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Monthly Live Virtual Wine Class Series

April 16, 2020 7-8pm EST: Explore Sonoma...California's Most Diverse & Exciting Wine Region

April 23, 2020 7-8pm EST: Two World Class Regions...One Amazing Varietal

Wine Classes

Virtual Wine Classes

I am excited to bring my years of Seasonal Wine Education Class series’ to you… virtually. With the growing importance and need for online and virtual education, I look forward to providing you with wine education in the comfort of your home.

For the wine enthusiast looking to enhance their enjoyment and knowledge in a more concise program, this concept is for you! Every month beginning in April, I will offer 2 new, themed and interactive wine presentations/tastings. My virtual tastings will be viewed on Zoom. The themes will focus on a trend, a specific region, grape varietal or style of wines.

Useful reference notes and maps will be provided for you to follow along in these 45-60 minute sessions designed to take your wine appreciation and knowledge to a new level. For each class, you will receive a list of varietals, regions and price points to focus your wine selections on.

Monthly Virtual Wine Class Schedule

Thursday, April 16 at 7-8pm EST via Zoom link

Explore Sonoma….California’s Most Diverse & Exciting Wine Region

While it’s neighboring wine region to the east, Napa Valley, often receives the greater attention and acclaim, Sonoma is no longer hiding in it’s shadow. With its coastal proximity and many diverse sub regions, Sonoma grows many different grape varietals, producing wine at a very high level. From cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, savory Syrah and Zinfandel and expressive, mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and even Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma has everything for the California wine lover. We will explore the key facts to learn and make you a more knowledgeable California consumer.

Thursday, April 23 at 7-8pm EST via Zoom link

Two World Class Regions….One Amazing Varietal

Pinot Noir is one of the world’s great varietals and one that has become increasing popular over the last 15 years (thank you, Sideways). At its best, it produces elegant, sensual wines with great complexity and versatility. As savvy wine appreciators, our goal is to always find wines that are produced from regions most conducive to that varietal.  For Pinot Noir, it is Burgundy in France and the Willamette Valley in Oregon. These two are the most renown Pinot Noir producing regions in the world. In this class, we will explore the factors behind this, what styles of wine do they produce which will help you identify what is best for your enjoyment. We will also explore how to find the values within these two areas.

Cost for each class: $25 – Register Now

Seasonal Wine Classes in Restaurants

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 Spring for 3 new wine classes designed to enlighten and inspire both the novice and enthusiast. One of the classes, the “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.

Seasonal Wine Class Schedule

To be held at:
55 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822
T (908)-284-1551

When restaurants are able to reopen, I will be holding my Seasonal Wine Class Series at 55 Main in Flemington, NJ. They will take place on a Tuesday from 7-9pm.


Cost for class 1 or 3: $85 per person
Cost for classes 1 and 3: $160 per person
Cost for Cellar Session class: $95 per person


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