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.

September 21, 2017

Autumn Quaffers

As the weather cools and the leaves change color, it’s time to move from summer sippers to autumn quaffers. Sample some of our top picks!
$25 per person

September 22, 2017

Champagne vs. The World

The pinnacle of sparkling wine is Champagne, but we love bubbles from all over the place. Sample some of our favorites!
$45 per person

September 23, 2017

Deluxe Single Malts

Sample rare and limited bottlings of single malts including some selections from our private stash!
$60 per person

September 26, 2017

Region Spotlight: Loire Valley

We’ve been in love with this under-appreciated French region for years! What Loire winemakers are doing with Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, and Cabernet Franc (among other grapes) sets the standard for how these wines are produced around the world.
$30 per person

September 28, 2017

Burgundy 101

This timeless French wine region was the birthplace of the beloved Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Learn about the climate, geography, and signature styles of Burgundy!
$35 per person

September 29, 2017

Varietal Feature: Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon was originally farmed in Bordeaux, France but is now produced in many countries around the world. Sample six version of the “King of Grapes” from great regions around the globe.
$40 per person

September 30, 2017

3 Bs (and One A) of Italy

Saturday, September 30
Sample Italy’s finest reds, Barolo, Brunello, Barbaresco, and Amarone, and learn the very specific rules behind their production, while sampling some of our favorite producers of these wines!
$60 per person

October 3, 2017

Wine & Food: Pastaria

Sample pizza, pasta, and sides from our friends at Pastaria, paired with our top wine picks for Italian food!
$35 per person
September  2017
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  • Australia & New Zealand
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 1, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample six of our favorite wines from down under! We’re finding a surprising variety of gems from these two countries.
    $35 per person
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  • Bourbon & Rye
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample six of our favorite domestic bourbons & ryes and learn what rules govern American whiskey labels.
    $30 per person
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  • Wine & Food: Sugarfire Smokehouse
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 5, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Tuesday, September 5
    Sample tasty meats and sauces from our friends at Sugarfire, paired with awesome grilling wines!
    $35 per person
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  • Intro to Italy
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 7, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Learn the major wine regions, basic grapes, and most common styles of Italian wine!
    $25 per person
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  • Wine & Cheese: USA
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 8, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample a series of domestic wines paired with domestic cheeses in this all-American edition of Wine & Cheese!
    $45 per person
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  • Best of France
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 9, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Learn about the pinnacle areas and producers of fine French wines while sampling some of the best bottles we have in stock!
    $50 per person
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  • Wine 101
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 12, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Learn the basics of how wine is made, while sampling classic wines to begin learning your taste preferences.
    $20 per person
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  • Blind Tasting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Take a stab at the wine experts’ technique of guessing a wine by sight, smell, and taste, and then we’ll reveal the bottles!
    $25 per person
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  • Spain & Portugal
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 15, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: These two countries are well known for making wines that offer tremendous value. Learn the signature styles and regions of both countries while sampling some of our favorites!
    $40 per person
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  • Icons of the Rhone Movement
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 16, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Learn about the finest Syrahs & Grenaches being made in France and elsewhere, and the iconic producers behind these wines!
    $60 per person
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  • Autumn Quaffers
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 21, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: As the weather cools and the leaves change color, it’s time to move from summer sippers to autumn quaffers. Sample some of our top picks!
    $25 per person
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  • Champagne vs. The World
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: The pinnacle of sparkling wine is Champagne, but we love bubbles from all over the place. Sample some of our favorites!
    $45 per person
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  • Deluxe Single Malts
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 23, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample rare and limited bottlings of single malts including some selections from our private stash!
    $60 per person
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  • Region Spotlight: Loire Valley
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 26, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: We’ve been in love with this under-appreciated French region for years! What Loire winemakers are doing with Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, and Cabernet Franc (among other grapes) sets the standard for how these wines are produced around the world.
    $30 per person
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  • Burgundy 101
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: This timeless French wine region was the birthplace of the beloved Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Learn about the climate, geography, and signature styles of Burgundy!
    $35 per person
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  • Varietal Feature: Cabernet
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 29, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Cabernet Sauvignon was originally farmed in Bordeaux, France but is now produced in many countries around the world. Sample six version of the “King of Grapes” from great regions around the globe.
    $40 per person
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  • 3 Bs (and One A) of Italy
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 30, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Saturday, September 30
    Sample Italy’s finest reds, Barolo, Brunello, Barbaresco, and Amarone, and learn the very specific rules behind their production, while sampling some of our favorite producers of these wines!
    $60 per person