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Wine Classes in Los Angeles

rachaels Feb 5, 2007 12:02 PM

Hi all!

I'm looking to take a good, serious Wine Class somewhere in Los Angeles. Not the valley--not the OC. I'd like for it to be a place with a beginning and hopefully advanced classes. Has anyone taken anything like this that they would recommend?

Thanks! :)

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  1. Chowpatty RE: rachaels Feb 5, 2007 12:11 PM

    I just took a two-night beginning class at the Wine Hotel -- I learned a lot. I don't think they offer an advanced class, but I would recommend this one.

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      rjw_lgb_ca RE: rachaels Feb 5, 2007 12:13 PM

      On the Westside, I'd look at the Winehouse and their wide assortment of classes:


      Now, I do not live on the Westside, so I can't vouch for the classes myself. However, a close friend (whose judgment I trust very strongly) took the classes with her husband and absolutely loved them. It's a class-act wine store (I've dropped in to pick up a quick bottle of Frei Bros. Cab on the way to a Westside party), I can tell you that.

      My neighborhood wine store (down in Signal Hill, so it's probably closer to OC than you'd prefer) has excellent wine classes, tastings and special dinners:


      A bit smaller-scale than Wine House, but the staff here are a mellow riot-- lots of fun--, and they know their wine.

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        FrenchieFoodie RE: rachaels Feb 5, 2007 01:13 PM

        I've heard great things about the wine tastings at Wally's in Westwood. They do tastings and classes fairly often, and often concentrate tastings to a particular region, which I think are fairly educational. On the web: http://www.wallywine.com/s-228-events....

        Their tent sales are particularly good - and their selection of wine and spirits is always top notch.

        1. rachaels RE: rachaels Feb 5, 2007 01:30 PM

          these are all awesome suggestions! thanks guys!

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            rs0916 RE: rachaels Feb 5, 2007 01:35 PM


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