Author: <span class="vcard">KutaSomm</span>

What a Success!

The MiraCosta class Wines From A Land Down Under completed six sessions where everyone had a fantastic time learning about Oz and tasting the best wine the country has to offer. How about that Shiraz! Thank you to Breeana’s Kitchen for the homemade Aussie meat pies. Thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to those students that completed three of my MiraCosta classes and were recognized as Triple Crown winners. Enjoy the gift box!

 


Wine Tasting at 3rd Corner

Saturday afternoon wine tasting at 3rd Corner with Brandon Boghosian. Brandon was pouring fantastic selections from Averaen Wines (Oregon) and Valravn (Sonoma County). Thanks, Brandon!


Success at the 2019 Cardiff Greek Festival

Fun was had by all at the 2019 Cardiff Greek Festival–especially if you stopped by the wine tasting tent and ran into me pouring 7 different Greek wines. I made some new friends, hung out with some old friends, and even met a stuffed donkey in the photo booth.

Some images courtesy of: Eleni Kardaras Photography, @eyes_of_eleni


Fall Semester Has Begun

The first class of the semester kicked off on Wednesday. Everyone enjoyed the opening session of Wines From A Land Down Under & Other Southern Stars as we began with wines from Chile and Argentina. Looking forward to South Africa next week, followed by New Zealand and then Australia. G’day, mate!


Success at the Down Under Preview Class

Everyone throughly enjoyed the preview class for Wines From A Land Down Under. I got some tips on how to deliver my jokes, so now everyone is sure to bust out in laughter when the MiraCosta class starts up next week. Oh yeah, and I’ll remind everyone that AC/DC is Australia’s most famous band. Rock on!

Some images courtesy of: Eleni Kardaras Photography, @eyes_of_eleni


Benefit for the International Music Festival of Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Success at the Benefit for the International Music Festival of Esmeraldas, Ecuador. Thank you for hosting, Tricia Smith. Wonderful food, incredible music, and FANTASTIC wine was had by all. See you next year!

  


Fall 2019 Flyers Are Here!

Fall 2019 Flyers Are Here! Register today at:

https://tinyurl.com/Fall2019OvN

https://tinyurl.com/Fall2019Aus


Napa Valley Wine Expert

I have attained a new certification from the Napa Valley Wine Academy called Napa Valley Wine Expert.


MiraCosta Fall 2019 Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open for:

Wines From A Land Down Under
&
Old World vs. New World

Wednesday Nights Beginning Sep 4th

Sign Up Today!

https://tinyurl.com/Fall2019Aus and https://tinyurl.com/Fall2019OvN

Italian Wine, Art, and Culture
This class is scheduled to be offered by Dane in the Spring 2020 semester along with a French wine class, so hold on just a few more months for those. In the meantime, come enjoy some Australian wine or put your tasting skills to the test in an Old World vs. New World showdown!


Summer Vacation in the U.K.

What do you do while on vacation in London? I shop for wine at in the fantastic wine room in the basement of Fortnum & Mason. You just might see an English sparkling wine in the next wine appreciation class! Cheers!