Online Wine Classes | Fundamentals of Wine


Classes are on Tuesdays January 11, 18 and 25 at 5:00pm PST.  Each online class includes interactive instruction and tastings* via Zoom.

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Take online wine classes with Vinolust! Learn all about wine from the comfort of home.

No matter where you are on your journey with wine, it is always a wonderful time to return to the basics!  This three-week class is for wine beginners and wine enthusiasts alike who want to hone their wine knowledge and tasting technique.  We will cover the fundamentals of how where a grape goes and who the winemaker is ultimately affects the wine itself.  Also the proper technique to tasting wine for evaluation, what makes a wine good quality (regardless of whether or not you like it!) and how to break down and demystify the tasting note process.

Classes in the series include:

Class 1: The Vine & the Wine
Our first class covers the process of growing grapes, making wine and the wine market.  We will also break down where aromas in wine come from the basic guidelines for how to approach wine tasting.

Class 2: The Old World
Next we look at wine regions of Europe, what is considered the “Old World”.  We will learn about what defines Old World wines and why, and what to expect when tasting them.  We will also talk about what wine structure is and how to identify it.

Class 3: The New World
Finally we review the rest of the wine world, places where wine is made, and how ‘New World’ wines make their own distinctive mark and why.  In our tasting portion we will discuss what makes a wine worth aging vs. drinking now and how to decide with your tasting.

Each class we will taste three wines and spend the latter portion of class evaluating and breaking down each wine together from a sommelier’s perspective.  There will be selection of 9 specific wines sent to registrants that they will be able to source on their own as part of a pre-class training exercise!

Membership Discount

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Additional Info

* Purchase price of this class does NOT include wine. Wines must be purchased separately at the discretion of the participant, but you are not required to have wines to participate in class.

Vinolust online wine classes run approximately 90 minutes via Zoom meetings, a free video conferencing app.  You can Click here to learn more about how it works and getting started.  We recommend downloading the app at least 30 minutes prior to your first class.

Students have 30 days from the date of the class to access recorded materials.

Please be aware that we record all webinars and classes!  Recordings are made available to Vinolust members depending on membership type and status.  By registering for and participating in any Vinolust webinars or classes the participant is providing consent to being recorded.  We love your beautiful face, but understand if you do not want it to be seen on camera.   You can manage all video and sound settings from within your Zoom portal.  All classes and webinars have participant sound and video turned off initially by default, and these features must be activated by the participant. Cheers!


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