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 winelover99@comcast.net

Courses Taught

A Regional Tour of Scotch Whisky

Learn about the most legendary whisky in the world as you taste Scotches from the Highlands, Lowlands, Speyside, Islay, Campbeltown and the Islands. We'll explore the diversity of Scotland's whisky traditions, along with the history of Scotch, how it's made, and how to fully appreciate it. Taught by Christopher Gronbeck, owner of The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar in Fremont, and Sommelier David LeClaire of Seattle Uncorked. Students must be 21 or older; picture ID required. Please eat before coming to class. A $20 materials fee is due to instructor in class.

Mo 6pm–8pm Oct 16 (1 session) $39.00
The Barrel Thief, Wine and Whiskey Bar (Off Campus, Map)
3417 Evanston Ave N, #102 Seattle WA
Fall Quarter
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Wine 101

Want to learn how to select, age and enjoy wine? Experience the nuances that separate cheap wines from good wines, American wines from European wines, and understand the nature of different grape varieties. Taught by Sommelier David LeClaire and Christopher Gronbeck, owner of The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar. Students must be 21 or older; picture ID required.  Please eat before coming to class.  A $10 materials fee is due to instructor in class.

Mo 6pm–8pm Oct 30 (1 session) $39.00
The Barrel Thief, Wine and Whiskey Bar (Off Campus, Map)
3417 Evanston Ave N, #102 Seattle WA
Class meets off-site at The Barrel Thief, 3417 Evanston Ave N #102, Seattle 98103
Fall Quarter
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