Upcoming Classes in the Sky Lounge

Mad Wine

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 arnie@esquin.com.com 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.

May 28th – Class 3: 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. 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

Explore the range and elegance of Champagne and some classic pairings – including Caviar, Lobster, Fried Chicken, and Popcorn. We will discuss the production styles, rules, and history of the King of wines. With Special Guest! $49
Call 206.682.7374 to register. Advance registration is necessary. Gift Certificates are available.