The Wine House is thrilled to be named one of ten of the World’s Best Wine Shops in 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!


DoctorWine’s (Daniele Cernilli) Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine Book Signing and Tasting
Tuesday, August 22, $65 (Includes a copy of the book!

In-Store Tasting of Alexander Murray Scotch Whiskies with National Brand Ambassador, Cameron Johnston *NEW*
Wednesday, August 23, $35

Sherry Master Class and Tasting
Thursday, August 24, $79

Italian Wine Specialist Certificate in Five Parts
Sunday, August 26, $650

In-Store Tasting of Artisanal American Whiskies
Wednesday, August 30, $30

In-Store Tasting of the Wines of Emidio Pepe with Chiara De Iulis Pepe *NEW*
Friday, September 8, $39

Introduction to Whisk(e)y 
Friday, September 8, $60

The Wines of Tuscany, The Sixth of a Six Part Educational Series on Italy’s Most Important Regions
Monday, September 11, $40

WSET Level 2 Intermediate Certificate
Tuesdays and Saturdays, beginning September 12, $750

The Wide World of Wines
Thursday, September 14, $53

What You Absolutely Need to Know About Wine
Monday, September 18, $53

In-Store Tasting of the Wines of Le Macchiole *NEW*
Monday, September 25, $35
In-Store Tasting of Asian Whiskies
Wednesday, October 4, $50

Scotch: Introduction to Single Malt Whisky
Friday, October 6, $75

Bordeaux Master Class and Tasting
Sunday, October 8, $260

WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate
Wednesdays and Saturdays, beginning October 11, $1250

Scroll down for details on these classes that are coming up soon... or click below to see ALL Wine House classes and events!

DoctorWine’s (Daniele Cernilli) Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine Book Signing and Tasting
Tuesday, August 22

7:15 to 9:00 PM
Upstairs 2 Restaurant
Includes a copy of the book!
Come meet Daniele Cernilli, aka DoctorWine, highly acclaimed international wine critic on Italian wine, is the man behind this new wine Guide dedicated entirely to Italian wines. Daniele Cernilli was one of the founders of Gambero Rosso and for 24 years edited the Gambero Rosso – Slow Food and Wine Guide. During his long career, he has tasted, evaluated and classified about 150,000 wines and invented the famous "Three Glasses" classification system. He then created the web magazine "DoctorWine" that rapidly became one of the landmarks of the wine world.

His new Guide Book, which you will receive at this wonderful event, is considered trustworthy because it is written by a great, historic name in wine criticism. Easy to understand, it gives guidance in the extremely broad panorama of Italian wines selecting those that most represent their winery (from the historic ones to the most interesting newcomers). Accurate and exhaustive without using abstruse terms known just to experts, "The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine 2017" is an essential resource.

We are thrilled that Daniele Cernilli is coming to The Wine House with a small group of very well-known Italian wineries who represent a selection of his favorite wines. In the past 20 years there has been a renaissance of Italian wines. Italy, as a wine producing country, went through a great transformation in both viti and viniculture techniques. During this time, great wines now worldly acclaimed came into the market and made everyone look at Italy from another perspective. Join Daniele Cernilli, who wants everyone to enjoy and fully understand the extent of these changes, as you taste through some of the best examples of Italian wine today.

The price of admission includes a copy of DoctorWine’s Guide Book (a $20 value)!

Passed appetizers will also be provided by Upstairs2 restaurant!

Participating wineries are:
Casanova di Neri from Tuscany/Montalcino
Querciabella from Tuscany/Chianti Classico
Velenosi from Marche
Bertani from Veneto/Amarone
Torre Rosazza from Friuli Venezia Giulia 
Feudo Maccari from Sicily
Pio Cesare from Piedmont

In-Store Tasting of Alexander Murray Scotch Whiskies
with National Brand Ambassador, Cameron Johnston

Wednesday, August 23

7:15 to 8:30 PM
Join us for the launch of Batch 5 of Andrew Murray's beautiful collection of aged scotch with National Brand Ambassador, Cameron Johnston! We will be tasting bottlings from some of Scotland’s finest producers including Caol Ila, Glenroths, Glen Moray, Bunnahabhain and Glenturret.

Alexander Murray is an independent, family owned bottler of Scotch whisky dedicated to the finest whisky at the most affordable price. Independence is important to them - it provides the freedom to innovate and create in line with their values. Over decades, they have built relationships with some of the most well-known distilleries in Scotland, and have access to some of the very best whiskies produced by these distilleries.

There will be special pricing during the tasting (while supplies last).

We recommend using Uber/Lyft. Space is limited!
Sherry Master Class and Tasting with Monica Marin
Thursday, August 24

6:30 to 9:30 PM
Addie's Place
This 3 hour Master Class and tasting will include an in depth presentation of the history, viticulture, vinification, styles and service of Sherry. Spanish native Monica Marin, DWS & Official Instructor of the Consejo Regulador of Jerez, will guide you through some of the world’s most amazing fortified wines. This advanced level class includes 3 hours tuition, educational material sponsored by Sherry’s Consejo Regulador and 9 wines.

