Treat your sweetheart to a fun experience this Valentine’s weekend and join us for a blind tasting class. Participants will learn from our expert Valley Road vinistas how to identify specific characteristics of wine varietals such as nose, mouth feel, and flavor. Then, their knowledge will be put to the test during a blind tasting of six Valley Road wines.
The cost is $15 per participant, and tastings are limited to groups of 8 at each timeslot. Advanced sign-ups are encouraged, as space will fill up quickly. E-mail [email protected] or call 540-456-6350 to reserve today.
3:00 p.m. Available
3:00 p.m. Available
Meet Your Tasting Class “Professors”
Marketing is my vocation (I own and operate Probe Inc., a business-to-business marketing communications firm), but wine is my avocation! I have been a wine enthusiast for many years. I share this interest with my daughter, and we decided to pursue this by taking the certificate program classes offered through PVCC Workforce Services in Enology and Viticulture. I met Stan and Barbara Joynes (and Alyson Muff) at the first class we attended about two years ago. I stayed in touch with them through the classes and began working weekends at SIP in July 2016. I’ve also completed the Introductory Sommelier Course & Examination, and the Deductive Tasting Method Workshop (both through the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas) and have received the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (classes offered through the Virginia Wine Academy).
By day I work for the FDIC as a Sr. Technical Analyst/UI Designer and by night I’m at the University of Maryland; weekends the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I met Stan and Barbara, Lynn and a host of other amazing people through the Enology and Viticulture programs at PVCC. I began working weekends at SIP in July 2016 and they haven’t been able to get rid of me!
Like Lynn I completed the Introductory Sommelier Course & Examination, and the Deductive Tasting Method Workshop (both through the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas) and have received the WSET Levels 2 and 3 Awards in Wines and Spirits and am hoping to complete the
WSET Level 4 Diploma (estimated completion Summer 2018). Working at Valley Road Vineyards is one of the finest experiences of my life. The wonderful people I work with, the owners, AND the marvelous people who visit us at SIP are incomparable.
WSET provides best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s wine and spirits professionals and enthusiasts. We currently offer nine qualifications covering wines, spirits and sake. WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits. In the last academic year more than 85,000 candidates sat a WSET exam in over 70 countries. Learn more about WSET qualifications here.