Essences and Essentials: The Basics of Wine Tasting in Four Parts

This Wine Elite afternoon class is designed to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the elements of wine and all the basic tools you will need to begin tasting knowledgeably.


In part one, you will learn a systematic approach to tasting, involving the examination of the wine’s appearance, aromas, and palate qualities. In part two, we will provide you with over 50 different samples of substances that are common descriptors of wine fragrances, including fruits, flowers, spices, and other intriguing essences. In part three, you will begin to apply your new knowledge by systematically tasting 8 different varietals – for instance Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, or Zinfandel – and working to identify their essential aromas and tastes. Finally, in part four, we will “test” your skills by pouring three wines blind and asking you to guess what wines you are tasting.

prepay-only event!
for 1: http://goo.gl/1OTEi
for 2 http://goo.gl/QzauX

only credit card required.


After taking this class, we believe you will emerge with a sounder set of tasting skills than you have ever had before, and you will also have had a Hell of a lot of fun.

The cost for this event will be $49 all inclusive. The event is expected to last 2.5 hours.

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  • Michael P.

    And my hand is definitely getting better. Whew!

    March 25, 2013

  • Michael P.

    Thank you all for your comments. I really appreciate your feedback.

    March 25, 2013

  • Channing

    I enjoyed every minute and found it fascinating. Thank you for putting this together.

    March 24, 2013

  • Michelle

    What a fantastic meetup! very educational and a few good laughs too! Looking forward to Italy next month!!!!

    March 24, 2013

  • Vandana

    Michael & Joey, thank you! That was REALLY fun & interesting.

    March 24, 2013

  • Michael P.

    I just wanted to thank all you for coming to the tasting last night. I had a terrific time dong that, thanks to the lively responses from all of you! I left in high spirits, already thinking about our next educational wine adventure. '

    Michael

    March 24, 2013

  • Michael P.

    To All-

    Just a friendly reminder. Please do not wear perfume or cologne, as it will interfere with your (and others') ability to accurately experience the aromas of the wines.

    Thank You

    Michael

    March 23, 2013

  • Zaheer A.

    I apologize, but I have to bail due to a family issue.

    March 22, 2013

  • Joey

    Hello - looking forward to this event. Please prepay now if you have not done already. It's refundable if you give 3 days notice. RSVPing here on the website will not be sufficient. Flakes will eventually be removed from the group.

    for 1: http://goo.gl/1OTEi
    for 2 http://goo.gl/QzauX

    credit card needed, no login required.

    See you next Saturday at the Redd Collection, we are preparing a special program to taste the "essence" of wine.

    March 15, 2013

  • Karina

    I will attend if I am not skiing (snow depandant on weather)

    March 13, 2013

  • Karina

    This looks awesome. Glad to see a new location.

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I recently came back from Burgundy and Chateauneuf du pape trip where I tasted 2012 vintages right out of barrels. You can view my images at my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ClasseWines Sadly due to hail storms that effected Puligny Montrachet area in 2012, lots of wine makers lost their fruits and on average 2012 production is 50% smaller compare to other years. Expect prices to go up. We offer rare and finest Burgundy wines on our Classe Wines web site. Visit: http://www.classewines.com/c-83-french-wines.aspx

    March 1, 2013

  • Zaheer A.

    Unless work messes me up I am so there.

    February 18, 2013

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