This event is for ages 21+
Explore the world of white and red wines whether you are on a date or flying solo. No wine knowledge needed!
Don’t think you can taste the difference between Cabernet and cow's milk? This series of classes can help you explore the world of both white and red wine, old world and new. Hosted by wine insider Phil Toohey, each class involves evaluating six wines wrapped in paper bags in a blind tasting. Try to find your most, and least, favorite. This can be a fun night with your date or as a single.
With his 45 years’ experience in the wine industry, Phil can facilitate a beginner-level journey into how to easily describe wine, know the difference in old and new world wines, and how to feel confident the next time you're tasting with your “cork-dork” friends.
Jan. 26: Life is a Cabernet - Taste a variety of old- and new-world cabernets and come out of the class singing.
Feb. 23: Rhone Rangers - This is a shoot out between old and new. Taste grenache, mourvèdre, and syrah wines.
March 23: Papa Pinots - Explore the wines of Oregon and France as we challenge ourselves with a trip to both Burgundy, France, and the Oregon coast. Included are some of the most famous properties in both regions. Let's find the best among both.
Increase your wine knowledge through blind tastes of six wines in each session.
Phil Toohey joined the wine industry in 1975 in the buying office at Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco. He went on to take a position on the national sales team at Sebastiani Vineyards in Sonoma, Calif. He has since managed wineries and developed two of his own wine brands in Napa Valley, Calif. Toohey is a member of the Society of Wine Educators and taught wine classes and tasting for Total Wines in Silverdale. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife, Necie.