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The Magic of Madeira

at The Wine Smarties - Sorento Valley 9550 Waples St Ste 115, San Diego, California 92121

I love these wines! They are virtually indestructible and so interesting! In this class we will explore the deep history of this style and taste the top examples and learn about cooked wine! Do not be mistaken, these are highly complex and fascinating wines. We will be trying the classic grapes: Sercial, Verdelho, Bual, and Malmsey including one aged...

Thursday Oct 24th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Producer Focus Gaja

at The Wine Smarties - Sorento Valley 9550 Waples St Ste 115, San Diego, California 92121

World famous for traveling around the world doing his own marketing, Angelo Gaja is a legend. He is pioneer and true magician with wine. We will be exploring his wines from both Brunello di Montalcino and Barbaresco. We will also be tasting some older wines which is very exciting including; 1996 and 1998 from Brunello, and a few younger wines from...

Thursday Oct 17th, 6pm - 7:30pm

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Priorat vs Chateauneuf du Pape Blind Tasting

at The Wine Smarties - Sorento Valley 9550 Waples St Ste 115, San Diego, California 92121

Priorat vs Chateauneuf du Pape Blind Tasting Yes, these wine regions make wines that are quite different, but both based on Grenache. In this exciting class we will be tasting the top wines and producers from both regions including; Clos Abella, Clos Mogador, Clos Erasmus, Clos de Pape, Beaucastel, and Janasse.

Thursday Nov 7th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Graham’s Vintage Port

at The Wine Smarties - Sorento Valley 9550 Waples St Ste 115, San Diego, California 92121

Many of my students know how much I love vintage ports!   Wow!   The complexity, concentration, and magic that they show with 20+ years of age is truly special- and worth experiencing! This will be the first of the 5 part series focusing on Iconic Producers, regions and styles around the world.   Here is the proposed...

Thursday Dec 5th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Handmade Gnocchi with Classic Sauces

at CocuSocial Cooking Classes - Little Italy 2137 Pacific Hwy Ste A, San Diego, California 92101

In this hands-on cooking class, you will learn to make two different kinds of pasta: gnocchi and gnudi -- tiny delicious dumplings made with potatoes or ricotta. We’ll also make two sauces: a nutty brown butter sage parmesan sauce as well as homemade pesto sauce to pair with our freshly made gnocchi and gnudi.  Chef Angela, an authentic Italian...

Sunday Nov 3rd, 5pm - 7pm

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Components of White Wines 101

at The Wine Smarties - Sorento Valley 9550 Waples St Ste 115, San Diego, California 92121

This class is designed to deepen your understanding and ability to taste white wines. There seems to be confusion among novice wine drinkers who are uninformed about the different styles of whites available in the world. In this class we will be tasting wines you may have never tried or even have heard of and teach you how to break down a white wine,...

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$41

Beyond the Fruit

at The Wine Smarties - Sorento Valley 9550 Waples St Ste 115, San Diego, California 92121

In this class we will be looking beyond the fruit flavors to learn how to improve our tasting skills based on observing how winemaking, climate, and quality impact the wine and its’ structure.

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$41

Components of Red Wines 101

at The Wine Smarties - Sorento Valley 9550 Waples St Ste 115, San Diego, California 92121

Similar to the components of white class, we will be breaking down red wines to dial down our understanding of tannins, acidity, body, alcohol, the use of oak and how the assess overall quality and flavor complexity. 

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$41

Hermitage vs Cote Rotie Blind Tasting

at The Wine Smarties - Sorento Valley 9550 Waples St Ste 115, San Diego, California 92121

We are going to be tasting some the iconic producers including Chave, Jabolet, Guigal and Chapoutier from the northern Rhone while comparing and contrasting styles between Cote Rotie and Hermitage.   We will be tasting some big hitters and legendary vineyards including;  Chave 2007,  La Chapelle 2004,  Chapoutier 1990,...

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$275

Willamette vs Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs

at The Wine Smarties - Sorento Valley 9550 Waples St Ste 115, San Diego, California 92121

Willamette vs Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs-Blind Tasting In this class we are going to explore top producers like Ted Lemon of Littorai, Domaine Drouhin, Cristom, and Williams Seylem blind. We will be nailing down our markers for the 2 regions AND tasting some of the top wines and producers in the region.

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$105

The Language of Wine 101: White Wines

at The Wine Smarties - Sorento Valley 9550 Waples St Ste 115, San Diego, California 92121

In this class we will be helping you learn how to describe wine professionally.  We will be exploring different styles of wine wine with our palates while practicing the language of white wines (acid balance, sweetness, mouthfeel, fruit character, phenolics). 

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$36

French Wine Scholar Certification Program (FWS)

at The Wine Smarties - Sorento Valley 9550 Waples St Ste 115, San Diego, California 92121

The French Wine Scholar program is an official certification course of study designed by the Wine Scholar Guild to provide current, accurate information on the wine regions of France and validate proficiency in the Wines of France. It is endorsed by Wines of France/French National Wine Office and is taught by licensed French Wine Scholar Instructors....

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$1,133

6 sessions

Wine Blending

at BK Cellars Urban Winery - Escondido 2225 Barham Dr Ste D, Escondido, California 92029

Even though red wine blends have been around for years, it wasn't until fairly recently that red wine blends have become commonly accepted and celebrated wines. Red wine blends are on track to sell more, by volume, than single varietal (100%) Pinot Noir or Merlot wines. Why? And how do winemakers make wine blends? Explore your inner-winemaker, and...

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$89

Taste for Quality 101

at The Wine Smarties - Sorento Valley 9550 Waples St Ste 115, San Diego, California 92121

In this class we will exploring how to perceive and correctly assess the quality of a wine from a professional deductive-reasoning perspective.  Come and be surprised! We will also be exploring how price weaves into the assessment, if at all.

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$63

Mixology Workshop

at Gaslamp Bartending School - Kearny Mesa 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #202, San Diego, California 92111

Drink For Home And The Bar! Take your skills to the next level!  For current bartenders to people that just want to make some fun drinks at home. 

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$150
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