Wine Fundamental Series

Do you want to learn about wine, but don’t know where to start? 

We can relate. At one point, we struggled to find the best starting point for our wine education journey! So, we’ve designed the Wine FUNdamental series to be entertaining while still educational. You'll learn how varietals, regions and the process shapes a wine’s character. 

This 2-week series is made up of 4 classes held on either days at our Costa Mesa location:

Wednesday (6pm-8pm) 

Sunday (6pm-8pm) 

Fall 2019 Session: November 10-20th, 2019

Winter 2020 Session: January 5-15th, 2020

All classes include wine tasting.   

Cost is $69 per class or 

$55 per class if you're an

 iSomm Club member. 

Not yet a member?

From Grapes to Wine


Sun, Nov 10, 2019 

Sun, Jan 5, 2020 

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

What makes one wine better than another? In this class, you’ll learn what goes into wine and understand the difference between tasting versus drinking wine. After this class, you’ll know how to get most of each sip! 

Whites vs Reds


Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Wed, Jan 8, 2020 

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

In this class, you'll learn the difference between white and red wines. We'll guide you through the four senses of the tasting process: see, sniff, sip and summarize. Class includes lecture and flight of 8 wine (4 reds, 4 whites).

Old World vs New World


Sun, Nov 17, 2019 

 Wed, Jan 15, 2020 

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Learn the difference between the Old World vs the New World model. You’ll gain an overview of New World wines (California, Oregon, Australian, South America) and Old World wines (France, Italy, Spain, Germany) . Class includes a discussion and tastings of wines from 8 regions. 

Wine Regions


Wed, Nov 20, 2019 

 Sun Jan 19, 2020

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

In this class, we'll cover the 6 regions: Napa Valley, Washington, Oregon, Bordeaux, Rhone Valley and Tuscany. Class includes a discussion and tasting flight of 6 wines. You'll learn how to smell, sense and taste aromas of the wines to better understand the intensity of the varietal by the region.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made at least 7 days before the scheduled class can receive a refund.
  • Any cancellations made 3-7 days before the scheduled class can receive credit to be used towards future classes.
  • Cancellations less than 72 hours before class date are not eligible for refund.
  • For any classes cancelled by Inspired Somm for any reason, student will receive a full refund.