When: Sunday, March 19 (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 Award in Sake course for the first time. This class
is ideal for consumers who want to learn more about sake and increase their enjoyment of this popular beverage. If you've looked at a sake menu and wanted to understand it better, this is a perfect opportunity to increase your knowledge. The class will focus on main sake ingredients, main production steps, principal categories and grades of sake, specialty styles of sake, controlled production steps, Japanese labeling terms, storage and service, common faults, principles of food and sake pairing, and social and health issues.
The WSET L1 Award in Sake includes: 6 tuition hours, printed study guide, tasting of 8 sakes, and a short 30-question multiple-choice exam. Successful candidates receive the
internationally-recognized WSET® Level 1 Award in Sake. The instructor will be Toshio Ueno, SSI WSET Certified Sake Educator, Certified Master Sake & Shochu Sommelier.
Meet Jean-Marc Burgaud, who, according to Neil Martin of Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate "creates some of the best Beaujolais wines you can buy" and whose "wines represent some of the best expressions of Morgon in the region."
Jean-Marcbegan in 1989, after obtaining his diploma in oenology and wine-growing.The estate is located in the tiny village of Morgon in the heart of Beaujolais crus, and he is working on 19 hectares within the appellations of Régnié, Morgon and Beaujolais Villages. His techniques of hand-harvesting and traditional vinification allow his wines to be appreciated by wine connoisseurs year after year. Born into a
family of generations of wine growers, Jean-Marc's passion is reflected in your glass when you taste these typical wines produced from his vineyards.
Wines to be poured: 2014 Jean-Marc Burgaud Beaujolais Blanc ($19.99) 2014 Jean-Marc Burgaud Beaujolais Villages Les Vignes de Thulon ($15.99) 2014 Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Les Charmes ($19.99) 2014 Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Cote de Py ($19.99) 2014 Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Cote de Py Reserve ($29.99) 2014 Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Cote de Py Javernieres ($39.99) 2014 Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Cote de Py James ($39.99)
Here is your chance to tour Scotland without ever leaving the comfort of the Wine House. Hosts Richard Merenbach and Marla Foust 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.
Marqués de Murrieta Wine Dinner Special Guest Joao Pereira from the Winery
April 18 at 7:30 PM
Addie's Place (Private room adjacent to Upstairs 2)
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! Seating is very limited, so don't delay!
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.
Classes: Saturdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 Class & Exam: Sunday, June 25 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.
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 June 12: Abruzzo, Le Marche, Emilia Romagna July 10: Alto Adige & Friuli September 11: Tuscany
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.
Between checking out our in-store wine tasting area and all of our classes and events, you'll learn valuable information about wine. Whether you're an interested consumer or a wine enthusiast, The Wine House has an offering fit for you to attend. Come out and see for yourself!