Spanish Wine Fundamentals & Wines of Rioja



Workshop Description

So much has changed in Spanish wine over the recent years!  Join us for an overview of Spanish wine history, wine laws, geography, climate, grape varieties, viticulture and winemaking.

Then, we'll dive deep into the wine region of La Rioja.  Rioja’s wine culture represents a composite of tradition and modernity. Rioja is one of Spain’s first demarcated wine regions, yet it continues to reinvent itself. It has set itself apart as one of the world’s greatest wine-producing areas and has maintained that allure for centuries. It is largely responsible for the growth of Spain’s wine reputation around the wine world; it is also the country’s most recognizable wine region by consumers around the globe. Find out why!

This workshop is the first of 8 classes in the Spanish Wine Scholar program and is available for la carté registration.  This is a great way to preview the program.  If you decide to continue, your workshop fee will be credited towards the full program tuition and payment plans are available. 

As part of this workshop, you'll taste 6-8 wines related to the curriculum.

Group discounts are available.  Contact help@sfwineschool.com for more information.

Formats Available

Hybrid - Room/Zoom - NEW!

We've recently invested in some serious AV technology upgrades to create an integrated Hybrid Room/Zoom experience for all students.  Both "Roomers" and "Zoomers" are able to engage with us and each other during these live classes.  Recordings are also available after the class.  Whether you are excited to return to our beautiful venue in person with wine in your glass or are enjoying the convenience of home learning with a tasting kit, you can choose the experience that's right for YOU!  Learn more...

In-Person Location

San Francisco Wine School*
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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*See our latest COVID Safety Information

Guided Wine Tasting Exercises

Wine is included in this workshop.  Students will taste 6 or more wines selected by Master Sommelier David Glancy and our Cellar Master to bring learning objectives to life and practice your tasting techniques. 

Roomers will have wine in their glass in the classroom.  Zoomers will have tasting kits they can either pickup or have delivered for an additional fee.  View wine pickup and delivery options.

Those who would like to attend workshops online and forgo the wine tastings can apply SKIPTHEWINE at checkout to many online workshops for 40% off.  SEE ALL WEBONLY WORKSHOPS

Requirements

All attendees must be at least 21 years of age