It's Time to Taste Your World

Lyn Farmer is a James Beard Award-winning wine and food writer, WSET Instructor, festival director, arts educator and public speaker. 

His mission? Engaging the Senses - One Glass, One Bite, One Image, One Experience at a time. It's time to taste your world...

One great way to better taste your world is through a WSET wine class. New classes are coming up in July in both Chicago (at City Winery) and Miami (at The Biltmore Hotel) -- all great opportunities to expand your wine horizons just in time for Summer cookouts and parties (and your own casual sipping at any time, of course!) And looking towards Autumn, we are delighted to be offering Fine Vintage's exceptional Sensory Masterclass, an intensive exploration of wine flavor and aroma that takes place over two days in September in Miami. Time to tune your sniffer with this course that is beneficial to wine lovers at any level (in other words, no prerequisites!) We also have two Level Three courses over three consecutive weekends - in Miami beginning October 14 and in Chicago beginning January 13, 2018.

Lyn's blog, Engaging the Senses, is a continuing reflection on how the good things in life can propel our interaction with the wider world. Wine, food, performing arts, visual arts and travel all intersect to provide a rich and fulfilling (not to mention tasty) life experience. That experience is here for sharing - you won't go hungry or thirsty here!

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Life is a communal experience and wine, food, art and travel are best appreciated when they are shared. Lyn shares his ideas in both public and trade presentations, speeches, seminars and, of course, his blog. Lyn is also a passionate advocate of wine education and teaches WSET courses for Fine Vintage, Ltd, North America's leading provider of WSET wine education. WSET is the most respected source of wine education and there is sure to be a class of interest here regardless of your level of wine experience. Join me! We are offering a full-day Level 1 course at City Winery in Chicago on Saturday, July 8, and then have a three-day Level 2 course beginning July 29. Plus, I'll be leading a Level 2 courses in Miami in July as well, and Levels 1 and 3 in October, with another Level 3 in Chicago in January, 2018. In September, David Munro and I will be offering Fine Vintage's exceptional two-day Sensory Masterclass - a unique, in-depth exploration of  wine flavor and aroma. Check the Events Page for details. Why take a wine class? Plenty of good reasons can be found here!

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Vision is an important part of engaging the senses as both a means of expression and a key to recollection. These photo galleries are compiled from Lyn's extensive work as a passionate travel photographer. This collection also includes a selection of past print articles and an archive of tasting notes. Come - let's walk through some vineyards, taste some wine and drink in our surroundings.

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Upcoming Events With Lyn (and friends)

Lyn leads many presentations, tastings and classes - here are some upcoming events that link to longer posts and more details. To see events for the next few months, visit the Events Page on the website