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Wine Seminar Series

Shoreline Lake is launching a new Wine Seminar Series. The idea was to create an informal wine-tasting series where participants can "dip a toe" and learn some useful basics, while having a relaxing time after work, in pleasant surroundings.

Perfect for anyone overwhelmed by, or unfamiliar with, wine, each independent seminar will focus on a practical topic, showcased by the wines provided during the tasting, without needing to make a huge commitment of time or engage in serious study.

Series Schedule

Reserve your spot for any of this season's upcoming seminars today!

All seminars in this series are held from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Lakeside Café on the date indicated.

Note: This is a tentative schedule. Dates and event details subject to change

Seminar #1: Thursday, November 20th - The Grape Juice is Finally Here!

  • Primarily a tasting of newly released Beaujolais Nouveau from different negociants
  • Timing coincides with traditional release date (3rd Thursday of November) and Thanksgiving
  • Includes a quick talk about history, publicity stunts associated with the release (e.g., skydiving & cross-country racing to be the first to offer it in London), popularity, usefulness for pairing with Thanksgiving Dinner, etc.

Photos from Seminar #1 - click an image to view it full size.

Seminar #2: Wednesday, December 3rd - Basic Wine Pairing

Seminar and tasting that takes into account the Holiday Party Season and still includes Hanukkah.

  • Basic Principles of Pairing
  • Hanukkah-friendly wines
  • Holiday-friendly wines

Seminar #3: Wednesday, December 17th - Basic Wine Tasting

Seminar and tasting that takes into account upcoming Christmas & New Year's Holidays

  • Basic principles of Wine Tasting
  • Tasting progression
  • Giving wine as a gift

Seminar #4: Wednesday, January 9th - Basic Wine Preservation

Seminar and tasting regarding storage of post-holiday gifts of wine or leftover wine

  • Basic wine preservation
  • Do it yourself cellar
  • Is it too old to drink?

Seminar #5: Wednesday, January 28th - Basics of Serving Wine

Seminar and tasting that demystifies how wine is served depending on type

  • Basics of Decanting
  • Fundamentals of serving wine
  • Dealing with corked wine

Photos from Seminar #5 - click an image to view it full size.

Seminar #6: Wednesday, February 11th - Wine and Romance

Seminar and tasting that focuses on upcoming Valentine's Day

  • Formal wine service in restaurants
  • Dessert and fortified wines
  • Wine with chocolate

Seminar #7: Thursday, February 26th - US Wine Basics

Seminar and tasting focusing on wines produced in the US

  • US wines in general
  • Premium US wines
  • California vs. Oregon vs. Washington

Seminar #8: Wednesday, March 11th - French Wine Basics

Seminar and tasting on different wines from France

  • French wines in general
  • Premium French wines
  • Demystifying French Wine Making Practices