Wine drinking seems to us to be an activity, like surfing, that nobody wants to be seen out in public learning. it’s a great pass-time, but you want to be already sort of fluent before you let people see what you’re working with. That’s hard to do on a surfboard, but it is possible to learn a little about wine before you head up to Napa/’sonoma to blow your savings account.
Derrick Schnider, the foodie, freelance writer and gamer who writes An Obsession with Food and Wine, offers a class through U.C. Berkeley’s extension campus in San Francisco called Fundamentals of Wine Studies.
Part II of the class starts at the end of January, so if you are totally new to the hobby or missed part I, you may want to contact Schnider about when his next Part I class will be. If you’ve got a small working knowledge and a large disposable income, however, maybe you want to sign up. It’s only $400 for six meetings.
Next Berkeley Extension Class: Fundamentals of Wine Studies II [An Obsession with Food and Wine]
Fundamentals of Wine Studies II: Sensory Evaluation of Wines and their Components [UC Extension catalogue]