Wine 102: Decoding the Wine List

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A two-hour tasting seminar of wine, served with crackers to cleanse the palate. We highly recommend eating a heavy snack or meal before arriving. 

Have you ever looked at a wine list at a high-end or farm-to-table restaurant and thought, "how do I know what will taste good with my meal?", "I wish I knew how to describe what type of wine I like," or even "is this the name of the grape or the winemaker?"

If so, you are not alone. In this class, wine and cheese expert and former wine bar manager of ten years Kirstin Jackson will break down the infamous, baffling wine list and teach you how to describe the type of wine you like so you can drink what you want. We'll dissect a few wine lists from some of of the best restaurants in town, sample and learn about about some sommelier wine darlings and popular wines BTG (by-the-glass), and talk about how to order the best wine for you and your dining companions. The class material will also be applicable to choosing a bottle in wine shops. To illustrate all points, of course, we will drink wine. Expect to leave informed, refreshed, and able to order like a true wine geek. 

As there will be a fair amount of wine, please be sure to have an early dinner or snacks before class.