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Basic Class
Wine 101: Discovering Your Palate

A wine’s quality is determined in the glass…


Our Wine 101 class is the perfect starting point for anybody who is interested in wine and would like to learn more about it. The aim is to provide you with a solid foundation on which to build and develop your wine education. Once equipped with the basics you will discover that your enjoyment of drinking wine is enhanced and your learning experience at future classes or tastings is all the better for it. During the class you will sample 1 sparkling wine, 3 white wines and 3 red wines. As we taste our way through them we will explore what wine is and those important factors that affect its overall taste - including grape varieties, the geography and climate of a vineyard and the decisions made by a winery during the winemaking process. We will also compare the wines we are sampling and consider what is meant by common terms such as oak, sweetness, body, alcohol, acidity, tannin and finish. How do these wines make us feel on a personal level? Do some excite the palate more than others? What should we typically bear in mind when pairing wine with food? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed in a welcoming and friendly environment at Wine 101.

Customer Reviews

Ryan was both knowledgeable and engaging - his laid-back prowess in the kitchen made the information enjoyable to take in, and it was clear he knew exactly what he was talking about. The pairings of the snacks were also perfect, I couldn’t have imagined better accompaniments to the wines. I look forward to returning soon!

Wine 101: Discovering Your Palate

Loved the cellar atmosphere and enjoyed the company at the group table. Great wines were provided with delicious finger foods.

Wine 101: Discovering Your Palate

The dynamic nature of our host and the wonderful offerings made it a great experience.

Wine 101: Discovering Your Palate

The Fine Print

As a reminder, New York Vintners has a 48 hour cancelation policy for all classes and events. A re-booking fee of $30 will be applied to classes that are changed within the 48 hour window. Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the designated start time.