2-Week Class “New World Stars, Old World Favorites, for the Holidays” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer at South Seattle College

Let Sommelier Dieter guide you to become an expert in serving the right wines with your holiday dinner, for your casual party or your wine tasting event. Learn by tasting five stars from Washington and South America, and five favorites from Europe, including Beaujolais Nouveau 2016. Serving techniques and temperature as well as proper glassware for any occasion will be discussed. Tasting each session.
2 Tuesdays, November 15-22, 2016; 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$93 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or LearnatSouth.org .
southced@SeattleColleges.edu .
INFO:
https://southseattle.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=26007&int_category_id=2&int_sub_category_id=18&int_catalog_id=0

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3-Week Class “Wine Tasting Primer – Sight, Smell, Taste” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer at South Seattle College

Learn how to taste wine knowledgeably and accurately describe what you are tasting. This beginners’ class is conducted by Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer. Explore wine types, grapes, varietals, and wine regions of the world, as you learn the basics of reading a wine label. Gain hints for smart buying, proper storing and aging. The course will also include a discussion of wine-and-food pairing, what matches well, what doesn’t, and why. Tasting each session.

3 Tuesdays, August 2-16, 2016; 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$106 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or LearnatSouth.org .
Info southced@SeattleColleges.edu .

http://www.learnatsouth.org/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=25943&int_category_id=2&int_sub_category_id=18&int_catalog_id=0

 

3-Week Class “Wine Tour de France” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer at South Seattle College

The 103rd Bicycle Tour de France is in full swing! Join Francophile/Francophone Sommelier Dieter Schafer as your guide and tour through 12 French regions and taste wine from 12+ grape varieties. The French grape varieties are compared to the grapes grown in Washington and the wines produced here.

 Class includes “A Crush Course in Effective Wine Tasting,” lots of wine vocabulary to help you describe what you see and smell and taste, a bit of history and geography of the regions, best wine-buying strategies, wine-and-food pairing guidelines, correct serving techniques and temperature, and hints for proper storing and aging. Tasting each session. For details please go to https://winedieter.wordpress.com/ .

3 Tuesdays, July 12-26, 2016, 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$106 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or http://www.LearnatSouth.org .
Info:   southced@SeattleColleges.edu .
More Info:   http://www.learnatsouth.org/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=25942&int_category_id=2&int_sub_category_id=18&int_catalog_id=0

Wine Tour de France at French Fest with Wine Educator/Sommelier Dieter Schafer

Wine Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer will guide you through the major wine regions of France and introduce you to the wines produced. No tasting. Presentation in English. 12:30-1:15 pm. Admission is free. Registration not required.

Dieter lived in France for six years and visits Paris and French wine regions annually. He is a certified educator and sommelier and principal of Hospitality & Wine Education (winedieter.wordpress.com) with 40+ years of restaurant industry and teaching experience acquired in 12 countries in Europe, Africa, Middle East, and North America.

Seattle’s French Fest also offers an exclusive new activity for adults 21+, a wine tasting hosted by J Wines, French wine import company led by French expat Julien Hervet. The tastings will feature wines from “Bernard Magrez Vignobles,” a world renowned premier winemaker with 40 vineyards worldwide, and “Les vins de mes amis,” from up and coming winemakers, rarely imported in the US. Only a limited number of tickets to the exclusive tastings will be available. Complimentary nibbles, including the premium Jambon de Bayonne, will accompany the wine tastings. Tasting fees: $15-25. Registration required: fen.ejoinme.org/MyPages/2016FrenchFestWineTastings/tabid/757230/Default.aspx

Wine Tour de France Seminar and French Wine Tastings are part of Seattle’s 4th Annual French Fest: A Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 11:00 am-6:00 pm at the Seattle Center Armory. The festival is a free, family-friendly event open to the public with the purpose of promoting and raising awareness of Francophone cultures and traditions to the residents of the Greater Seattle area. During the one-day event, festival-goers will listen to live music, watch dance performances, taste international cuisine, learn from informative seminars and cooking demonstrations, play games and enjoy a day full of fun activities en français! Details: fenpnw.org/events/french-fest/

