Private Sommelier Events​​
  • Looking for a unique way to host your next party or get together?  Let us come to you.
  • We can help with small intimate tastings, large parties or company events.
  • We provide the wine, glassware, and sommelier serivces for your event.
  • We can tailor our services to fit your individual style and budget. 
  • Contact us to schedule a free consultation regarding your next event. 

      Private Classes
  • We offer private wine and spirits education classes and tastings for businesses and for thosewho want to enjoy wine in a private location.  
  
      
      Standard Classes:

        Food & Wine Pairing
  • Become the ultimate host - Discover which wines pair well with particular dishes.
  • Learn how food and wine interact together and how pairing the perfect wine to your favorite dish can enhance your ​dining experience.
  • Is the common saying, white wines are for fish and red wines are for beef really true?
  • How to pair dishes high in sugar, fat, spice or acid to wines that are high in tannin, alcohol, acid or sugar.
 
       Wine 101: Exploring Grapes, Regions and Styles
  • Are you interested in wine but don't know much about it?
  • Do you want to explore new grape varieties or wine regions but don't know where to start?
  • Do you simply want to feel confident when selecting a glass of wine in a restaurant?
  • We will guide you though the basics of wine, wine regions and styles of wine.  
  • Learn to taste wine like a pro and evaluate wine.

       Wines of the Pacific Northwest
  •  Are you looking to explore wines from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana?
  • Are you interested in learning about the role climate has to play in terms of the flavor profile of wines?
  • We will educate you about the nuances of these wine regions.
  • We will explore Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Red Blends, hybrids and other cool climate varieties.

       Wine Blending Seminar
  •  Have you dreamed of becomming a winemaker? 
  • Do you simply enjoy learning about new blends?
  • We will explore the characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec and the role they play in a blend.
  • You will have the chance to sample each varietal on it's own and then create your own Meritage blend.
 
       Wine 201: Beyond the Basics
  • Terroir concept
  • Viticulture & the important aspects of growing grapes
  • Harvest, crush & vinification
  • Maturation & blending wine
  • Tasting & evaluating wine like a pro
 
 Contact us to get started or to get a quote:
 
 
 

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