West Coast Wines
Food & Drink
If independent movie "Bottle Shock" taught us anything, it's that West Coast wines can seriously hold their own against their archaic French competitors.
This novice wine tasting class, for people looking to start at the absolute beginning, is an introduction to the wine of the West Coast. We'll start with a mini-history lesson (don't worry, we'll keep it light and fun!) about how wines are produced, the differences between "old world" and "new world" wine and some of the top players in the California wine game.
Then, class will commence with tastings a'plenty! We'll swirl and sniff our way across a variety of flavor profiles, moving down the coasts of the West and identifying flavor profiles, geographic differences and even giving suggestions about which wines pair best with which meals.
Leave empowered to tackle the wine menu at any new restaurant, and with an appreciation for vino made in the U.S.A.
Dennis Mclennand has been in the restaurant and hospitality industry for over 20 years. He started this journey at some of the most prestigious restaurants on the island of Palm Beach, Forida. He brought this knowledge and experience to Chicago 7 years ago when he joined the team of skilled professionals at Eat, Drink, Educate. Dennis has always enjoyed the art of guiding guests choices either for drinks or dining, and finds great joy in turning guests onto something new. Dennis prides himself on his fun and interactive classes... so expect to have fun, participate, and of course, learn a lot.