Le Tour 2016

Le Tour de France 2016

Click on ‘Stage x’ to see details

Stage 1        188 km       Mont-Saint-Michel / Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

Stage 2        182 km       Saint-Lô / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

Stage 3        222 km       Granville / Angers

Stage 4        232 km       Saumur / Limoges

Stage 5        216 km       Limoges / Le Lioran

Stage 6        187 km       Arpajon-sur-Cère / Montauban

Stage 7        162 km       L’Isle-Jourdain / Lac de Payolle

Stage 8        183 km       Pau / Bagnères-de-Luchon

Stage 9        184 km       Vielha Val d’Aran / Andorre Arcalis

Rest day                            Andorre

Stage 10       198 km       Escaldes-Engordany / Revel

Stage 11        164 km       Carcassonne / Montpellier

Stage 12        185 km       Montpellier / Mont Ventoux

Stage 13           37 km       Bourg-Saint-Andéol / La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc

Stage 14        208 km       Montélimar / Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux

Stage 15         159 km       Bourg-en-Bresse / Culoz

Stage 16        206 km       Moirans-en-Montagne / Berne

Rest day                              Berne

Stage 17         184 km        Berne / Finhaut-Emosson

Stage 18            17 km        Sallanches / Megève

Stage 19          146 km        Albertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

Stage 20           46 km         Megève / Morzine

Stage 21           113 km          Chantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées

 

“Beginning Wine Tasting” Class at Whisk in Bellevue

If you are just starting your exploration of this fascinating subject or want to learn a bit more about it, Sommelier Dieter Schafer will share his knowledge and expertise in this tasting class. Dieter, a certified wine educator, will talk you through wine terms, what to look for when buying wine at a shop or in a restaurant, how to read a wine label, how to pair wine with food, the right temperature to serve wine, and a bit about some of the many grape varieties and wine regions. You will learn how you can tell a lot about a wine before you even taste it – and how to taste it with confidence. Guests will sample six red, white and sparkling wines from around the world. Must be over 21 and have photo ID.

Thursday, April 7, 2016; 5:30 PM-8:00 PM.
Whisk, 10385 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98004.
Class Fee $95.00.
Preregistration required: whiskcooks.com .
More details: info@whiskcooks.com, 425.922.9575.

Whisk: A Culinary Classroom, Tabletop, and Kitchenware Store, opened early February 2016 in Old Bellevue. This quality high-end kitchenware store offers an array of day and evening classes ranging from “Sharpen Your Knife Skills” to “Sourdough 101” to the cocktail party primer “Sip and Dip” to the first wine centric class on April 7 “Beginning Wine Tasting”.

Whisk is located at 10385 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98004.
More details: info@whiskcooks.com, 425.922.9575, whiskcooks.com .

Wine Tour de France at French Fest with Wine Educator Dieter Schafer

Francophonie

Wine Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer will guide you through the major wine regions of France and introduce you to the wines produced. No tasting. Presentation in English. 12:30-1:15 pm. Admission is free. Registration not required. ~ ~ ~ Dieter lived in France for six years and visits Paris and French wine regions annually. He is a certified educator and sommelier and principal of Hospitality & Wine Education (winedieter.wordpress.com) with 40+ years of restaurant industry and teaching experience acquired in 12 countries in Europe, Africa, Middle East, and North America.

