What is tasting blind? There are no blindfolds involved. We promise.
Join Sommelier, Chris Cuyler, as he guides you through two approaches to blind tasting white and red wines. One approach with a traditional clear glass and the other with an opaque black glass that makes it impossible to determine the color of the wine inside of it. Challenge and hone your senses of smell and taste. Discover how what you see can affect your interpretation of what you smell and taste, all while having fun. Bring an open mind and a desire to learn.
Drink and learn. Increase your wine knowledge and meet others that share a passion for learning about wine.
No experience is required. Each session is limited to 12 people. Please avoid wearing fragrances so as not to distract from the wine aromas.
$35 per person
$30 per club member
About the instructor:
Chris has over 13 years experience in the wine industry as well as 15 years in the restaurant business. He discovered his true interest in wine when he began working for the historic San Antonio Winery in downtown Los Angeles. Here he not only honed his tasting skills but also worked directly with the winemaker in choosing wines for submission to major competitions and co-hosted wine education classes.
Chris left San Antonio Winery to co-found LA Wine Guide - an organization that hosted events to introduce winemakers and winery owners to new clientele through wine and food pairing dinners. In 2014 he became floor Sommelier and wine manager at Ciao Cristina, a popular Italian restaurant in Burbank, CA.
Since his relocation from Los Angeles, he is thrilled to be part of the Croma Vera team and relaxing into the SLO life!