Building Block™ Master Classes are designed for you to dig deeper, discover the unknown and taste the unexpected. Our Passport Series of classes enable you to travel with your glass to wine and spirit countries around the world. These classes are designed for both the wine and spirit enthusiast and industry professional. Collect your passport stamps while building your world wide wine and spirit knowledge.
Classes are $85 each. All classes include tastings.
Classes starting this Fall 2019. Join the Grapevine for class information and schedules.
ITALY: MAGNA GRECIA (Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Puglia, Sicily)
Often overlooked for regions further north, southern Italy and Sicily are undeniably fascinating and further serve as an essential starting point for understanding how winemaking spread across the peninsula during antiquity. Explore this ancient terroir and their key wines
ITALY: CENTRAL & SARDINIA (Tuscany, Lazio, Umbria, Abruzzo, Sardinia)
There’s more here than straw fiasco’s of cheap tavern red…. Join us for a hike through the incredibly varied landscapes and wines of central Italy. Plus, we’ll look at what the centenarians of Italy’s own Blue Zone of Sardinia drink.
ITALY: NORTHERN (Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino & Alto Adige, Piedmont)
Situated at the foot of the Alps, Northern Italy is a cornucopia of unique cultures and wines spanning a wide range form robust reds to mineral-driven whites. Discover and taste the principle winemaking areas and wine styles of this diverse area.
WINE LAB (BLIND TASTING WORKSHOP)
Are you prepping for an upcoming exam or are you just trying to keep your skills sharp? Join us as we blind taste a selection of wines from our Coravin selection. Lively discussion guaranteed to follow!
WASHINGTON'S EAST SIDE
Do you know the diversity of Washington State? East of the mountains is a whole different world than the Seattle everyone knows. Discover the weather, dirt and vines within the unique viticultural areas that make up Washington's East Side.
WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Do you know what makes Oregon Pinot Noir unique? Is it the climate, the soil or the clone? Delve into the nuances of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir with an Oregon native.
What makes Bordeaux truly special? It’s all about the blend! Discover the grape varieties used, explore the appellation differences and identify the six wine families of Bordeaux. Taste wines from all six families
Although smaller than Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the Northern Rhone has tons of diversity! From Syrah to Viognier, there is something special about this region. Explore and taste the wines of the Northern Rhone from top to bottom.
Do you have an interest in a region or grape variety? Drop us a line to add to our growing list of classes currently under development.