About this experience
Curate your own personal wine journey with an award-winning Michelin star restaurant Sommelier and winery founder. Taste through a curated selection of wines, whether opening prized bottles from your own collection to discuss the best of the world, or collaborate to source great wines together and discuss their romance, history and pairing possibilities. Wine should be fun & conversational at every level, whether with novices or wine lovers with years of vinous experience.
What to expect
You and Thomas Pastuszak will meet in your home (over video chat) to explore the world of wine together.
This experience can be customized to your tastes and preferences and is ideal whether you are new to the wine world and want to learn the fundamentals of wine appreciation, or an avid collector looking to delve deeper into your own wine collection.Private
This Delicious Experience is not a pre-recorded video, big Zoom gathering, or the kind of online course where your eyes glaze over; it is a one-of-a-kind private experience where you and Thomas Pastuszak will spend time together tasting, swirling, learning, sharing stories, and acquiring a deeper understanding and appreciation for wines.Customizable
After booking, you will communicate directly with Thomas Pastuszak to adapt the experience to your tastes, interests, and wine collection.Virtual
Prior to your online wine class we will provide you with a Zoom link and any assistance you may need to connect to the experience from your laptop, tablet, or phone.
Connect up to 2 screens to share the experience with friends or family. Contact us for discounted rates on additional screens.
Meet Thomas Pastuszak
Born & bred in New York, Thomas studied neurobiology and classical piano at Cornell University, and all the while worked in restaurants to pay-off his student loans. In January 2011, Thomas diverted from his path toward a medical career, and took on the role of Wine Director at Chef Tom Colicchio’s restaurant Colicchio & Sons in New York City, and would soon thereafter join the team behind the world-renowned Eleven Madison Park to create The NoMad in Spring 2012. He opened The NoMad as its Wine Director & helped it achieve its 3-Star New York Times rating within a few months of its opening, and now has moved into a new role as Executive Wine Director of all of the NoMad properties. Thomas was chosen as one of the Best New Sommeliers of 2012 by Wine & Spirits Magazine, recognized as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in 2013, and was named one of Food & Wine’s Sommeliers of the Year of 2015. Most recently, Thomas has gotten into the world of winemaking, launching three exciting new wine labels: Terrassen in 2013, Empire Estate in 2014, and VINNY in 2018, all with a focus on New York's exciting upstate wine region, the Finger Lakes.