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Discover the art of wine tasting and expand your palate with a diverse selection of wine tasting classes in Houston. Learn to identify flavors, pair wines with food, and gain a deeper appreciation for the world of wine.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Houston have spots left, but 20 classes live online are available.

Tasting, Chemistry & Flaws

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Master the art of wine tasting with this sensory evaluation workshop, where you'll learn to identify flavors, aromas, and characteristics. Students will also learn to detect winemaking flaws. Enhance your wine-tasting skills and knowledge through guided blind tastings of six wines.

Sunday, Mar 3rd, 1–4pm Pacific Time

Intro to Italian Wines

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Discover the diverse flavors and rich heritage of Italian wines in this captivating seminar. From the iconic Barolo of Piedmont to the renowned Brunello of Tuscany, uncover the top regions and appellations that have put Italy on the global wine map. Taste six wines as we delve into the grapes and styles that make Italian wines truly exceptional.

Thursday, Mar 7th, 6–8pm Pacific Time

Sonoma County Wine

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Discover the distinct and diverse wines of Sonoma County, the neighbor to Napa, in this dynamic workshop. Gain the essential knowledge to appreciate Sonoma County's impact on the wine market and explore its reputation and distinction. This workshop is part of the California Wine Appellation Specialist® program.

Monday, Feb 26th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

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Santa Cruz, Livermore & Lodi

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Explore the hidden gems of California wine regions with this workshop that takes you on a virtual journey from the coastal Santa Cruz Mountains to the captivating landscapes of Livermore Valley and Lodi. Discover the unique terroir and climate that create the perfect conditions for exceptional wine production. Tasting kits are available for an immersive experience.

Monday, Mar 4th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

Intro to French Wines

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Discover the renowned wines of France as we delve into the top regions and appellations. Uncover the secrets of Champagne, Burgundy, and Bordeaux, and savor the diversity of France's greatest wines in this immersive seminar. Join us as we uncork the essence of French winemaking.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 6–8pm Pacific Time

Wine Service Techniques

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Discover the art of impeccable wine service with an attitude at the prestigious San Francisco Wine School. From sommelier conduct to the mechanics of service, this course showcases standard wine service, decanting, Champagne service, and tray service, with an emphasis on responsible alcohol service. Explore tools, service temperatures, and tackle challenging scenarios in this comprehensive workshop.

Sunday, Mar 10th, 1–4pm Pacific Time

Monterey & San Benito

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Explore the captivating coastline of Big Sur, the charming village of Carmel, and the world-renowned Pebble Beach golf courses in this captivating course. Delve into the unique wines and distinctive AVAs of Monterey and San Benito, as we navigate through the Thermal Rainbow, Blue Grand Canyon, and Santa Lucia Highlands. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors and complexities of these remarkable wine regions.

Monday, Mar 11th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

Wine List Development

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Learn how to design a profitable wine program that meets your restaurant's unique needs and maintains your concept or niche identity at San Francisco Wine School. Explore decisions involving sales goals, service goals, size, scope, structure, selection, and pricing. This workshop is part of the Wine Program Management certificate program.

Monday, Mar 4th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

Blind Wine Tasting: Structure

San Francisco Wine School - Virtually Online

Refine your wine-tasting skills and learn to accurately assess the key elements of wine with San Francisco Wine School's Blind Wine Tasting workshop. Led by industry-leading instructors, you'll have the opportunity to sample carefully manipulated wines and clearly distinguish their different levels of acid, tannin, sugar, and alcohol. Perfect for both novice and advanced tasters, this workshop offers a fun and educational experience.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–8:30pm Pacific Time

Blind Wine Tasting: Structure

San Francisco Wine School - Virtually Online

Hone your palate and refine your wine-tasting skills with experienced instructors at San Francisco Wine School. Delve into the nuances of acid, tannin, sugar, and alcohol as you sample a selection of carefully curated wines. Perfect for both novice and advanced tasters, this workshop is an essential step in your journey to becoming a wine connoisseur.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–8:30pm Pacific Time

Varietal Profiling: Blind Tasting White Wines

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Develop your varietal markers for international white grape varieties in this workshop led by industry-leading instructors at San Francisco Wine School. Discover the similarities and differences in varietals while deciphering the influences of global wine regions. Tasting kits are available for delivery or pickup.

