Photos by C. Whitney-Ward
RUN...yes, run to the phone and book a reservation for one of Sommelier Mark Johnson's absolutely outrageously wonderful Wine/Tasting 101 Classes at Amavi Restaurant. I've been to about six of them and I haven't had this much fun sniffing, swirling and tasting wine since I don't know when. Mark is scary-smart and articulate about every aspect of wine - but never, never intimidating. And he peppers each class and tasting with charming anecdotes about the vintners or growers, assuming a flawless Italian or French or Australian accent to bring the story to life.
It's wine theatre at its best!
And at $15 bucks a class - tasting six wines - it's one of the best tickets in town.
221 Shelby Street
Santa Fe, NM
20% discount for dinner after the tasting.
August 16th - Sauvignon Blanc
August 23rd - Chardonnay
August 20th - Riesling
September 6th - Pinot Noir
Call for the rest of the schedule.