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Tasting Seminar: Wine Basics
18 Reasons
San Francisco, CA
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Tasting Seminar: Wine Basics
with Pamela Busch
Saturday, February 22, 1:00-5:00pm
Tickets: $115 for 18 Reasons members; $125 for the general public

Knowledge inevitably leads to a greater appreciation and enjoyment in most things; wine is no exception.

In this four-hour seminar, wine expert Pamela Busch will teach you to confidently navigate the world of wine. You will learn techniques of tasting and will gain a deeper understanding of viniculture and vinification. You will leave this course a more insightful (and thus, happier) barkeep. More details below.

Part One (1:00-2:00): Winemaking basics including the importance of terroir, climate, viticulture decisions and winemaking techniques. Four wines will be used to demonstrate cool vs warm climate and oak vs non oaked.

Part Two (2:00-2:45): Vocabulary, flavor and texture demonstration.


Part Three (3:00-4:30): Tasting of six wines; deciphering the differences and learning how to pick out salient components such as tannin, acid, flavors and body. Food and wine pairing discussion and demonstration.

Part Four (4:30-5:00): Storing, serving, reading labels, aging. Q&A.

About Pamela
Pamela Busch has been working in the wine industry since 1990 as a writer, educator and consultant and co-founded Hayes & Vine Wine Bar and Cav Wine Bar & Kitchen. In 2013 she launched, an online wine publication that strives to be all things wine to some people.



18 Reasons (View)
3674 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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