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Learn how to taste wine like sommeliers do. How do sommeliers do it? Most of us don’t grow up knowing how to describe the nuances of what we’re tasting. It takes practice and perhaps discovering a few ‘tricks of the trade’! Wine expert Patrick Watson will be your guide for this fun and informative class as you’ll learn how to ve
Brush up on wine basics in this fun, tasting-based class. We'll cover the basics of wine terminology, and show you how to pick out aromas and describe what you taste and smell. You’ll get:Tasting-size pours of 6 or 7 wines or spiritsSmall bites like crackers, cheese, fruit, and nuts as palate cleansersAlessi Grissini Torinesi BreadsticksVoss Arte
Our dedicated course and accompanying tasting will engross you in the wonderfully complex world of hops which are the delicate, cone-like flower giving many of your favorite brews their delicious and complex aromas and flavors.Hops are wonderfully diverse and are used for multiple purposes. Each variety imparts a uniquely different scent and flavor
Since Turley’s debut vintage of 1993, it was quickly established that Turley Cellars was deadly serious about making blockbuster Zinfandels from some of California's oldest, pre-prohibition, head-pruned vineyards. The wines are made from super ripe grapes that express the essence of Zinfandel. Larry Turley's wines are extraordinarily rich and cle
One of the greatest wine production areas of the world is Italy's Tuscany region. From world-class Chianti to Super-Tuscans to their most prestigious wine of all, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany offers it all and does it with style.On Wednesday, October 29th please join us for an incredible tasting of Tuscan treasures hosted by Keri Jackson Kunzle
Josep Raventós, winemaker of Raventós i Blanc and himself a descendant of the most famous cava family, is an outspoken critic of the way sparkling wines are produced in Spain. In 2012 Raventós i Blanc took the controversial step of leaving the Cava appellation to bottle their sparkling wines under the Conca del Riu Anoia designation. In this tas
In the last few years some critics and serious aficionados have publicly rebuffed in articles and blogs the trend for what is perceived as big, oaky, extracted fruit bombs that obliterate both varietal character and terroir. Instead they demand wines made with gentler extractions, less new oak, and a better balance that express their origins in a m
Idle Hands is a bourbon, beer and rock bar but tonight we will be an bourbon, beer and beats bar as we celebrate with an old school hip-hop version of our $10 tasting. Reps from Lagunitas & Dogfish Head will be on hand as we get to taste an array of hoppy beers while jammin to to classic beats and rhymes.
Session price includes:3 beers from ea
We’re holding a very special tasting of some of our rare cellar-aged Tuscan wines. We’ll take you on a tour of our extensive underground wine storage facility, and show you some of the hidden secrets of The Vault. Then we’ll taste some incredible wines with cheese and charcuterie pairings for a truly unforgettable evening. You’ll get:Tastin
The class will explore numerous regions of the world as well as briefly discuss how grapes grow and how wine is made. The Wine 101 class promises, at a minimum, you will taste a dozen unique wines, sample artisanal cheeses from Murray's Cheese, and leave with a keen sense of what makes wines different along with a better understanding of not only
Malbec is a fascinating (and delicious) grape that’s made its way from its birthplace in France all the way to Chile. We’ll taste a selection of six Malbecs from around the world, and talk about how to recognize this grape when you taste it, and what to look for in a great Malbec. You’ll get:Tasting-size pours of 6 or 7 wines or spiritsSmall
Big and bold, that’s Cabernet. But this grape can also be very nuanced, and its tannins and acidity give it great aging potential. In this class, we’ll explore how Cabernet can change with its terroir, as we taste delicious examples from around the world.You’ll get:Tasting-size pours of 6 or 7 wines or spiritsSmall bites like crackers, cheese
Thanksgiving is perhaps the biggest food holiday of the year, so it gets its very own food pairing class. We’ll talk about pairing wine with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, pie, and all the other classic fall feast dishes. You’ll be able to find wines that suit your menu, and get tips on how to serve them to best complement your cooking. And of cou
Whether you're a Scotch drinker, a Bourbon fan, or just want to develop an appreciation for dark liquors, this course is for you. Anthony Caporale, producer and host of Art of the Drink TV and former beverage manager for Mesa Grill, will introduce you to the history and science behind cask-aged spirits. You will learn the correct way to taste and e
We take you beyond the cliché; brie and champagne; thanks to Grande Harvest Wines owner Doug Nevins, Murray's takes you beyond the obvious to look at wine and cheese selections that may not get as much hype, but to a certified sommelier and cheesemonger, deserve attention and indulgence.
We will teach you all the principles and "rules" for pairing wine with your foods by using potato chips, Doritos, Salsa, Guacamole, and other yummy snacks to demonstrate how Dry, Fruity, Tannic, & Fragrant wines can compliment or clash with BBQ/Smoke, Vinegar/Tart, Rich & Creamy, Spicy, and Super Savory foods! Class Fees Cover The Purchase of Print
The late 1990s saw the revival of Mencía, a native black variety with distinctive minerality and untapped potential. Star winemakers such as Alvaro Palacios, Mariano García and Raúl Pérez became fascinated with the old Mencía vines. Their new ambitious reds added diversity to Spain?s wine landscape, captivated demanding American
Please join us for an evening celebrating the great wines of Maison Joseph Drouhin. The terroir driven signature free style of this classic domaine incorporates the very best of balance, harmony, finesse and character. Clearly the wines of Drouhin are among the greatest in Burgundy and consistently a favorite of Burgundy connoisseurs. This will be
While one can only explore a specific number of regions and grapes in one evening, students will leave this class with a key understanding of why, for example, wines from Oregon and other cooler areas often taste as they do and why they tend to grow certain grapes over others. Even though white wines can be as "serious" and as complex as their cou
Join us for a delightful tasting of floral rosés, big reds and elegant and honey hued whites.Orenga de Gaffory family owns one of the most beautiful wine estates in Corsica situated in the heart of the magnificent Patrimonio region. Created in the 1960’s on chalky-clay soils, this 72-hectare vineyard includes a number of individual plots, locate
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