Discover Series at NVWA

In-depth exploration of world wine regions with guided tastings of 6-8 classic wines
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October 12, 2022 1-2 PM

Premier Crus of Pouilly-Fuissé with Christian Oggenfuss

The course promises to be absolutely exceptional with the presentation of the Pouilly-Fuissé Premiers Crus. The 28 Climats of Pouilly-Fuissé are the first Climats of the Mâconnais to be elevated to this level of appellation, and they illustrate the quest of the producers of the Mâconnais to offer a constantly renewed quality from the vine to the glass. A program not to be missed as it will trace the history of this unprecedented classification, explain the subtleties of the specifications and give to the invited wine professionals the opportunity to taste 6 of these newly crowned Premiers Crus.
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October 13, 2022 6-8 PM

NAPA with Csilla Kato, DipWSET

Unlock the secrets of Napa’s greatness as we explore the diverse microclimates and geology of its nested AVAs. You’ll enjoy guided tastings of classic and off-the-beaten-path grape varieties, as well as vintage wines that bring understanding of Napa Valley wines’ ability to age. An ideal start to your Napa Valley wine tasting tour, or for locals who want a clearer understanding of the Valley.
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November 3, 2022 6-8 PM

MADEIRA with Kim Oshiro, DipWSET

Madeira – the one wine to outlive them all. Invigorate your tastebuds and warm your heart with the unique fortified wines of Madeira. This wine style developed during the Age of Exploration, as trading ships transported the barrels of wine to the East Indies. It increased in prominence as the “madizeration” could be replicated with many years in attic lofts, and was the choice to toast the Declaration of Independence. Smell the warm ocean breeze, candied orange peel, and walnut toffee aromas from a mouthwatering Sercial, and compare it to the freshly roasted coffee and brandied figs of a Tinta Negra. A very rare bottle of Henriques & Henriques 1900 Solera Malmsey will cap off an evening you’ll never forget.
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December 1, 2022 6-8 PM

RIOJA with Monika Bielka-Vescovi, DipWSET

In Spain, Rioja is synonymous with wine. It is Spain’s leading designation of origin with 567 wineries, 14,800 grape growers, and the largest number of barrels in the world. In recent years Rioja has been going through tremendous changes. Discover classic blends and new trends from Rioja Gran Reserva to monovarietals and white Tempranillo.

Wine Education Abroad 2023 General Product

Your next wine adventure awaits!

If you want to truly understand the wines from a certain region, you have to go directly to the source. Join Napa Valley Wine Academy in 2023 as we journy to Mendoza, Alsace, Hungary, Rioja, Sicily, Champagne and Piedmonte for the wine education trips of a lifetime. Only 12 seats are available for each excursion, so claim your space today!