FRAMINGHAM – Ever needed to find an appropriate bottle of wine as a gift for a client and had no idea where to start? Or been intimidated by a complicated wine list while on a business dinner? You’re not alone. Wine can be a complex subject with its endless variety, unique language, and intimidating “snob factor.” But it can also be a great conversation starter and way to build social ties with your clients and guests.
Thursday, April 20, MetroWest Chamber of Commerce is offering a “Wine 101 For Business Professionals” workshop.
The 90-minute event will be held at Water View Village-Stoneridge Building Community Room, at the rear entrance, at 1296 Worcester Road. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.
Presenter Kim Simone will teacher attendees wine basics that will help them navigate a wine shop or menu, and learn about (and taste!) some quality all-purpose bottles that make great client gifts.
Simone started Vinitas WineWorks, LLC in 2014 after 12 years in wine sales. She got her start in the wine business while still a graduate student in Boston University’s gastronomy program, and is now a Certified Specialist of Wine and a French Wine Scholar. In addition to private events and her own classes, she is also a co-host of the Franklin Wine Club, an assistant teacher at Boston University, and a certified instructor with the Wine Scholar Guild.