Taste and Toast: Introduction, How to Assess Quality

Taste and Toast: Introduction, How to Assess Quality

Taste and Toast: A Wine Series for all palates · in English

Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Online Registration are closed, WALK-INS ARE WELCOME · $55 Members/ $70 Non-members / $200 Series of 4, members only
810 N. Dearborn St

Sommelier Joanna Breslin joins us for a new wine tasting series desgined to transform all wine buffs into true oenophiles!

Does the prospect of trying to choose the perfect wine from thousands of bottles on the shelves make you panic and perspire?  Do you remedy this anxiety by going for the more refined and appealing looking label even though you have no idea what is in the bottle?  If this sounds like you, don’t worry…everyone’s doing it!  

In this class, you will learn to decipher the wine label and get a better understanding of what is the bottle.  We will also take a deep dive into a wine’s vital statistics and learn how to assess and determine quality so your next wine purchase will be exactly what you want!

For more information on the Taste and Toast Series:

-Blind Tasting Challenge: Wine Aromas 

-Wine & Chocolate... A Love Match! 

-Blind Tasting Challenge: Wine Jargon 

Joanna Breslin holds advanced certifications from the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, and is experienced in many facets of the wine industry. She has created award-winning restaurant wine lists, taught classes for consumers and professionals, and worked in distributor and broker sales. She is currently the wine buyer at Michigan-based Plum Market’s Chicago store in the bustling Old Town neighborhood. The carefully curated selection here was called “the Narnia of wine cellars” by Wine & Spirits magazine in June, 2017.

Don’t miss our two advanced classes and our masterclass with Madelaine Triffon, maitre-sommelier!


Twelve-hour parking $9 at a nearby location with validation available at our front desk. All the information here.  
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