Italian Wine Class
Dates: November 27, 30 and December 4, 7, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Expensify Portland, 401 SW 5th Ave
The wine course consists of four evenings of wine instruction, tasting, and finger foods over two weeks. The classes will be held on November 27, 30, and December 4, 7 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the lovely Expensify Building in downtown Portland at 401 SW 5th Ave. Register here.*
Each evening will focus on a specific region and guests will learn about all aspects of wine from vineyard to table. The class will taste three wines in each class and discuss each of those wines in depth. Guests will also enjoy some tasty food to accompany the wines in each class.
This class is primarily taught in the English language, but will include some Italian language vocabulary related to the subject matter. The course is taught by Dominique Doré.
Dominique was born in Santa Barbara and raised on the family-owned Rancho Tinaquaic established in 1837 where her family has had the Foxen Winery since 1985. She spent her first years traveling the back roads of Italy, France and Spain with her family and then returned to live in Italy during her teen years. Dominique went on to graduate with honors in Italian Literature from University of California, Santa Cruz and move back to Rome for an additional five years to work as a translator and language trainer. Further to her upbringing on a winery, Dominique worked for ten years in key positions for seminal Italian Importers: Villa Italia, Vinifera and Oliver McCrum. She has also done stints at Flowers and Foxen. Before coming to work at La Scuola Italiana, she completed her Masters in Italian Literature from San Francisco State University with a 3.8 GPA. She is also a certified Wine Educator with Merit through WSET and a founding member of the first Slow Food Chapter in the United States.
*Must be 21 or older to register for class. Teacher will check IDs.