Wine Education Classes

Taste over 200 Gold Medal Winning Wines selected from 3,000 wines. View more than 2,000 international wine, spirits and extra virgin olive oil winners. Learn about wine and olive oil in our Wine Education Program. Each class features six wines and four cheeses. Each participant will receive a Gold Medal Taste Ticket to be redeemed at the Gold Medal Tasting Bar. The cost to participate is $17.00 for each Wine Class and $10.00 for the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Class.

 

 

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WINE & OLIVE OIL EDUCATION SCHEDULE


Aug. 30, Sat

2:00
4:00
6:00

Wines of the Mediterranean – Greece, France, Spain, Italy!
The Hidden Gems of Lombardia & Italy!
The Big Bang Red Wine Extravaganza!

Chris Braun
Andrea Lesky-Torelli
Andrea Lesky-Torelli

Aug. 31, Sun

2:00
4:00
6:00

Good Things Come In Small Lots – Small Production Wines!
Lodi Rules – Wines of Lodi!
Go Native – California Zinfandel!

Greg Burns
Greg Burns, Michael McCay
Michael McCay

Sept. 1, Mon

2:00
4:00
6:00

California’s Coast – Wines from Santa Barbara to Mendocino!
Paso Robles Wines – High Quality and Good Value!
You Had Me At Merlot! 

Adam LaZarre
Adam LaZarre
Adam LaZarre

Sept. 4, Thurs

7:00

Great Wines for Hot Nights!

Stacie Hunt, Chuck Keagle

Sept. 5, Fri

7:00

Italian SuperStars!

Sharron McCarthy

Sept. 6, Sat

2:00
4:00
6:00

Let’s Cha Cha to Chile - Wines of Chile!
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate!
Gold Medal Saké – YOU HAVE TO TRY THEM!!

Sharron McCarthy
Mark Newman
Toshio Ueno

Sept. 7, Sun

2:00
4:00
6:00

New World, Old World, Real World!
EveryDay Planet Bordeaux – Reds, Whites & Rosés!
Carmignano – The Prestigious Reds of Italy!

Scott MacConnell
Scott MacConnell
Andrea Torelli-Lesky

Sept. 10, Wed

7:00

Award-Winning Wines of Southern California!

Don Galleano, Chuck Keagle

Sept. 11, Thurs

7:00

“Gimme Sugar” – Dessert Wines!

Michael Jordan

Sept. 12, Fri

7:00

Entertaining Secrets of the Playboy Mansion!

Chef William Bloxsom-Carter

Sept. 13, Sat

2:00
4:00
6:00

Cheers – Everday’s A Great Day for Sparkling Wine!
Bonjour – Wines of France!
Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec & More!

Rene Chazottes
Rene Chazottes
Shelby Ledgerwood

Sept. 14, Sun

2:00
4:00
6:00

Pinot Envy (Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir)!
“So Hemisphere’s Regional Heroes - Australia & New Zealand”!
“So Hemisphere’s Regional Heroes - Argentina, Chile & So. Africa”!

Shelby Ledgerwood
John Gorman
John Gorman


Sept. 17, Wed

7:00

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate!

Shawn Richcreek, Chuck Keagle

Sept. 18, Thurs

7:00

Great Wines South of the Border from Baja to Argentina!

Stacie Hunt, Chuck Keagle

Sept. 19, Fri

7:00

Wines of Sonoma!

Traci Dutton, Sally Mohr, Wilfred Wong

Sept. 20, Sat

2:00
4:00
6:00

Saluté! Prost! Cheers! – Sparkling Wines of the World
Fun Fair Food & Wine Pairing!
Napa Valley – Incredible Diversity – Great Wines!

Traci Dutton, Sally Mohr, Wilfred Wong
Traci Dutton, Sally Mohr, Wilfred Wong
Traci Dutton, Sally Mohr, Wilfred Wong

Sept. 21, Sun

2:00
4:00
6:00

The Price Is Right – Value Gold Medal Wines!
Great Wine & Cheese Pairings from Around The World!
Life is a Cabernet – The World of Cabernet Sauvignon!

Traci Dutton, Sally Mohr, Wilfred Wong
Traci Dutton, Sally Mohr, Wilfred Wong
Traci Dutton, Sally Mohr, Wilfred Wong

Sept. 24, Wed

7:00

Taste Like a Master – “Blind Tasting”!

Michael Jordan

Sept. 25, Thurs

7:00

Cruising the California Coast with Pinot Noir!

Jann Cotter

Sept.  26, Fri

5:00
7:00

*Pick This – Selecting the Right Olive Oil!
Riesling Rocks: From Dry to Medium to Super Sweet!

Julie Menge
Ann Miller, Jim Trezise

Sept. 27, Sat

2:00
4:00
6:00

Go for the Gold!  Gold Medal Wines from Coast to Coast!
Saké – Japan and its National Brew!
Wines of Spain & Tapas Too!

Ann Miller, Jim Trezise
Toshio Ueno
Stacie Hunt, Nina Sventitsky

Sept. 28, Sun

 

2:00
4:00
7:00

Wines of Adventure!
Wines That Allow You To Travel Through Time!
**PASSPORT PARTY – Invitation Only 

Paul Wagner
Paul Wagner
Margie Jones

 

 

2014 Competition Dates:
May 14-15, 2014