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, and do not include tax.

 

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.

May 30, 2017

Spotlight: Sonoma

Learn about the climate and geography of California’s largest wine region and sample its classic grapes and styles!
$35 per person

June 1, 2017

Intro to Italy

Learn the major regions, grapes, and wine styles of Italia!
$30 per person

June 2, 2017

Bordeaux vs. The World

Compare native Bordeaux grapes produced at home to versions made around the world and declare the winner!
$50 per person

June 3, 2017

Oregon & Washington

The Pacific Northwest is home to many different microclimates and TONS of grape varieties. Learn about the growing regions and taste some of our favorite examples!
$40 per person

June 6, 2017

Wine & Food: Fork & Stix

Sample tasty bites of Thai food from Fork & Stix along with some fun and interesting wine pairings!
$35 per person

June 8, 2017

Oddballs of the USA

Sample some of our favorite wines from America’s lesser-known grapes, regions, and producers.
$25 per person

June 9, 2017

3 Bs of Italy

Sample Italy’s three best regions, affectionately called the “3 Bs:” Barolo, Brunello, & Barbaresco! Learn what makes each region perfectly suited for its signature grape(s).
$60 per person

June 10, 2017

American Whiskey

Sample whiskeys made right here in the USA and learn how our style differs from those of Scotland and Ireland.
$30 per person
May  2017
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  • Australia & New Zealand
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: These two Southern hemisphere regions are exploding into the world wine scene with great values and surprising quality. Sample current favorites from each place!
    $30 per person
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  • Discover Beaujolais
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd
    Description: We think Beaujolais is France’s most exciting up-and-coming region! If you only know Beaujolais from its Nouveaux, this class is for you!
    $25 per person
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  • Sparkling Wine
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 5, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sparkling wine is made all over the world, not just in Champagne! Try several delicious sparkling wines from France, Italy, and more!
    $40 per person
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  • Varietal Spotlight: Pinot Noir
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 6, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: This light, delicate, thin-skinned grape is grown in many regions worldwide. Sample six versions and see who does it best!
    $35 per person
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  • Wine & Food: Sugarfire Smokehouse
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 9, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd
    Description: Sample smoky meats and sauces from our friends at Sugarfire, paired with perfect grilling wines!
    $35 per person
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  • Intro to Wine
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 11, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Learn the ABCs of winemaking while sampling classic wines to start learning your tastes!
    $20 per person
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  • Spotlight: Rioja
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 12, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Rioja is famous for not releasing wines until they’ve had lots of bottle age. Sample treasures from this historic Spanish region.
    $40 per person
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  • Bourbon & Rye
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 13, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample and learn about America’s signature whiskey styles! How are they different from Scotch?
    $35 per person
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  • Think Pink: Rose
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 16, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: No white Zin in this class! Sample delicious, dry rosés from different regions and learn the two main methods of rosé production.
    $25 per person
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  • Intro to Blind Tasting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Take a stab at the wine expert’s technique of guessing wines by sight, smell, and taste, then we’ll reveal the bottles!
    $30 per person
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  • Undiscovered France
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample wines from France’s lesser known regions and grapes!
    $35 per person
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  • Best of Italy
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 20, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample and learn about the finest Italian wines we have in the house, including Barolo, Brunello, and Amarone!
    $60 per person
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  • Great Values Under $20
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 23, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Learn our tricks for rooting out great wine values and sample some of our favorite bang-for-the-buck wines!
    $20 per person
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  • Zin, Pinot, Syrah in CA
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 25, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: California isn’t all Cabernet. Sample two versions each of these other red grapes that are classic California.
    $35 per person
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  • Wine & Cheese: Deluxe Edition
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 26, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Take a mini world tour of our finest wine & cheese pairings!
    $45 per person
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  • Deluxe Single Malts
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 27, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    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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  • Spotlight: Sonoma
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 30, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Learn about the climate and geography of California’s largest wine region and sample its classic grapes and styles!
    $35 per person
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