Seattle’s French Fest also offers an exclusive new activity for adults 21+, a wine tasting hosted by J Wines, French wine import company led by French expat Julien Hervet. The tastings will feature wines from “Bernard Magrez Vignobles,” a world renowned premier winemaker with 40 vineyards worldwide, and “Les vins de mes amis,” from up and coming winemakers, rarely imported in the US. Only a limited number of tickets to the exclusive tastings will be available. Complimentary nibbles, including the premium Jambon de Bayonne, will accompany the wine tastings. Tasting fees: $15-25. Registration required: fen.ejoinme.org/MyPages/2016FrenchFestWineTastings/tabid/757230/Default.aspx

Wine Tour de France Seminar and French Wine Tastings are part of Seattle’s 4th Annual French Fest: A Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 11:00 am-6:00 pm at the Seattle Center Armory. The festival is a free, family-friendly event open to the public with the purpose of promoting and raising awareness of Francophone cultures and traditions to the residents of the Greater Seattle area. During the one-day event, festival-goers will listen to live music, watch dance performances, taste international cuisine, learn from informative seminars and cooking demonstrations, play games and enjoy a day full of fun activities en français! Details: fenpnw.org/events/french-fest/

Sunday, March 20, 2016.
French Fest 11:00 am-6:00 pm.
Wine Tour de France 12:30-1:15 pm.
Seattle Center Armory.
305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109.

Wine Events and Classes ~ January-May 2016

3-Week Class “Wine Tasting Primer – Sight, Smell, Taste”

Learn how to taste wine knowledgeably and accurately describe what you are tasting. This beginners’ class is conducted by Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer. Explore wine types, grapes, varietals, and wine regions of the world, as you learn the basics of reading a wine label. Gain hints for smart buying, proper storing and aging. The course will also include a discussion of wine-and-food pairing, what matches well, what doesn’t, and why.  Tasting each session.

3 Tuesdays, January 26-February 9, 2016; 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$106 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or LearnatSouth.org .
Info southced@SeattleColleges.edu .
http://southseattle.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=25326&int_category_id=2&int_sub_category_id=18&int_catalog_id=0

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3-Week Class “Guide to Washington Wines”
with Willis Hall Winemaker John Bell

Get to know the wines of Washington State! Learn from Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer and by tasting wines from many Washington viticultural areas and from world renowned vineyards. Acquire tips on wine buying, cellaring, serving and enjoying. Guest speaker Willis Hall Winery winemaker/owner John Bell will cover specifics of growing regions (AVAs) and winemaking. Tasting each session.

3 Wednesdays, February 24-March 9, 2016; 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$106 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or LearnatSouth.org .
Info southced@SeattleColleges.edu .
http://southseattle.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=25327&int_category_id=2&int_sub_category_id=18&int_catalog_id=0

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2-Week Class “Wine and Food Pairing
with
Lullaby Winemaker Virginie Bourgue”

Master successful wine and food pairing as you taste wines from Washington’s Lullaby winery and from France. Learn from Winemaker Virginie Bourgue and from Sommelier Dieter Schafer how to create well-balanced pairings. Virginie, from Southern France, worked in Provence, the Loire Valley and Champagne before making wine in Washington since 2002. Tasting each session.

2 Tuesdays, April 19-26, 2016; 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$80 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or LearnatSouth.org .
Info southced@SeattleColleges.edu .

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2-Week Class “Wine and Food Pairing
with
Woodhouse Winemaker Jean Claude Beck”

Master successful wine and food pairing as you taste wines from Washington’s Woodhouse Wine Estates and from France. Learn from Winemaker Jean Claude Beck and from Sommelier Dieter Schafer how to create well-balanced pairings. Jean Claude, from Alsace, worked in France, California and Oregon before making wine in Washington since 2002. Tasting each session.

2 Wednesdays, May 4-11, 2016; 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$80 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or LearnatSouth.org .
Info southced@SeattleColleges.edu .

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3-Week Class “Beginning Wine Tasting”

Learn from Sommelier Dieter Schafer to enjoy the world of wine tasting by becoming an informed consumer. Discover wine terms, what to look for when purchasing wine at a shop or restaurant, how to read a label, how to pair wine with food, how to serve, and many more essentials.  Tasting each session.

