Wine class with good instruction, good drinks?
I took a quick search of the boards and couldn't find anything.
Anyone have any recommendations for a good wine class - either a single session or multiple session - in Manhattan or BK?
Looking for a good instructor, good learnings, and a good crowd!
There was a series at Terroir (E.12th St location) not long ago (you signed up for individual evenings) and I'm sure that they'll do this again. Paul is great and you learn a lot while tasting excellent wines... high end. I understand that Otto's are good as well.
413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009
He's also incredibly funny and keeps it lively. During one of the classes (Rieslings from Alsace), we were all poured glasses of a $50 or so bottle and tasted. He lectured on it for awhile, asked us what we thought (several of us, including me, liked it) and then took a taste himself. He recognized it as corked & didnt miss a beat pulling it back, pouring a new bottle and explaining why several of us mistakenly thought it was good & comparing it to the good bottle we were now tasting. I learned a lot, including that being "corked" doesnt mean it necessarily tastes bad but could be more "flat" and without the life & full flavors a good bottle would have.
Kevin Zraly's "Windows on the World Wine School" is something you should check out. I took the classes (series of 8) back in 1994, and it was a great experience. I think the classes are now held at the Marriott Marquis but just look it up online as I am not 100% sure of new location. Kevin is passionate about wine and a great educator. You won't be disappointed!