221 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 204-5569

Spring Wine Classes

We are happy to offer the 6-week “Be Your Own Sommelier” Wine Course this spring:

Have you ever felt disappointed after reading a wine review in which a wine expert described a dozen different flavors in the wine but you thought the wine tasted simply like white (or red) wine? Or maybe after  reading a food-and-wine pairing article that tells you which foods pair with which wines without explaining why? If you have ever felt uncomfortable in a restaurant reading a multi-page wine list without knowing how to choose a wine or how to describe the style that you like, you have come to the right place! Join us for this wine course and let’s discover the natural and sensual beauty of wine together!

This course consists of six consecutive wine classes. Any of the classes can be taken individually without having taken the others.

  • Tasting Like a Pro: This 2-hour class will teach you the basic vocabulary that you will need to know in order to explore wine to its fullest. All 6 wines will be served in a blind tasting. $30. March 9th. Register online or call us to avoid the service fees.
  • Learning Wine Language & Secrets of Sommeliers: This 2-hour class will teach you the basic vocabulary that you will need to know in order to explore wine to its fullest. All 6 wines will be served in a blind tasting. $30. March 23rd. Register online or call us to avoid the service fees.
  • Big 6 Wine Grapes: 80 percent of the quality wines sold in this country are made from six grape varieties. We will conduct a tasting of one example of each of the 6 wine varietals from different regions of the world. Most students will be amazed to discover that they CAN identify each wine just by sight and smell. $30. March 30th. Register online or call us to avoid the service fees.
  • Old World & New World Wines: In this class we will compare a grape varietal grown in the “Old World” with the same varietal grown in the “New World” countries. and will learn about two fundamental winemaking philosophies. $30. April 6th. Register online or call us to avoid the service fees.
  • Pairing Wine with Food: If you always stick with the “same old, same old” when you order wine, or if you avoid being the one to choose the wine for dinner, this class is for you. Join us to learn about wine & food pairing do’s and don’ts and how to choose a crowd pleasing wine for a dinner party. $50. April 13th. Register online or call us to avoid the service fees.
  • Pairing Wine with Exotic Chocolate and Artisan Cheese: This special class brings together three divine creations: wine, cheese and chocolate. We are inviting you to travel the globe with your palate from Italy to France to Colombia. $50. April 20th. Register online or call us to avoid the service fees.
About the Author

Svetlana Yanushkevich, the owner of WineNot, grew up on the southern peninsula of Ukraine, known as Crimea. Crimea is famous for its 2,000-year-old tradition of winemaking. As a child she learned about wine from her uncle, who worked in Massandra, the imperial winery of Nikolai II, Czar of Russia. Later she graduated from the Crimean State Agricultural University with an MS in Viticulture, and PhD in Agriculture. She then worked as an Associate Professor of viticulture at the Crimean Agro-Industrial College.

In 2002 Svetlana’s roots were transplanted to the United States, where she decided to broaden her education in wine. She enrolled in the London-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), one of the most internationally prestigious programs, and completed its highest degree, Diploma Level, in just 4 years.

Svetlana managed the wine program at several very prestigious Philadelphia restaurants, the three-diamond restaurant The Marker, and four-diamond Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar. She worked as wine educator for corporate and private clients in Philadelphia.

In 2007 she and her family moved to Nashua, NH, where she decided to open WineNot Boutique, winner of “The Best of The Best Wine Shop of NH 2011-2014” by Hippo, “The Best Wine Store of Greater Nashua 2011″ by Nashua Telegraph, “The Best Wines of Greater Nashua 2011″ by Nashua Telegraph, “The only A rated Wine Shop of NH” by the Better Business Bureau of NH. Svetlana Continues to offer her expertise by offering unique wine educational events to private and corporate clients.

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