Join Our Tastings!

We offer fun and educational tasting sessions led by world-class experts.

From hobby tasting experiences to WSET certifications, we have something for everyone.


Expect to taste a variety of wines, typically between 4-6 different types. Each tasting pour is about 1-2 ounces. If you prefer not to swallow the wine, spittoons are provided for your convenience. It's a common practice in wine tasting to spit out wine, so don't be shy! It helps you enjoy the breadth of wines without the effects of alcohol.

Absolutely! If you discover a new favorite, you can purchase it right from our retail store after the class. We will be more than happy to assist you with your selection and offer any promotions that might be running.

While we don’t have a strict dress code, we recommend smart casual attire. Feel free to dress in a way that expresses your personal style, while being respectful of the occasion and others.

Yes, it’s a good idea to have a light meal before attending. Tasting wine on an empty stomach might affect your ability to taste and enjoy the wine fully, and it can also impact how you metabolize alcohol. We often provide palate cleansers and small nibbles, but a meal beforehand is recommended.

Just a few to enhance everyone's experience! Please refrain from putting on cologne or perfume, as it may distract from tasting wine. Also, while it’s exciting to share opinions, remember that taste is subjective, and everyone’s palate is different. Embrace the diversity of preferences and discoveries!

Your well-being is our top priority! We ensure that all our wine tasting classes are conducted in a safe and comfortable environment. This includes regular sanitization of the space and adhering to current health guidelines. We also keep our class sizes manageable to ensure everyone has a personal and safe experience.

Welcoming All Wine Experience Levels

Our goal is for you to have an enjoyable, fun, and educational time here at Mandara Wine. Discovering the unique world of wine is why we started this business. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or new to the nuances of wine, we're here to explore and enjoy without judgment.

Our philosophy is simple: there's no right or wrong when it comes to what you love in a wine. We're not about wine snobbery; instead, we're all about discovering what tickles your palate and makes you smile.

Our Instructors

Chris DeSanctis

As the founder and owner of Mandara Wine, Chris is well-versed in the wine world, having worked in fine wine distribution. Chris holds a WSET Level 3 certificate.

Travis Oh, PhD

As an avid student and educator of wine, Travis holds a PhD degree in Marketing with a focus on hedonic experiences. He is currently in progress of obtaining the WSET Diploma (disWSET).