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Spirits

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Do you know your white spirits from your brown? Learn the bases and origins of several spirits, types of stills and global standards for vodka, gin, tequila, rum, brandies of the world, whiskies of the world and more. Discover the tools, terms and traits of a good bartender and their world of cocktails. Taste a sampling of brown spirits to see which...

Sunday Apr 28th, 1pm - 4pm

Cabernet is King

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

"God made Cabernet Sauvignon" - André Tchelistcheff Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest of the Bordeaux family of grapes are grown all over the world. Learn Cabernet’s origins, other homes and characteristics. Discover how it varies based on climate, soils and traditions in various international regions through a guided tasting of 5-6 wines. Despite...

Wednesday May 1st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Zin is IN

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Zinfandel is a California classic and accounts for almost 10% of California grape vine acreage. Learn its origins, other homes and characteristics. Compare it to its genetic relatives from Italy, Croatia & perhaps beyond. Discover how it varies based on climate, soils and traditions in various international regions through a guided tasting of 5-6...

Wednesday Jun 12th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Chardonnay: Burgundy, Butter and Beyond

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Cab is often proclaimed as King, but Chard is everywhere... Chardonnay is Pinot’s Burgundian cousin, California’s most widely grown grape and is grown all over the world. Learn its origins, other homes and characteristics. Taste it with and without oak, from cool and warm climates. Discover how it varies based on climate, soils and traditions...

Wednesday Jul 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Riesling Rules

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Who says Riesling is sweet? Riesling thrives in cool climates and ages for decades but many only know the sweet and simple styles. It is made in many places from still to sparkling, bone-dry to dessert sweet. Learn its origins, other homes and characteristics. Discover how it varies based on climate, soils and traditions in various international regions...

Wednesday Sep 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Savvy Sauvignon Blanc - Too Cool for the Pool

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Gooseberry to Kiwi to Cat Pee-the many styles of Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc is grown all over the world and ranges from easy poolside sipping to intensely herbaceous to lean and minerally to succulently sweet. Learn its origins, other homes and characteristics. Discover how it varies based on climate, soils and traditions in various international...

Wednesday Aug 7th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Beer & Sake

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Fermented grain is the focus this session as we present the origins of beer, ingredients, production and styles. We discuss the international standards and the rise of the craft beer movement. Taste the spectrum from pilsner to stout and lambic to Trappist then dive into multiple parallel fermentations with the production and styles of sake. ...

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$125

Que Syrah Syrah

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Travel the world of Syrah... Explore the power, elegance and versatility of Syrah/Shiraz and its potential to challenge Cab & Pinot as king of CA reds. Learn its origins, other homes and characteristics. Discover how Syrah varies based on climate, soils and traditions in various international regions through a guided tasting of 5-6 wines....

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$85

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Food Pairing Lab

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Can you create perfect pairings or are you paralyzed by the rules? Learn pairing theories and exceptions and the progression of flavors in multi-course meals. Come play with your food and wine as we taste 36 combinations and discuss each student's impressions and preferences. Challenging food ingredients will also be reviewed and how to overcome the...

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$145

Warm Climate Wines of the World

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Flying at 10,000 feet, we will look for global patterns on our tour of the world by glass. In this class, we explore ripe wines from warm climates. We'll explore the highlights of Southern France, Southern Italy, Southern Spain, Portugal, Greece, Washington, South America, Australia and South Africa. Our guided tasting of 6-8 classic regional wines...

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$125

Temperate Climate Wines of the World

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Flying at 10,000 feet, we will look for global patterns touring the world by glass. In this class, we leave the extreme climates of cold and hot and strike out in the middle with both white and red wines as we journey through the highlights of Central France, Central Italy, Northern Spain and California.  Our guided tasting of 6-8 wines will...

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$125

Viticulture & Enology

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Sommeliers can identify and articulate the physical structure of the grapevine and the annual cycle of the vine, how viticultural practices such as organic, biodynamic and sustainable differ from mainstream viticulture and from each other, as well as the sequence of events that take place during the winemaking process.  Learn winemaking terminology,...

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$125

Tasting, Chemistry & Flaws

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Are you skilled in the sensory evaluation of wine? The practice of wine tasting requires a formalized methodology that includes understanding perceived wine flavors, aromas, and characteristics of wine. Sommeliers understand and can explain the structure, style, balance and quality of wine, as well identify winemaking flaws.  This workshop is...

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$125

Wine 101

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Get answers to all of the questions you have been afraid to ask and learn the basics of wine, from how it's made, decoding wine labels, how to taste & talk about wine, storage, service and food pairing.  The tasting of 5-6 wines will focus on the structure of wine, various styles and main grape varieties. This workshop may be taken...

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$85

Wine Service Techniques

at San Francisco Wine School - Downtown San Jose 320 W Saint John St, San Jose, California 95110

Service is much more than proficiently performing, it is an attitude. Learn the roles and conduct of the sommelier, mis en place for service shifts, responsible alcohol service and the mechanics. Standard wine service, Champagne, decanting and tray service will be demonstrated by the instructor and performed by each student.  Tools, service temperatures,...

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$125
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