Old World Wines with Advanced Sommelier Joey Lopaka

Jan 29th

frame (academy)
Sipping with our Somm Friends
Old World Wines
Advanced Sommelier
Joey Lopaka

Though it’s tempting to see the winter season as an excuse to hibernate, we’ll happily get out of bed for Advanced Sommelier Joey Lopaka’s vintner tips.

As January approaches, our eating habits change, as do our drinking habits…bigger, richer wines are what we reach for, not only to accompany the ever-increasing depth of winter foods, but also to keep us warm!
For this ‘Sipping with our Somm Friends’ workshop Joey has assembled a collection of European wines that are sure to satisfy our desire for decadence as well as simplify the sometimes perplexing nature of Old World wines.

Always wanted to spend an intimate evening tasting with a professional Somm.? The opportunity to ask questions, pick a true wine brain and get an in-depth look at wine history and understand wine profiles.
Good news…Here’s your chance.

January 29th
6:30 pm

$65 per person + tax and service fee
Each workshop is limited to 20 guests

An evening of informative wine education with six tastings and cheese boards for snacking.

Tickets on sale now.

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Tucked quietly behind joebar, frame is a revolving creative hub, home to a carefully curated programs of chef residencies and all round awesome experiences. 

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