"Wine Tasting Essentials" with Sommelier Dieter at ViaVita Cafe in Bellevue

July 9, 2012 (Mon)
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Via Vita Cafe & Wine Bar
1032 106th Avenue NE, Suite 126
Bellevue, WA 98004

View Map  |   425-449-8917

Cost: $66 including tax

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Educational     Wine    

July 9-16: Learn how to taste wine knowledgeably and describe what you are tasting. In this 5-hour course, Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer introduces you to wine types, grapes, varietals, and wine regions of the world, as well as the basics of reading a wine label. Gain hints for smart buying, proper storing and aging. Also included are wine-and-food pairing guidelines. Tasting each session. Must be at least 21 years of age to attend; id required.

For details please go to www.Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com .

2 Mondays, July 9-16, 2012, 6:00-8:30 pm.

ViaVita Cafe & Wine Bar. www.ViaVitaCafe.com .

1032 106th Avenue NE, Suite 126, Bellevue WA 98004. Free parking in retail garage.

Cafe entrance at NE 10th Street.
$66 including tax. Food available at extra charge.

Preregistration with credit card required 425-449-8917.

Info Wine.Dieter@aol.com .


 The Seattle Times
May 18, 2012

Via Vita: A Euro cafe right at home in Bellevue ~ ** ½

By Providence Cicero.

Not long ago Jan Lawrence wore a hard hat to work. Now, as proprietor of Via Vita, she wanders from table-to-table at lunchtime in a chef's coat. At night she leaves the cooking to others "more creative" and dons a smart leather jacket to greet dinner guests…

Her frequent travels inspired this Euro cafe and wine bar, "an Italian piazza filled with French furniture," housed in a glass-walled corner of Bellevue's Belcarra apartment building…

By day, customers cluster at small round tables up front, where daylight pours through windows two-stories high. Larger tables are set farther back, amid honeyed walls hung with art. A curved wine bar rimmed by a curlicued railing becomes a hub in the evening, when cloths drape the stone tables and faux votives flicker in their wire and glass cages…


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