The Dark Side of Tequila presented by Hornitos Black Barrel
May 3rd, 6-8PM The Sky LoungeCome learn about the art & process of crafting tequila, with an in-depth look at various aging techniques using everything from new oak, ex-bourbon, and former Cognac barrels. Local rep Derek Wieting will lead guests through a guided flight tasting and dinner. Followed by Mitchell Johnson of M Bar with a presentation on how to create simple tequila cocktails at home. Dinner will feature tacos & sides from El Camino. All guests will take home a gift bag and we will be raffling off a brand new Hornitos Golf Bag! $15 tasting fee, which can be used towards your purchase, space is limited RSVP by calling 206.682.7374
Introduction to Wine Classes Series:With this Introductory Series, sommelier Arnie Millan will be your guide as you are taken through the basics of wine. You will learn about the many wine producing regions throughout the world, sample the wines and participate in lively discussion. This shortened series begins May 7th and continues through June 4th. The program of four classes is scheduled on Sundays from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. in Esquin's Sky Lounge. Free parking is available in Esquin's lot on the South end of the building. These fun, informal classes were featured in the Wall Street Journal and each class includes useful handouts. Arnie was recenjtly featured in a Seattle Times profile entitled "The finest Wine Mind in Seattle." The series of four classes, including wine tastings of 8 wines during each class, will be offered for $39 per class or $145 for all 4 classes per person. Gift certificates are available. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-682-7374. Advance registration is required. Gift certificates are available. Topics covered will be: May 7th – Class 1 : 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. May 21st – Class 2: 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. June 4th- Class 4: 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
Food + Wine Classes with Lenny Rede
May 14th – Champagne & Caviar! 2-4PM in the Sky Lounge
FOOD + WINE CLASSES with Lenny Rede
April 9th - Bourbon and Barbecue! 2-4PM in the Sky LoungeTwo great tastes that taste great together. We will explore a variety of styles of barbecue and an equal number of bourbons, including a few local favorites! Do’s and don’ts on how to make your next BBQ the best party ever. $49 Call 206.682.7374 to register. Advance registration is necessary. Gift Certificates are available.