintages of classic wines while analyzing the vintage characteristics and age of the wine while learning to connect this to final conclusions.
Costs $125 due to high costs of wines. Enroll here.

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NOVEMBER WINE CLASSES

A Masterclass on the Impact of Oak

What role does oak play in wine? How do you determine what oak regime has been used? Which grapes work  best with oak and why? This class will explore the role of oak in wine from a technical standpoint while helping the taster improve their ability to assess the use of oak in a wine. Costs $54.

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

Thursday, November 29th, 6-7:30pm

$54.00Add to cart

DECEMBER CLASSES

Cheese and Wine Pairing for the Holidays

In this class we will be pairing artisan cheese with holiday-worthy wines to help you up your entertaining game and refine your ability to pair food and wine. Magical combinations await in the mouthwatering class to definitely attend.  Costs $54.

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

Thursday, December 13th, 6-7:30pm

$54.00Add to cart

JANUARY CLASSES

The Language of Wine 101: White Wines

In this class we will be helping you learn how to describe wine professionally. We will be exploring different styles of wine wine with our palates while practicing the language of white wines (acid balance, sweetness, mouthfeel, fruit character, phenolics). Costs $36.

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

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

$36.00Add to cart

FEBRUARY CLASSES

The Language of Wines 101: Red Wines

IIn this class we will be helping you learn how to describe wine professionally. We will be exploring different styles of red wine with our palates while practicing the language of red wines (tannin texture, acid balance, mouthfeel, fruit character). Costs $41.

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

Thursday, February 21, 6-7:30pm

$41.00Add to cart

MARCH CLASSES

The New California

In this class we will be exploring hot trends and new styles and deciding what we think the new direction of California wines is and will be. This will be a fun class where we taste iconic producers and modernists alike. Costs $72.

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

Thursday, March 14, 6-7:30pm

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Taste for Quality 101

In this class we will exploring how to perceive and correctly assess the quality of a wine from a professional deductive-reasoning perspective. Come and be surprised! We will also be exploring how price weaves into the assessment, if at all. Costs $63.

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

Thursday, March 28, 6-7:30pm

$63.00Add to cart

APRIL CLASSES

Rose All Day?

Let’s explore the world of Roses! Is the trend going to stay or fade away? What are the different style of Rose? How are they made? This is a light hearted fun class perfect for rose season! Costs $36.

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

Thursday, April 11, 6-7:30pm

$36.00Add to cart

Understanding Texture in Wine

Mouthfeel, body, texture. You hear these terms thrown out, but what does it really mean? In this class we will be tasting wines of varying styles to clarify this very important aspect to tasting wine. Costs $54.

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

Thursday, April 25, 6-7:30pm

$54.00Add to cart

 

 

 

 

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