WINE HOUSE NAMED ONE OF THE "WORLD'S BEST WINE SHOPS" BY FOOD & WINE!
The Wine House is thrilled to be named one of ten of the “World’s Best Wine Shops” by Food & Wine! In addition to being described as a “wine geek’s dream destination” with modest markups and excellent small-production offerings, we were noted for having “an impressive lineup of classes.” Here are our current offerings! SUMMARY OF UPCOMING WINE HOUSE CLASSES AND EVENTS (APRIL 15) Marqués de Murrieta Wine DinnerWAITLIST Tuesday, April 18, $95 (all inclusive)
Join us for an intimate four-course wine dinner featuring the wines of Marqués de Murrieta in Addie’s Place. Marqués de Murrieta is named after Luciano de Murrieta, one of the founding fathers of modern Rioja winemaking, who established the estate in 1852 in the world-renowned Rioja region of Spain. Enjoy an exquisite four-course dinner paired with wines from this celebrated estate for ONLY $95! This event is sold out, but we do have a waitlist.
Join us and taste the great wines of Cobb Winery with one of our favorite winemakers, Ross Cobb!
Food & Wine Magazine "For Pinot Noir fanatics, winemaker Ross Cobb is making some of the best Sonoma Coast Pinot I came across all year… they're truly impressive wines." - Ray Isle In 2001, two generations of the Cobb family came together to explore a shared passion for pinot noir with the founding of Cobb Wines. Focused exclusively on crafting single-vineyard, Sonoma Coast pinot noirs, Cobb Wines combines the winegrowing expertise of David Cobb-one of the pioneers of pinot noir viticulture on the far Sonoma Coast-with the winemaking talents of his son, noted pinot noir specialist Ross Cobb.
Wines being poured: 2014 Cobb Wines Pinot Noir Coastlands 1906 Pommard Sonoma Coast ($79) 2014 Cobb Wines Pinot Noir Emmaline Ann Sonoma Coast
($67) 2014 Cobb Wines Pinot Noir Jack Hill Sonoma Coast ($67) 2013 Cobb Wines Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak Sonoma Coast ($67) 2013 Cobb Wines Pinot Noir Coastlands Sonoma Coast ($67) Imported Cheese and Crackers will be served by Upstairs 2
An Evening of Wine For Wildlife: Wine, Cuisine and Photography - A Benefit for the African Wildlife Foundation
Explore the culinary culture and discover the tradition of "Braai and Sundowners" (grilled meat with wine at sunset). This event combines wine, food and art - sample different wines, paired with 3 courses of cuisine (including grilled meat), all while enjoying the visually stunning wildlife and landscape photography of South Africa. It will be ALMOST as good as being there.
There will also be a silent auction of Wildlife/Landscape Photography to benefit The African Wildlife Foundation. Seating is
extremely limited - reserve your space now.
Highlights of this event include:
Enjoy a variety of curated South African wines paired with a delicious three course dinner.
View stunning photography from various locations throughout Africa.
Learn about the African Wildlife Foundation's mission to ensure that wildlife and wild lands thrive in modern
Get an overview of real safari experiences and destinations.
Win fantastic door prizes.
Receive exclusive discounts on wines featured at the event.
Participate in a silent auction of African wildlife photographs.
This class was previously named Absolute Beginning Wine Appreciation, but that title limited the participants to people who knew that didn't know the basics of wine. Truth be told, there is a lot of fundamental information about wine that most people have just skipped over in order to get to the drinking part! So whether an absolute beginner or hardened vet, this class will teach you something you didn't know or at least were not sure of in the complex, wonderful world of wine.
While based on the information
offered in Absolute Beginners, this is a newly structured Power Point type of class presented along with nine great wines to illustrate the information. The most heard comments after this class are usually along the lines of "I've been drinking wine for 15 years, going tasting in Santa Barbara and Napa, etc, and I learned more about wine in the first 20 minutes of this class than I did in all that time!"
Join Tasting & Seminars Director JB Severin for an entertaining revelation.
In-Store Tasting of Rossignol Burgundies With Owner and Winemaker Nicolas Rossignol
We are thrilled to welcome Owner and Winemaker Nicolas Rossignol for an intimate in-store tasting of EIGHT of his delicious, highly-acclaimed and highly sought-after wines. Jim visited the domaine a couple
of years ago, and fell in love with the brilliant wines that come in at very sensible prices. We only get a tiny allocation of these wines because production is miniscule, and rarely do we get a visit from the owner and winemaker! Described as “one of the best examples of a new generation of Burgundy wine makers whose great wines lie in the future rather than the past,” Nicolas’ wines are brilliant, and his prices have not (yet) hit the stratosphere. Now is the time to taste and buy them!
It’s no secret that we are avid whisk/e/y fans here at The Wine House which is why we are excited to announce the third installment of our successful, 2017 Whiskies of the World series, Whiskies of Asia. This event will be a walk-around tasting featuring some of the best whiskies coming out of Japan, India and Taiwan. Includes Asian inspired appetizers.
We recommend using Lyft/Uber as there will be over 10 whiskies to taste!
We are thrilled to welcome Paul Brajkovich, Sales & Marketing Director at Kumeu River, for a spectacular four-course wine dinner featuring the critically acclaimed wines of Kumeu River in Upstairs 2. The Brajkovichs, owners of the Kumeu River Winery, are nationally recognized as a founding family of the New
Zealand wine industry, and the current generation are internationally recognized as producing world class Chardonnay. Kumeu River Chardonnays have been named to The Wine Advocate’s 50 Best New Releases from 2015 and Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list.
Two courses of the dinner will pair library releases of Kumeu River’s elegant Burgundian-style vineyard-designated Chardonnays next to current releases so that guests can experience the evolution of these sublime wines.
