WINE 101: INTRO TO WINE

 

Whether you are just starting your journey into the world of wine, or are simply looking for a framework for the knowledge you already have, Palate Partner's Wine 101: Intro to Wine two-week, crash course is the perfect starting point!

One of our most popular course offerings, this two-day is great for groups and individuals. 

ABOUT WINE 101

This introductory level course is great for both hospitality professionals and avid consumers alike and is a great foundation for further study, including the internationally recognized WSET level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits.

 

Over two classes, we cover a variety of topics including:

  • key factors of grape growing and wine making 

  • characteristics of seven key varietals

  • how to taste effectively and confidently

  • wine service & storage

  • food & wine pairing

 

Wine 101: Tasting and Wine Basics (Part 1)

Thursday, August 13th 

6:00 PM (2-2.5 hours) 

$45 

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This online course is designed to help beginning level wine enthusiasts learn how to effectively and confidently taste wine while giving them a core understanding of the basic factors that makes wines taste the way they do. During this session students will achieve a comprehensive understanding of the main factors involved in grape growing and wine making, as well as the basic characteristics of key grape varieties. This course will give students a foundation to competently taste and discuss wines. 

 

What we’ll explore:

  • How wines are made.

  • How grapes grow.

  • Key grape varieties.

  • How climate and geography affect wines.

  • Aroma and flavor characteristics of wine.

  • How to properly taste wines.

This is part one of our two-part Wine 101 online program. Upon completion of both of these stand alone classes you will be prepared to take the WSET Level 2 in Wine course. 

Wines Sampled in this Course:

 

Fleur Violette Chardonnay

Languedoc-Roussillon, France - $13.04

Chardonnay

A well-crafted, rich white from the south of France, with loads of ripe apple, pear, and cream flavors. The light oak aging lends a smooth, buttery finish with refreshing acidity.

 

Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand - $16.36

Sauvignon Blanc

Aromas of blackcurrant and citrus with white florals , minty herbals and a touch of smoke. Mandarin, red apples, passionfruit transition to lime, lemon and feijoa/herbals. 

 

Böcking Riesling

Mosel, Germany - $15.40

Riesling

Pale-yellow to yellow-green color. Refreshing, tangy, and crisp. This dry Riesling is fresh and delicious with developing fruity notes. 

 

Chateau Lamothe Castera Cuvée ‘Margaux’

Bordeaux, France - $15.93

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Flavor of small ripe red fruits, spices, and vanilla. A harmonious and smooth wine, with a good intensity, very pleasant on the palate.

 

Domaine de Châteaumar Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Vincent

Rhône, France - $17.22

Syrah

A rich and complex wine with aromas of dark fruits blackberries, blueberries, and dark spices. Sultry black pepper and black cherry fruit appear on the palate, swirling with earthy notes.

 

 

$77.95 total for Wine 101: Tasting and Wine Basics bundle

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WINE 101 ONLINE!

Wine 101: Food & Wine Pairing, Service, & Storage (Part 2)

Friday, August 14th 

6:00 PM (2-2.5 hours) 

$45 

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This online course for beginning level wine enthusiasts equips students with the tools they need to store, serve and pair food with wines. During this session students will explore a variety of flavor profiles in wines and what makes certain food types compliment (or not complement) them. This course will give students the tools and knowledge needed to successfully pair wine and food. 
 
What we’ll explore:

  • How to store various types of wine.

  • How to properly serve wines. 

  • Key characteristics that contribute to the palate of a wine.

  • How to identify flavors and elements that complement these characteristics. 

  • How to competently pair wines with foods. 

Food items needed for this class: 

  • Salt

  • Lemon

  • Mushrooms

  • Chili Spread 

  • Asiago Cheese

  • Salame or other cured meat

  • Water crackers (or plain crackers)

This is part two of our two-part Wine 101 online program. Upon completion of both of these stand alone classes you will be prepared to take the WSET Level 2 in Wine course. 

Wines Sampled in this Course:

 

Fleur Violette Chardonnay

Languedoc-Roussillon, France - $13.04

Chardonnay

A well-crafted, rich white from the south of France, with loads of ripe apple, pear, and cream flavors. The light oak aging lends a smooth, buttery finish with refreshing acidity.

 

Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand - $16.36

Sauvignon Blanc

Aromas of blackcurrant and citrus with white florals , minty herbals and a touch of smoke. Mandarin, red apples, passionfruit transition to lime, lemon and feijoa/herbals. 

 

Böcking Riesling

Mosel, Germany - $15.40

Riesling

Pale-yellow to yellow-green color. Refreshing, tangy, and crisp. This dry Riesling is fresh and delicious with developing fruity notes. 

 

Chateau Lamothe Castera Cuvée ‘Margaux’

Bordeaux, France - $15.93

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Flavor of small ripe red fruits, spices, and vanilla. A harmonious and smooth wine, with a good intensity, very pleasant on the palate.

 

Domaine de Châteaumar Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Vincent

Rhône, France - $17.22

Syrah

A rich and complex wine with aromas of dark fruits blackberries, blueberries, and dark spices. Sultry black pepper and black cherry fruit appear on the palate, swirling with earthy notes.

 

 

$77.95 total for Wine 101: Tasting and Wine Basics bundle

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