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Courtyard Seminars Saturday

July 15 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Weekly Seminars, please refer to the listed schedule
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Courtyard Seminars are available to the public and members of the OCWS.  If you are interested in attending any of the following seminars, please call the Courtyard office 714 708-1639  Wed-Sunday noon-11pm or the OCWS office 714 708-1636 during business hours Mon-Fri 8am-4pm to make your payment and reserve your seats.

Seminar Day Date Theme Seminar Summaries Time Host Price
1 Saturday July 15 3×3 in 3 (Kit Wine in Virtually No Space and Time) How to make wine from concentrated juice. It takes about 3 hours, and takes up about 3 x 3 feet of your floor space.  Come and learn how to get into Winemaking in an easy and inexpensive way. 2:00 Jim Graver Free
2 Saturday July 15 Wine Making for Mere Mortals Winemaking for Mere Mortals – How to make wine from fresh grapes. Come learn about this thousands of years old tradition, and how modern techniques allow home winemakers to make wine as well as the top-name professionals! 3:00 Kevin Donnelly $10
3 Saturday July 15 OC Fair Gold Medalists (Best of the Best) 5:00 Chris Cunningham $30
4 Sunday July 16 Wine Society Tips and Tricks This seminar will introduce our new members to some of the not-so secrets of our Wine Society family. We will learn how to pour wine at the fair including dealing with customers, finding them the right wine, proper glass filling and more. We will discuss the different jobs during the Wine Competition and how they work together. We will discuss some of the other events and jobs in the Wine Society. And mostly, we will enjoy a variety of unusual varietal wines and discuss the goals of our organization. 3:00 Ken Knapp $10
5 Sunday July 16 Cheese & Wine Pairing (Perfect Pairs, Perfect Partners) Join us for a unique tasting of cheeses from around California, the United States, and around the world paired with assorted wines, including medal & award winners.  Each wine will complement the cheeses and we will explain which wines and cheeses compliment each other.  You will get to sample 8 to 9 cheeses and wines during this class. 5:00 Carol Frank $30
6 Saturday July 22 3×3 in 3 (Kit Wine in Virtually No Space and Time) How to make wine from concentrated juice. It takes about 3 hours, and takes up about 3 x 3 feet of your floor space.  Come and learn how to get into Winemaking in an easy and inexpensive way. Noon Jim Graver Free
7 Saturday July 22 Wine Making for Mere Mortals Winemaking for Mere Mortals – How to make wine from fresh grapes. Come learn about this thousands of years old tradition, and how modern techniques allow home winemakers to make wine as well as the top-name professionals! 1:00 Kevin Donnelly $10
8 Saturday July 22 Fair Food & Wine Pairing (OMG….can that really be done?) If you thought wine pairing only works with gourmet foods, think again.  Let’s have some fun.  We will taste some common, everyday wine styles paired with actual foods from the OC Fair.  You’ll learn some simple tricks to make these pairings easy and fun.  And, since the fair runs only for a few weeks, we will give you ideas and tips so you can pair wines with similar, everyday foods all year long.  This seminar will be great fun for people with all levels of wine experience. 3:00 Ed Reyes/Sara Yeoman $25
9 Saturday July 22 Pinot Noir (Ce soir, Pinot Noir – Viola!) 5:00 Chris Cunningham $25
10 Sunday July 23 Meritage Blends (A Great Blend that Rhymes with Heritage) 3:00 Carolyn Christian $25
11 Sunday July 23 Italian Varietals (Vino Amore – Tour Italy) This tasting features some of the over 300 varietals of wine that have crossed the Atlantic to be grown in California. Some you will know and some you will not. We will feature 3 whites and 5 Reds that may include common varietals such as Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio  and Barbera but may also feature lesser known ones like Arneis, Aglianico or Lagrein. We will discuss growing areas in California and What parts of Italy these wines originated from. Join us for a chance to experience a taste of Italy in Orange County. 5:00 Sam Puzzo $25
12 Saturday July 29 3×3 in 3 (Kit Wine in Virtually No Space and Time) How to make wine from concentrated juice. It takes about 3 hours, and takes up about 3 x 3 feet of your floor space.  Come and learn how to get into Winemaking in an easy and inexpensive way. Noon Jim Graver Free
13 Saturday July 29 Wine Making for Mere Mortals Winemaking for Mere Mortals – How to make wine from fresh grapes. Come learn about this thousands of years old tradition, and how modern techniques allow home winemakers to make wine as well as the top-name professionals! 1:00 Kevin Donnelly $10
14 Saturday July 29 Location, Location, Location (Wine Regions of CA Compared) 3:00 Carolyn Christian $25
15 Saturday July 29 Pinot Noir (Ce soir, Pinot Noir – Viola!) 5:00 Chris Cunningham $25
