Sandy Block

Profile

Sandy Block attained certification as a Master of Wine from the London-based Institute of Masters of Wine in 1992. He is vice president of beverage operations at Legal Sea Foods and frequently lectures at wine festivals both regional and national. Sandy is also wine editor of the Improper Bostonian, a monthly columnist for the Massachusetts’ Beverage Business, and has contributed to the Quarterly Review of Wines, Boston Magazine, International Wine Review, Wine Enthusiast, Santé: The Magazine for Restaurant Professionals, Wine & Spirits, Cheers, and Sommelier Journal, among many other publications. He has an MA in history, and has worked as both a sommelier and vice president of several wholesale and importing companies.

Courses Taught

Wines of Oregon, with Sandy Block, MWPresenterApr 11, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 23, 2018 - 6:00 pm
International Syrah: The Comeback Grape, with Sandy Block, MW PresenterOct 18, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Beer and SpiritsPresenterSep 7, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 5, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Beer and Spirits: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 25, 2017 - 6:00 pm
International Syrah: The Comeback Grape, with Sandy Block, MW PresenterFeb 16, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 24, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Grenache/Garnacha, with Sandy Block, MWPresenterNov 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Beer and SpiritsPresenterSep 8, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 6, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Beer and Spirits: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 26, 2016 - 5:30 pm
Chenin Blanc: The World’s Greatest Unknown Grape Variety, with Sandy BlockPresenterFeb 3, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Beer and SpiritsPresenterJan 21, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 19, 2016 - 6:00 pm
International Pinot Noir, with Sandy BlockPresenterOct 28, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 8, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Beer and Spirits: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 21, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 19, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Wines of Spain, with Sandy BlockPresenterApr 8, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterJan 22, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterJan 21, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Beer and SpiritsPresenterJan 21, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 20, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Beer for Wine Geeks, with Sandy BlockPresenterOct 16, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Beer and SpiritsPresenterSep 10, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 20, 2014 - 5:30 pm
The Synergy of Wine and Food Matching: A Blind Tasting, with Sandy BlockPresenterMar 6, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Beer and SpiritsPresenterFeb 26, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Alsace and Rhone Valley, with Sandy BlockPresenterFeb 20, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Port Tasting, with Sandy BlockPresenterNov 14, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Blind Wine Tasting, with Sandy Block and Patrick DubskyPresenterOct 10, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Study of Beer and Spirits Essentials, with Sandy Block, MWPresenterSep 25, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Vinho Verde, with Sandy Block, MWPresenterJun 18, 2013 - 6:00 pm
The Diversity of Champagne, with Sandy Block, MWPresenterMay 14, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Study of Beer and Spirits Essentials, with Sandy Block, MWPresenterJan 23, 2013 - 6:00 pm
International Wine Olympics: France versus the United States, with Sandy Block and Patrick DubskyPresenterNov 14, 2012 - 6:00 pm
International Wine Olympics: France versus the United States, with Sandy Block and Patrick DubskyPresenterNov 14, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Studies in Beer and Spirits with Sandy Block, MWPresenterOct 1, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Vinho Verde, with Sandy Block, MWPresenterSep 13, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 4, 2012 - 6:00 pm
South African Wines with Sandy BlockPresenterApr 18, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Legal Harborside: Terroirs of Alsace Wine Dinner with Sandy BlockPresenterMar 20, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Blind Wine Tasting of Old World & New World Wines with Sandy Block, MW & Patrick DubskyPresenterOct 20, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Europe Versus California: A Blind Tasting Class with Sandy Block, MW and Patrick DubskyPresenterMar 16, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Argentina's Malbec and Beyond: Wines from the Hottest Country on the US Market with Sandy Block, MWPresenterFeb 9, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterJan 20, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterJan 19, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 18, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Knowing Your Place: Blind Tasting American Wines From the East and WestPresenterSep 29, 2010 - 6:00 pm
World of Wine: Undiscovered Gems with Sandy Block, MWPresenterMar 8, 2010 - 6:00 pm
Alsace with Raymond Ost and Sandy BlockPresenterMar 1, 2010 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterSep 14, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 8, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 3, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 2, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 18, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Food and Wine Pairing with Frank McClelland and Sandy BlockPresenterApr 15, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Chilean Wines with Sandy BlockPresenterMar 18, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Hot Wines, Cool Prices with Sandy BlockPresenterFeb 11, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterJan 26, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterJan 22, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterJan 21, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 20, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Great Wines of South AmericaPresenterNov 6, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Blind Wine Tasting at Legal Sea FoodsPresenterNov 5, 2008 - 6:30 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterOct 6, 2008 - 6:00 pm
The Great Italian-American Challenge: Robert MondaviPresenterSep 25, 2008 - 6:30 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 10, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 9, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Champagne and Sparkling WinePresenterSep 9, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 4, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 27, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Legal Seafoods: Alsatian WinesPresenterMay 6, 2008 - 6:30 pm
Legal Seafoods: Wines of the Loire ValleyPresenterMar 11, 2008 - 6:30 pm
Pre-Wine Expo Seminar: BIODYNAMIC & ORGANICPresenterFeb 8, 2008 - 10:00 am
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterFeb 7, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterFeb 6, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterFeb 5, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterFeb 4, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Legal Seafoods: Organically Grown and Biodynamic WinesPresenterJan 29, 2008 - 6:30 pm
A Master Class with the Masters: Champagne and Sparkling WinePresenterDec 8, 2007 - 9:00 am
Wine and Food Pairing Series at Legal Seafoods: Wine GemsPresenterNov 6, 2007 - 6:30 pm
Wine and Food Pairing Series at Legal Seafoods: ItalyPresenterOct 9, 2007 - 6:30 pm
Wine and Food Pairing Series at Legal Seafoods: AustraliaPresenterSep 24, 2007 - 6:30 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterSep 24, 2007 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 20, 2007 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 19, 2007 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 18, 2007 - 6:00 pm
A Master Class with the Masters: World of Pinot Noir, a Two-Day ImmersionPresenterJun 30, 2007 - 9:00 am