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“I’ve enjoyed expanding my wine knowledge. Thinking about what wine pairs well with certain foods helps me to suggest something that will compliment my customer’s dinner and enrich their dining experience.”

Emerald Coast Wine School

Stephanie M. Bartender Wine student Kevin has been buying wine professionally since 1986, has taught hundreds of wine classes and has traveled extensively. He is certified by the Society of Wine Educators and Court of Master Sommeliers

• Home Classes • Collector Consulting • Beverage Event Planning • Staff Tastings/Seminars • Home Wine Dinners • Wine Travel Kevin Moran - Director 625 Mountain Drive Destin, Florida 32541 850-791-9265

“As I have learned more about wine, I enjoy it so much more.” John Q. Consumer and Physician Student of wine since 1998 “It’s great to know more than the customers. I can make some great recommendations and make more money!” Billy B. Server Wine student

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ECWS Emerald Coast Wine School

South Walton Florida At Emerald Coast Wine School we aim to educate consumers about wine in a way that can heighten their appreciation and, in turn, increase the pleasure they find when enjoying wine. We also teach individuals in the wine and hospitality trade information that can aid them in selling wine to their customers.

The Mission Our mission is to increase the overall knowledge and add to the passion towards this incredible beverage by making wine knowledge approachable, offering information that is not only easy to comprehend, but is also easy to share with others at home, in restaurants, or in wine shops.

The Classes Classes will be offered in course format and single session classes. The courses offer an in depth look at a topic, region, or country and over the period of 5 weeks. We strive to have you gain a true understanding of the topic and hope for a heightened appreciation. We will also schedule single night classes of various topics. These classes will take a quick look at a particular topic.

The Locations Classes are held at Crush wine bar in Seaside on Saturday afternoons at 2:30 and at the Viridian in Seagrove on Wednesdays at 6:30. Classes will last approximately 90 minutes. We will provide written materials on the topic, wines, and bread & water for palate cleansing. Crush (850-468-0703) Lunch and dinner, 7 days a week Viridian (850-468-0973) Dinner, 7 nights a week We encourage you to enjoy a meal before or after class at either location.

Emerald Coast Wine School California Wines $140 full course $35 single class

French Wines $160 full course $40 single class

The wines of California

The wines of France

Sparkling - California has its share of great sparkling wines we will look at some of its best and most successful September 5th The Viridian September 8th Crush Wine Bar

Champagne - Where the celebration gets started. Often copied but never replicated. October 17th The Viridian October 20th Crush Wine Bar

Monterey - The largest of the counties of the Central Coast, it produces some of the best values in quality chardonnay and Pinot Noir. September 12th The Viridian September 15th Crush Wine Bar Santa Barbara - Put on the map for many by the movie Sideways, which gave the Pinot Noirs the area is known for a real sales boost. September 19th The Viridian September 22nd Crush Wine Bar Sonoma - Producing great Chardonnays and Pinots in the cool areas and great Cabs and Zins in the warmer, perhaps the most diverse of all the California counties. September 26th The Viridian September 29th Crush Wine Bar Napa - Where Cabernet is King…but don’t forget about Merlot and Chardonnay October 3rd The Viridian October 6th Crush Wine Bar

Alsace & Loire - Known for their whites, we may find a red from Loire and a sparkling from Alsace. October 24th The Viridian October 27th Crush Wine Bar Burgundy - There is a reason the California wine industry chose “Burgundy” and “Chablis”. October 31st The Viridian November 3rd Crush Wine Bar Bordeaux - Blue chip investors agree, these are the wines to cellar, but are they delicious? November 7th The Viridian November 10th Crush Wine Bar Rhone - Considered by many to be Syrah and Grenache at its best. Big, juicy and delicious! November 14th The Viridian November 17th Crush Wine Bar

ECWS brochure - Fall 2012  

Information brochure for wine school includes course schedules, contact information, and instructor introduction. Created August 2012

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