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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

$30/person

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

$55/person

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

$30/person

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

Offered as a Private Group Seminar

$30/person

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, and as a Public Seminar on Thursday, November 17th

$25/person (Pubic Seminar, 5:30pm - 7pm)

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.

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 7th

$35/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

Offered as a Private Group Seminar

$30/person

Seminar and tasting that takes into account the Summer party season, including Wedding-appropriate wines.

  • Basic Principles of Pairing
  • Summer-friendly wines
  • Wedding-friendly wines

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

$55/person

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).

Please choose the seminars and dates in the form below.

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 customized/private seminars, or to register groups of 6 or larger, please contact Sadie Misle, Shoreline Events Manager (at 650-965-3779 or events@shorelinelake.com)

Select one or more dates to attend