Online Wine Classes | Intermediate Tasting


Classes are on Thursdays July 8, 15 and 22 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.

Wine tasting is a craft that takes time to learn, and lots of very pleasant practice!  But all enjoyment aside, the nature of identifying aromas and flavors in wine is naturally elusive, and is a constant work in progress.  This 3-part class is for anyone who is looking to take their tasting skills to the next level with some more specific and geeky ways of approaching your glass and honing your nose.

We’ll go beyond the basics of aroma to focus on two of the most telling components that distinguish wines in blind tastings: impact compounds and structure.  Let’s break down the why behind the what!

Classes in the series include:

Class 1: Impact Compounds – Thursday, July 8th
Many wines can display similar fruit profiles, but some very specific chemical compounds known as impact compounds
can be tells for certain wines.  We’ll identify some of these both in theory and in the glass!

Class 2: Acidity in Wine – Thursday, July 15th
As one of the most important basics of wine structure, acidity in wine can speak to varietal, climate and winemaking.
This class we explore what affects acidity and identify the difference in three different white wines.

Class 3: Tannin in Wine – Thursday, July 22nd
Tannins are a telling structural element found in red wines that can reveal volumes about varietals.
We taste through three reds as we discuss where tannins come from and what they say about individual wines.

The accompanying Vinolust Intermediate Wine Tasting 9-pack is available at Hi-Time Wine Cellars, with all three wines we will taste in each session.  You can purchase the pack directly from Hi-Time, or source similar wines on your own to taste during class.

Wines for class 

Class 1: Impact Compounds
2017 Trimbach Gewürztraminer
2019 Brundlmayer Grüner Veltliner
2017 Bodegas Roda Sela Rioja

Class 2: Acidity in Wine
2019 Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc
2019 Von Winning Riesling Estate
2019 Champalou Vouvray Sec

Class 3: Tannin in Wine
2019 Burgaud Beaujolais les Vignes de Lantignie
2017 Salcheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
2016 Château Bernadotte Haut Medoc

Purchase 9-pack here!

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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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