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Italian Wine Specialist Certification, Five Saturdays, September 7, 21, 28, October 5 and (Exam) 19 $590.
The North American Sommelier Association is proud to present the “Italian Wine Specialist” certification recognized throughout the world. The course is designed around the Italian Sommelier Association curricula, recognized as the leading educational and consulting authority on Italian wines. The teachers are all native Italians and certified sommeliers by the “Associazione Italiana Sommelier” in Italy. The Italian Sommelier Association (ISA) was founded in 1965 and is the foremost authority in wine education and Sommelier services. Globally, it is part of the W.S.A, ‘World Sommelier Association’, the largest Sommelier Association in the world, known for their extremely high curriculum standards. The North American Sommelier Association, recently opened in Los Angeles, is affiliated with WSA and has the right and exclusivity of using the ISA curricula in the United States. This course consists of 18 hours of class time and tasting with an exam in order to get the certification, issued by the North American Sommelier Association and approved by the “Associazione Italiana Sommelier” and WSA. The class will explore all the 20 wine regions of Italy, their wine laws, grape varietals and include a brief overview of cuisine and culture.
Our Ultimate Beginners And Intermediates Class In Four Parts, Four Mondays, September 9, 23, 30 and October 7 $195.
This could be the only wine course you’ll ever need to take. This class is designed for the beginner and for those seeking to flex their olfactory muscles and/or expand their wine knowledge. Some of the many topics to be covered include: sensory evaluation, types of wines and grapes, the great wines of the world, ordering wine in a restaurant and food/wine matching. Once you have completed this series, you will be able to order and enjoy wine with complete confidence and a thorough understanding of the basics. Your instructor will be Jamie Koren.
WSET Level 2 -Intermediate Certificate In Seven Parts, Seven Monday Evenings, September 9, 23, 30, October 7, 21, 28, and (Monday Exam) November 4 (6:30pm Start Time) $695.
Please see www.wineandspiriteducation.com for additional scheduling and program information.
Oregon Wine Tasting, Tuesday, September 10 $45.
Over 24 wineries from the great wine growing region of Oregon, The Willamette Valley, will be at The Wine House to answer your questions! The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 300 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot Noir producing areas in the world. The Willamette Valley is a huge and varied appellation that includes six sub-appellations: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton. Buffered from Pacific storms on the west by the Coast Range, the valley follows the Willamette River north to south for more than a hundred miles from the Columbia River near Portland to just south of Eugene. To the east, the Cascade Range draws the boundary between the Willamette Valley’s misty, cool climate and the drier, more extreme climate of eastern Oregon. Taste acclaimed Willamette Valley pinot noir in addition to other cool-climate varieties including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and more, all while meeting the faces behind the labels.
Bordeaux 101, Thursday, September 12 $67.
If you’ve wondered what the difference is between a Pauillac and a Pomerol (or if you’re wondering now), tonight we will answer that question and open the world of Bordeaux to you in an enlightening seminar. Host and Wine House Bordeaux Buyer Scott Ripton will demystify the varietal types, producers and sometimes-difficult nomenclature of this world-famous wine region. If you’re of the “California Cabernet-been there, done that” mentality, this class will open your eyes to a new appreciation.
Col d’Orcia In-Store Event, Thursday, September 19
Save the Date! We will have more information on this event soon. Check out Classes at www.winehouse.com or Call the Order Desk at 310/479-3731 for more details
Macallan & Highland Park Scotch, Friday, September 20 $45.
Join Martin Daraz Highland Park Brand Ambassador and Kieron Elliot West Coast Brand Ambassador from Macallan for a unique tasting journey of Scottish malts. Whether you are a scotch connoisseur or a whisky novice please join us for an evening dedicated to exploring Scotland’s national drink. They will pour a range of their fine whiskies and educate as well.
Products to be tasted include:
Macallan 12 year $51.99
Macallan 15 year $99.99
Macallan 18 year $189.99
Highland Park 12 year $45.99
Highland Park 15 year $71.99
Highland Park 18 year $111.99
French Wine Scholar Certificate In Five Parts,
Five Sundays September 22, 29, October 6, 20 and (Exam) November 3 (10am Start Time) $595.
