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Wine Classes

Solano Cellars hosts an ongoing series of introductory and intermediate wine classes at our wine bar in Albany, CA.  Each class is structured to introduce you to the key points of the subject matter, illustrate with examples (yes, wine is included), and to solicit feedback and questions from the attendees.  We find this encourages the inquisitive mindset that makes wine appreciation easy and rewarding. 

Regular Class Offerings

Wine 101:  A 3-night class conducted over three weeks that outlines the fundamentals of wine appreciation, major wine styles from around the world, and the basics of wine and food pairing.  In addition, the class covers subjects like identifying aromas and tastes, navigating restaurant wine lists, deciphering information on a label, and how to spot a "corked" wine.    This class is offered 3 times a year, in Winter, Spring and Fall.  Seating is limited to 20 people.  The class is taught with flair by senior members of the Solano Cellars staff.

Wine and Food 101:  A multi-part class that illuminates the inner-workings of the wine and food relationship.  Instructed by Chef Kirstin and her supporting players, the class explains the thought process behind wine and food pairing, rules of thumb, opportunities for experimentation, and how to fix a wine and food pairing gone awry.  With food and wine examples.  This class is offered on an intermittent basis.

Wine and Cheese:  What could be easier?  With years of experience observing the interaction between wine and cheese, Chef Kirstin has some surprising insights.  With examples of commonly-found (and more esoteric) cheese, Kirstin demonstrates the world's best pairings and world's biggest trainwrecks.  Along the way, an impassioned case for artisanal cheese is made.  With several examples of cheese and the wines that love them.  Offered twice a year.


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Parr Wines 2013 Syrah, Anika, Santa Barbara County - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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This Saturday at Solano: KERMIT LYNCH HOLIDAY TASTING!

It's the most anticipated tasting of each and every year, with good reason! Our friends over at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant import some of the finest French wines around and rarely get a chance to pop corks like we do at Solano! This annual tradition brings the best of France's farmstead wines to your waiting glass, at best-ever pricing! Time to load up for holiday gifts, special meals, and maybe snag a few goodies for the cellar! All the favorites - Bandol, Gigondas, Pomerol, Pouilly-Fuisse - and of course, Champagne! Special discounts for half-cases and case purchases, too!

4-7 PM. 12/17. Solano. $25

FULL TASTING MENU:

SPARKLING:

Paul Bara Brut Rose Champagne
Champalou Vouvray Brut

WHITE/ROSE:

Chateau d'Epire Savennieres
Perusset Macon-Farges
Robert-Denogent Pouilly Fuisse La Croix
Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rose

REDS:
Lapierre Morgon
Boillot Bourgogne Rouge
Abbatucci Faustine Rouge
Faury Syrah
Durban Beaumes-de-Venise Rouge
Pallieres Gigondas Racines
Louis Barruol Hermitage
Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge
Belles Graves Lalande-de-Pomerol
Gombaude Gillot Pomerol
Introduction to Wine Appreciation

A 3-night class conducted over three weeks that outlines the fundamentals of wine appreciation, major wine styles from around the world, and the basics of wine and food pairing.

In addition, the class covers subjects like identifying aromas and tastes, navigating restaurant wine lists, deciphering information on a label, and how to spot a "corked" wine.

This class is offered 3 times a year, in Winter, Spring and Fall. Seating is limited to 20 people. The class is taught with flair by senior members of the Solano Cellars staff.

Class 1: Fundamentals
February 3 at 6:30pm

Basics of Wine Appreciation and Finding Your Personal Preferences


Class 2: Old World
February 10 at 6:30pm

An Examination of European wines from France, Italy and Spain and a Comparison to their New World Counterparts


Class 3: The Push
February 17 at 6:30pm

This Class Makes an Effort to Push your Taste & Knowledge to the Next Level