The Art of Wine and Wine Tasting April 15, 2018
“The Art of Wine & Wine Tasting” is a fun educational seminar designed to expand participants’ appreciation and enjoyment of wine. A novice, or a wine connoisseur, you will have the chance to learn something new and useful about the limitless world of wine and wine tasting in the company of like-minded people and 2 professional Sommeliers, Nadia Pavlevska and John Fanaris, the owner of Rustic Kitchen.
This event is a 2 hours sit-down wine tasting and educational event that covers topics such as:
- How to taste and evaluate wine like a pro
- How to shop for wine
- How to order wine in a restaurant
- Food & wine pairing tips
- The major International grape varietals
- Old World vs. New World wines
- How to store wine and start a wine collection
- And more…
NOTE: Light cheese & charcuterie boards included. Approximately 1 bottle of wine per person! Please do NOT drive!
Event starts promptly at 3PM. Please be on time!
Certified Sommelier, Competitive Wine Judge, Consultant & Wine Educator
Nadia is a Certified Sommelier (CS) with the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) with the American Society of Wine Educators. In addition, she is a French Wine Scholar (FWS) with the French Wine Society and an Italian Wine Specialist (IWS) with the North American Sommelier Association, N.A.S.A. Nadia also attended the Washington School of Protocol to become a Certified International Etiquette and Business Protocol Consultant. She is a member of of the Guild of Master Sommeliers, the French Wine Society and N.A.S.A.
Nadia is one of the official judges of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, as well as the San Francisco International Wine Competition, The International Women’s Wine Competition, The California State Fair, and The Sonoma Harvest Fair.
Nadia’s interest in wines began in her youth in her native Bulgaria. Education eventually brought her to California, where she earned a B.S. from USC’s Marshall School of Business. Prior to USC, Nadia studied at Sofia University in Bulgaria and the University of Salzburg in Austria.