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.

July 22, 2017

Pacific Northwest

Washington and Oregon are made up of tons of little microclimates, with influences from mountains, oceans, and deserts. Learn how winemakers use the weather to their advantage and produce an impressive variety of wines.
$40 per person

July 25, 2017

Intro to Wine

Learn the ABCs of winemaking while enjoying a guided tasting of six classic wines, so you can start learning your taste preferences.
$25 per person

July 27, 2017

Best Buys

Drink well without spending a lot of money! This class will feature six of our best bang-for-the-buck wines and our tips for rooting out great values.
$20 per person

July 28, 2017

Southern Italy

Sure, you’ve heard of Brunello and Barolo, but in this fun class we’ll explore the parts of Italy that are lesser-known, like Puglia, Sicily, and Campania.
$35 per person

July 29, 2017

Intro to Single Malts

What makes Single Malt so special? Find out in this class where we’ll review the technical details of what makes a single malt, and sample six classic examples!
$35 per person

August 1, 2017

Wine & Food: Mai Lee

Sample the city’s best Vietnamese cuisine paired with six surprising and perfect wine accompaniments!
$35 per person

August 3, 2017

Germany & Austria

You might think Germany is all sweet wine, but that's not so! Sample six complex, delicious wines from two countries we think are highly underrated!
$30 per person

August 4, 2017

Loire Valley

The bulk of Loire wines are consumed in Paris! Learn more about this great region, and its native grapes Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc!
$35 per person
July  2017
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  • Best of the USA
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 1, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: In true “Melting Pot” fashion, American winemakers take inspiration from the old world wine traditions of France, Spain, Italy, even Germany, but they add a signature US style. Sample six of our best domestic wines in stock now!
    $50 per person
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  • France 101
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 6, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Learn the basic regions, styles, and grapes of France and sample classic French wines from some of our favorite producers.
    $30 per person
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  • Region Spotlight: Napa Valley
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 7, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Napa is America’s most famous wine region, earning us a worldwide reputation in particular for Cabernets and Chardonnays. Sample classic Napa wines and learn about this wine-tastic US region!
    $45 per person
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  • Bourbon: America's Spirit
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 8, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Celebrate America’s birthday with this class all about bourbon, America’s signature style of whiskey.
    $30 per person
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  • Wine & Food: Pastaria
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 11, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample tasty pizza, pasta, and sides from our neighbor Pastaria, paired with the perfect wines for casual Italian dining!
    $35 per person
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  • Patio Quaffers
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 13, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample some of our favorite whites, rosés, and reds for lounging on the porch, grilling, or hanging by the pool.
    $25 per person
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  • Wine & Cheese: Italy
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample classic Italian wines paired with Italian cheeses in this edition of Wine & Cheese!
    $45 per person
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  • Variety Feature: Pinot Noir
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 15, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: This delicate, thin-skinned grape was born in France but is now grown all over the world. Sample six versions and learn the essential Pinot style!
    $40 per person
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  • Rosé
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Fresh, crisp, DRY rosé is the ultimate warm weather wine! Sample six of this year’s favorites and learn the methods of rosé production.
    $25 per person
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  • The Art of the Cocktail
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 20, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample and learn to make six classic cocktails, while learning the components that make it a cocktail and not just a mixed up glass of stuff.
    $35 per person
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  • Bordeaux
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 21, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample six wines from the world’s most famous wine region, Bordeaux. This region is home to the world’s most expensive wines, but also packed with incredible values.
    $40 per person
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  • Pacific Northwest
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Washington and Oregon are made up of tons of little microclimates, with influences from mountains, oceans, and deserts. Learn how winemakers use the weather to their advantage and produce an impressive variety of wines.
    $40 per person
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  • Intro to Wine
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 25, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Learn the ABCs of winemaking while enjoying a guided tasting of six classic wines, so you can start learning your taste preferences.
    $25 per person
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  • Best Buys
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 27, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Drink well without spending a lot of money! This class will feature six of our best bang-for-the-buck wines and our tips for rooting out great values.
    $20 per person
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  • Southern Italy
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sure, you’ve heard of Brunello and Barolo, but in this fun class we’ll explore the parts of Italy that are lesser-known, like Puglia, Sicily, and Campania.
    $35 per person
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  • Intro to Single Malts
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 29, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: What makes Single Malt so special? Find out in this class where we’ll review the technical details of what makes a single malt, and sample six classic examples!
    $35 per person
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