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.

August 17, 2017

Blind Tasting

Take a stab at the wine expert’s techniques for guessing a wine by sight, smell, and taste, then we’ll reveal the bottles!
$25 per person

August 18, 2017

Napa Valley

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!
$50 per person

August 19, 2017

Deluxe Single Malts

Try some of the rarest single malt whiskies we can get, including selections from our private stash!
$60 per person

August 22, 2017

Spain 101

Spain's centuries-old wine traditions have been a model for many younger countries to imitate. Learn the classic Spanish grapes and regions!
$25 per person

August 24, 2017

Burgundy Primer

Get a crash course in this classic French region where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were born!
$40 per person

August 25, 2017

Best of Italy

Sample some of Italy’s finest wines, including selections from Brunello, Barolo, and Barbaresco!
$60 per person

August 26, 2017

Region Spotlight: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has some of our all-time favorite California wineries. Learn the classic grapes and styles of this region and sample some of our faves.
$45 per person

August 29, 2017

Variety Showdown: Chardonnay

Chardonnay is an awesome grape for adapting to different climates and winemaking techniques. It can be big and rich, or lean and minerally. Sample different styles and pick your favorite!
$30 per person
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  • Wine & Food: Mai Lee
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 1, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample the city’s best Vietnamese cuisine paired with six surprising and perfect wine accompaniments!
    $35 per person
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  • Germany & Austria
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 3, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: 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
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  • Loire Valley
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: 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
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  • American Whiskey
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 5, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample whiskeys made right here in the USA and learn how our style differs from those of Scotland and Ireland.
    $40 per person
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  • Chile & Argentina
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 8, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: These two under-appreciated regions have so much to offer! Learn their grapes and styles!
    $25 per person
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  • Oregon & Washington
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 10, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: The Pacific Northwest is home to many different microclimates and TONS of grape varieties Taste some of our favorite examples!
    $35 per person
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  • Wine & Cheese: World Tour
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 11, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample wines from around the world paired up with cheeses from the same regions.
    $50 per person
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  • Icons of US Pinot Noir
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 12, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: This class will feature some of the finest producers of Pinot Noir in the United States, like Adam Lee from Siduri, Paul Lato, and Chad Melville.
    $45 per person
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  • Best Buys Under $20
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 15, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Drink well for not too much dough! In this class you’ll sample some of our top picks for wines under $20 that drink well above that price.
    $20 per person
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  • Blind Tasting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 17, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Take a stab at the wine expert’s techniques for guessing a wine by sight, smell, and taste, then we’ll reveal the bottles!
    $25 per person
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  • Napa Valley
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 18, 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!
    $50 per person
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  • Deluxe Single Malts
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Try some of the rarest single malt whiskies we can get, including selections from our private stash!
    $60 per person
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  • Spain 101
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Spain's centuries-old wine traditions have been a model for many younger countries to imitate. Learn the classic Spanish grapes and regions!
    $25 per person
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  • Burgundy Primer
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 24, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Get a crash course in this classic French region where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were born!
    $40 per person
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  • Best of Italy
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 25, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample some of Italy’s finest wines, including selections from Brunello, Barolo, and Barbaresco!
    $60 per person
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  • Region Spotlight: Santa Barbara
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 26, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Santa Barbara has some of our all-time favorite California wineries. Learn the classic grapes and styles of this region and sample some of our faves.
    $45 per person
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  • Variety Showdown: Chardonnay
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 29, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Chardonnay is an awesome grape for adapting to different climates and winemaking techniques. It can be big and rich, or lean and minerally. Sample different styles and pick your favorite!
    $30 per person
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  • Intro to Wine
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 31, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Start your wine education off right with a review of winemaking basics, plus sample a series of classic wines to start learning your taste preferences.
    $25 per person