Classes

Wine & spirits education is a huge part of our mission at The Wine Merchant!

 

Our classes are held in our private tasting room and taught by our own talented staff. The atmosphere is casual and fun. Classes consist of a guided tasting through six wines or spirits, paired with goodies from our cheese department. You’ll learn how geography, climate, farming, and creativity come together to create all the wines and spirits you love.

 

All classes are from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in our tasting room, unless otherwise noted. Prices are per person, tax included. Reservations are REQUIRED. Please call 314.863.6282 to reserve your spots!

 

Book our private room for your next event! We provide the space, the wines and snacks, and whatever level of wine instruction you want. Prices are based on your budget and number of people. Dates subject to availability. Contact us for details.

October 24, 2017

Chile & Argentina

These two often-overlooked wine regions are turning out some great juice, and it’s way more than just Malbec. We’ve found lots of people are instant converts after sampling the delicious wines these regions have to offer.
$25 per person

October 26, 2017

Best Buys

Drink well without shelling out a lot of dough! We’ll show you some of our top picks for wines that over-deliver at modest prices.
$20 per person

October 27, 2017

Sparkling Wine

Sample bubbles made around the world (and of course a true Champagne), while learning how sparkling wine is made!
$35 per person

October 28, 2017

New Distilleries around the World

New whiskey makers are popping up all the time! Sample some of our favorite malts that are new to the market!
$40 per person

October 31, 2017

Wines for a Dark & Stormy Night

Hallo-wine is here! Let the kids have the candy while you sample some of our top picks for autumn sipping.
$25 per person

November 2, 2017

Intro to France

We at the Merch are totally crazy for French wines. Learn the major grapes, regions, and styles that knock our socks off.
$30 per person

November 3, 2017

Wine & Cheese: World Tour

Usually, the best cheese pairing comes from the same region as the wine. This class is all about that idea! Sample pairings of wines and cheeses from the same regions.
$45 per person

November 4, 2017

Region Spotlight: Rhone Valley

The Rhone brings us some of France’s finest wines, including Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cote Rotie, and others. Taste a range of our favorites.
$40 per person
October  2017
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  • Wine & Food: Pastaria
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 3, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample pizza, pasta, and sides from our friends at Pastaria, paired with our top wine picks for Italian food!
    $35 per person
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  • Germany & Austria
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 5, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: These two N. European regions do amazing things with grapes despite the challenges of the cool climate. Sample some of our favorites!
    $35 per person
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  • Best of Spain
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 6, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: If even cheap Spanish wine is good, imagine what the high-end stuff is like! Sample some of Spain’s best, including Rioja and Priorat!
    $45 per person
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  • Scotland's Great Independents
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 7, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample top-notch malts from some of our favorite independent bottlers like Gordan & MacPhail!
    $50 per person
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  • Intro to Wine
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 10, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Learn the ABCs of winemaking, review the major wine regions of the world, and sample classic wines to help you start learning your tastes.
    $20 per person
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  • Varietal Feature: Pinot Noir
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 12, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: This delicate, thin-skinned grape was born in Burgundy and today is grown worldwide. Sample six versions and learn the essence of Pinot Noir!
    $40 per person
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  • Wine & Cheese: France
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 13, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: The best pairings happen when wines and cheeses from the same regions get together. Sample six wines from all around France, each paired with a French cheese!
    $45 per person
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  • USA vs. Burgundy
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample Burgundy wines (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay) made in Burgundy next to domestic versions. Old world vs. new world: you pick the winner.
    $60 per person
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  • Spain & Portugal
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 17, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: These two countries bring us great quality wines at very modest prices. Learn why that’s possible and sample selections from both places!
    $25 per person
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  • Cognac & Armagnac
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Made on two tiny French islands, these spirits may look like whiskey but they start out as wine. Learn their origins and the meanings of the designations XO, Napoleon, VSOP.
    $40 per person
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  • Region Spotlight: Bordeaux
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 20, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample selections from the world’s most famous wine region! This area is where the planet’s most expensive wines are made, but it’s also a land of incredible value. Learn the difference between right bank and left bank, and sample wines from both!
    $45 per person
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  • USA Wine Primer
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 21, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Learn about the US’s major wine regions, and what grapes thrive there, while tasting selections from classic domestic producers.
    $35 per person
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  • Chile & Argentina
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 24, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Description: These two often-overlooked wine regions are turning out some great juice, and it’s way more than just Malbec. We’ve found lots of people are instant converts after sampling the delicious wines these regions have to offer.
    $25 per person
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  • Best Buys
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 26, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Drink well without shelling out a lot of dough! We’ll show you some of our top picks for wines that over-deliver at modest prices.
    $20 per person
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  • Sparkling Wine
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 27, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample bubbles made around the world (and of course a true Champagne), while learning how sparkling wine is made!
    $35 per person
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  • New Distilleries around the World
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: New whiskey makers are popping up all the time! Sample some of our favorite malts that are new to the market!
    $40 per person
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  • Wines for a Dark & Stormy Night
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 31, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Hallo-wine is here! Let the kids have the candy while you sample some of our top picks for autumn sipping.
    $25 per person