I'm a Level 1 Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, as in the movie "Somm," working on reaching Level 2. Join me on this journey and learn with me. I will design tastings based on the group's input and create tasting sheets and wine histories that you can take with you. My goal is to create a fun tasting environment where you actually learn something. We will break from the typical wine store tastings style and do side by side comparisons and explore a topic in depth. One tasting could be exploring Old World vs New World Pinot Noir or explore a region like the Alsace or Tuscany. It's all up to the group! I've charged over $300 to conduct similar tastings, but the fee I charge here is mainly to cover the cost of wine.
Ever wondered "what does Bordeaux style mean?" or "what grapes are in Bordeaux?" or "what is Meritage?" or "What do Old World and New World mean?" This tasting will answer these and many other questions. We will sample 4 wines side by side, comparing color, smell, and taste using the same methods that sommeliers use to examine a wine. It's as much a class as it is a social gathering.
Space is limited, but you can email me if it fills up.
Here's a new foodie/wino activity that is really unique:
Avital Tours creates 4-course progressive dining experiences, from appetizers to dessert.
Each course is served at a different restaurant. Along the way, a storyteller (guide) will showcase each neighborhood through the people, places, and great food and drinks to be found there.
You'll go into kitchens, spend time chatting with chefs, owners and culinary experts, and you'll create unique food and alcohol pairings. You’ll see and taste what shapes each unique neighborhood, the food to the art, its history and culture.
Groups are limited to 10 people, but you will enjoy the bonding and shared experience with new friends.
Either the Venice Beach or the Downtown LA culinary experiences make for a great date night, celebrating a birthday or anniversary, bachelorette party, or friends visiting town.
You can arrange a private event for family reunion, corporate team building, entertaining clients or recruiting. Gift Certificates Available.
View the website AVITALTOURS.COM for a calendar of event times.
For a 10% discount can use code: "VillageWine2".
For a complimentary alcohol pairing upgrade you can purchase tickets without alcohol pairing and then enter the discount code: " SecretAlcUpgradeVillage" and we'll automatically add the pairing for free.
If you have questions you can always talk to a real person, my friend, Avital Ungar, who has been rated one of the top tour guides in San Francisco: