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Reading Between the Wines

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Join us for a virtual wine class hosted by the Literassociates, the associate board of the Chicago Literacy Alliance!

Virtual Class Details

Adam will walk you through some wine fundamentals to help you better understand how the grape gets into your glass, as well as how to taste it like a professional. You’ll get a window into grapes and grape-growing, winemaking, and you’ll learn how wine pros can look at, smell, and taste a glass of wine and have a good idea of what grape it is and how it was made.

You’ll practice those tasting techniques together in class as a group, and any wine you have on hand will work for the lesson — the information you learn here can be applied to any style of wine. So whether you like sparkling or still, dry or sweet, red, white, or rosé, come join in on the fun and learn along the way!

Meet our Sommelier!

Adam Knoerzer is a wine educator, writer, and consultant based in Pittsburgh, PA, where he founded his company, ‘Burghundy LLC.

Since mid-March, he’s shifted his classroom online where he teaches consumer wine classes several times weekly and hosts private and corporate virtual wine classes.

Adam is a WSET Diploma candidate and a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. He is also the reigning United States champion in the triennial Wines of South Africa Sommelier Cup. His writing has appeared in Wine Folly & local publications, including Table Magazine.


All proceeds benefit the Chicago Literacy Alliance. Our mission is to improve literacy in Chicago by driving collaboration and increasing impact of our community’s literacy organizations. We envision a 100% literate Chicago, where the transformative power of literacy is accessible to all.


February 24
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Chicago Literacy Alliance