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It’s human nature to want things we can’t have, or things which are rare. With wine it’s no different. Maybe it’s that bottle you had in Tuscany, made by a producer who does not import to the U.S., or a wine you read about, made by a small group of nuns in Campania, but they only produce 80 cases a year. I get it, as I, too, covet and wonder about such bottles. Thing is, rarity alone doesn’t make something good. It just means there isn’t much of it. But it’s also true that some of the most intriguing wines are those which are made in small lots, crafted with care, by hand, and with love. (sooo cheesy, but I couldn’t come up with another word)
Those are the wines we’ll taste in this special seminar all about California. Most will be small lots of limited-production wines, yes, but they must also be delicious, and provide a window into what makes the Golden State so special. We may taste a wine from Napa or Sonoma, but lesser known sites are more likely to make the cut. El Dorado County comes to mind, as does Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, or bottles from Tehama County, one of California's most northerly AVA's.
We’ll meet three times, tasting a pair of whites in the first class, followed by red wines in the second and third classes. And while some will be big and bold (California’s forte), others will be delicate and pretty, lithe and supple. In other words, something for everyone, but far from ordinary.
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Andrew Harwood, Founder
Andrew Harwood has worked in nearly every facet of the wine industry over the last ten years. His love of wine started while working in a number of the country's best dining rooms. Yet his true passion was discovered while making wine in Hungary, France, and California.
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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 a must...
Monday Sep 26th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time
If it were an American state, British Columbia would be our fifth largest producer of wine, just behind Oregon. It’s growing regions range from the verdant Vancouver Island to the gorgeous, lake-strung Okanagan Valley. It offers convincing wines from international varieties, such as Cabernet Franc and Gewurtztraminer, but also delightful wines from...
Thursday Sep 29th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time
Learn to accurately assess acid, tannin, sugar and alcohol as our Industry Leading Instructors lead you through a tasting of 16 carefully manipulated wines to help you clearly delineate the different levels of each. This workshop is fun for novice-intermediate tasters and an important tune up for advanced tasters. This workshop is part...
Tuesday Oct 4th, 6pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time
Discover the major wine denominations of Northern Italy’s Piemonte or Piedmont as they say in English. Explore the famous appellations of Asti, Gavi, Barolo, Barbaresco and much more. Learn where they're located, what grape varieties they're made from, their styles and importance, and an introduction to foods and culture of the regions. A portion...
Monday Oct 10th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time
Learn to tune up your senses as you identify specific smells and tastes of various fruit, spice, herb and other elements as you blindly identify them in 12 carefully controlled sample wines. This is a far more effective approach than commercially available wine aroma kits made with essential oils that are not consumable or in a wine solution....
Tuesday Oct 11th, 6pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time
Join us in exploring cool climate wines of the world. We'll unravel the mysteries of the EU labeling scheme and compare it with the rest of the world. We will also look for global patterns as we tour the world by glass. Take in the highlights of crisp wines from cool climates from Germany, Austria, Northern Italy, Northern France, Oregon and New Zealand. ...
Monday Oct 17th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time
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Cognac tasting online – Discover and enjoy this great liquor in the comfort of your home! Experience spirit like never before: Tremendous knowledge Extensive experience High didactical Elevated animation skills Cognac is an outstanding liquor well appreciated around the world. The USA is the first market for cognac, boasting 40% of the...
Monday Oct 17th, 7pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time
This Napa Valley workshop provides students with an in-depth exploration and significance of the world-famous Napa Valley. Learn more about the amazing geography, history, and climate ideal for grape growing, as well as the importance for understanding the region’s impact on the state of California and its significance within the world of...
Sunday Oct 23rd, 2pm - 5pm Pacific Time
Learn all about wines from temperate zones and regions around the world. Flying at 10,000 feet, we will look at global climate patterns and their impact on wine as we tour the world by glass. 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,...
Monday Oct 24th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time
Sonoma County will never accept second place to Napa. We explore the amazing diversity of Napa’s neighbor toward the coast. This dynamic workshop will provide students with the background necessary to understand its distinction and reputation in the wine market. With a variety of climate and soil conditions and a recently expanded number of AVAs,...
Sunday Nov 6th, 2pm - 5pm Pacific Time
In this warm-climate wine workshop, we'll look for global patterns across the world's warmest wine regions as we travel 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...
Monday Nov 7th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time
In this workshop, our Industry Leading Instructors guide students to work the deductive tasting grid against the clock. Students will continue to practice their improved blind tasting skills and develop discipline to analyze every wine in the same manner every time. Students will also learn exam preparation and test-taking strategies to help...
Tuesday Nov 8th, 6pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time
Join us in unravelling the mysteries of the EU labelling scheme and compare it with wine from the rest of the world. We will look for global wine patterns touring the world in a glass. Take in the highlights of France, Italy, and Spain, plus various New World regions. The tasting of 5-7 wines will focus on New World vs Old World and examples from various...
Thursday Nov 10th, 6pm - 8pm Pacific Time
Real men drink pink, and so do real women. Rosé, or Blush, wine consumption has been increasing rapidly in recent years. From simple and fruity to complex, ageworthy, food wines, $5-$500 a bottle and everywhere in between. In this eye opening workshop, we'll learn about the original wines of the elite and how they're coming back strong. Any red...
Sunday Nov 13th, 2pm - 4pm Pacific Time
Home to Big Sur’s rugged and distinct coastline, the quaint village of Carmel, and Pebble Beach golf courses, understanding the Monterey wine region is a must! In this course, you will learn about Monterey’s Thermal Rainbow, the Blue Grand Canyon, the Santa Lucia Highlands, other distinctive AVAs and the Gabilan Mountains as we climb from...
Sunday Nov 20th, 2pm - 5pm Pacific Time
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