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!


WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Wine and Spirits
Wednesdays and Saturdays, beginning July 19, $1250 *WAIT LIST*

Sit-down Seminar Best of Stolpman Winery
Sunday, July 30 - 2 Sessions, $50 each

WSET Level 1 Foundation in Wine Certificate
Saturday, August 5, $299

Wine House Summer Fest

Sunday, August 6, $55 *NEW*

Spanish Master Class and Tasting
Sunday, August 13, $199

Sherry Master Class and Tasting
Thursday, August 17, $79

Bordeaux Master Class and Tasting
Sunday, August 20, $260

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

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

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

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

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

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WSET Level 3
Advanced Certificate in Wine

Wednesdays and Saturdays

Beginning July 19
Classes: Wednesdays and Saturdays, July 19, 22, 26, 29, August 2, 9, 12
Exam: Saturday, August 26 at 9:30 AM
When: Wednesdays: 6:30 to 9:30 PM; Saturdays: 9:30 AM to 4:00 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

Sit-down Seminar Best of Stolpman Winery 
Sunday, July 30

Session I: 11 AM to 1 PM
Session II: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
$50 each
Throughout the 1990s, Stolpman Vineyards was the grape source for some of the most outstanding wine produced on the central coast, including Ojai Vineyards and 100 pointers from Sine Qua Non. Eventually, Tom Stolpman started keeping the best blocks for himself and today, in concert with winemaker Sashi Moorman, they continue to produce some of the central coast’s best wines.

We are delighted to welcome Pete Stolpman for a sit-down seminar as he showcases 16 hand-selected examples of their best wines and vintages from their illustrious 21 year history. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to sample some of their very best library, current and future releases. See below for the list of library releases, the La Croce vertical and a deep dive into their delicious Syrahs!

All wines have been cellared at Stolpman Vineyards Winery since bottling and will be transferred via refrigerated delivery services to The Wine House. Wines will be available for purchase after the event in limited supplies… and there will be significant discounts on case purchases immediately following the event! The last time we did these Best of Stolpman seminars, they sold out, so don’t wait to reserve your space!

SESSION 1: 11 AM to 1 PM
SESSION 2: 1:30 to 3:30 PM (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Only 38 seats available per session!

Best of Stolpman Seminar


1. 2016 Combe Chenin Blanc
2. 2014 L’Avion Roussanne

3. 2002 Angeli
4. 2006 Hilltops Syrah (Magnum)
5. 2008 Sangio degli Angeli (Magnum)
6. 2010 Estate Sangiovese (Magnum)

7. 2012 La Croce
8. 2013 La Croce
9. 2014 La Croce

10. Combe Trousseau Pet’Nat

11. 2009 Ruben’s Block Syrah
12. 2010 Villa Angeli (90% Syrah, 10% Viognier)
13. 2012 Originals Syrah (Magnum)
14. 2014 Originals Syrah
15. 2014 Hilltops Syrah
16. 2014 Angeli Syrah
WSET Level 1
Foundation in Wine Certificate

Saturday, August 5

9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
When: Saturday August 5, 2017 (9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, including exam)
Where: 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.

Wine House Summer Fest
Sunday, August 6

1 PM to 3:30 PM
It’s that time of year for our annual Summer Fest, featuring over 40 wines from some of our favorite producers! We have also included local brewery, Dry River Brewing, (a ‘wine lover’s beer’) who will be there in person to pour. Come chill out with us and taste some of the summer’s hits, while enjoying sliders (cheeseburger, pulled pork, fried chicken and more!).

Among the wines being poured, producers will include: Melville, Domaine Ott, Flowers Vineyard, Qupe, Brewer-Clifton, Orin Swift, Folk Machine and Wind Gap. Check out the full list of wines being poured here and the producers being represented!

Spanish Master Class and Tasting with Monica Marin
Sunday, August 13

1 PM to 5 PM
This 4 hour Master Class and tasting is dedicated exclusively to the wines of Spain. Spain is the third largest wine producer in the world and the Spanish wine industry is booming with unprecedented quality, diversity and value. We will discuss all wine regions and styles, with details on the unique geography, climate, soil, grape varieties, viticulture and winemaking techniques. The tasting will include robust reds, crisp whites, refreshing roses and sparkling cavas from all the most important Denominaciones de Origen (D.O.s) including some from trend setting, up-and-coming winemakers and new regions that you might have never tried before! Join Spanish native Monica Marin, DWS, for this in depth advanced level seminar covering all there is to know about the fascinating wines of Spain. Class includes an afternoon coffee break ‘merienda’ with Spanish pastries, 4 hours of tuition and 15 wines. Educational materials will be provided by the Trade Commission of Spain.

72 hour cancellation policy applies for this event.

Sherry Master Class and Tasting with Monica Marin
Thursday, August 17

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.

Bordeaux Master Class and Tasting with Monica Marin
Sunday, August 20

1 to 5 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.

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

7:15 PM to 9 PM
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 all 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.

So, on August 22nd, 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 $40 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

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

9 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.

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

7 PM to 9 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.

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

Class begins at 7 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.


The Wine House
2311 Cotner Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1877

310.479.3731 or 800.626.9463

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