Explore with us numerous regions of the world.. Get the shortcuts to navigate the world of wine with confidence, from the vineyards to your glass.. Discover and develop your personal wine style.. and unveil your inner epicurian! Come join us for a great time.. whether you’re a neophyte or a wine connoisseur..! From Jean-Baptiste@lawinetasting.com
Sat, Jan 9
Pinots Noirs from the World
Travel Burgundy vineyards, the birthplace of Pinot Noir, to New Zealand, Oregon and California. You will see how versatile a grape can be depending on the soil, the climate, the winemaker.. Learn what Terroir is, that sense of ‘somewhereness’.. and how important it is to think outside the glass!
Sat, Feb 6
Old World vs New World
Wine has been made for thousands of years! History, family traditions and Terroir have been shaping the world of wine in the Old World (France, Italy, Spain, Germany..). Flying winemakers, more modern wine-making techniques and ‘easier’ vintages have brought a very challenging wine-making industry in the New World (California, South America, Australia..). Learn to understand and enjoy the differences..!
Sat, Mar 6
Un Gout de Provence (a taste from Provence)
You’re hearing the crickets, smelling lavender, eating Ratatouille with a glass of Rose.. you might be in Provence! This time, stay in L.A and save on all travel expenses. We’ll take you on a tour of the most famous AOCs from the Cotes du Ventoux down to the vineyards facing the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy whites, roses and reds from one of the most heavenly places in the world!
Sat, Apr 3
‘Un Je ne Sais Quoi’ from Burgundy
Burgundy winemaker Hubert de Montille in MondoVino (a must-see documentary on the world of wine by Jonathan Nossiter) says, ‘In Burgundy, it’s all about giving birth to vintages’. Learn about the ‘Laisser-Faire’ philosophy that makes Burgundy so unique. Taste some of the best AOCs (including some Premiers Crus) from Northern Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune to the Cote Chalonnaise and Macon. Ready for a voyage through history?
Sat, May 1
Wine Adventures in South America
The history of wine-making in South America rests largely on a single grape variety believed to have arrived in Argentina from Spain around 1557.. Thus it is considered the oldest wine-producing area in the New World. Explore vineyards from Argentina, Chili, Uruguay.. Taste wines made from grapes you might never have heard before!.. including Tannat, Bonarda, Carmenere, Torrontes..
Sat, Jun 5
Sophisticated Bordeaux: Right Bank vs Left Bank
If there is a wine-making region closest to Napa in style and winemaking techniques, it could be Bordeaux with its predominant oak barrel ageing (with a higher percentage of new oak each year) and sometimes, ‘Parkerized’ winestyles (fruit-forward and higher in alcohol).. Come and learn the difference in style between Merlot-driven Right-bank and Cabernet-ruled Left-Bank. Sample St Emilion Grand Cru, Lalande de Pomerol, Graves, Medoc.. among others!
These limited-size classes always sell out, register today to avoid disappointment! Each 2 hour-class will cover a vineyard exploration, to help you understand what makes these wine regions so special. You will taste wines that are particularly representative of each area. Each session includes 5 to 6 wines. Light appetizers will be served to accompany the wines, including artisan cheeses and other gourmet delicacies. Classes are limited in size for a great interactive, learning and fun atmosphere! Gift certificates available. http://www.lawinetasting.com/index.html