Wine Classes in Los Angeles
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?
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.
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.