Tuesday, Mar 26th, 6–8:30pm Pacific Time

Wine 101

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Discover the secrets of wine with our comprehensive workshop at San Francisco Wine School. Uncover the art of winemaking, learn how to decode labels, and master the art of wine tasting and food pairing. Expand your knowledge and indulge your senses in this immersive experience.

Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 6–8pm Pacific Time

Viticulture & Enology

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Master the art of winemaking and vineyard management at the renowned San Francisco Wine School. From understanding the vine's annual cycle to exploring sustainable viticultural practices, this workshop offers a comprehensive education in the world of viticulture and enology. Experience the complexities of winemaking through a curated selection of exquisite wines.

Sunday, Mar 17th, 1–4pm Pacific Time

Wines of Paso Robles & The Rest of San Luis Obispo

San Francisco Wine School - Virtually Online

Explore the vibrant wines of California's fastest-growing region, known for its Cabernet, Zinfandel, and Rhone-style wines. Discover the unique characteristics of Paso Robles, Edna Valley, and Arroyo Grande in this essential workshop for wine professionals. Taste and learn about 6-8 wines related to the curriculum.

Monday, Mar 18th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

Wines of Paso Robles & The Rest of San Luis Obispo

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Discover the fastest-growing wine region in California, known for its exceptional Cabernet, Zinfandel, and Rhone-style wines. Gain expert knowledge on the primary grapes, climate, and AVAs of Paso Robles, as well as the unique qualities of Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande. Expand your wine education with this essential workshop.

Monday, Mar 18th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

Intro to Spanish Wines

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Discover the allure and diversity of Spain's greatest wines in this seminar at San Francisco Wine School. Taste six wines and learn about the top regions and appellations that make Spanish wine a global powerhouse. Whether you're a wine enthusiast or a credential seeker, this workshop is not to be missed.

Thursday, Mar 14th, 6–8pm Pacific Time

Wines of Northern France

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Explore the cool climates, grapes, and wine styles of France's northern regions. Discover the secrets of Champagne, Alsace, Loire, and Burgundy in this immersive workshop that will take your wine knowledge to the next level. Tasting sessions included.

Thursday, Apr 18th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

Blind Wine Tasting: Aromas

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Sharpen your senses and discover the intricate aromas of wines in this immersive workshop. Led by industry experts, you'll learn to identify the specific smells and tastes of fruit, spice, herbs, and other elements as you blindly sample 12 carefully selected wines. Perfect for both novice and advanced tasters looking to fine-tune their skills.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 6–8:30pm Pacific Time

Cool Climate Wines of the World

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Unveil the global secrets of crisp wines from cool climates as you embark on a guided tasting journey. Explore the nuances of Old World vs New World wines and discover the elegance of cool climate grapes like Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc. Join us for an unforgettable experience in the world of cool-climate wines.

Sunday, Mar 24th, 1–4pm Pacific Time

Wines of Santa Barbara & Beyond

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Discover the exceptional wines of Santa Barbara County and beyond in this dynamic workshop that explores the unique factors that contribute to their quality. From the influence of the Pacific Ocean to the various microclimates, you'll gain a deep understanding of this renowned wine region. Expand your knowledge and palate as you explore the South Coast and its small AVAs and producers.

Monday, Mar 25th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

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The first traces of a wine-like substance have been found in fossils dating back 60 million years. Since then, wine has become a popular alcoholic beverage across the world. It is also incredibly popular within the US. California is considered a wine powerhouse, and the country’s wine production only continues to exponentially grow. There are now wine retailers in the US who ship bottles straight to the door of consumers, which has only increased the consumption of wine by Americans. 

A focus on the taste of wine is present in the writing of ancient Greek philosophers, like Aristotle and Plato. Since then, wine tasting has become more formalized. Wine experts focus on the aroma, appearance, taste, and aftertaste of wine to measure its quality. However, you don’t need to have prior experience or know the ins and outs of wine to attend a wine tasting. Wine tasting classes are available to the in-experienced at schools, wineries, and restaurants around the country. 

