Monthly Archives: October 2009

Basic Wine Class: Red Wines – $40

Also see our list of  White Wine Classes:

This is a 2 hour class that is being offered on 3 different dates to try and accommodate people’s schedules.

Dates Offered:

Sun Jan 17th: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Thur Jan 21st – 7pm

This class is intended to make wine tasting less intimidating. It will cover the basics of wine.

How its made
How to taste wine
How to describe wine

We will use a fun game to learn to identify and discuss aromas and flavors in Red wines. This class will provide you with a better understanding of the characteristics of 3 popular red wines varietals.

Featured wines:
Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah/Shiraz, and Malbec

The classes this month will be held in Springdale.

460 Porter Street Springdale, PA 15144

Hope you can make it!

January Classes are now Closed. Thank to those of you who attended!
Please sign up and be notified when the February Schedule is posted

Basic Wine Class: White Wines $40

Also See our list of  Red Wine Classes:

This is a 2 hour class that is being offered on  different dates to try and accommodate people’s schedules.

Grape Thoughts wine classes are intended to make wine tasting less intimidating.

This basics class covers the basics of wine:

How its made
How to taste wine
How to describe wine

We will use a fun game to learn to identify and discuss aromas and flavors in White wines. This class will provide you with a better understanding of the characteristics of 3 popular red wines varietals.

Chardonnay(Oaked versus Unoaked),
Sauvignon Blanc, and
Riesling
*bonus Gruner Veltliner

The classes this month will be held in Springdale.

460 Porter Street Springdale, PA 15144

Hope you can make it!

January Classes are now Closed. Thank to those of you who attended!
Please sign up and be notified when the February Schedule is posted

Wines from around the world – chance to win with wine!

Join us as we taste and learn about wines from some lesser known but promising regions of the world.

MONDAY – OCTOBER 12th, 7pm – $10
Banksville Road – Pittsburgh

This is the first tasting in a series of tastings being sponsored by Waddell & Reed.

Thanks to financial advisor and wine lover Chris Rondinelli, Grape Thoughts is offering a series of affordable wine tastings.

The tastings will only be $10, and you will be entered to have a chance to win $2500 for yourself and $2500 donated to your choice of charity.

These tastings will be once per month, and Chris will be making short 5-10 minutes presentations.

You will only be able to attend one event during this series.

For every friend that you invite that attends with you, or attends a later event, you will get another entry into the $5000 drawing.

Chris will be showing an energetic 5 minute video called “The Infinite Loop” which shares interesting facts about the world economy.
It looks at different financial opportunities related to world growth, and with that theme, this event will be focusing on wine growths from around the world. There will be cheeses and some snacks from around the world as well.

This tasting will be at the Cut N Run Productions studio on Banksville Road.

Cut N Run Productions

1701 Banksville Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
412 440 6951

Space is limited, RSVPs are not final until payment is received.

You can pay by check, sent to
Grape Thoughts
460 Porter Street
Springdale, PA 15144

or you can pay online, via


Meetup.com