So I had a chance to check out one of the ~FIFTH FLOOR/LOUNGE ON FIVE~ wine classes with sommelier Emily Wines, and I gotta tell ya, it rocked. There was a group of about ten of us in the lounge, tasting some mighty fine vinos while Ms. Wines poured and talked for an hour or so. Nice people. Good pours. Totally informative.
Fifth Floor just announced a new series of classes starting on June 7—check one out! I attended the Vive la France! class, and it definitely helped to get an overview of all the regions, and to learn about the châteaux of Bordeaux!
Here's more from Fifth Floor:
Wines is expanding her consumer version of her popular wine course, "Wines on Wine," to ten classes this summer. "Wines on Wine" is a casual and educational program designed to teach the art of wine tasting to any level of enthusiast. Participants may attend individual classes or the entire series.
The series begins on Wednesday, June 7, with "The Truth Behind Terroir - Pinot Noir." Other topics include "A Sweet Finale - Dessert Wine" (June 14); "Vino Italiano!" (June 28); "Wine Down Under - Southern Hemisphere" (July 12); "Food and Wine Pairing 101" (July 19); "Sensory Evaluation" (July 26); and "The Joy of Bubbly" (August 23). Additional classes are on August 2, 9, and 16.
Wines on Wine
Lounge on Five
(located adjacent to the Fifth Floor restaurant in Hotel Palomar)
12 Fourth St.
Cross: Market St.
classes are $35 each