SuppleWine Workshops: Introduction to Wine

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Bellanico Restaurant | 4238 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602 | View Map


Aimed at people who are just discovering wine, but open to everyone (21+) looking to learn more about what they like in a wine.

You will learn about - and taste - 10 different types of wine from around the world that you are likely to encounter on restaurant wine lists and in your local shops. You will leave the workshop having gained the ability to recognize wines so you have the confidence to buy something you'll enjoy in the future.

Space is limited! We keep classes small to make sure you get the personal attention you deserve - so sign up now before we're full!

$50.00 / person
(You can adjust the number of attendees after adding to your cart.)

All of the wine, all of the fun, none of the attitude.

SuppleWine Workshops

  • Interact and learn in a fun, relaxed atmosphere;
  • Hands-on with lots of tasting;
  • Get more out of every dollar you spend on wine;
  • Perfect for dates or groups of friends;
  • Build social and professional confidence.

Important Details

  • Must be 21+ to attend.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable.
  • Pre-registration required for all workshops - bring confirmation to workshop.
  • Please avoid wearing cologne, perfume or other fragrances.
  • Dress code: whatever you feel most comfortable in (must be legal in public...).

About the Instructor

Mike Supple is a 28 year old whose passion for wine stems from his first bottle of Bordeaux. Amazed by the depth and complexity such a simple drink could offer, he was driven to discover what was behind the fruit and tannins. Since that moment, Mike has taken steps to become an expert in the wine industry. Through travel and education he has successfully trained his palate, focused his wine career and launched a life-long endeavor to learn all that he can. His end-game is to become a Master of Wine and to help those around him to better enjoy wine on whatever level is most comfortable and rewarding to them.

In 2009 Mike earned his Diploma from the London, England based Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Wine and Spirits.

When not drinking wine he enjoys spending time with his wife, his dogs and his friends, watching football, playing videogames and just exploring life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

**Note: We highly recommend that you stay for dinner afterwards at Bellanico. They offer delicious rustic Italian food that changes seasonally, and they are dedicated to serving the best seasonal, local, sustainable and organic products that they can find. Not to mention the fantastic wine list with lots of great things to try by the glass! Check out their menu online at They fill up quickly for dinner on Saturdays, so if you plan to dine at Bellanico after the workshop make your reservation now! 510-336-1180.**

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