16 Sunday July 30 Cheese & Wine Pairing (Perfect Pairs, Perfect Partners) Learn how to pair different wines with popular cheeses, from all over the world.  In this class you will enjoy 8 cheese and wine pairings and learn why some cheeses go better with certain wines.  This will be an informative and interactive class. 3:00 Dawn Iglesias $30
17 Sunday July 30 Syrah & Petite Sirah (Que Sera Sera – the Other Red Wines) 5:00 Carolyn Christian $25
18 Saturday August 5 3×3 in 3 (Kit Wine in Virtually No Space and Time) How to make wine from concentrated juice. It takes about 3 hours, and takes up about 3 x 3 feet of your floor space.  Come and learn how to get into Winemaking in an easy and inexpensive way. Noon Jim Graver Free
19 Saturday August 5 Wine Making for Mere Mortals Winemaking for Mere Mortals – How to make wine from fresh grapes. Come learn about this thousands of years old tradition, and how modern techniques allow home winemakers to make wine as well as the top-name professionals! 1:00 Kevin Donnelly $10
20 Saturday August 5 Fair Food & Wine Pairing (OMG….can that really be done?) If you thought wine pairing only works with gourmet foods, think again.  Let’s have some fun.  We will taste some common, everyday wine styles paired with actual foods from the OC Fair.  You’ll learn some simple tricks to make these pairings easy and fun.  And, since the fair runs only for a few weeks, we will give you ideas and tips so you can pair wines with similar, everyday foods all year long.  This seminar will be great fun for people with all levels of wine experience. 3:00 Ed Reyes/Sara Yeoman $25
21 Saturday August 5 Rhone Blends (What’s Rhone with these wines?) 5:00 tbd $25
22 Sunday August 6 Wine 101 (Basics for Beginners) New to wine tasting? Want to find out what wine you prefer? This seminar will have you speaking like an experienced wine drinker. Take home lists of phrases to use while discussing wine, wine varietals and other helpful hits while tasting wine. Mostly, we will have fun trying great wines from many different categories from white to bold red to dessert wine. 3:00 Ken Knapp $25
23 Sunday August 6 Cabernet Sauvignon (Want a Big, Bold Wine……Call a Cab) 5:00 Chris Cunningham $25
24 Saturday August 12 3×3 in 3 (Kit Wine in Virtually No Space and Time) How to make wine from concentrated juice. It takes about 3 hours, and takes up about 3 x 3 feet of your floor space.  Come and learn how to get into Winemaking in an easy and inexpensive way. Noon Jim Graver Free
25 Saturday August 12 Wine Making for Mere Mortals Winemaking for Mere Mortals – How to make wine from fresh grapes. Come learn about this thousands of years old tradition, and how modern techniques allow home winemakers to make wine as well as the top-name professionals! 1:00 Kevin Donnelly $10
26 Saturday August 12 OC Fair Gold Medalists (Best of the Best) 3:00 Chris Cunningham $30
27 Saturday August 12 Dessert Wines (A Perfect Ending) Whether you choose to pour before or after a meal or with snacks, we will sample a wide range of sweeties. Depending upon what is available from the commercial judging, expect ports , muscat, sherry and riesling.We will sprinkle medal, non-medal, and perhaps, a mystery wine along with some food bits to test against the wines. 5:00 Walter Reiss $25
28 Sunday August 13 Zinfandel (It’s Zinful not to try!) A brief introduction to one of California’s native varietals. Emphasis will be placed on the distinctive characteristics of this varietal as well as a comparison of regional nuances. Goal is to compare Zins from the Central Coast, the Napa/Sonoma County areas, and the Amador County area depending on availability of wines. Will also have samples of both low and high end Zins as well as a medal-winner or two. 3:00 John Goodnight $25
29 Sunday August 13 Cheese & Wine Pairing (Perfect Pairs, Perfect Partners) Join us for a unique tasting of cheeses from around California, the United States, and around the world paired with assorted wines, including medal & award winners.  Each wine will complement the cheeses and we will explain which wines and cheeses compliment each other.  You will get to sample 8 to 9 cheeses and wines during this class. 5:00 Carol Frank $30
Seminars are held in the Wine Courtyard and (except Wine Making for Mere Mortals and 3×3 in 3) include:
A 2017 Govino Fair Logo Glass, 8 Wines and assorted nibbles and munchies
OC Fair Gold Medalists: Award Winning Wines served
Cheese & Wine Pairing: Includes all of the above plus assorted gourmet cheeses to compliment the wines
Fair Food & Wine Pairing: Includes all of the above plus fair food samples
Wine Making for Mere Mortals: Includes a Govino 2017 Fair Logo Glass and an  8oz glass of wine
3×3 in 3: Free Seminar – Nothing included

Details

Date:
July 15
Time:
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Organizer

Seminar Coordinators
Email:
office@ocws.org

Venue

Courtyard of the OC Fair Grounds
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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