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Wine & Food Pairing Essentials with David LeClaire
When it comes to wine and food pairing, it's not always obvious what the best choices would be. Discover the essential elements to successful pairings with Sommelier David LeClaire, who will help you get comfortable with the fundamentals behind this tricky and sometimes mysterious part of dining. Elevate your meals and challenge your senses! Enjoy David's entertaining style while tasting and learning what does and doesn't work - and why!
*This class will have house-made appetizers for noshing, each one designed to pair with the six wines of the evening. Free parking in Aviara garage, behind Caruccio's.
David LeClaire is a certified sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers and currently serves as Wine Ambassador for Esquin Wine & Spirits, David is the founder of the popular wine club Seattle Uncorked and produces a wide array of wine, spirits, and beer events each year.
David is an instructor at Bellevue College & North Seattle College, and serves as judge for various wine competitions including the Seattle Wine Awards. Mr. LeClaire is also a free-lance writer for the Washington Tasting Room Magazine.
He was also the founder of Wine World & Spirits, which at its' inception was the largest independent wine store in the Northwest, and was awarded the “2013 Independent Retailer of the Year” award by the Washington Wine Commission. David LeClaire previously served as wine director at Seattle’s prestigious Alexis Hotel (& Painted Table Restaurant) for ten years.
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