Expertise. Knowledge. Tons of Fun.
I work with clients to provide a fun educational experience exploring wine. I conduct classes for corporate events, both client facing and team building, for retail stores and for private clients. My classes range from basic 101-level through regional and grape focused, and are tailored specifically to my clients' needs. Take a look below to explore some of my past classes and get some fun ideas about what you'd like to learn.
An introduction to the various taste profiles that different grapes can express
Red Grapes 101
White Grapes 101
Its All About Bubbles
Get Ready to Rose All Day
How to Read a Wine Label
Exploring the Grapes
Exploring the different
taste profiles that a grape can express in different regions
The King of Grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon
The Overlooked Grape, More Than Just A Bordeaux Blend, Merlot
Spicy and Meaty, A Grape With Two Names, Syrah (Shiraz)
The Fussy Grape, Pinot Noir
The More Elegant of the Cabernets, Cabernet Franc
Zinfandel: Big, Bold and Exclusively Californian??
The Enigma that is Chardonnay
Riesling, The Misunderstood Grape
Exploring the Regions
Exploring the different taste profiles that a region can impose on the underlying grapes' flavors
Exploration of Spain: A Gateway to the Old World
Exploration of Italy: So Many Grapes, So Little Time
Exploration of the Loire Valley: a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Introduction to Austria’s Amazing Grapes: So Much More than Just Grüner Veltliner!
Exploration of Germany: The Land of Single-Varietals
Old World vs. New World
Napa vs. Bordeaux
Big and Bold from Around the World
Exploring California White Wines
Italian White Wines
Learning What You Love
Beth Bornstein began her journey into wine at age 15 as she tasted in wineries throughout France with her family. This kindled a love-affair that has continued to grow, and after an 11+ year finance career, Beth Bornstein has jumped head-first into Wine Education. She graduated with Distinction in both the WSET Level 2 and Level 3 courses, and is now helping consumers find the grapes that inspire them.
We had a great evening. Everyone learned a lot and had a lot of fun in the process. It was a perfect team building event! Thank you for being so accommodating.
I'm looking forward to doing it again!
Elana Kay, Vice President, Brand Partnerships, HODINKEE
Contact me to personalize your own class for any occasion!