Wine + Food pairing instruction
Basically, I want to pair wine to food more effectively than just offering one of my 10 or so known fav's when I have people over for dinner, and, when I'm out on the town approach the wine list with more than what usually ends up being asking the waiter's suggestion...could this be accomplished in a class or 2?..as I learn more I would like to get more serious and into the Sommolier courses, should I just go for it now or what?
Thanks in advance!
I used to belong to a this excellent wine appreciation club where we met every month at a different restaurant in Toronto. Each meeting had a different theme or focus, and we usually went through four or five wines (or more), paired perfectly with appropriate food. The dinner/talk was facilitated by a guy who used to teach at George Brown (maybe still does). It was fun and entertaining and great learning. I don't know if it's still in operation but I'll find out when my friend (who stayed with it longer than I did; I stopped going only because I moved out of the city for a while ) gets back in town from a trip.
In the meantime, fyi, there are wine appreciation courses offered at the LCBO
The basic wine appreciation course I took at George Brown about 15 or so years ago was the single most useful night class I've ever taken. Now I see they offer more kinds of wine classes including one on food and wine pairing -