The_wineHaving a local wine expert willing to share her knowledge with neighbors  is one more reason living in Allandale is good. Sunday’s late afternoon Introduction to Wine-Tasting conducted by Ellen Cartsonis at the Westover Hills Club was a very enjoyable way to learn wine basics. Twenty-two wine expert wannabes showed for the 2 1/2 hour class. The event was the 2nd time the class was offered. The first class took place July 24th.

Wine_tasting_1The class was a fundraiser for the Gullett Spanish Program. Ellen is a
Gullett mom with many years experience in the wine industry. She has
taught classes at various places in Austin including Central Market.
Her knowledge and enthusiasm for wine was evident as soon as the class
got underway. I highly recommend the class if it comes around again.
Bonus tips included her recommendations on where to buy,  choosing a
reasonably-priced quality champagne, and where the term full-bodied comes from. (more photos)