Introduction to Wine by Arnie Millan

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Esquin is delighted to offer wine classes, perfectly designed to bring out the wine expert in everyone! These classes make a great gift, too. Sommelier Arnie Millan presents the Introduction to Wine Class series beginning Sunday January 15th, 2016 until March 5th. The program of six classes is scheduled every Sunday from 1:30 until 4:00 p.m. at Esquin Wine & Spirits at 2700 4th Avenue South in SODO. Free parking is available in Esquin's lot on the South end of our building. The Seattle Times has named Arnie "The Finest Wine Mind in Seattle." The classes include thorough tastings of 8 wines during each class and will be offered for $39 per class or $225 for the entire 6 class series. Click here to purchase the series of 6 classes Topics covered will be: January 15th - Grapes, Viticulture and Winemaking We will learn a glossary of important wine terms, discuss the major international grape varieties as well as the basics of viticulture and winemaking Click here to purchase this class January 22nd - A Tour of Spain Spain's wine history is the oldest in Europe and its wine regions reveal a wealth of indigenous grapes far beyond the famous Tempranillo. Explore Spain's dynamic and exciting wine scene. Click here to purchase this class January 29th - A Survey of Italy Italy is one of the world's greatest wine regions with an unbelievable treasure trove of terrific indigenous grape varieties. We will cover all 19 wine regions and taste 8 delicious wines made from native grapes. Click here to purchase this class. February 19h - A Tour of France France is the touchstone for fine wine, the benchmark by which quality wine is judged. We will de-mystify and explain all their major regions including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Alsace and the Rhône Valley. Click here to purchase this class. February 26th - New World Wines (U.S., Australia, Canada, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand) If Europe is called the "old world" then this class covers everything else including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and China. Whew! Click here to purchase this class. March 5th - Wine/Food pairing, Germany/Austria Germany and Austria make some of the planet's finest wines but few are aware of this. This class will definitely change your perception of these wines. The second half of the class focuses on food and wine pairing with a handout detailing Arnie's Rules of Food and Wine Pairing. Click here to purchase this class. Advance registration is necessary. Gift certificates available.