Sommelier Arnie Millan presents the Introduction to Wine Class series beginning Sunday, January 5th, until February 16th. The program of six classes is scheduled every Sunday from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. at Wine World & Spirits at 400 N.E. 45th Street (98105), just of I-5 and the 45th Street exit.
Free parking is available in Wine World’s lot on the North end of our building.
For inquiries or gift certificates, please contact Arnie Millan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The classes include thorough tastings of 8 wines during each class and will be offered for $39 per class or $225 for all six sessions. **Sorry, but No discounts to Explorers Club or Living Social Vouchers may be applied to these classes.
Advance registration is necessary.
Topics covered will be:
January 5th – 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.
January 12th – 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.
January 19th – 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.
January 26th - 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.
February 9th – 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!
February 16th – 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.