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Weekly Live Virtual Wine Class Series; Thursdays at 7pm EST

July 9: Remarkable Riesling...Old World vs New World

July 16: Willamette Valley Masterclass with Drew Voit of Harper Voit

July 23: Explore the World of Sparkling Wine...Anytime!

July 30: Rhone Valley Rising!

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Live Weekly Virtual Wine Classes featuring different themes! July dates and themes are here!

We are all being impacted and in lock down during these incredibly trying times. One of the truly great attributes of wine is that it brings friends and family together. While we are not able to be together and congregate and share in our appreciation, I am bring my wine education classes and tastings to you live and virtually in a more condensed one-hour format.

I am offering weekly virtual live classes/tastings, each taking place on Thursday’s at 7-8:15pm EST. 

My next wine class will be on Facebook Live at 6:30pm EDT on Thursday, July 2. The theme, “Great Wines for the Grill”, will be a perfect class to prepare you for the July 4th weekend and the grilling season ahead. To join in, go to our The Educated Grape Facebook Group Page.

The July themed class dates are July 9, 16, 23 and 30. See the Wine Classes page for theme descriptions. 
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Themed Wine Webinars are now available!

We are now offering our virtual wine class themes in a more concise webinar format! This will allow you to view each themed class at your convenience in a 30-40 minute pre-recorded presentation. Each themed session is accompanied with a Powerpoint presentation supporting the theme; this includes reference information on regions, grape varietals, fast facts supporting the topic, and maps. These webinars are designed to take your wine appreciation and knowledge to a new level. New webinar themes will be added each month. More information 


Join The Educated Grape ClusterNew Membership Program!

Join our growing community of wine enthusiasts seeking to increase their knowledge and confidence in wine and wine appreciation through interactive events and unique access. After listening to many of your questions, requests and interest to learn more, I decided to create a Membership Program called the The Educated Grape Cluster. As a member, you will enhance your level of wine enjoyment and education through greater access. For 20 years, I have committed to delivering wine education and appreciation events with great passion. Now, more than ever, I want to give you more reasons to experience The Educated Grape at a greater level.

Registration will be open from July 23-July 31.


“New Jersey Wines on the Rise” at the Winemakers Co-Op event at Unionville Vineyards on

Top wine producers were on display touting the unique terroir in New Jersey.
By George Staikos, The Educated Grape Read more

Winemakers Co-op tasting


NJ.com feature article on The Educated Grape

….“Businesses partner together to educate and entertain.

Visit http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2015/04/al_warr_businesses_partner_together_to_educate_and.html to read the article. 


NJ Monthly: On The Vine

You can read my weekly wine blogs on New Jersey Monthly magazine’s website http://njmonthly.com called “On the Vine”. For a look at my all of my wine blogs from this year, please visit http://njmonthly.com/Topics/tag/Author/g/george_staikos/index.html
Inside Jersey Feature- Summer 2014


In the Summer edition of Inside Jersey, I was asked to select a case of wine for a summer beach house for $150. Click here for the details of the story.


Hunterdon Life Magazine Feature

George Staikos and The Educated Grape were featured in the September issue of Hunterdon Life Magazine.


New York Times Feature

George Staikos was featured as a top wine educator in New Jersey in the January 24 New York Times


New Jersey Monthly Magazine Feature | March 14, 2012
Get Educated in NJ About Wines

George Staikos, who has worked with many California wineries and has also directed wine, food & service programs in the hospitality industry… read more


New Jersey Monthly Magazine Feature | February 13, 2012
Sip and Tell

Seven Wine Experts And An Intrepid New Jersey Monthly Reporter Conduct A Blind Taste Test To Find The Best Wines In the Garden State… read more


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