Study Guide: Why You Need to Know the Wines of Friuli
All You Need for our March 5, 2023 Virtual Wine Class on Friuli
Opening a Bottle is proud to present its live Online Wine Classes & Mini Clinics, a series of live events held on Zoom where curiosity and storytelling are the vehicles for wine education.
Each live online wine class is highly visual with professional photography, videos with winemakers, in-depth maps, details on terroir and winemaking technique, anecdotes from the road, and an "ask-me-anything" approach to wine education. Past classes have included Barolo vs. Barbaresco, Pinot Noir in the Old World and New, Champagne at the Dinner Table, and Chianti Classico for a New Era.
Our mini-clinics are abbreviated to half an hour, and focus on a specific topics of concern for wine consumers, such as wine flaws and how to identify them, or tackling the unique challenge of selecting the right wines for Thanksgiving.
Wine classes and clinics are included with a paid subscription. Best of all, you gain access to our archive of recorded classes to watch any time at your leisure.
For each class, we provide a Study Guide to that category of wine. From there, you source your wines wherever you can, but we're here to help you if you need it.
At the appointed time, visit the class' Study Guide where you will find the Zoom log-in credentials. Subscribers also get the link and password emailed to them directly.
From there, sit back, get comfy, and have a wine glass in hand as we start our tour and class.
Subscribers get access to any and all online wine classes. Can't make a class? Watch it on replay on Vimeo with a simple password. Your subscription pays for itself with two classes, and then you get all of our review and opinion-based content for the whole year.
A limited number of complementary guest passes are available to non-paying email subscribers. Simply subscribe to our emails, and contact us when you are notified of an upcoming class that interests you. Guest passes are very limited and issued on a first-come, first-serve, one-time use basis.
Chablis: The Most Beloved Chardonnay? (Sunday, April 16*)
Live in Denver: Special Tasting at Trellis Wine Bar (TBD)
*Class schedule is subject to change.
Most of these classes are lead by wine writer and professional photographer, Kevin Day, who founded Opening a Bottle in 2014 and currently serves as its Editor-in-Chief. He is both an Italian Wine Scholar™ with Highest Honors as well as a French Wine Scholar™ with Highest Honors, as certified by the Wine Scholar Guild — of which, he is a member.
In 2019, Kevin was shortlisted as the “Emerging Wine Writer of the Year” by the Louis Roederer Wine Writers’ Awards. He has also been twice nominated for the Millesima Blog Awards in the Wine Reporter category. Opening a Bottle was also nominated for “Best Individual Blog” by the International Association of Culinary Professionals in 2019. He is an accomplished photographer with images licensed through PhotoShelter.
Kevin has been a regular contributor to SevenFifty Daily, an online magazine for professionals in the beverage-alcohol industry. He has hosted numerous virtual wine tastings as a wine educator, and he occasionally consults on private collections. He is based in Denver, Colorado.