Wine Tasting 101: “Demystifying” Wine
November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$75
So, you’re about to visit Napa and Sonoma wine country but wish you were armed with just a bit more knowledge about wine tasting so that you can show off to your friends and family what a natural Sommelier you really are?
This is the class for you….we will explore and contrast the differences between Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet, and more….
You’ll become well versed in wine words that the pros use. We’ll talk about basic wine components: acid, tannin, body, and how they play a role in each varietal.
We’ll study how Master Sommeliers decipher a wine from start to finish…..
Learning about wine is fun and fascinating! You’ll leave feeling emboldened and ready to start your wine country adventure!
Wine tasting & education class 7pm-9pm, $75 per guest, 24 person max
All general class sales are final and non-refundable 10 days before the scheduled class for purchases of 4 people or less, and 30 days before the day of the class for purchases of 5 or more guests. If you are within the above stated windows of time, reservations cannot be canceled or rescheduled. We recommend travel insurance as we cannot make refunds for cancellations due to medical, family or business emergencies or other unexpected events. You can always transfer your reservation to another person.
Payments for classes cancelled more than 10 days (4 or less people) and 30 days (5 or more people) before the scheduled class may be applied to a future class or may be refunded.
*If a particular class does not reach minimum numbers or for some unforeseen reason must be cancelled, you will receive a full refund or you may select a future class to attend.*
About Danielle Botros
Danielle Botros is a Certified Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator, a passionate connoisseur who will help you define your palate and develop your fine wine expertise, from exploring food and wine pairings to great advice on collecting wine to learning the tricks of deciphering challenging wine lists.
Having spent a couple of decades as a wine educator, she can cover topics such as new world vs old world wines, mastering blind wine tasting, wine words and what they mean to simply discussing basic differences between the most common grape varietals.
Whether you are just starting to delve into the fascinating world of wine or consider yourself to be fairly seasoned, Danielle will broaden your scope of knowledge, heighten your appreciation and demystify the sometimes overwhelming amount of information swirling around out there.
“I have spent most of my life cooking, exploring food and wine, traveling to some of the great wine regions of the world and sharing that excitement with others. Teaching about wine and food is one of my biggest joys in life.”
Owing to her former life as a New York TV soap actress, Danielle adds a warm, sophisticated and fun dimension to evenings that take guests on an exploration that leave a lasting impression.
Indulge your recipe book and your taste buds with Silverado Cooking School’s hands-on cooking classes in Napa. In our state-of-the-art kitchen, students will use some of the finest equipment available along with fresh, seasonal ingredients from our own farm to prepare delicious meals.
During our Napa cooking classes, you do the cooking under the guidance of a professionally trained chef. After a brief introduction, you will be given various seasonal recipes to prepare. As the dishes are completed everyone will come together to enjoy the meal that they have just prepared.
All classes are hands-on unless otherwise noted and geared towards adults and teens 16+ (with parent consent unless accompanied by an adult). Occasionally, we offer demonstration classes, which are a great way to learn new techniques and observe how to properly prepare regional cuisine.
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