Everything that I do is about educating, whether it’s teaching or consulting. We look at the entire world of wine – the business end, the viniculture; viticulture and how everything works – not only how it tastes or smells. 

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History, Culture and Politics in a Glass

History, Culture and Politics in a Glass

A Thru the Vines Wine Geek Series Workshop

Wine is the only fermented beverage that is truly 100% agricultural.

Learn how history, politics and culture have shaped what wines we enjoy today; all while tasting wines that helped shape our wine culture and are still around today.

  • Discover how wars and political decisions shaped the wine industry
  • Learn how wine has helped shape our culture in the western world
  • Understand why you have the access to the particular wines you do
  • Taste through wines that have significant impact on our culture today

What's Covered

How are politics and wine related?

Yes, in so many ways.

Are the wines going to be old?

No, just wine styles that have lots of history

This sounds like a class with a test at the end of it...

No test, just learning!

I don't really know that much about wine yet. Is this a good class for me?

Yes! It is a good class for all!

Private In-Home Classes & Workshops with an intimate, interactive and engaging experience.


Students get hands-on experience with a selection of wines that are covered and discussed in class.


Food pairings are served to explore underlying tastes and learn how, and why, food affects your wine experience.


Know where to go and what you’re looking for with professional advice on your next wine selection.

Get Started.


Ready to organize an event or in-home wine workshop?