Wine Appreciation Workshops

The Cloverdale Arts Alliance is pleased to announce a series of four Wine Appreciation Workshops beginning April 9 and continuing April 23, May 14 and May 28. The workshops will run from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery, located at 204 North Cloverdale Blvd.

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This fun, educational and interactive four-session program will take a look at varietals, regions, methodology and more! All levels of wine expertise are welcome. The setting will be casual and welcoming.

Each tasting session will feature a selection of world class wines from the famous to the obscure, information on the week’s subject, a small cheese and/or charcuterie plate paired to that week’s subject, a mock wine “competition”, and a whole lot of fun.

Your hosts will be Cloverdale wine couple Christopher O’Gorman (Paul Hobbs Wines) and Alexandra O’Gorman (Ramey Wine Cellars).

Chris has been swirling, sniffing and spitting (most of the time!) since 1986 when he got his first winery job in the Dry Creek Valley.  Following graduation from Healdsburg High and U.C. Berkeley, he worked in wine sales, followed by long stints at E. & J. Gallo Winery, Merryvale Vineyards and currently Paul Hobbs Wines. Chris has been judging wine internationally for the past 11 years.

Alexandra has been working in the wine industry for the last 12 years, is also a wine judge and has passed the Level I Court of Masters Sommelier exam. Using her background in sales, marketing, events and hospitality, she creates targeted marketing programs for Ramey Wine Cellars, a luxury brand offered on the finest wine lists, nationwide.


Thursday, April 9th – "Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon"

Thursday, April 23rd - "Rioja"

Thursday, May 14th - "Chardonnay Around the World"

Thursday, May 28th - "Burgundy"


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