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Convive MASTERCLASS Spring Series

In this series you will learn to taste, drink and buy like a professional from industry insiders. You’ll gain insights as they discuss controversial topics, debunk myths and explain the practical ways to buy and drink better wine. This is a four part series and each class will include 3 bottles of wine, a 60-90 minute lesson, tasting, and discussion. Sign up for classes below!

About Your Hosts:

Jake and Jesse have been inside the New York City food and wine industry for decades. They are also good friends who have strong opinions and love to talk, teach and drink all things wine. Jake ran his first beverage program at 22 years old. He has since overseen all kinds of beverage programs; from the fast casual in a mall to the multi-Michelin starred. Most recently, he was National Beverage Director at David Chang’s Momofuku Restaurant Group. Jesse has been described as one of the ‘hardest working’, ‘best-connected’ guys in wine. He has held almost every job in the industry; from a busboy in Columbus, OH to selling fancy wines to celebrities in New York City. He has tasted tens of thousands of wines and can tell you not only about the taste, but about the story behind the bottle.



Class #4: Debunk the Funk: What’s the deal with Natural Wine? 

Date: August 5th, 7pm EST  

Price: $150 (includes 4 wines)


‘Natural,’ ‘organic,’ ‘san-souffre,’ ‘low-sulphur,’ ‘vegan,’ ‘bio-dynamic,’ ‘low-alcohol,’ ‘low-intervention,’...what do these terms mean and why should I care?
Natural wine has become a ‘movement’ and created a minefield of sorts for consumers. Jake and Jesse will teach you the basics and share their strong opinions on what is real and what is BS of this polarizing topic.


What you will learn that you can’t find on the internet:

  • Insiders positions on the natural wine.
  • How do you tell if a wine is flawed or just ‘funky’?
  • Why and when should I drink natural wines?
  • What is hype and what has merit?

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