American Wine Specialist™

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A View of Carneros

Ode to Wine, Pablo Neruda

Wine color of day
wine color of night
wine with your feet of purple
or topaz blood,
starry child of the earth,
wine, smooth as a golden sword,
soft as ruffled velvet,
wine spiral-shelled and suspended,
loving, of the sea,
you’ve never been contained in one glass

Embark on a journey through the diverse and vibrant wine regions of the United States with our comprehensive American Wine Specialist program. This online asynchronous class provides a unique opportunity to explore the rich tapestry of American winemaking from the comfort of your home. Led by experts in the field, this program will deepen your understanding of wines and equip you with the knowledge needed to become a true connoisseur of American wines.

Wine List:

Online students are required to supply their wines.

Program Details:

  • Duration: Saturdays, December 23rd, 2023 to February 10th, 2024
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)
  • Platform: Zoom (Online): ZOOM LINK

Course Highlights:

East Coast Wines Discover the hidden gems of Virginia, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania wine regions. Uncover the unique characteristics of these areas that contribute to their exceptional wines. From the rolling hills of Virginia to the scenic vineyards of Pennsylvania, this class will reveal the artistry and craftsmanship behind East Coast wines.

Southwestern Wines Embark on a sensory adventure through the intriguing wines of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Southern California. Delve into the innovation and bold flavors that define these lesser-known wine regions, and uncover the stories that make them an integral part of the American wine landscape.

Pacific Northwest Immerse yourself in the cool-climate elegance of Oregon and Washington States. Focus on the renowned Willamette and Columbia Valleys, where Pinot Noir and other varietals flourish. Explore the unique terroirs and sustainable practices that contribute to the exceptional quality of Pacific Northwest wines.

Northern California, Section #1 Journey through the charming Anderson Valley, Mendocino, Lake County, and the Sierra Foothills. Gain insights into the dynamic wines produced in these diverse regions and understand how their distinct characteristics shape the wines that grace our glasses.

Northern California, Section #2 Indulge in the opulence of Napa and Sonoma Valleys, world-renowned for their premium wines. Dive into the art of winemaking in these iconic regions, where tradition meets innovation, resulting in wines that have captivated enthusiasts worldwide.

Central Coast California, Section #1 Explore the coastal charm of San Francisco Bay and the terroir-driven wines of Monterey County. Uncover the influence of the Pacific Ocean on grape cultivation and experience the essence of coastal winemaking in this captivating class.

Central Coast California, Section #2 Venture into the warmth of Paso Robles, the coastal allure of SLO (San Luis Obispo), and the elegance of Santa Barbara. Immerse yourself in the diversity of terroirs and styles that make Central Coast California a dynamic force in the wine world.

Recommended Tools: To enhance your learning experience and continue your exploration of wines beyond the classroom, we recommend investing in a coravin or a similar preservation tool. This will ensure that the wines you acquire stay fresh, allowing you to savor their flavors for future events and dinners.

Wine Purchases: Please note that for each class, specific wines from the featured regions will need to be purchased by the student. These wines will serve as the foundation for your learning and tasting experiences, enabling you to engage with the nuances of each region’s offerings.

Embark on a remarkable journey through the diverse and captivating world of American wines. Join us for the American Wine Specialist program and unlock the secrets, stories, and flavors that make American wines truly extraordinary. Enroll today to secure your place in this enriching experience.

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