Don’t Accept Wines That Are Middle-of-the-Road

Don’t accept wines that are middle-of-the-road; only taste the best! There is still time to sign up for Wines From A Land Down Under beginning Wed Oct 14.

Discover wines from “a land down under” from the comfort of you own home in this virtual Zoom class with Certified Sommelier Dane Kuta. Home delivery of wine is included. We’ll taste and compare four wines per session from each of Australia’s renowned wine growing regions, and even try a few selections from nearby New Zealand. In these interesting times, this is the best way to explore wines from all of Australia’s and New Zealand’s acclaimed wine regions. G’day, mate!

Limited to 92007, 92009, and 92024 zip codes. Not in 92007, 92009, or 92024? Come to Cardiff to pick up your wine in small carafes 90 mins prior to class. Limited number available. Contact Dane at to arrange these options.

At-Home Blind Wine Tasting

At-Home Blind Wine Tasting at MiraCosta College has completed its run of four class sessions. Thank you to all who participated. One day soon we will be back in a classroom setting at the MiraCosta College San Elijo campus in Cardiff by the Sea. Cheers!

That’s a wrap!

Photos courtesy of Eleni Kardaras, Instagram: @eyes_of_eleni

Bordeaux Master Level

I have attained a new certification from the Wine Scholar Guild called Bordeaux Master Level. This is great timing to support the upcoming French wine class at MiraCosta this fall, along with the planned Bordeaux wine class at MiraCosta (coming in 2021). Bring on the French wine!

Happy Birthday Sylvia!

How do you hold a wine party during a pandemic? Easy. Hire KutaSomm. Sylvia celebrated her birthday this week in Carlsbad, complete with curated wines, education, and entertainment. Everyone gathered outside by the spectacular fireplace, wore masks (except when eating or drinking), and sat 6 feet apart. The Mediterranean theme was chosen because the birthday girl was planning a trip to Greece after the pandemic ends. The party enjoyed wines from coastal Mediterranean regions including Languedoc (France), Provence (France), Jumilla (Spain), Basilicata (Italy), and Peloponnese (Greece). Happy Birthday Sylvia.