Attention Wine Enthusiasts:
“Sommelier-Guided Training Course in Systematic Wine Appreciation"
Join our 4-week course "Systematic Wine Appreciation", where we will taste, analyze and discuss the 40+ most important grape and region combinations in the world. Learn the blind-tasting secrets from OC's best wine educators.
“Wine, Like Any Complex Field, Must Be Studied Systematically,
Beginning From the Essentials and Great Classics”
Course attendees meet Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30 PM in February to experience:
- Four interactive tasting seminars on the essentials of the world of wine.
- Training by experts in contrasting and blind tasting methodology—including over 45 typical wines.
Fun and fast-paced tasting presentation and discussion led by several seasoned educators.
- Understanding the difference between old world and new world, along with food pairing principles.
The Wine Elite Sommelier Company is offering a comprehensive presentation of their philosophy and findings about wine, in this four-part seminar.
After just four weeks, you’ll have a clear road map for the world of wine, many new skills, and an impressive array of wine tasting experience, covering all essential classics.
In addition to a set of course materials and reference resources, you’ll receive a copy of our Karen MacNeil’s renowned guide, The Wine Bible.
Time: Classes begin Tuesday, February 3rd from 6:00 PM to 8:30PM at the Wine Cellar Club in Irvine, and will continue to meet weekly until the end of the month.
Cost: This four-week intensive course, including wines, cheese and course materials, is priced at $479.
Our Guarantee: If for any reason you decide during the first session that the course is not for you, we’ll gladly give you a prorated refund for the remaining sessions — no questions asked. You can even keep your free copy of The Wine Bible.
Reserve your place now, or request the detailed syllabus.
For more information, call 858-779-4125 or write to Joey@WineElite.org for more information, or buy the ticket here on eventbrite. Our team will be in touch with you on the same day.
Systematic Wine Appreciation is directed by Jörn “Joey” Kleinhans, owner of the Wine Elite Sommelier Company, Southern California’s premier provider of sommelier-guided wine tasting experiences to high-end private, corporate and hospitality industry clients. You will benefit from 3 different instructors in this course, each one a graduate from one of the 3 major credential organizations. For more about Wine Elite, visit us at www.WineElite.org.
All the following wines will be tasted and analyzed during this course:
Malbec from Mendoza
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley
Carmenere from Colchagua
Pinot Noir from Burgundy
Cabenet Franc from Loire, France
Chardonnay from Chablis or Burgundy
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Nebbiolo from Barolo, Italy
Sangiovese from Chianti, Italy
Sauvignon from New Zealand
Torrontes from Argentina
Shiraz from Australia
Zinfandel from Sonoma
Petite Sirah from Paso Robles
Chardonnay from Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux, France
Merlot from Bordeaux, France
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Syrah from Northern Rhone, France
Sauvignon from Loire Valley, France
Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France
Rose from Provence
Rose from Tavel
Sangiovese from Brunello, Italy
Viognier from Northern Rhone
Corvina from Amarone della Valpolicella
Pinot Noir from Oregon
Tempranillo from Rioja Gran Reserva
Merlot from Washington
Garnacha from Priorato
Zinfandel from Paso Robles
Pinot Noir from Carneros
Pinotage from South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
Pinot Noir from Martinborough
Gamay from Beaujolais Cru
Barbera from Piemonte
Grenache from Southern Rhone
Chenin Blanc from Vouvray
Albarino from Rias Baixas
Pinot Gris from Alsace
Cava from Spain
Prosecco from Emilia Romagna
Chardonnay from Champagne
Asti from Piemonte
Moscato D'Asti from Piemonte
Mourvedre from Bandol
Lambrusco from Italy
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The Wine Elite Sommelier Company
The Wine Elite Sommelier Company is America’s final destination for serious wine lovers. Our entertaining wine seminars are dedicated to tasting high-quality wines from around the world, with a systematic and long-lasting educational approach.
What recent past attendees thought:
"I thought the course was VERY INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING! I am a wine novice, just casually enjoyed wine, and had next to no knowledge…..I felt it gave so much information and I am totally hooked, and want to keep learning! – I will definitely take it again, or the certification course. I am also going to refer a few friends."
"I really enjoyed the class. I had been looking for some sort of low pressure, fun sommelier educational class for over a year and I feel so fortunate to have come across your class. I thought things were organized and ran very well. I liked how fast paced and extremely educational it was. I am impressed with how much I learned in such a short time period. Thank you for doing a great job!"