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Fall Wine Class Series

November 19, 2019 7-9pm: Rhone Revival...France's Crown Jewel

December 3, 2019 7-9pm: Discover Northern Italy...Amazing Whites, Reds and Bubbles

December 10, 2019 7-9pm: Sibling Rivalries...Oregon and Washington vs Burgundy and Bordeaux

Wine Classes

Seasonal Wine Classes

The Educated Grape offers seasonal wine classes in different venues around New Jersey. These classes focus on either prominent wine producing regions, grape varietals or wine-style trends happening in the world of wine.

Join George Staikos of The Educated Grape this Fall for 3 new wine classes designed to enlighten and inspire both the novice and enthusiast. The third class, or “Cellar Session”, will be a limited seating class featuring reserve level wines and heightened wine education. You will learn and enjoy in an interactive environment. Each 2-hour wine tasting class will feature 7 memorable wines with 3 dishes and cheese expertly prepared to pair with the wines.

Handouts are distributed to each attendee that offer facts and insights on the class theme which are great reference tools for your continued wine appreciation. Gain confidence and knowledge and take your appreciation of wine to a new level


Held at:
The Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525
T (609) 333-1710
The Blue Bottle Cafe

Class 1: Tuesday, November 19, 2019                                   7-9pm
Rhone Revival…France’s Crown Jewel
The Rhône Valley in France is home to some of the most expressive wines in the world. We will explore both the Northern Rhône, known for savory and spicy reds made from Syrah and textural and floral whites from Viognier, and Southern Rhône, known for its signature red blends made that are so bold yet balanced and versatile.

Class 2: Tuesday, December 3, 2019                                     7-9pm
Discover Northern Italy…Amazing Whites, Reds and Bubbles
Italy is world renown for its uniqueness in wine styles from region to region. In this first time class, we will focus on the regions that are the most diverse. From the world class reds of Piedmont and Veneto, to the crisp and vibrant whites of Alto Adige to the emerging sparkling wines of Trentino, you will gain a greater appreciation of all the amazing wines the north of Italy has to offer.

“Cellar Session”: Tuesday, December 10, 2019                    7-9pm
Sibling Rivalries…Oregon and Washington vs Burgundy and Bordeaux
For the first time, I will devote a class to exploring the attributes and uniqueness of the wines from the great Burgundy and Bordeaux regions and compare them with the two New World regions that share similar terroir and the same grape varietals., Willamette Valley in Oregon and Wall Walla Valley in Washington. The varietals features will be Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In this limited seating event, we will taste 8 wines; 2 wines from the 4 featured varietals of these 4 world class regions.

Cost for class 1 or 2: $85 per person – Register Now
Cost for classes 1 and 2: $160 per person – Register Now
Cost for Cellar Session class on Dec 10: $95 per person- Register Now


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