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WWS Educational Events 

Across the country, WWS hosts many exciting events during the month of May. To register for any of these events, go to the WWS Events Calendar.

Portland: Seven Bridges Winery Tasting

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 6:00PM Until 8:00PM



Napa/ Sonoma: Judement At Paris 40th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 5:30PM Until 7:30PM

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Judgement at Paris, Sonoma's Best will pair 8 wines in a re-match of this historic event!


Rochester: Red Wine Blending *Member Education*

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:30PM Until 7:30PM

The Art and Science of Blending Cool Climate Red Varietal Wines In this interactive class we will be discussing and executing the art and science of blending cool climate red varietals. Learn how and why winemakers make the choice to blend. Participants will taste a finished red blend along with the individual components of traditional Bordeaux varietals. They will then put together and enjoy a glass of their own Bordeaux blend.

Participants will enjoy a light snack of local cheeses and take home a stem-less wine glass.
Our wine educator for this event is Eric Frarey, Chief Operations Officer of Heron Hill Winery on Keuka Lake. He is a veteran of the wine and spirits industry in the New York market for over 30 years. In 2013 he brought his experience and deep passion for the Finger Lakes and New York wine to Heron Hill

Sacramento: Mother's Day Wine-tasting and April, May & June Birthday Bash
Saturday, May 7 2016, 1 PM Until 3 PM
In honor of those whom we consider to be our dearest mothers, we will hold a special tasting of bubbly and Mimosas, along with pairings. We will also celebrate April, May, and June birthdays.


Rochester: Fore! Golf And Wine
Tuesday, May 10 2016 7 PM Until 9 PM
Fore! Wine & Golf
You are probably asking yourself - what do wine and golf have to do with one another?  The answer is - quite a bit! Wine and golf go together like peanut butter and jelly, Abbott and Costello, and lemonade and ice tea.
Join us for a fun evening as we explore the links (pun intended) between wine and golf.  We'll learn about golfers who have their own wine labels, wine connections to major golf tournaments, and wine and golf travel destinations.  While doing so, we'll enjoy a selection of golf-related wines paired with a delicious menu prepared by the Chef at Plantation Party House.  And along the way we'll have a putting contest as well as a trivia contest - with prizes!  We strongly encourage all to dress in your favorite and/or colorful golf apparel!
WWS board members Merri-Lou McKeever and Chris Whites will be our golf course superintendents with caddying support from WWS member RaeLea Jacobson


Pittsburgh: Nose Knows! Wine and Aroma Component Pairing

Monday May 16 2016 6 PM until 8 PM

Learn how different aromas change the taste of wine. Tapas and 3 wines will be paired with different scent components that will surprise your olfactory senses and taste buds. The sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other come make some memories with us!



Central Florida: Pinto Noir Around The World

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:30PM Until 8:30PM

Join us at Rosen School of Hospitality Wine Lab for an amazing around the world taste of Pinot Noir - This will sell out quickly


Seattle-Ray: Bloom At N. City Bistro

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:30PM Until 8:45PM



Napa/Sonoma: Bordeaux Bootcamp Book Signing With Wendy Narby

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 1:30PM Until 4 PM

Have you ever wondered why Bordeaux is such a benchmark in the wine world?  Is it history, geography, climate, wine making skill - or perhaps a mix of all of the above? Does it still merit it’s pace as a benchmark?Come along  and meet Wendy Narby, senior lecturer at The Bordeaux Wine School and author of Bordeaux Bootcamp, to get up front and personal with Bordeaux and it’s wines. Don't miss out on this fantastic educational afternoon!

Why Join Women for WineSense?

  • You have a passion for wine and WWS has great fun-filled wine education programs
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  • You receive member discounts on all Women for WineSense events
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