New wine course

Due to the great success of last Saturday’s “Introduction to Wine” course and the lack of space to accommodate everybody who wished to participate, we opened a new date for the course this coming Saturday May 22. We still have a few available places left for it. We have a special promotion if you register with a friend, you get 10% off. All the details are HERE, or call us at 1736 9016 or 044 55 3191 2732 in the Mexico City metropolitan area.

During the course you will learn all the basic things you need to demystify the wonderful world of wine. At the end of the theoretical part of the course we do a formal tasting of 7 different wines. All the course’s material is included on a CD, including a free copy of our professional wine tasting software.

The course’s price is MN$1350 (MN$1215 if you register with a friend) and we require a MN$350 deposit to reserve your spot. Reserve now as there are only a few spaces left.

Here is a little bit of what is in store for you:

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A few spaces left for this Saturday’s wine course

We still have a few available places left for this Saturday’s “Introduction to Wine” course. We have a special promotion if you register with a friend, you get 10% off. All the details are HERE, or call us at 1736 9016 in the Mexico City metropolitan area.

During the course you will learn all the basic things you need to demystify the wonderful world of wine. At the end of the theoretical part of the course we do a formal tasting of 7 different wines. All the course’s material is included on a CD, including a free copy of our professional wine tasting software.

The course’s price is MN$1350 (MN$1215 if you register with a friend) and we require a MN$350 deposit to reserve your spot. Reserve now as there are only a few spaces left.

Here is a little bit of what is in store for you:

Lucito

New Wine Course Date

We are proud to announce a new date for our Introduction to Wine course in the Mexico City area. The course will be held on May 15th and all the details are available HERE. During the course you will learn all the basic things you need to demystify the wonderful world of wine. At the end of the theoretical part of the course we do a formal tasting of 7 different wines. All the course’s material is included on a CD, including our professional wine tasting software.

The course’s price is MN$1350 and we require a MN$350 deposit to reserve your spot. Reserve early as spaces are limited.

Here is a short excerpt of what is in store for you:

BTW, this course will be in Spanish, but if there is a demand for it I can also give this course and all my courses and conferences in English or French. I can also travel worldwide to your locality to give classes and conferences on a variety of subjects. Please contact me directly for more information.

Lucito

Videos – An introduction to wine course

In the coming months we will start posting short excerpts of the various courses, classes, tastings and conference we offer. We are just gearing up production of them as we normally tape all of our events. We are using a very good, but old Hi-8 camera and it is not amenable to quick production as transferring the videos to digital media is time consuming as you have to capture it in real time and the hardware and software we currently use causes problems if you do something else on the computer at the same time. This essentially means that if you want to digitize a 2 hour tape you lose the use of your computer for at least 2 hours. Not useful if you have other things to do.

We are considering various options right now to streamline the capture of the videos, increase their quality, and make producing them a lot less time consuming for us. The first step might be to move video production to another system in the office, but I have yet yet to find one that is not used and has enough power to make this worthwhile. We’ll see about that. In the mid term we will need to get a good quality digital camcorder and a better video-editing suite. I used to have a professional video-editing suite when we still lived in Canada, but it is packed away with most of our stuff over there, and in any case the technology from over 10 years ago is very updated by now as it was all analog-based.

Anyways, enough rambling. Here is a link to our main site where some videos of our current “Introduction to Wine” course are posted:

http://www.igourmand.com/videos.html

You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/DonLucito

Once we gear up production we will be posting the videos on YouTube regularly. We will also start posting cooking videos once we can figure out the logistics of doing it properly.

We lack the proper space to do it well in our kitchen right now as even taking simple photos is not easy as the contrast between either black or white countertops and our dishes that are all white makes life miserable. We are currently looking at various alternatives there too. The ideal would be to move to a bigger house where we could setup a permanent place for the cooking and wine school and operate from there. Right now we rent space in various places for our events and we could alternatively rent commercial space and have a permanent place four our events. Strangely enough a few seconds ago as I was starting to write this, somebody called us to offer us commercial space at a decent price in a large mall. We’ll see what life brings us…

BTW, if somebody in the Mexico City area, or who owns property in the Mexico City area reads this and you have a larger-sized house in a good area of town for rent, please contact me directly at jlpaquin@igourmand.com so we can discuss what you have to offer.

Lucito

Course – “An Introduction to Wines”

Course – “An Introduction to Wines”

We are proud to announce that in the coming weeks we will be starting our new series of food and wine related course here in the Mexico D.F. area. The first course will be an introduction to wines with a formal tasting of 7 different wines. Admissions are limited to 25 people on a first come first served basis.

For more information on the course and registration please visit this page on our main site.

For the schedule follow this link.

We will announce other events and dates regularly in the coming months. Registration for the first dates is open.

Lucito