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Wine Series

Wine Seminars

Shoreline Lake offers informal wine tasting via a seasonal, in-house Wine Seminar Series, "From Grape Juice to Vintners Reserve."

Independent of each other, these seminars are a great way to "dip a toe" and learn some useful basics for social (as well as business) settings, while having a relaxing time, in pleasant surroundings.

Perfect for anyone overwhelmed by (or unfamiliar with) wine, each seminar focuses 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.

Wine and Beer IconsBasic Wine Tasting

Offered as a Private Group Seminar

Date and price TBD

Seminar and tasting focusing on the basics of wine tasting, and giving wine as a gift.

  • Basic Principles of Wine-Tasting
  • Tasting Progression
  • Giving Wine as a Gift

To schedule as a private group event, please contact the Events Team, events@shorelinelake.com

Wine and Beer IconsFrench Wine Basics

Offered as a Private Group Seminar

Date and price TBD

Seminar and tasting focusing on different wines from France.

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

To schedule as a private group event, please contact the Events Team, events@shorelinelake.com

Wine and Beer IconsBasics of Serving Wine

Offered as a Private Group Seminar

Date and price TBD

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

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

To schedule as a private group event, please contact the Events Team, events@shorelinelake.com

Wine and Beer IconsBasic Wine Preservation

The information below for this seminar is from 2017. Dates and pricing for 2018 are TBD.

Offered as a Private Group Seminar

Date and price TBD

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?

To schedule as a private group event, please contact the Events Team, events@shorelinelake.com

Wine and Beer IconsBeaujolais Nouveau

Offered as a Private Group Seminar, starting on the official release date: For 2018, Thursday, November 15th

Price: $30/person

Primarily a tasting of newly released Beaujolais Nouveau from different negociants.

Timing: Availability restricted due to traditional release date (3rd Thursday of November), but coincides with Thanksgiving and other Holiday celebrations.

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.

To schedule as a private group event, please contact the Events Team, events@shorelinelake.com

Wine and Beer IconsWine and Romance

Offered as a Private Group Seminar, and as a Public Seminar on Tuesday, February 13th

$50/person (Pubic Seminar, 5:30pm - 7pm)

Seminar and tasting that focuses on preparation for celebrating Valentine's Day.

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

To schedule as a private group event, please contact the Events Team, events@shorelinelake.com

Wine and Beer IconsBasic Wine Pairing

Basic Wine Pairing
Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:30pm-7pm
Cost: $50pp

Basic Principles of Pairing
Brief discussion of the fundamentals of why certain foods pair better with specific wine types and styles.
Tasting of entry level, yet classic food and wine pairings that showcase why these pairings work compared to combinations that don’t.
How to choose wine that would go with a particular course and dish

What are the rules for pairing wine and food?
The information should cover the following:
Individual palate will determine the type of pairings a taster prefers
Overview of general “like with like” pairing guidelines.

Holiday-Friendly Wines
Sequence:
Brief discussion of the general characteristics of wines that will go with the variety of foods most commonly served during the Holidays.
Tasting of a variety of readily available Holiday-Friendly wines, with the type of foods they complement.

What wines go with Holiday foods?
The information should fall along the lines of the following:
Opportunity to try different wines with different dishes, as a way to do one’s own informal tastings.
Sampling of classic pairings during the Holiday Season.

To schedule as a private group event, please contact the Events Team, events@shorelinelake.com

Wine and Beer IconsUS Wine Basics

Offered as a Private Group Seminar

Date and price TBD

Seminar and tasting focusing on wines produced in the US.

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

To schedule as a private group event, please contact the Events Team, events@shorelinelake.com

Wine and Beer IconsSchedule & Registration

All seminars are held at the American Bistro in the afternoon/evening (depending on the season, either in the Banquet Room or on the Bistro Patio).

All persons attending a Wine Seminar must be 21 years of age or older. Attendees must present photo ID in order to enter the seminar.

For more information please contact Shoreline's Events Team (at 650-965-3779 or events@shorelinelake.com)

To register for one of these seminars go to our registration page.