Why You Should Learn Wine Tasting in Houston

If you’re looking to broaden your palate, consider taking a wine tasting class. A class led by an expert instructor will introduce you to new wine grape varieties and vintages. You’ll taste several wines at a wine tasting class, which can be used to figure out what flavor notes and profiles you enjoy. This can then help you buy wine in the future or order wine from a restaurant. 

Some wines are expensive, and you may be hesitant to purchase them without knowing what they taste like. Attending a wine tasting class will allow you to try several wines at different price points. This way, you can avoid committing to purchasing a wine that you might not enjoy. Learning the different price points of wine through a wine tasting class can also help you when purchasing wine in the future. 

In-Person Wine Tasting Classes in Houston

You can find in-person wine tasting classes offered in the Houston area on CourseHorse. Classes are taught at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels by expert instructors. Your instructor will provide you with a background on the wines you’re tasting and may provide you with wine tasting and serving tips depending on the level of the class. 

One advantage to taking an in-person wine tasting class is that you aren’t required to bring any materials. All wines being tasted will be provided to you and many classes provide snacks that pair well with the wines. After your class, you may also have a chance to purchase some of the wines tasted during the session. 

You can find new and returning wine tasting classes offered in the Houston area on CourseHorse. On the class page, you’ll find the schedule of the class, the wines that will be tasted, and other pertinent information. CourseHorse also supplies information on the school, restaurant, or winery hosting the class, so you can find out what other wine tasting or related classes they offer. 

There have been a variety of wine tasting classes offered in and around Houston previously. Some classes have focused on US-produced wines while others have featured wines from around the world. Check CourseHorse periodically to see what classes are available to you. 

Virtual Wine Tasting Classes 

Schools, wineries, and restaurants also provide virtual wine tasting classes for those who can’t make an in-person class. If you would like to enjoy a wine tasting from the comfort of your own home, sign up for a virtual wine tasting class on CourseHorse. 

Virtual wine tasting classes are taught by live instructors who will provide you with a fun and informative experience. You and other participants will learn about the histories of the wines being tasted and information on the grape varieties and how the region impacts the wine. Wine tasting kits are typically required to take a virtual wine tasting class. Your instructor will specify what wine tasting kit you’ll need to procure and where you can purchase it from. 

The San Francisco Wine School offers an introduction to wine and wine tasting in their class, Wine 101. You’ll spend two hours tasting six different wines which can be purchased from the school. Your instructor will inform you of the process of making wine, how to decode wine labels, how to taste and talk about wine, and more. As you work your way through your kits, you’ll focus on the structure of the wine you’re tasting, its style, and its grape variety. The San Francisco Wine School also provides classes centered around wines from various regions of the world, like France, Italy, and California

If you’re interested in other alcoholic beverages, you can find tastings through CourseHorse. A class on beer and sake is offered by the San Francisco Wine School, and one on Cognac is hosted by Whisky Gourmet.

Private Group Wine Tasting Classes in Houston

Is your business or organization interested in booking a wine tasting class as a fun socializing event? CourseHorse can provide private group wine tasting classes to you. 

These classes are provided by CourseHorse remotely using an online video platform. They recommend using Zoom; however, they can also accommodate Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx if you provide the meeting details. 

You can book a wine tasting workshop for groups of up to 500 people on CourseHorse. They offer a three-bottle wine tasting workshop and a four-bottle wine-tasting workshop. Both classes will teach your group about the basics of wine tasting. Your instructor will go over grape varietals, tasting techniques, and the history of the wines or regions the wines come from. 

If your group would like to snack during the workshop, you can book one that features both wine and cheese. Each participant will be sent two bottles of wine and two types of cheese before the session. You’ll learn not only about the wines being tasted, but the cheeses. There will be a focus on the pairing of wine and cheese as well as how to serve them together. 

You can contact CourseHorse through the contact form on their website to learn more about the wine tasting classes they can deliver to you. You can discuss the wines that will be tasted, as well as potential pairing options. 

CourseHorse sends out all materials to participants before the class. You’ll need to provide them with the addresses of all participants at least two weeks before the class. You can book a class using the minimum headcount if you don’t have a final number at the time of booking, however, you will need to update with a final headcount before materials must be sent out. 

CourseHorse does not charge booking fees and allows free cancellations up to two weeks before a class is scheduled. There is a $150 rescheduling fee if you provide less than 48 hours’ notice.

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