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(Participants must be 21 years of age and be prepared to show ID.)

 Please note: Each class will conclude each class with a tasting and discussion of each wine. Our discussions will include the styles, appellations, climates, food pairings, better producers, and much more. Each class will conclude with a wine tasting.

Italian Sparklers

Many of us are familiar with Prosecco, the wine from Northeastern Italy, but are less familiar with the other three, Franciacorta, Trentodoc, and Lambrusco. We will discuss each of these four wines, its varying styles, grape varieties, and food pairings.


NCHOS-CS001-01 / cost: $65

Dates TBD        Time 6:30-8:30pm

Sessions 1           Instructor Bruce Smith

Day W            NOTES


Wine Spectator Top 100 Values

Each year the Wine Spectator produces its top 100 wines from their blind tastings that have occurred during 2019 in additional to the top valued wines, most of which cost $20 or less per bottle; we will provide the full list of wines and discuss these values.


NCHOS-CS001-02 / cost: $65

Dates TBD         Time 6:30-8:30pm

Sessions 1     Instructor Bruce Smith

Day W           NOTES


Wines from Paso Robles

Paso Robles is halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles with a small town charm on California’s Central Coast. In this region, there are more than 200 wineries. The region’s specialties are Zins and Rhone varieties, and a variety of whites can be found as well.


NCHOS-CS001-03 / cost: $65

Dates  TBD               Time  6:30-8:30pm

Sessions 1                  Instructor  Bruce Smith

Day W             NOTES


German Riesling Mostly Dry Style

Many people think of these wines as sweet/fruity but many wine estates are now making a dry style which tends to be more food friendly  We will discuss this newer trend, it characteristics, food pairing, etc. This class will conclude with a tasting of a sweet and dry wine so you can compare styles.


NCHOS-CS001-04 / cost: $65

Dates TBD                 Time 6:30-8:30pm

Sessions 1               Instructor Bruce Smith

Day W               NOTES

If you like this, try that

Many people like a certain varietal, but are afraid to try another that is similar. They are comfortable with their choice and do not like disappointment. During this course, you will compare two different wines that have similar characteristics. Is a Dolcetto similar to Cabernet Franc? Different? Gewurztraminer vs Torrontes? Will the same foods be compatible with each?


NCHOS-CS001-05 / cost: $65

Dates  TBD           Time 6:30-8:30pm

Sessions 1            Instructor Bruce Smith

Day W           NOTES


Oregon X New Zealand Pinot Noir

Both of these wine regions are located in different hemispheres but share excellent examples of this grape. Oregon's production of this wine is over 50% of all wines produced, while New Zealand examples dominate the South Island. Which area do you like best? Let’s discuss the viticulture’s soils and climates. 


NCHOS-CS001-06 / cost: $65

Dates  TBD             Time 6:30-8:30pm

Sessions 1           Instructor Bruce Smith

Day W            NOTES


Wines of Languedoc and Roussillon

These two French appellations are a large and expansive along the Mediterranean cost from Spain to Provence. This area produces a wide range of white and red wines, each offering excellent value and pricing.


NCHOS-CS001-07 / cost: $65

Dates  TBD            Time  6:30-8:30pm

Sessions 1           Instructor Bruce Smith

Day W             NOTES