Wine & Wellness with Daniela DaSuta

During these unprecedented times, it’s more difficult than ever to stay present and relaxed. But what if you could use wine as a tool to center your mind amidst the chaos? Come virtually join local wine educator Daniela DaSuta for Wine and Wellness, a class that will offer not only tips on how to achieve mindfulness, but also recommendations on how to choose bottles without hidden additives, sneaky sugar, or other undisclosed ingredients.

Sauvignon Blanc From Around the World with J.R.

Sauvignon Blanc, or ‘wild white’, is one of the oldest cultivated wine grapes in the world and has worked its way into every major wine-growing country. Whether you’re familiar with the bright, charismatic wines of New Zealand, or the refined, mineral-driven classics from France, we’ll explore the subtle differences between the many identities of this universally popular grape. Join Sommelier J.R. for a global breakdown of how this “savage” variety behaves across hemispheres and beyond borders.

Sign Up: Unconventional Wine Grapes with Paige

Most of us are familiar with grapes like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and even Gamay… but did you know there are around 10,000 different wine grape varieties in the world? We will explore just a tiny fraction of these lesser known varieties, focusing on those that are more widely available and may even be hiding in plain sight. Grab your favorite bottle made from an offbeat grape variety, or even take a chance on a grape you have literally never heard of before and we will talk about where these grapes are cultivated, what to expect from some of these bottles, and just begin to scratch the surface of the world of wine grapes.

Early Sign Up: August Wine Classes

Be the first to sign up for one of our online weekend wine classes taught by a sommelier! This month we’re learning about Sake, unconventional grape varieties, Sauvignon Blanc made from around the world, and breaking down Beaujolais!

Sign Up: Sake Class with Mandi, Benefiting Austin Shift Meal

In the last month, the Stay-at-Home Somm project has pivoted to include sommelier-led beverage classes to support local non-profits. Austin Shift Meal has been providing meals for unemployed service industry workers who are facing food scarcity. Partnering with local restaurants, this initiative is organized and led by resident wonder woman, Mandi Nelson. Mandi will be guiding us through the world of Sake to raise funds for Austin Shift Meal.

Black Professionals of Wine: Black Winemakers, Winery Owners, Importers and More

June 13th at 12:30pm CST: Join Lucas and Dhruv, two of our certified sommeliers, as they highlight some of the names, the faces, and stories of amazing black professionals and their wines. We will emphasize the importance of understanding who is behind the bottle and have a conversation about the barriers black people face entering and thriving in the industry. By bringing awareness we hope to bolster black owned businesses and bring greater diversity and selection to the wine world in Austin and beyond.

May 30th: Exploring Napa Valley with Lindsay

Two flanking mountain chains, swirling hills, endless bunches of mustard-colored blooms, and over 500 wineries in under 30 miles. The Napa Valley is home to some of the most famed wines in California. Join Certified Sommelier, Lindsay, as she breaks down this stunning region, home to styles that have defined American food and wine culture for decades.

French Wine 101 with Ashley

Have you been waiting to finally understand the iconic wines of France? With over seven distinguished and flourishing wine regions, France can be intimidating for even the most seasoned consumer. Join Certified Sommelier, Ashley, for a trip through this historic country. French wine made easy? Oui, oui.

All About Orange Wines with Paige

This week Paige is back to teach us all about orange wines! Learn how it’s made, where it grows and what flavors you can expect from this ancient wine style. Plus, she’ll share with us her favorite producers and how you should pair orange wine with meals enjoyed at home.

Friday’s Class: A Trip Through Oregon Wines

What types of wines are being produced in Oregon? Which wineries are Somms excited about these days? Just months before quarantine began, one of our Certified Somm’s (Dhruv) was able to take a dream trip across some of Oregon’s best wineries! Join Dhruv this Friday at 5pm CST as he re-explores and explains some of […]


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