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I teach public and private cheese making and wine & cheese classes all over the Bay Area! Find out more about my private classes here, or email with questions. As a friendly reminder, these classes fill up very fast. If they’re listed but sold out, ask about a waiting list- sometimes spots open up. 

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Wine 102: Decoding The Wine List

  • 18 Reasons 3674 18th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

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, we’ll break down the infamous, baffling wine list and learn 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. 

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. 

Earlier Event: July 22
Cheesemaking: Burrata By Hand
Later Event: July 28
Cheesemaking: Mozzarella & Burrata