Taste of: Wineschool3

Liquid Lively Fun – it’s more than just tagline for Wineschool3, it embodies their entire philosophy behind their internationally recognised wine and spirits courses and tasting classes.

“One of the main ideas we had when starting the company six years ago, is that we wanted to go away from this idea of the button-up shirt with bowtie and jacket – the snobby idea that has stereotyped a sommelier for so long,” Director of Wineschool3, Christian Essar, said. “Really, it is not about that. Wine is liquid, lively fun and that’s what we’re all about.”

The team at Wineschool3 provide a variety to courses to take drinks appreciation to the next level, whether that’s understanding the wine list at your favourite restaurant or developing your palette when it comes to cocktails.

“All our qualifications are internationally recognised,” Mr Essar said. “But we also do wine tasting for the everyday novice.”

Wineschool3 also ensures that students can take their new knowledge forward into their daily lives, working with local distributors to ensure the drinks discovered on their courses are readily available on island.

Their passion for delivering a quality experience for all wine and spirits lovers extends far beyond the classroom. Wineschool3 actively works together with local suppliers, hotels and restaurants to ensure that everyone from floor staff to bartenders have the most up to date knowledge to help customers find the right drink to compliment their dish.

“People get intimidated with a wine list. Sometimes you order wine because you are familiar with it, or because you have not tried any of the other wines. Being able to understand the science of the wine and what makes it up and whether or not it goes well with your food, can either enhance or take away from your dining experience,” Co-director of Wineschool3, Shalico Christian, said.

Taste of Cayman attendees will get three chances to experience liquid, lively fun with Wineschool3, on April 6th.

Firstly, if you stop by the Wineschool3 booth to grab a glass of wine, you’ll also be treated to a complimentary food and wine paring pocket guide. This guide will act as your bible to take your dining experiences to the next level.

Secondly, Wineschool3 will be featuring in the Experience Room during the late afternoon, breaking down how to decode wine labels, so you can know exactly what you are getting before you pop the cork (and show off to your friends!).

“In general, people can be intimidated by wine labels, especially French and Italian, because they are not as straight forward,” Mr Essar said. “But if you know a few little tips and tricks, they are very easy to understand.”

Finally, if you sign up to their newsletter at their booth, you will be entered for a chance to win a Level 2 Wine Course from Wineschool3, valued at KYD$799.

“This course is considered to be a junior sommelier qualification and in those three days you will be tasting around 40 different wines,” Mr Essar said. “It’s an internationally recognised qualification” The winner will be announced on the evening so ensure that you stick around to find out if it is you!