Chas was the regional sales manager for a wine and spirits broker for 10 years, where his job was to promote brands with restaurant accounts - "We had all premium brands: Jack Daniels (I've been to the Holler), Bombay (when it first was introduced in americ) Martell, Hennessey, Bols liqueurs, etc. I have also managed restaurants in Seattle and for some years now have been designing bar programs for NW hotel/restaurants. I also have written articles for MSN online - but mostly I really like to drink well." Chas is currently working on his website, but until then he will possibly being doing a series of classes at The Field House, of which this will be the first.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: This first class will be a general introduction to drinking, including how to mix a drink properly - and introducing the idea of building around a specific liquor, using the Classic Era as a modeling ground. Most classic drinks were modeled on Gin - given the Martini-ization of the past 10 years, it will be a familiar liquor to begin with. This class will show us how the original flavor profiles were much more complex and drier. Also, how basic pairings of flavors can be enhanced. This will provide a good opportunity to introduce a number of products that were core to Classic drinking but aren't used much today at all.
Space is limited, so RSVP now! 21yrs+ only. Here's to mixin' a good drink!!