Vin blanc, vino blanco, vinho branco, vino bianca, λευκo κρασi: what better time than spring to explore the world of white wine? But we aren’t talking about the usual suspects—Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Chardonnay.
It’s common to gravitate toward these reliable standbys, be it out of convenience, price point, or even, to avoid the intimidation and uncertainty that can go hand-in-hand with something lesser known. But did you know there are 9,996 more varietals to discover?
Join sommelier Leslee Miller on an excursion into the world of esoteric, yet quaffable whites made from some of these more obscure varietals, including Treixadura, Assyrtiko, Grillo Müller Thurgau, Scheurebe, and more.
As you sip through this vino venture, you’ll learn about wine-label interpretation and the ins and outs of tasting. You’ll also expand your knowledge of grape varietals and international wine-growing boundaries.
No wine experience is necessary. A $40 fee, payable to the instructor at the first class, will cover the cost of wine for all sessions.
Leslee Miller is a dually certified sommelier through the International Sommelier Guild and the Court of Master Sommeliers. She is a former director to one of Oregon's most prestigious Pinot Noir houses, Archery Summit of the Willamette Valley, and acted as a member to the board of directors for Archery Summit’s sister property, Pine Ridge Winery of Napa, California. Miller is sole owner of the wine-consulting firm, Amusée.