The Instructor (Chef) was?: Eric is a wonderful instructor. I know a lot about wines, but learned a lot from him. I particularly liked the blind taste testing with the focus on tasting the wine to experience its qualities and then figuring out where the wine came from and what type of wine it is. This augmented my understanding of why specific wines enhance certain foods.
Complexity of the information provided: This ranking is for the wines. They were all wonderful. I have been buying mostly wines from California, Washington, and Oregon, and it was fun to be reminded how good - and different - European and other wines can be.
The Food (or Wine for a Wine) Class: I am glad I called to ask about a restaurant nearby and was told to come hungry! The wine tasting was accompanied by a complete and wonderful dinner. I am usually not a big fan of pork, but I want to sign up for the cooking class for the marinated pork. It would be terrific for a party or dinner. The meal also included four hors d'hoeuvres/appetizers that were as lovely as they were tasty and a chocolate souffle for dessert.
The Skills that you learn were: Again, I think it is good to remind people to focus on the qualities of the wines - acidity, tannin, boldness, sweetness, flavors, etc.