90-Minute Taste Like a Pro Class or 2.5-Hour Intro to Wine Class at Discover Wine & Spirits Academy (58% Off)

San Francisco

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In a Nutshell

Instructors introduce wine history and winemaking techniques or tasting terms and etiquette before leading students in a tasting

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 21 or older. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Taste Like a Pro class helps students discern their taste preferences by covering proper wine etiquette, wine characteristics, tasting terms, and the aging process. Instructors also lead a tasting of 6–10 wines.

In Wine 101, instructors expound on topics such as the history of wine, the winemaking and aging process, characteristics of different grapes, wine-tasting terminology, and the art of pairing wine with food. During the class, they also guide participants in a tasting of 10–12 different wines.

Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

Students swirl the wine in their glasses, scrutinizing the legs that form and inhaling the fragrances before taking slow, calculated sips. They hold the wine in their mouths, blindly matching the wine's notes and overtones to the 70–80 international wines they've tasted during the 30-hour advanced Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certification course. In classes such as these, the instructors at Discover Wine & Spirits Academy—many of whom hold DWS (Diploma Wine and Spirits) and WSET certifications—foster a supportive but challenging atmosphere, either by sparking complex discussions or slowly filling the room with wine. Those not training for certification helm a Wine 101 class that unveils the basics of wine history, tasting terminology, and food and wine pairing. They also lead daylong classes on specific regions to uncover the varied flavors of Argentinean wines, explore the Old-World winemaking traditions of France, or try to relate to the fatalistic neorealism of Italian wines.

Customer Reviews

This class was informative and fun.
Angela R. · July 4, 2016
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    San Francisco, CA 94118


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