With WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Certified Kristen Valenza
Want to learn how to taste wine, but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered in this fun intro-style tasting class!
This class will explore the basics of wine as we travel through local varietals from Santa Cruz County, which can be compared to the Burgundy region of France. We will also taste wines from the Napa Valley region, comparable to Bordeaux. Class will start with a tour of MJA winery, (next door to New Leaf)!
Kristen will take you through seven popular wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a dessert Wine. This class will cover wine production, key attributes of a particular varietals, geographic regions, and terroir.
About the Instructor:
Kristen grew up in New Jersey where she began cooking with her family at a young age, learning the roots of Italian and Mediterranean cooking. Kristen found a passion for traveling and experiencing other cultures through food, wine, and good company. She brought her expertise to Santa Cruz, where she teaches cooking classes and offers high quality catering through her business Living Roots Food and Floral.