The French Wine Scholar program is a U.S. wine industry-endorsed and Wines of France-endorsed wine study and certification program. It was developed by the French Wine Academy to provide current, accurate information and validate proficiency in the wines and wine regions of France-the foundation of all wine knowledge. Intermediate to advanced students of wine and wine professionals who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam will earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) post-nominal. The exam is given in multiple-choice format. There are 100 questions covering all of the wine regions of France. Passing score is 75. 4 classes, 20 hours, over 50 wines tasted! Instructors are Mike Greene D.W.S. and C.W.S. and Michelle Davis, F.W.S.
For more details go to: http://www.frenchwinesociety.org/french-wine-scholar/detailed-curriculum?lang=en
What You Absolutely Need to Know About Wine, Tuesday, October 1 $52.
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 a 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.
US Against the World, Thursday, October 3 $52.
Why did the Cabernet cross the pond? To get to the other soil...and climate...and winemaker; just to name a few reasons. The original mgrapevines for nearly every American wine you drink came from somewhere beyond the sea. Over the years, particular varietals have found their regional homes here in the US, where they often compare quite favorably to their foreign counterparts. In this comparative tasting, each flight will feature one wine from a US AVA that it calls home, and one wine from an international location where it also finds success; but both made from the same varietal. We’ll discuss a little about the grape itself, and what to expect from the regions, then taste each wine blind and talk about the distinctions as well as similarities. It’s a great way to showcase the diversity of a wine’s terroir. Host Dan Guajardo will be your tour guide.
2010 Bordeaux - Current Vintage Review, Thursday, October 10, 2013 (7:30pm) $135.
This is an encore version of our August 8 class. It is a rare historical occurrence when Bordeaux has back to back vintages that are universally considered “Great”. In fact, before the now legendary 2009 & 2010 vintages, going back over 120 years this has only occurred 3 times!-in 1989 & ‘90, 1928 & ‘29, and 1899 & 1900!! Many feel that the 2009 & ‘10 vintages are the greatest pair in this historical quartet. Last year we hosted a thorough review over four evenings of the 2009 vintage. Join Certified Bordeaux Junkie Scott Ripton, as we turn our attention to the 2010 Vintage, in what looks to be, the only review of this vintage this year. And, although Robert Parker has given a slight advantage to the ‘09’s, most critics and people in the wine industry have given the 2010’s the edge. Tonight you can be the judge. Market conditions have made the 2010 vintage the most expensive Bordeaux vintage in history and the price of the tasting certainly reflects that. However, the tasting lineup may be the strongest, at least from a critical standpoint, ever assembled in a class of this kind at the Wine House.
The 30th Annual Cabernet Fest, Sunday, October 13 VIP (1pm To 4pm) $75 Per Person General Admission (2pm To 4pm) $55 Per Person (Payable In Advance) Attendance Is Limited!
See page 11 for details. The Cabernet phenomenon continues unabated. The choices expand almost exponentially; the styles diversify explosively, leaving us to be flummoxed and even confused. The line-up for today’s festival will be exclusively CABERNET from around the world! Let’s see what we can do today to expand your awareness of what is currently outstanding and available. New faces and old friends attract the discerning consumer each year to this ONE-OF-A-KIND special event. You have the right to be judge and jury today (as well as a voter) to pick your favorite wine - take it!
Over 75 different Cabernets will be poured from the largest selection of wines in Los Angeles. Our UPSTAIRS 2 restaurant will provide passed hors d’oeurves throughout the day to complement the wines. RIEDEL GLASSWARE will be provided. Parking is included with the price of admission.
Sake Fest, Sunday, October 20
Save the Date! We will have more information on this event soon. Check out Classes at www.winehouse.com or Call the Order Desk at 310/479-3731 for more details.
Taking Wine House Classes “On the Road”!!
Remember for your next birthday, anniversary, wedding shower, office/club event, or anything other gathering that needs a little extra zing, that we can take the Wine House Classes on the road as well.
Our experienced entertaining teaching staff is available for any type of tasting occasion, be it in your home, office or other venue of your choice. We conduct events ranging from Beginning Wine Appreciation Classes, to Scotch, Tequila or other spirit events (Including our very popular Mixology 101/Bartending class) to extravagant Wine and Food pairing dinners. Call JB at extension 227 for information about leasing your own Wine House expert for your next event.