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Your Personal Guide to
     Wine Appreciation

Winter Wine Class Series

February 6, 2018 7-9pm: The Best of California: Napa and Sonoma

February 27, 2018 7-9pm: France’s Super Six: The Most Dynamic Wines from the Six Top Regions

Testimonials

Personable…
“It’s one thing to have knowledge about wine…George’s warmth and style take that knowledge and makes it interesting and personal. George is a wonderful guide for exploring wine.”

   — Phil Marzo
President
PM Design and Marketing


Knowledgeable…
“This is the most informative food and beverage training that we have ever received at the hotel…George provides an outstanding foundation for food and wine service…he is a captivating speaker who is truly passionate about the business.”

— Vikram Sood
Director of Operations
L’Auberge Del Mar Resort, Del Mar, California


“What a terrific course. My initial expectations were exceeded by miles. George’s knowledge, personality, and ability to relate to his attendees (which in each class span the spectrum from the na•ve to those who think they are experts) and mold each class almost nightly is truly a credit to his experience and knowledge. My wife’s anniversary gift to me, attending all classes offered by George, has allowed me to improve my knowledge of wines tenfold. Whether it’s reading a label, ordering a wine off of any restaurants’ wine list or pairing wine with food, George’s classes are first rate and second to none.”

   — Michael Weinstock
Founder & President
Portfolio Placement & Resumes LLC.


Useful…
“I greatly enjoyed the series, Exploring Wines…A-Z. The classes were relaxed and the material accessible to wine lovers at all levels. George Staikos provides a wealth of information, not only in his class presentation, but in the thorough take home packets provided at each session. I refer to them often both in my personal and business life.”

“I think the best testimonial to what I learned in Exploring Wines…A-Z is an anecdote from my recent trip to the wine country in California. As my tour group visited different wineries, I discovered that I already knew almost everything the winemakers explained to us. I was the only one who was able to answer the tough questions they threw out to the group. By the end of the tour, people were asking me to recommend wines. I was amazed!”

— Laura Mastrosimone
Senior Project Manager
Alpha and Omega Worldwide


Wide Ranging…
My wife and I try to never miss George’s wine appreciation classes. His classes are a fun,  educational, and a delicious night out for wine experts and novices alike! George’s classes are just the right mix of listening, tasting, learning, and socializing. The food and wine pairings are always fantastic. We have brought friends, family, and business associates with us, and have gotten rave reviews. His class on Cabernets was a stand-out favorite. We have discovered great bargains, hidden gems, and new favorites thanks to George!

– Tim Kenny
Wine Class participant from 2010-2014


“Thank you so much for participating in our special event. You met all my expectations and more- we especially appreciated your ability to be flexible yet find a way to still interact with the group during dinner. …even the wine enthusiasts in our group learned a few new facts and their knowledge was stretched! Bravo! We hope there will be another opportunity to work with you.”

   — Marie Smith
Head, E-Strategy, Integration E Business
Aventis Pharmaceuticals


Interesting, Informative and Entertaining
“I found your class very interesting, informative and entertaining. Discovering different wines that I normally would not have tried was very pleasing.
Thank you!”

  — George Hemsey
Wine Enthusiast

 


The Educated Grape 203 Main Street, #259 Flemington, NJ 08822 973.699.2199