Toronto Life wants you to go back to school—wine school
Toronto Life is teaming up with Vantage Venues, the Wine Sisters and Drink Toronto to bring you Wine School, a series of classes for the novice oenophile who wants to learn more about what he or she already loves: sweet, sweet (or dry or bubbly) wine.
The first sets of classes were so popular earlier this year that we’re starting up again for the fall: Beginning Sept. 25, Wine School will be in session on Tuesday evenings through Oct. 23—so it’s perfect for those who have lots of love for wine, but very little time. Each of the two-hour classes will be led by sommelier Erin Henderson, who will teach students everything from basic fundamentals to perfect food-pairing techniques.
Class 1: Wine Foundations
Learn the basics of how to taste and appreciate wine, by trying six different and distinct wines.
Class 2: Leading White Wines of the World
Sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and viognier, oh my.
Class 3: Leading Red Wines of the World
What makes Bordeaux, Super Tuscan and California Cabs so legendary? You’ll find out.
Class 4: An Exploration of Champagne and Other Bubbles
Learn how to tell the difference between all the bubblies. (Except Baby Duck. There will be no Baby Duck.) Get to know your Franciacorta from your Cava.
Class 5: The Basics of Food and Wine Pairing
Learn the rules to pairing any food with any wine (and how to sometimes break those rules).
Classes are small, so register today! Going back to school has never been this fun.