Fundamentals of Wine: Food Pairing 101

Fundamentals of Wine: Food Pairing 101
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Fundamentals of Wine: Food Pairing 101
An Educational Wine & Food Experience


To experience a perfect pairing of wine and food is to experience magic. In this interactive class you’ll learn the strategies used by sommeliers to maximize the chances of making good or even great pairings by looking at basic pairing theories and experiencing how different styles of wine interact with primary flavor components.

This hands-on class is the foundation for understanding how food and wine do or do not work together by exploring how the basic components of both food (acid, fat, protein, sweetness) and wine (tannin, acid, body, sweetness) complement one another. We’ll taste classic pairings, as well as unexpected pairings so as to experience how flavor and aroma profiles can be used to create a partnership that is better than the sum of its parts. 

Sit back and relax as your sommelier instructor sets the stage for a memorable, educational wine experience. Our wine classes provide a unique context for the enjoyment of wine appropriate for every level of interest and expertise. Throughout the evening, you will learn about the marriage of two culinary delights, including some unexpected combinations. And best of all, you’ll leave us with greater understanding of the art of perfect pairings so you can ultimately experience the pleasure of wine and food. 

Class will include:


-learning about wine & food weight and body

-learning about the 5 taste components & interactions with wine

-understand pairing strategies

-taste food friendly wines & wine friendly foods

-all AWS classes include Chef’s choice of appetizers



This class will be held at Vino Venue, home of Atlanta Wine School, located at:

4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

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