I’ll start off the session with a few basic questions to determine your level of knowledge. No knowledge at all? That’s cool – I’m great at beginner level, because I remember when I first started learning. More intermediate? Maybe you’ve visited the region or belong to a wine club or tasting group? Awesome … we’ll dig in a little deeper about how the wines are made, what you’re tasting and talk about some killer food pairings (could be a salami sandwich, could be braised short ribs – high-low pairings can be fun!) Either way, you’ll end the tasting with more insight than you started with and we’ll have fun along the way.
Liz Barrett loves wine! She used to be just a regular wine drinker, spending about $10 per bottle at the store. A $20-plus bottle was a “splurge.” She liked to try new wines but didn’t really know anything about wine. (“Merlot? Is that the name of the wine? The grape? A place?”)
Then she went to work at a major wine company and it changed everything. Her interest grew to fascination, which grew into an obsession. Liz started reading, listening, watching everything about wine. She was lucky enough to be able to taste constantly during the course of her job. She passed the Certified Specialist of Wine exam in 2015 and now she arrives early at restaurants just to read the wine list. She used to buy shoes and handbags like a freak – now she buys bottles like a freak. She started a wine blog in 2017 because she always wonders, “what’s in that bottle?”
Now she’s excited to share her passion and knowledge with you! Wine shouldn’t be intimidating. It should be fun! But as she learned, it’s hard to learn about wine by yourself. For more info, see her blog at What's In That Bottle or email her at email@example.com.