Choosing a wine, pairing or suggesting wine can be intimidating. However, understanding the basics and building on this knowledge is less painful than you might think.
The more you know, the more dangerous you will be. Cheers!
My name is Krista VanMoorlehem. I am a Certified Sommelier (Guild of Master Sommelier 2015), but far from a wine snob. I have a straight forward approach and don't believe in making things more complicated than necessary.
I have been in the restaurant industry for more than 20 years. As a General Manager, I was frustrated by my wine sales. I also knew that my staff wasn't getting the training they needed to effectively sell wine.
This is what began my journey into Wine Education. I wanted to provide education, to my staff, that helped them sell. It was important for my staff to feel comfortable and knowledgeable discussing wine. If not, they become order takers and miss opportunities to improve a guest experience.
Like you, I am a sucker for a nice label. Kung Fu Girl? How could I say no?? However, cute labels, sadly, don't equal a great wine. Improving knowledge will help you chose wine, pair with meals, and understand your preferences...making you fearless in any liquor store.
Whether you are an industry professional or just thirsty! Our classes are fun, simple, and not intimidating. Now strap on your corkscrew and let's get started!
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