Classes

NEW UPDATE!

The Beach Store Cafe is proud to present:

The Art of Wine:

A Summer Series

hosted by Ryan Wildstar

Join the Beach Store Cafe’s sommelier, Ryan Wildstar, for the latest offering in his on-going series of classes: “The Art of Wine: A Summer Series.” Each class will feature an in-depth exploration of some of the wine-world’s most dynamic regions: Provence, Greece, Sicily, Portugal & Croatia.
Each class will focus on the wines from one country and examine the connections linking the “terroir” (the unique combination of soil, climate and environment) with the fine wines, cuisine and seminal works of art, literature, music and film from the same country.
The Art of Wine in Provence: Tuesday, July 12th, 6:30pm – 8pm
The Art of Wine in Greece: Tuesday, July 26th, 6:30pm – 8pm
The Art of Wine in Sicily: Tuesday, August 9th, 6:30 – 8pm
The Art of Wine in Portugal: Tuesday, August 16th, 6:30 – 8pm
The Art of Wine in Croatia: Tuesday, August 30th, 6:30 – 8pm
$35 per person for each class (includes 4 wines & a food pairing with each wine)
$150 per person for all 5 classes (advanced payment, no cancellations)
Beach Store Café, 2200 N. Nugent Road, Lummi Island, 98262

To reserve your spot, please email dargelos24@yahoo.com  or contact us directly!

 

Previous Updates:

Ryan Wildstar will be repeating his last class, The Art of Wine: A Tour of France: Alsace, Provence, Jura and Northern Rhone at the Beach Store Cafe on Lummi Island in 4 parts (January 21st, January 28th, February 4th, February 11th, 2016). 6:30-8pm.

Join Ryan Wildstar—wine tour guide, sommelier, artist, musician and wine ambassador—for his on-going series of his class “The Art of Wine: France.” This class will feature an in-depth exploration of four phenomenal, previously unexplored wine regions in France: Alsace, Northern Rhone, Cotes du Jura, and Provence. Each class will focus on an entire region and examine the connections linking the terroir (the unique combination of soil, climate and environment) with the fine wines and seminal works of art, literature, music, and film from the same region. Each session features four wines along with food matched to the wine and art. Class fee includes wine, food and presentation for all four classes. You must be 21 or older to attend this class. $120

Beach Store Café, 2200 N. Nugent Road, Lummi Island, 98262 To Register or for More Details, Please Email: dargelos24@yahoo.com

 

 

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RYAN WILDSTAR’S PREVIOUS CLASSES :

The Art of Wine: A World Tour- This class focuses on the vibrant connection between fine wines and seminal works of art, literature, music and film by the masters that hail from the same region in a riveting multimedia presentation. The class will takes place in 4 parts, each session focusing on the food, art and wine of a different region-  The Mediterranean, South Africa/New Zealand/Australia, The West Coast of the United States and South America. Last offered, November, 2013 Course description in Fall Catalogue 2013

The Art of Wine: A European Tour- Experience the vibrant connection between fine wines and seminal works of art, literature, music and film by the masters that hail from the same region in a riveting, multimedia presentation. Each session is devoted to the wine and art of a different European country- France, Spain, Italy and Germany. We sample four wines at each class with food matches to each wine and works of art. Last offered, February, 2013 Course Description in Winter Catalogue 2013

Old World versus New World- This class takes 3 grape varietals around the world to examine the differences between Old World and New World approaches to the same grape in different climates and wine-making styles. Students will learn to identify grape varietals from particular regions of the world, as well as some food and wine pairing techniques. The class will feature Old World and New World examples of: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah along with cheese pairings from each country to match the wine. Class offered at The Artisan Wine Gallery on Lummi Island.

A Nose is a Nose is a Nose: A Component Tasting- A look at how wine and wine-making is influenced by terroir and typicity. Students will assess a variety of wines side-by-side with an assortment of herbs, spices, rock composites, fruits, etc. that exemplify the components often reflected in the nose and on the palate. We will also discuss the basics of Biodynamic and Organic wine-making. Each class will feature 5 wines of all different varietals from various regions of the world and will be accompanied by food pairings. Class offered at The Artisan Wine Gallery on Lummi Island.

Introduction to Wine: The Five S’s of Wine Tasting- This class focuses on the principles of wine history and culture and the basic techniques of wine tasting and analysis. An introduction to wine terminology, wine-pairing and how to buy inexpensive wine based on reading the label and knowing the region. Enjoyed with 5 wines and artisanal cheeses and charcuterie. Class offered at The Artisan Wine Gallery on Lummi Island.

French Conversation- This course focuses on basic conversational French, including common phrases used while traveling, ordering food, shopping, greetings and salutations, colloquial speech, useful slang words, pronunciation and grammar. The class will meet once a week for 8 weeks and students will use interactive techniques to become proficient in the French language. It may also be necessary for students to drink French wine and eat French Food! Class offered at The Artisan Wine Gallery on Lummi Island.

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