3 Tuesdays, May 17-31, 2016, 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$106 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or LearnatSouth.org .
Info southced@SeattleColleges.edu .

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Classes offered by Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer at South Seattle College / Continuing Education ~ Fall 2015

South Seattle College, 6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle
Preregistration required:
206-934-5339
southced@SeattleColleges.edu
LearnatSouth.org

Mediterranean Wine Tour
2 Tuesdays, October 20-27, 2015; 6-9 pm; $77 all fees included.
Join Sommelier Dieter and taste your way through wine regions bordering the Mediterranean Sea, from Spain to Lebanon, from Turkey to Morocco. Sample interesting wines not often available for tasting. Class includes effective tasting techniques, wine vocabulary, a bit of history and geography of the regions, best wine-buying strategies, wine-and-food pairing guidelines, correct serving techniques and temperature, and hints for proper storing and aging.

Unique Experience: Choosing Champagnes for the Holidays
2 Tuesdays, November 10-17, 2015; 6-9 pm; $77 all fees included.
Planning to serve Champagne this holiday season? Taste Champagne and Crémant from France, Sparkling Wine from Washington, California and New Mexico, Spanish Cava, and Italian Prosecco. Champagne, the ultimate celebration bubbly which always seems to be a mystery. Learn from Champagne Aficionado and Placomusophile* Dieter about styles, what the label tells you, how Méthode Champenoise wines are produced, buying strategies, proper service, etiquette, and how to match these wines with your holiday dinners. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to try a variety of “bubblies” that are not often available for tasting.
*A Placomusophile is a person who collects metal caps covering the top of the cork of a Champagne bottle. Distinguishing labels are printed on them. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placomusophilie.

Wine Tasting Primer: Sight, Smell, Taste
3 Thursdays, October 29-November 12, 2015; 6-9 pm. Repeated
3 Tuesdays, January 26-February 9, 2016; 6-9 pm; $103 all fees included.
Learn how to taste wine knowledgeably and accurately describe what you are tasting. In this beginner course, explore wine types, grapes, varietals, and wine regions of the world, as you learn the basics of reading a wine label. Gain hints for smart buying, proper storing and aging. The course will also include a discussion of wine-and-food pairing, what matches well, what doesn’t, and why.

3-Week Class “Wine Tour de France” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer at South Seattle College

Le Tour 2015

The 102nd Bicycle Tour de France is in full swing! Join Francophile/Francophone Sommelier Dieter Schafer as your guide and tour through 12 French regions and taste wine from 12+ grape varieties. The French grape varieties are compared to the grapes grown in Washington and the wines produced here.

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Class includes “A Crush Course in Effective Wine Tasting,” lots of wine vocabulary to help you describe what you see and smell and taste, a bit of history and geography of the regions, best wine-buying strategies, wine-and-food pairing guidelines, correct serving techniques and temperature, and hints for proper storing and aging. Tasting each session.

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3 Tuesdays, July 7-28, 2015 (no class July 14), 6-9 pm.

South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.

$103 per person, all fees included.

Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or http://www.LearnatSouth.org .

Info southced@SeattleColleges.edu . Details

http://www.learnatsouth.org/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=24777&int_category_id=2&int_sub_category_id=18&int_catalog_id=0

Beginning Wine Tasting – Continuing Education – South Seattle College – April 14-28, 2015

Beginning Wine Tasting – Continuing Education – South Seattle College.

Learn from Sommelier Dieter Schafer to enjoy the world of wine tasting by becoming an informed consumer. Discover wine terms, what to look for when purchasing wine at a shop or restaurant, how to read a label, how to pair wine with food, how to serve, and many more essentials. Tasting each session.

3 Tuesdays, April 14-28, 2015, 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College.
6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$103 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or http://www.LearnatSouth.org .
Info southced@SeattleColleges.edu .