$29 for a Wine Class with Cheese Pairing from Drinking Outside the Box at Thalia Studio ($68 Value)

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$29 for a Wine Class with Cheese Pairing ($68 Value)

Restaurant industry veteran Sarah Newman walks students through grape varieties, wine etiquette, and wine vocabulary while they sip on six vinos (three reds, three whites) curated by Sarah and paired with cheese selections such as blue cheese, goat cheese, and cheddar or gouda.

Drinking Outside the Box

After holding several jobs across the New York restaurant scene, Sarah Newman decided it was time to fly solo and opened Drinking Outside the Box, a program designed to cultivate students' passion for wine through knowledge and understanding. By learning restaurant wine etiquette, attendees become comfortable with discussing and ordering bottles, leading them to make sound decisions at future dinners. Throughout the lesson, Sarah offers sips from a flight of wines she curated, with cheese samples to complement the styles' specific flavors. Students leave her classes with an enhanced wine vocabulary, granting them the ability to speak fluently with both sommeliers and gossipy grape vines.

Drinking Outside the Box

Actress and self-proclaimed wine enthusiast Amanda Ladd owns and teaches at Drinking Outside the Box, a program designed to cultivate students' passion for wine through knowledge and understanding. By learning restaurant wine etiquette, attendees become comfortable with discussing and ordering bottles, leading them to make sound decisions at future dinners. Throughout the lesson, instructors offer sips from a curated flight of wines, with cheese samples to complement the styles' specific flavors. Students leave classes with an enhanced wine vocabulary that grants them the ability to speak fluently with both sommeliers and gossipy grapevines. Amanda's expertise also extends beyond the vineyard and into the paddy; her sushi-and-sake tasting sessions introduce students to the nuances and lore of Japan's distinctive rice wine.

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    Upper West Side

    2537 Broadway

    New York, New York 10025

    646-784-6298

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In a Nutshell

Veteran instructor leads students through wine knowledge & etiquette with her own curated wine list & cheese samples

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 3rd, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; classes begin 4/15/12. Subject to availability. Must be 21 or older. Valid only for classes on Sundays at 5 p.m. Alcohol not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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