|Wine 201: Three Women on Wine
Trio of Ladies Bring Their Certified Wine Knowledge Into your Home or Business!
SANTA CLARITA September 2016 – In April of 2016 it was announced that three local Santa Clarita women had achieved their AMERICAN WINE SPECIALIST® certification in the “first globally-recognized course on American Wine” provided by the North American Sommelier Association.
These ladies, Eve Bushman, Danise Davis and Beth Greenwald, have also obtained a Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Wine and Spirits from the London-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust.
All three are ready for their next challenge – being the go-to for wine education in private homes and local businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond. One to two hour classes, sometimes longer for parties, with up to 20 guests for one teacher, a second teacher for an additional 20 and our third teacher for up to 60.
Wine Tasting for Beginners
From how to select wine to all the other “how-tos” such as opening a bottle, serving, testing for cork taint, detecting aromas, flavors and making a general conclusion as to the quality of the wine.
Single Varietal Wine Tasting
Learn how to discern what you like in, say a Chardonnay, by tasting several from different areas, winemakers and oak treatments.
How to Taste like a Sommelier
Beyond a beginner’s class, learn what we do in examining a wine. This does include learning to spit so that you can taste several wines in one sitting, as well as making a quick educated decision about the quality of a particular wine.
Wine and Food (appetizers, main and/or dessert) Pairing
Wine is not just something to rinse the palate between bites of food. Learn how some wines complement food while others can actually make your food taste bad.
This can be a revelation, not just a sweet treat. By moving from dark to light chocolate, some with dried fruit and nuts, you will be surprised at how quickly your palate can be educated on chocolate as it is by wine. (Wine can be included.)
Wine Service Training for Bars, Wine Bars and Restaurants
Educate your wait staff on everything on your wine and cocktail list. From which wines/cocktails should be paired with which foods, to basic wine service and maximizing checks and tips.
Wine Tasting Party I
We will educate you on holding your own wine tasting party with tips on stemware, service tools, what wines to buy, how to serve them and what to pair it with. If you have a theme, or need help with a theme, we begin there.
Wine Tasting Party II
As above, however we will host your wine tasting party for you by providing service and entertaining how-to tips for your guests.
Prices are $100 per hour per instructor. Wine, food and venue is not included in pricing but can be obtained for an additional fee. Contact Eve Bushman at Eve@EveWine101.com for questions and bookings.
About Eve: Hello Dear Wine Friends, nice to meet you over what will surely prove to be some excellent wine! You may know me, or my name, as I’ve been writing locally for just over 17 years. About 8 years ago I chose to write exclusively on wine education for beginners. My own experience is based on over 20 years of classes, commercial tastings, winery tours, reading everything I can get my hands on, and I still consider myself a wine 101er. The education never ends. I’m a voracious reader and with that, have become enamored with Internet researching to add to my studies. I’ve become personally acquainted with winemakers, wine store proprietors, wine representatives, chefs and educators. And of course I Tweet and Facebook just to keep up with the latest wine news. Sign up for my newsletter and e-mail me at Eve@EveWine101.com I look forward to having a virtual glass of wine with you!November 2010 update: I received my Level 2 Intermediate Certification from Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET)! I also continue to write a wine 101 column in print and online for http://www.ScvEliteMagazine.com/, http://westranchbeacon.com
November 2011 update: 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. It has over 11,000 views and has been used in wine classrooms. You can view it via this link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deg0V7gyRcg&list=PLC0CC3F426BBF8150&index=5&feature=plpp_video Over
2013 Update: Eve is collaborating on a project called SCV Unscripted: “SCV Unscripted is operated by The Magazine of Santa Clarita, Prime Publications, Inc., Eve Bushman of Eve’s Wine 101 and Bonnie Keith of VideoMagic Productions. You know when it’s time to pitch a new idea, explain a concept or inspire action. We’ll just make it so much fun for you to tell your story with a personalized video. Short, expressive, impactful: It’s the perfect medium to grab your audience. Publish your story in minutes directly to your Twitter, Facebook, email, or the web. Learn more, like us and share us here: https://www.facebook.com/SCVUnscripted”
2013 Update: Eve Bushman established Eve Bushman Consulting with VP Michael Perlis to provide marketing assistance, business advice and social network training to wine and non-wine based businesses. We provide news releases, newsletters, advertorials, event assistance, web content and management/networking tools. Contact: Eve@EveBushmanConsulting.com
2014 Update: Guest Judge, L.A International Wine Competition, guest judge for Bordeaux/Bordeaux Superieur at the L.A International Wine Competition.
2014 Continued: Wrote Wine Etiquette For Everyone: How To Feel Like A Pro In Any Situation Involving Wine. THIS SHORT E-BOOK HAD OVER 1,500 DOWNLOADS WITHIN THE FIRST 5 DAYS OF ITS RELEASE.
Essays in Wine Dogs California (large format), Wine Dogs USA 3 (2012), Wine Cats (large format, 2013), and upcoming Wine Dogs California 4 to be published May 2016.
2015 Update: Served as one of about two dozen wine judges for “The country’s only nonprofit Grand Cru. All proceeds benefit Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles programs” http://longbeachgrandcru.com/2015-judges.
Created, marketed and co-hosted sold out “Cocktails on the Roof” 2015 fundraiser for the WiSH Education Foundation.
Won the Ultimate Ladies Consultant award by voters in the inaugural contest run by Elite magazine.
2016 Update: After the completion of the American Wine Specialist ® course via the North American Sommelier Association (NASA), I earned my “certification in first globally-recognized course on American Wine.”
Hosted “Cocktails on the Roof” again for 2016.
Honored as one out of five recipients, in the category of Philanthropy and Hospitality, in the Santa Clarita Valley Signal newspaper’s Top 51 awards.
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Dear Wine Friend Newsletter: Every Friday I e-mail a newsletter that gives subscribers wine news, tasting notes and links to specific articles by staff writers, contributing editors, guests and myself. Also included are highlighted events from our original Santa Clarita Valley Wine Calendar, and links for more articles I write for the West Ranch Beacon and on the glossy pages of Elite Magazine. Look for the words that read, “Hello and welcome to my site” and then just click on the yellow envelope above my head – on any page you are visiting – to sign up for your own copy of the weekly Dear Wine Friend newsletter.
If this is far too complicated, or that yellow envelope far too hidden, just shoot me an e-mail that says, “DON’T LEAVE ME OUT EVERY WEEK! PLEASE SEND ME MY OWN COPY OF THE DEAR WINE FRIEND NEWSLETTER” or something to that effect: Eve@EveWine101.com
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