Michael Schafer Esq. (aka The Wine Counselor), takes the mystery out of knowing fine wines and liquors with a fun and humorous approach that makes learning enjoyable for all!
Michael is a wine educator and sommelier who entertains while teaching, his humorous and lighthearted approach to wine and spirits is evident in his student’s testimonials and reflects his trademark phrase: “I taste bad wine so you don’t have to.”® Come join us at one of The Wine Counselor’s many public events or book your own private party and with a little help from The Wine Counselor, you too can impress your friends and co-workers while you laugh and learn.
The French are very particular about wine.
While touring a world-renowned winery in Burgundy, the winemaker stopped our group amongst the barrels in his cellar and with a very thick French accent asked: "What are the two kinds of wine?" Eager to demonstrate their knowledge to the artisan, the crowd began to shout out a variety of assorted responses: “Red & White”, “Dry & Sweet”, “Sparkling & Still”. The old man simply shook his head and replied: “Non! Non, there are only two kinds of wine in the world.” Leaning into the group he said with a chuckle in his voice: “Yummy and Yucky!”
Wine is to be enjoyed.