Regional Courses

Wines of France

Two Hour Course

  • Why France?

    • History​

    • Shaping the rest of the world

    • Reading the labels

  • Top Regions

    • Geography, soil type, grape varieties, styles for each​

    • Bordeaux

      • Right vs Left Bank​

      • What is a "First Growth"?

    • Burgundy

      • Size and scale of vineyards​

      • The Cru system

    • Champagne

      • Climate and soil​

      • Grower vs Big Houses

    • Alsace

      • Sweet vs Dry​

      • The Cru system

    • Rhone

      • North vs South​

      • What is Chateauneuf-du-Pape?

    • Loire

      • Muscadet and Sancerre​

      • Cabernet Franc

      • Sweet wines 

  • Your List

    • Producers represented on your list and their stories​

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Wines of Italy

Two Hour Course

  • Why Italy?

    • History

    • Rainbow of cultures

    • North vs Central vs South

  • Top Regions

    • Geography, soil type, grape varieties, styles for each​

    • Tuscany

      • Chianti ​

      • Super Tuscans

    • Piedmonte

      • Nebbiolo Grape​

      • Barolo & Barbaresco

    • The Northeast

      • Germanic influence​

      • Cool climate grapes

    • South & The Islands

      • Sicily and Sardinia​

      • Warm climate grapes

  • Your List

    • Producers represented on your list and their stories​

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Wines of Spain

Two Hour Course

  • Why Spain?

    • History​

    • Food culture

    • Cultural range

  • Top Regions

    • Geography, soil type, grape varieties and styles for each

    • Rioja

      • Home of Tempranillo

      • Old and new

    • Galicia

      • Maritime winegrowing​

      • Albarino

    • Ribera del Duero

      • Money and influence​

      • Distinctive Styles

    • Basque Country

      • Culinary mecca​

      • Txakolina styles

    • Andalucia

      • Sherry culture​

      • Sherry styles

  • Your List

    • Producers represented on your list and their stories​

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Wines of California

2 Hour Course

  • Why California?

    • History​ and evolution

    • Setting the standard for US 

    • Looking forward

  • Top Regions

    • Geography, soil type, grape varieties and styles for each​

    • North Coast

      • Napa vs Sonoma​

      • Coast vs Mountain vs Valley

    • Central Coast

      • Rise of Santa Barbara​

      • Pinot Noir styles

    • Paso Robles

      • Rhone varieties​

      • To the future

    • More areas

      • Mendocino​

      • Sierra Foothills

      • Central California

  • Your List

    • Producers represented on your list and their stories​

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Wines of Arizona

2 Hour Course

  • Why Arizona?

    • History​

    • Upcoming Verde Valley AVA

    • Looking forward

  • Top Regions

    • Geography, soil type, grape varieties and styles for each​

    • Sonoita

    • Wilcox

    • Verde Valley

  • Top Producers

    • Old guard​

    • Up and coming

  • Food Pairings

    • Southwest cuisine​

  • Your List

    • Producers represented on your list and their stories​

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