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Wine Education

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.


Introductory Classes

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

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Beth Bornstein, West Side Grapes

Beth Bornstein

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.

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West Side Grapes Class Feedback Recommendation

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

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