Saturday, December 1, 2012

WSA Gift Certificates

Add it to your wishlist or pick up one for someone else, WSA gift certificates can be used toward any class, tasting, event or wine purchase at the WSA.

The lovely certificate is packaged in a pretty blue envelope or - for easier delivery - can be sent via email. Purchases can be made online here: or by phoning us at 503-764-87698.

Happy holidays!

Class Punch Cards - Learn More / Save More!

For our most dedicated students - those of you who can't seem to stop showing up to class - we've introduced new Class Punch Cards. Pre-purchase your punch card - for 3, 6 or 9 classes - and you'll save 10%-30% each time you drop by.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

WSA Gift Certificates

If you're still shopping for the wine lover in your life, don't forget about WSA gift certificates, which can be used toward any class, tasting or wine purchase. Order now and we'll mail your certificate sealed in a velum envelope and wrapped in ribbon (gift certificates are also available by email).

You can make your purchase online here: or by phone (503-764-7698).

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2012 Wine Passport Series - It's Official!

The schedule for the 2012 Wine Passport Series has been posted and registration is open! It's time to get out those pens and start inking up your 2012 planner. Put it on your "wish list," purchase a class as a gift for someone else . . . you can check the entire schedule out here:

Each month features a class on a different wine region, each taught by a different Portland wine professional, with several instructor favorites returning to the roster and - as always - a few new additions as well.

See you in 2012!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Meet WSA Alum, Brooke Parker

WSA Grad: Brooke Parker
WSET Intermediate Certificate Spring, 2011
Position: Tasting Room Associate, Dobbes Family Estate

While working full-time in the IT industry, Brooke was looking for a way to deepen her knowledge of wine. After testing the waters with a couple of WSA classes, Brooke signed up for the WSET Intermediate Certificate course in the Spring of 2011. The knowledge she gained there, along with the tremendous enthusiasm it fostered, helped her land a seasonal job in the tasting room at Dobbes Family Estate in Dundee. The preparation she received in the IC course allowed her to "hit the ground running." While Brooke is not quite ready to leave her IT job, she plans to use her new-found knowledge to "help change the wine world, one person at a time, and to focus on the fun, beauty, and deliciousness that is the real reason we pop the cork!"