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Understanding the Essential Wines of the World: Live Online Tasting Course

The Wine Elite Sommelier Company

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"The Essential Wines of the World" -- July 2014

A Live (Online) Interactive Wine Tasting Course with Sommelier Jörn Kleinhans

Attention Wine Enthusiasts and Restaurant Professionals:

Would you like to learn more about the great wines of the world -- tasting wines from top regions, guided by knowledgeable wine experts?

Do you live in a region of the United States that makes pursuing systematic wine education and attending wine appreciation events difficult?

Would you like to have close instruction on wine appreciation from certified experts, in the comfort of your own home, without going to the expense of sourcing wines and paying for a live educator?

In our upcoming course, “The Essential Wines of the World,” enthusiasts from around the United States will come together in an online forum to taste some of the most important wines of the world together. Not just the same wine types, but the very same wines the instructor will discuss in detail.

Here’s how it works: When you enroll in the course, we’ll point you to partnering retailers that have the exact wine tasting line-ip ready for your order. Ordering all wines will be less than $300. We’ll also send you course materials, key reference resources, and other valuable wine information, including the market-leading Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil.


This innovative live seminar is designed to be a fast-paced, fun and effective kick-starter for novices and experienced wine tasters alike, to learn better methods of discerning important wines from one another, for greater personal enjoyment -- or to launch a professional career as a sommelier in a high-end restaurant.

For more experienced drinkers and collectors, this will provide a highly valuable “industry insider’s” view, with many wine buying, storage and drinking tips that can enhance your enjoyment of wine and save you huge amounts of mis-spent time and money from common mistakes made by hobbyist collectors.

Course attendees will log in via laptop, tablet or computer on  Saturday afternoons this July 2014 to experience

  • Three interactive 3-hour tasting seminars on the essentials of the world of wine.
  • 18 specific wines of importance, to cover the essential wine styles around the globe. (These wines are listed below.) For the price of one attendee, family and friends can enjoy the seminar from the comfort of your home, tasting and analyzing the wines along with the sommelier. (This can be a very fun weekly Saturday get-together for friends and families with busy work schedules.)
  • Training by experts in blind tasting methodology—with wines of highest regional “typicity” (a concept we’ll discuss in detail in the course).
  • If you are interested in beginning a professional career as a sommelier, we will help you choose among the major certification programs, such as the Society of Wine Educators and the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, with independent advice based on your goals. We’ll help you get to know the certification pathway before committing time and money to it. Our instructor team includes graduates from all key certification programs.

After just three weeks, you’ll have a clear road map for easily navigating the complex world of wine, and you’ll be able to look forward to a future of significantly enhanced wine appreciation. You’ll learn skills and etiquette for enjoying wine in any social or business setting, and wield an impressive array of knowledge.

The Wine Bible

In addition to a binder full of valuable course materials and information (alone worth the price of admission), you’ll receive a copy of Karen MacNeil’s renowned encyclopedia of wine, The Wine Bible

Time: Three subsequent Saturdays in July, starting on July 12th at 1pm PDT, 2pm MDT, 3pm CDT. Each seminar will last 3 hours.

Cost: This three-week intensive course is priced at $289.

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 pro-rated refund for the tuition of the remaining sessions—no hard feelings, no questions asked. You can put the wines to use entertaining friends and family, and you can keep The Wine Bible and all of the course materials and information resources as a gift from us.

For more information, call 310 467 5582 or write to  

Our team will be in touch with you on the same day to schedule delivery for your materials and send you the online seminar link.


Joey Kleinhans

The Wine Elite Sommelier Training Academy is directed by Jörn “Joey” Kleinhans

Jörn is a working sommelier and national authority on Sommelier-Guided Wine Tasting Experiences. Most speeches and wine education seminars are delivered to many private collectors and Fortune 500 corporations at meetings and conferences, often with live tastings for all attendees.


Thousands of people have enjoyed these systematic presentations that deliver the essential skills for higher wine enjoyment that last a lifetime.

You can listen to Jörn’s latest interview with GrapeRadio to learn about his acclaimed tasting philosophy.

For more about the Wine Elite Sommelier Company, visit us at


All of the following wines will be provided, and tasted/analyzed together during this course. Each student will have the same wines as the instructor during the presentation.


1.        Riesling from Mosel, Germany

2.        Sauvignon Blanc from Loire Valley, France

3.      Gewürztraminer from Alsace, France

4.      Chardonnay from Napa Valley, USA

5.      Rosé from Provence, France

6.      Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

7.        Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, USA

8.        Carmenere from Colchagua, Chile

9.        Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France

10. Cabernet Franc from Loire, France

11. Nebbiolo from Barolo, Italy

12. Sangiovese from Chianti, Italy

13. Shiraz from Barossa, Australia

14. Zinfandel from Paso Robles, USA

15. Petite Sirah from Paso Robles, USA

16. Gamay from Beaujolais, France

17. Syrah from Northern Rhone, France

18. Merlot from Washington, USA

Have questions about Understanding the Essential Wines of the World: Live Online Tasting Course? Contact The Wine Elite Sommelier Company


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!"


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