Wine is a fascinating beverage that has been made for thousands of years and enjoyed by many, many cultures. It's a symbol of status, wealth, friendship, and celebration. Due to wine's lengthy history and the vast amount of styles of wine available, it can be overwhelming and frustrating learning more about this amazing beverage. This frustration has been exacerbated by some wine professionals who have treated wine as an exclusive club excluding all but a few. This isn't how it should be! Wine is for pleasure and enjoyment. As I always say, "Drink what YOU like!"
Allow me to guide you in your wine education to enhance your enjoyment of this amazing drink.
I have several classes on how to pair wine and different foods, classes tasting wines to determine what styles you like best and be able to buy with confidence, and classes on wine grapes and regions to allow you to explore new wines you may like. Contact me today to schedule a class or follow me on social media to find a class near you. Cheers!
Never wonder again which wine to serve at your next dinner party. In this class I break down the individual components in wine & food and teach you the techniques you need to successfully pair food & wine. Get ready to try lots of food and wine in this fun and hands on class!
Ever wonder why you like one wine or dislike another? Are you excited to bring a new bottle of wine home from the store only to find you don't like it and don't want to finish it? In this class I break down individual components in the wine, how to identify and describe them. With this new knowledge you will be able to buy confidently; empowered to choose a wine you like.
Wine & cheese are classic pairings and go together like PB&J. However, there can be a little more to picking out the perfect cheese to pair with your favorite wine. In this class I will discuss which cheese pair best with different styles of wines.
The Italians have a saying- "You didn't drink too much wine; you just didn't eat enough food." There are over 350 wine grape varietals in Italy. This classic region has so much history and rich culture involving wine. Learn more about this fascinating region.
Spain has a long and rich history of wine making. From Rioja, to Cava, and Sherry, there are many unique and wonderful wines to discover. In this class you'll learn so much about the history and wonderful wines of Spain!
Never be intimidated by French Wines again! I'll cover the history, climate, and classic wine making regions in France. In this class you will also learn how wines are labeled and what that means to you when buying a French Wine.
Ahhhh bubbly! One of my absolute favorite styles of wine! So many to choose from... so little time. In this class you will learn about the different production methods, terminology, and some of the best and finest regions and producers to choose from.
What is a varietal? That's just a geeky way to say a specific grape from which wine is made. Are you a Cabernet Sauvignon fan? Or is Pinot Noir more your jam? Ever wonder why you like Sauvignon Blanc more than Chardonnay? In this class you pick the varietal (wine grape) you love the most or are the most curious about. We'll dive deep into the history and regions of your favorite wine grape and try some of the best samples.
Do you have a favorite wine region? Or have you wanted to branch out and try a wine from a new place? In these classes you pick the region to focus on and I will delve into the history, culture, climate, and everything that makes that region unique. We'll even work on food pairings together to enhance the experience. Go on an adventure to another region from the comfort of your own home.
Enjoy a private, fine dining experience in the comfort of your own home! This is a great option to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Menu and pricing varies. Click the learn more button to inquire.
Honeysuckle Picnics and I have teamed up for a unique event. Enjoy a Sommelier led wine tasting with one white wine and one red wine with Honeysuckle Picnics. This luxurious experience includes designed table-scape, candles, greenery, sparkling water, beautiful place settings, blankets, games, sparkling water, and cozy pillows. The package also includes customized sandwiches for 4.
Includes class materials for learning, and lots of fun and laughs!
Includes class materials, 3 fine cheeses, lots of tasting, and tips on building a perfect charcuterie board.
Includes class materials, small plate to nibble on while pairing, and loads of fun!
*Wines not included
Click the "Book Now" button on the class topic you are interested in. This will open an email box. Email your preferred date. I'll confirm your date and discuss a wine budget for your class. Once you have settled on a budget for your wines, I'll send over a list of wines to purchase for the class. You can either purchase at your preferred wine source or I can recommend where to purchase the wines.
Classes are typically 1.5 hours long and you'll taste through 4-6 wines. Each class includes a small palate cleansing snack along with all teaching materials except wine. Federal and local laws prohibit me from providing the wine. Wine & Cheese pairing class includes 1 oz taste per person of 5 cheeses. Wine & Food Pairing class includes a small plate of 5 different foods to practice pairing with. All other food is supplied by host. I'm happy to provide food pairing suggestions if you'd like to provide more snacks for your guests.
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I am a certified American Wine Expert and a Sherry Wine Specialist. I hold a Level 2 award in Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and a Level 3 award in Wines. I'm currently a WSET Diploma Candidate. WSET is highly regarded within the wine community. When I'm not studying winemaking or touring a vineyard, I'm with my family hiking, camping, and just enjoying time together.
Post Falls, Idaho 83854, United States
Phone: 208-640-9351 or click below to send me a message
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