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2019 Spring/Summer Class Schedule

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Much Maligned Grapes Class 4: Riesling

May 21st from 5:30-6:30

Think all Riesling is sweet? Think again! Explore the grape many Sommeliers consider their favorite.

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 Wine Essentials Class

May 22nd from 5:30-6:30

Learn about grape varietals, food pairing, serving temperature and wine "lingo" in this intro to wine class.

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Money, Mayhem, Murder: The Darkest Side of Wine

We think of wine as celebration and fond memories with friends and family. But for several millennia, wine has been a part of a darker world. This course will tell tales of how wine was instrumental in major cases of fraud, deceit, murder and grabs for power. You will sip wines similar to those used in these capers while you cross into the dark side.

$30 per class or $75 for all three classes!

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Class 1: Money

This class will examine the financial crimes committed in the world of wine. Theft, Ponzi Schemes, arson and counterfeit wine will be covered in this class.

June 13th from 5:00-7:00

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Class 2: Mayhem

The “Wine Mafia”in France, wine terrorists, a scandal that tanked an entire country's wine program, a wine bottle brawl at 30,000 feet and why you should never mess with Chateau Cheyval Blanc.

June 20th from 5:00-7:00

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Class 3: Murder

Murders and poisons in the world of wine. The Borgias, Rasputin, a Sicilian who helped women murder their husbands and a modern day murder–suicide in Napa Valley.

June 27th from 5:00-7:00

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