72 hour cancellation policy applies for this event.

Italian Wine Specialist Certificate in Five Parts
Begins Saturday, August 26

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Addie's Place
Italian Wine Specialist Certificate in Five Parts: August 26, 27, September 9, 10 and (Exam) October 15, 2017 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Where: Addie’s Place, private room adjacent to Upstairs 2 Restaurant above The Wine House

The North American Sommelier Association (NASA) is proud to present the "Italian Wine Specialist" certification program recognized throughout the world. This course is designed from the "Associazione Italiana Sommelier" (AIS, or Italian Sommelier Association) curricula, recognized as the leading educational and consulting authority on Italian wines. The teachers are all native Italians and professionally Certified Sommeliers by the WSA (Worldwide Sommelier Association). The AIS was founded in 1965 and is the foremost authority in wine education and sommelier services. Globally, it is part of the WSA, the largest Sommelier Association in the world, known for its extremely high curriculum standards. The NASA, headquartered in Los Angeles, is affiliated with the WSA and has the right and exclusivity of using the AIS curricula to teach this course in the territory of North America.

This course consists of 24 hours of class time, including tasting, plus an exam in order to earn the certification, issued by the NASA and approved by the AIS and WSA. The class will explore all 20 wine regions of Italy, their wine laws, grape varietals and include a brief overview of cuisine and culture. A portion of the class will be dedicated to wine tasting technique and to the sophisticated wine service for which the AIS is famous.

The course includes the following materials that will be distributed on the first day of class: 
– "Wine Tasting" (published by Associazione Italiana Sommelier, Italy) 
– "An overview of Italian wine" coursebook (published by NASA) – Wine Colors Chart

Course participants will also receive promotional NASA membership for the current year. This course will be extremely beneficial to both wine industry professionals and enthusiasts who are interested in the vast world of Italian wine and requires no previous wine knowledge.

In-Store Tasting of Artisanal American Whiskies
Wednesday, August 30

7:15 to 8:30 PM
ONLY $30
Taste amazing, American whiskies that haven't be sold to any of the big guys... yet! These are small, artisanal, passion-driven producers from around the USA.

Breckenridge Bourbon ($45.99) and 105 Proof Bourbon ($57.99)
Illinois: FEW Spirits Bourbon ($54.99) and Wine House Single Barrel Rye ($69.99)
Michigan: Two James Rye Whiskey ($48.99) and Peated Whiskey ($44.99)
Arizona: Del Bac Dorado Mesquite Smoked Whiskey ($56.99)

We will also have whiskey from Virginia, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota and Wyoming - more producers and products will be listed as the event draws closer!

Includes cheese and charcuterie.

Space is limited!

We recommend using Uber/Lyft.

In-Store Tasting of the Wines of Emidio Pepe
with Chiara De Iulis Pepe

Friday, September 8

8:00 to 9:00 PM

Join us for a thrilling opportunity to taste a flight of amazing wines from Emidio Pepe and meet Chiara De Iulis Pepe, granddaughter of Emidio Pepe!

Wines to be tasted:

2013 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo ($95)
2014 Emidio Pepe Pecorino Colli Aprutini IGT
2010 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ($150)
2007 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ($100)
2003 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ($78)
2001 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ($131)
2000 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ($150)


Emidio Pepe is a singular producer creating amazingly complex age worthy reds and whites in a region of mass produced, overly engineered versions of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Though the family has been producing wines here since the end of the 19th Century, the winemaking has remained unchanged philosophically since Emidio Pepe took over the estate in 1964. Since 1997, the business and wine production has been in the hands of the fourth generation of the Pepe family with sisters, Daniela and Sofia. And, more recently, the dynamic Chiara De Iulis Pepe has joined the estate as the fifth generation!

This is a tasting event you do not want to miss!

Introduction to Whisk(e)y
Friday, September 8

Class begins at 7:30 PM
Join hosts Richard Merenbach and Marla Foust on a journey of discovery as we explore the where and how of the world of whisk(e)y. From briny whiskies of the cold, windswept Isles of Scotland to the flattering imitations of Asia and on to the unique, rich whiskies of Bourbon County and other American hotspots, we will explore all that these aged distillates have to offer and see what they teach us about each region’s history and geography. Travel with us and decide if you prefer the soft kiss of an Irish Blend or the rough slap of a Highland Malt. And maybe we can even decide if the whisk(e)y you come to love should have an "e" or not!
The Wines of Tuscany, The Sixth of a Six Part Educational Series on Italy’s Most Important Regions
Monday, September 11

7:00 to 9:00 PM
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 sixth (and final) class of the series, we journey to the region of  Tuscany.

Each class is a stand-alone class so if you have missed previous parts of the series, it will not affect your enjoyment of THIS class.

WSET Level 2 Intermediate Certificate
Begins Tuesday, September 12
When: Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 PM: September 12 and 26 (including exam)
Saturdays 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM: September 16 and 23
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.

