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.

June 22, 2017

Gin Cocktails

Warm weather is the time for gin cocktails to shine! Try some different gins and learn to make six essential gin cocktails.
$30 per person

June 23, 2017

Wine & Cheese: France

Sample six different pairings of French wine with French cheese!
$45 per person

June 24, 2017

Undiscovered Stills

Sample whisk(e)ys from some of the lesser-known distilleries of Scotland.
$40 per person

June 27, 2017

Summer Sipping

Sample some of our top picks for summer wines, including whites, roses, and reds, which are easy to enjoy in the heat and also pair well with classic summer cuisine.
$25 per person

June 29, 2017

Intro to Blind Tasting

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

June 30, 2017

Varietal Spotlight: Chardonnay

Chardonnay can be crisp and minerally or unctuous and creamy, depending on where it’s grown and how it’s made. Sample a range of different examples from around the world.
$45 per person

July 1, 2017

Best of the USA

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

July 6, 2017

France 101

Learn the basic regions, styles, and grapes of France and sample classic French wines from some of our favorite producers.
$30 per person
June  2017
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  • Intro to Italy
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 1, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Learn the major regions, grapes, and wine styles of Italia!
    $30 per person
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  • Bordeaux vs. The World
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Compare native Bordeaux grapes produced at home to versions made around the world and declare the winner!
    $50 per person
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  • Oregon & Washington
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 3, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: 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
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  • Wine & Food: Fork & Stix
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 6, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample tasty bites of Thai food from Fork & Stix along with some fun and interesting wine pairings!
    $35 per person
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  • Oddballs of the USA
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 8, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample some of our favorite wines from America’s lesser-known grapes, regions, and producers.
    $25 per person
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  • 3 Bs of Italy
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 9, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: 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
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  • American Whiskey
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 10, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample whiskeys made right here in the USA and learn how our style differs from those of Scotland and Ireland.
    $30 per person
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  • Best Buys, Euro Bargains
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 13, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Get the inside track on six of our favorite bang-for-the-buck wines from Europe!
    $20 per person
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  • BBQ Wines
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 15, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Learn the expert wine pairings for grilling season and sample six of our favorite wines to pair with smoky meats and sauces!
    $25 per person
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  • Iberian Peninsula
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 16, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: The Iberian Peninsula incorporates two very important wine countries, Spain and Portugal. Sample and learn about the variety of wines made in both countries' major regions.
    $30 per person
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  • Best of France
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 17, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: It’s no secret that we at the Merch love France most of all. Taste six of our favorite French wines from some of the best producers and regions currently in stock.
    $60 per person
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  • Wine 101
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 20, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: New to wine? