Sommelier Arnie Millan presents the Introduction to Wine Class series beginning Sunday September 9th, 2012 until October 14th. The program of six classes is scheduled every Sunday from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. Free parking is available in Wine World’s lot on the North end of our building.
For reservations, inquiries or gift certificates, contact Arnie Millan at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the links provided for each class.
The classes include thorough tastings of 8 wines during each class and will be offered for $50 per class or $275 for all six sessions, $25 per class for Explorer Club Members or $150 for all six classes!
Topics covered will be:
September 9th – Grapes, Viticulture and Winemaking
We will learn a glossary of important wine terms, discuss the major international grape varieties as well as the basics of viticulture and winemaking.
September 16th – A Tour of Spain
Spain’s wine history is the oldest in Europe and its wine regions reveal a wealth of indigenous grapes far beyond the famous Tempranillo. Explore Spain’s dynamic and exciting wine scene.
September 23rd – A Survey of Italy
Italy is one of the world’s greatest wine regions with an unbelievable treasure trove of terrific indigenous grape varieties. We will cover all 19 wine regions and taste 8 delicious wines made from native grapes.
September 30th - A Tour of France
France is the touchstone for fine wine, the benchmark by which quality wine is judged. We will de-mystify and explain all their major regions including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Alsace and the Rhône Valley.
October 7th – New World Wines (U.S., Australia, Canada, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand)
If Europe is called the “old world” then this class covers everything else including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and China. Whew!
October 14th – Wine/Food pairing, Germany/Austria
Germany and Austria make some of the planet’s finest wines but few are aware of this. This class will definitely change your perception of these wines. The second half of the class focuses on food and wine pairing with a handout detailing Arnie’s Rules of Food and Wine Pairing.
Advance registration is necessary.
When & Where
Wine World & Spirits
Largest wine shop in the Northwest with a great selection of beers from near and far.