“If you can taste history, duty, and family pride in a glass, it’s there in the Kumeu River Chardonnays...now producing some of New
Zealand’s greatest Chardonnays, not to mention the world’s.” - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, M.W., Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Enjoy an exquisite four-course dinner paired with wines from this celebrated estate for $135 all inclusive. Click here for menu and wine pairings.
Join us for a great evening of Tequila! Tequila 101 presented by 1 2 3 Organic Tequila. Join tequila expert and brand ambassador Damian Antigua, who will be extolling the virtues of the various styles and regions of tequila. Sample terrific products from 1 2 3 Organic Tequila, Karma Tequila and others. Includes chips and salsa.
The Wines of Piedmont The Third of a Six-Part Educational Series on Italy's Most Important Regions
The Wine House is delighted to partner with Dalla Terra (Italian Winery Direct Importer) to present a six-part educational series covering Italy’s most important wine regions – including well-known favorites as well as the most exciting up-and-coming areas. The course will take place once a month on the 2nd Monday of the month. Participants will journey across Italy learning about historical events and outside influences, appellation breakdowns, native grape varieties, while
tasting wines specific to the regions.
Italy is one of the most interesting countries for wine, but Italy can be intimidating, as it is vast, regionally specific, with tremendous diversity! This series gives you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of each region in particular, and the entire country as a whole. This series is led by Diego Meraviglia, Vice President & Director Of Education of North American Sommelier Association, who was born and raised in Northern Piedmont. Diego’s passion, educational technique and
experience gives you a whole new perspective on one of the most beloved wine countries. You will leave this course excited and inspired to learn and taste more!
This month, in the third class of the series, we journey to the Piedmont region.
(remaining classes): May 8:Piedmont (waitlist) June 12: Abruzzo, Le Marche, Emilia Romagna July 10: Alto Adige & Friuli September 11: Tuscany
You've heard of the Anderson Valley, Atlas Peak and Alsace, but what if you were offered an Apremont? I'll bet you've tried a Viognier; you may have tasted Vernaccia; but have you ever opened a Vespolina? Tannat from Montevideo; Kekfrankos from Hungary; what about Aglianico from....Paso Robles?!?!?! With a few classic exceptions, the world of wine is limited to little more than the winemaker's palate and imagination, and the grapes they can get their hands on. Join your host Daniel Guajardo as we explore some of the world's lesser known grapes and regions and discover just what you might be missing!
Classes: Saturdays, May 13, 20, 27, June 10 Class & Exam: Sunday, June 25 (there will also be an option to take the exam in July) When: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM Where: Addie's Place, private room adjacent to Upstairs 2 Restaurant above The Wine House
The Wine House has launched the new and updated French Wine Scholar (FWS) curriculum. The course is taught by the experienced academic team that manages the WSET Level 4 Diploma program in Los Angeles. All instructors hold the FWS, DWS or MW certifications.
The French Wine Scholar Study and Certification program provides current, accurate and in-depth information on the wines and wine regions of France. Developed and administrated by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. Students of wine who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam will earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) post-nominal (e.g., John
Smith, FWS). The exam is given in multiple-choice format. There are 100 questions covering all of the wine regions of France. Passing score is 75. Students must be at least 21 years of age.
When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 (9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, including exam) Where: Addie's Place, private room adjacent to Upstairs 2 Restaurant above The Wine House
The Wine House is pleased to offer the WSET Level 1 Foundation course! A suggested prerequisite for the WSET Level 2 Intermediate course, this is an entry-level course in which students learn the basics of wine in a format specially designed for those with no previous wine knowledge. It is ideal for consumers or
those new to wine, and focuses on the main styles of wines available, tasting technique, wine and food pairing as well as wine service and storage. The class consists of a session of 6 hours that concludes with a short 30-question multiple-choice exam of 45 minutes. Successful candidates receive the internationally-recognized WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines.
WSET Level 1 Foundation is strongly recommended for those who have little training in or knowledge of wine. Those who already have a good foundation of wine knowledge may begin with WSET Level 2 Intermediate course.
The WSET L1 Foundation Course includes: 6 tuition hours (including exam), printed study guide, tasting of 10 wines, food pairing exercises, exam fee, certificate and lapel pin to successful candidates. Click here for more information about WSET L1 Foundation Course including the course synopsis.
Come spend a lovely afternoon at The Wine House and we will introduce you to over 30 glorious and stunning rosés. The Wine House staffers have combed through all the new releases and picked their personal favorites,old and new world!
This is the ultimate chance to taste some of the most allocated, up-and-coming and artisanal rosés on the market. Break out of your shell and experience revolutionary trendsetters as well as some
of the most rare and legendary rosés available. We guarantee you will discover new favorites and experience rosés in ways you never thought possible.
Space is extremely limited to keep the rosé intimacy alive. Don't be left out!
Gourmet rosé food pairings will be served.
WSET Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Wine
In Three Parts Saturdays, June 17, 24 and Sunday June 25 (Class & Exam)
When: Saturdays, June 17, 24 and Sunday, 25, 2017 (9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, including exam) Where: Addie's Place, private room adjacent to Upstairs 2 Restaurant above The Wine House Recommended Prerequisite: WSET Level 1 Foundation in Wine Certificate
The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Intermediate Certificate
course is intended as vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry but who have little previous knowledge of the broad range of alcoholic beverages available. The qualification is suitable wherever a good level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies. The WSET Intermediate Certificate course is also appropriate for those not employed in the drinks industry but who want a serious education in wine, and wish to broaden their knowledge in a structured way. Wine tasting is a part of every class. The WSET recommends that students complete at least 14 hours of personal study outside the classroom hours during their course of study.
Click here for more information about WSET Level 2 Intermediate course.