Continuing Education

David LeClaire

David LeClaire

David LeClaire is a certified sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. He created the two popular wine clubs in the Northwest, Seattle Uncorked & Portland Uncorked. Mr. LeClaire served as wine director at Seattle’s prestigious Alexis Hotel (& Painted Table Restaurant) for ten years. David is an instructor at North Seattle College, and serves as judge for various wine competitions, including Ray’s Boathouse “Retrospective” and the annual Seattle Wine Awards. He is also a free-lance writer and articles can be found in the Washington Tasting Room Magazine. You may contact David at

Courses Taught

Dazzling Summer Cocktails

It’s time to mix drinks to enjoy on your patio or front porch—that means cool, refreshing cocktails made with seasonal ingredients and paired with a splash of sunshine. This class will teach you the basics of cocktail making for the home bar, including equipment selection, selecting and balancing ingredients, and basic mixing techniques. We’ll create (and sample!) several summer cocktails together, and you’ll leave with recipes and the confidence to impress your friends with your new mixology skills! Students must be 21 or older; picture ID required. Please eat before coming to class. A $15 materials fee is due to instructor in class.

Mo 6:30pm–8:30pm Aug 7 (1 session) $39.00
The Barrel Thief, Wine and Whiskey Bar (Off Campus, Map)
3417 Evanston Ave N, #102 Seattle WA
Summer 2017
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