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

May 28: Laurel Glen Vineyards Masterclass with Bettina Sichel

June class dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25


Live Weekly Virtual Wine Classes featuring different themes!

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.

The first tasting was on Thursday, April 9 with the theme “Great Tastes of the Spring…Assyrtiko & Gamay”. Here is a link to the video presentation virtual tasting.

I am offering weekly virtual live classes/tastings, each taking place on Thursday’s at 7-8:15pm EST. The next class dates are May 28, June 4, 11, 18 and 25.
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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 feature article on The Educated Grape

….“Businesses partner together to educate and entertain.

Visit to read the article. 

NJ Monthly: On The Vine

You can read my weekly wine blogs on New Jersey Monthly magazine’s website called “On the Vine”. For a look at my all of my wine blogs from this year, please visit
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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