Want to learn more about what’s in your glass? Good idea. Here are a few opportunities coming up, starting with The School of Booze from Anchor Distilling Company on Sunday May 7th. This day class will be at The City Club, and your ticket includes four Educational Drinking seminars to learn more about what’s in the glass, and some snacks too. You’ll get to attend Gin: A Historical & Stylistic Perspective, with Anchor Distilling’s Executive Director of Education Alan Kropf; Spirits, Before & After, with award-winning writer and bartender St. John Frizell; The Spirits of History: Woven Through Wormwood, with John Troia, owner of Tempus Fugit Spirits; and Whisk(e)y Exposed, with Andrew Friedman, founder of the Washington State Bartenders’ Guild. 1pm-4pm. Tickets are $60 (or $110 for two, with a free jar of Luxardo cherries). The City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome St. at Pine.
How is bourbon made? What defines the different styles of sake? What makes the wines of Bordeaux so revered? If you have wondered these questions, you may be interested in Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Week’s open house events in San Francisco and Napa, showcasing “Grape to Grain” education experience for the “beverage curious.”
Thursday May 4th is at the Napa Valley Wine Academy CA (6pm-8pm), with an open house and alumni get-together with sparkling wines and nibbles. Mingle, meet WSET instructors and alumni, and enjoy bubbles and bites. $10 registration fee (includes nibbles and wine tasting). 2501 Oak Street, Napa.
Then on Thursday May 11th, come by the Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School (6pm-8pm) for the WSET Open House event, which will present WSET wine, spirits, and sake courses along with a tasting of some great wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. Participants will be able to meet instructors, see materials and even sign up for an upcoming course. Book here. Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave. at Pine.