Well I have now finished my 1st half of my Sommelier class and boy is my head swimming with information. I thought it would be fun to do some classes at Corcoran for all those people wanting to hone in a little more on the aspect of tasting wine, become comfortable with verbally expressing themselves, learn a little history and just meet other wine loving people.
I plan to do 2 classes that day each about 2 hours long. The 1st class I plan on doing will be a broad spectrum on the history of wine and wine making along with touching on basic food pairings in which we take 6 wines and compare them all to salt, sugar, lemon, a soft cheese & a hard cheese.
The 2nd class will go into more detail about the most popular red and white varietals. We'll talk about the history of that particular grape, different areas of the world it's made, what makes it different, the typical flavors associated with it, etc.
This should be a lot of fun, the class will be small with about 10-12 people so we can bounce ideas, thoughts, etc off of one another, and of course we will be tasting plenty of wine (with the option of spitting if one wants) but we just want people to come out, have fun, and feel like they walked away with some solid knowledge.
You can go to our website at http://www.corcoranvineyards.com/events.htm and register.