Monday, January 24, 2011

Vin-ity Fare

Lei Chic It’s a workplace jungle out there. And you want to be queen.

You’re the first one in, the last to leave and in your world “midnight oil” isn’t just a band you liked in the ’80s. 

But in this economy, everyone needs an edge to stay off the chopping block. And sometimes a little social style and grace will go a lot further than any top-name reference or MBA to show the boss you’re poised to lead the pack.

Maybe you should go back to school – wine school that is – and enroll yourself in the back-by-popular-demand wine education series at Brasserie Du Vin. The classes, which are held once a month, are led by the restaurant’s wine steward, Rebecca Fineman, and will arm you with the tasting skills and terminology to navigate any wine list with confidence.

The first class, Wine 101, is tomorrow night, January 25, and covers wine tasting basics and wine characteristics like acidity, alcohol and tannin. You’ll finish the hour-and-a-half session by practicing your new skills with guided tastings of several varietals. Other classes are scheduled in February, March and beyond, meaning by next year, you could be sipping smarter and commanding attention by choosing a wine your clients will love rather than assaulting their taste buds with that same old Chardonnay.

A little savvy on the food and wine front? Now that’s survival of the fittest.

Wine 101 is Tuesday evening, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St., 808.545.1115 . Registration is $25 (plus tax and gratuity) and includes a selection of appetizers to complement the wines. Reservations strongly recommended. Classes for February and beyond are not yet on the restaurant’s website, but are tentatively scheduled for the last Thursday of each month.

Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 in Permalink

Have Feedback? Suggestions? Email us!


Enter your email address

About Lei Chic

Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

To send us a comment:
To send us a story tip:
To request information:
For press inquiries:
To advertise with us:

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter