About as much fun as you can have wine tasting!  We pour 3 wines blind, tell you what they are… and what they smell like/taste like… but not which glass they are in!  You work with your team to guess the right answers… and we play WORLD TRIVA and MUSIC NAME THAT TUNE… at the same time…. This class helps develop those key tasting notes to help identify wines…. its fast, its fun… its delicious!!!  Build your palate - reinforce what you know - or learn it for the first time. Tasting wine blind, using our sensory table to discover the way things smell in wine…. and learn one taste at a time.

  • Aroma Training
  • Tasting Vocabulary
  • Old World Detection
  • New World Characteristics
  • Alcohol
  • Oak
  • Fruit
  • Place
  • Vintage Variation

Understand more and build your palate!


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Sample Wine List


2014 Michele Chiarlo Il Principe Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy

Pighin Pinot Grigio Collio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 2015

2014 Loring Wine Company - LWC Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills, USA

Bokisch Vineyards Vista Luna Vineyards
Garnacha Blanca, Borden Ranch, USA 2015

2011 Jaffurs Wine Cellars Santa Barbara County Syrah, California, USA

Domaine des Baumard Coteaux du Layon Carte D'Or, Loire, France 2013

2014 Malavasi Lugana, Lombardy, Italy

Simonnet-Febvre Vaillons, Chablis Premier Cru, France 2014

2010 Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot, Margaret River, Australia

Eleven Eleven Wines Dutton Ranch Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, USA 2013

2010 Chateau Haut-Lagrange, Pessac Leognan, France

Benjamin Leroux Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, France 2010

2010 D'Alfonso-Curran Wines Rancho La Vina Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills, USA

Loring Wine Company - LWC Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir,
Santa Lucia Highlands, USA 2014

2012 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA

Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Rouge Les Grands Chaillots,
Burgundy, France 2010

2011 Miner Family Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA

Cakebread Cellars Two Creeks Vineyards Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, USA 2014

2010 Chateau du Courlat Cuvee Jean-Baptiste, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France

Tenuta di Nozzole Riserva, Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy 2013

2012 Bacio Divino Cellars Pazzo, Napa Valley, USA

Argiano Brunello di Montalcino DOCG,Tuscany, Italy 2011

2014 Passalacqua Winery Watson Ranch Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Sonoma, USA

R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia 'Vina Bosconia' Reserva, Rioja DOCa, Spain 2004

2012 Paul Anheuser Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Riesling Spatlese, Nahe, Germany

Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot, Margaret River, Australia 2009

2013 Henri Darnat Bourgogne 'La Jumalie' Chardonnay, Burgundy, France

Brutocao Cellars Estate Bottled Hopland Ranches Zinfandel, Mendocino, USA 2007

1999 Domaine Aux Moines Savennieres La Roche aux Moines, Loire, France

Barnett Vineyards Estate Bottled Merlot, Spring Mountain District, USA 2014

2015 Feudo Maccari Grillo Sicilia IGT, Sicily, Italy

Bodega Tapiz Alta Collection Malbec, Tupungato, Argentina 2014

2013 Eleven Eleven Chardonnay Russian River Valley, Dutton Ranch, USA

Chateau Rol Valentin, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France 2012

2010 Domaine Francois Lamarche Hautes Cotes de Nuits, Burgundy, France

Round Pond Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, USA 2013


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