The Wide World of Wines
Thursday, September 14

Class begins at 7:30 PM
Have you ever dreamed of a wine vacation? Visiting all the countries that put our favorite nectars on the map? And how great would that trip be if you stopped at some of the world’s most famous grape growing regions and sampled some of the iconic wines that truly define that country? Now imagine that vacation at a fraction of the cost, and, you get to sleep in your own bed at the end of the night? OK, so the travel part will actually take quite a bit of imagination, but we’ve got you covered with the wines. Join host Daniel Guajardo as we span the globe and sample the wines that made their homelands famous. We’ll look at an overview of each country, and discuss some of the different things they are doing, with a deeper focus on the selected wine and region. It’s going to be a great trip, so…All aboard!!
What You Absolutely Need to Know About Wine
Monday, September 18

Class begins at 7:00 PM
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 the Wines of Le Macchiole
Monday, September 25

7:15 to 8:30 PM
Mark your calendars for Monday, September 25, as The Wine House welcomes Gianluca Putzolu, Commercial Director of Le Macchiole who will present several wines from the estate. Stay tuned for the wines to be poured!

Le Macchiole is known for its high-density, low-yield practices that have been described as “one bottle of wine per vine.” Situated in Tuscany's hotbed of famous estates, Le Macchiole's modest 25 acres produce some of the most consistently outstanding wine in Bolgheri. The extraordinary quality-focused dedication of the Campolmi family has shown outstanding results. Bottling fine wine since 1975, they gained momentum in 1984 when Bolgheri wines really began enjoying world-wide acclaim. Then in 1992, Le Macchiole's Paleo tied for first place with the coveted Sassicaia and Ornellaia in a comparative tasting of Tuscany's best, establishing the estate's position on the Italian fine wine scene. When Paleo placed second to Chateau Pichon Lalande at VinItaly 1995, Le Macchiole earned its full stripes, breaking into the forefront of internationally recognized premium estates.
In-Store Tasting of Asian Whiskies
Wednesday, October 4

7:15 to 8:30 PM
Scotland beware! There are a lot of exciting things happening in the Asian whisky scene. India is proving that they can make world class products. Japan continues to refine their award winning, highly sought after whiskey. Taiwan’s only distillery, Kavalan, is winning award after award including "World’s Best Single Malt", 2015 World Whiskies Awards and "World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt", 2016 World Whiskies Awards.

Come try an array of exciting new whiskies as well as classic favorites.

Whiskies Being Poured Include:
The Yamazaki 18yr
The Yamazaki 12yr
Fukano Rice Whisky, 2017 Edition
Kavalan King Car
Amrut Single Malt
Paul John Single Malt Peated and Unpeated

Price includes Asian influenced appetizers.

This will sell out fast, so get your tickets today! We recommend using Uber/Lyft!

Space is very limited!

Scotch: Introduction to Single Malt Whisky
Friday, October 6

Class begins at 7:30 PM
Here is your chance to tour Scotland without ever leaving the comfort of the Wine House.

Host Richard Merenbach will take you from the delicate flavors of the Lowlands to the wide expanse of the Highlands, ending the tour with a visit to the peat-scented islands. We will taste both distillery-bottled spirits and the rarest of single cask scotch; this is a great opportunity to get a thorough look at this fascinating subject.

Bordeaux Master Class and Tasting with Monica Marin
Sunday, October 8

1:00 to 5:00 PM
This 4-hour Master Class and tasting will cover the history, trade structure, market trends, and all of the factors that make Bordeaux wines so unique, including geography, soils, climate, viticulture and winemaking techniques. We will learn about the entire region of Bordeaux: the appellations in the Left Bank, Entre Deux Mers and the Right Bank with their diversity of white wines, red wines and dessert wines. The tasting will include Grand Cru Classes from Sauternes, Graves, Saint-Emilion and Medoc. This will be an in-depth and comprehensive presentation by Monica Marin, DWS/FWS – Accredited Educator by the Bordeaux Ecole du Vin. Class includes printed education materials, 4 hours of tuition, 14 wines and a light buffet lunch of salad and French cheeses/cold cuts.

72 hour cancellation policy applies for this event.

WSET Level 3
Advanced Certificate in Wine

Wednesdays and Saturdays

Beginning Wednesday, October 11
Time: Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 9:30 PM and Saturdays 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Class Dates: October 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, November 1
Exam: Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 PM
Where: Addie's Place, private room adjacent to Upstairs 2 Restaurant above The Wine House

The Level 3 Advanced Certificate is the appropriate course for those who already have a broad foundation of wine knowledge--including wine labeling laws, appellation systems, major wine-producing regions, and grape types--and are experienced in tasting technique. It covers the major wine regions of the world in more depth than the Intermediate Certificate, and includes more detailed study of viticulture and vinification. The course involves 32 hours of instruction, and includes tastings at every class. The theory exam includes multiple choice and short answer questions and the tasting exam includes a blind tasting of two wines.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of WSET Level 2 Intermediate course or consent of the instructor.

Course price includes study materials, all wines and exam. For more information, contact Monica Marin, 310-479-3731 or


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