Thanks for wanting to read about my tasting classes. There are many things that I can do – it’s really up to the host what they want as far as the lesson, wine, spirits and food.
My Level Two certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) has given me equal time with wine and spirits, though I tend to do more wine tasting classes. It’s all about entertaining the beginner-to-advanced taster that is interested in discovering the differences between the same wine varietal, learning about (or how to do) food pairing, single malt tours, vodka tasting, chocolate tasting and lesson, drinking etiquette lesson, etc., etc. I’ve done lessons on wine service for wine bars and have talked to up to three hours to groups of wine 101ers as I led them through a wine and food pairing.
Feel free to forward this information to anyone you think may be interested in this type of service and I’d be happy to discuss some ideas with them!
Details: The fee is $100 per hour. I do not charge for travel time, but with that said, your party must be within a one hour drive of Santa Clarita. If your home or venue is not large/convenient enough, I can (sometimes) offer my home for your event. (Please allow a minimum one month’s notice or more during the holidays.) I can provide a shopping list for your wine or spirits, the fee for your wine and spirits is not included. I work with Chef Liz Pack for food pairings, her fee is separate and she can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am more than happy to discuss different types of tasting parties – there are so many! Once the type of party is selected, I can supply stemware for up to 24 guests, pour out buckets, decanters, an ice bucket, pens and worksheets.
We had a fabulous time. I have received a few emails today from people saying what a good time they had. My husband and I are already talking about doing it again…You are not only knowledgeable in the world of wine but you have the personality to start and keep the event going! You are fantastic! All true. I felt like I was attending the party. Which is fabulous. Normally when you are hosting, you are running around doing everything and not enjoying it. You did it all so I could enjoy. I can not say enough on how great you are.
Thank you, Melinda
About Eve Bushman: I’ve been writing for over 18 years. About 7 years ago I chose to write exclusively on wine education for beginners.
I received my Level 2 Intermediate Certification from Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) in 2010.
In November 2011 I was interviewed for The Wine Down Internet show, on the subject of “Wine Immersion” by Casa Dumetz winemaker Sonja Magdevski (Emilio Estevez’s fiancé) and her co-host Brandon Bartlett. You can view it via this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deg0V7gyRcg&list=PLC0CC3F426BBF8150&index=5&feature=plpp_video and the show currently has had over 8,600 views.
In 2014 I was the guest judge for the LA International Wine Competition and later penned “Wine Etiquette for Everyone” ($0.99 download http://goo.gl/MM9Lux), a less than 20 page e-book that had over 1,500 downloads within the first five days of release.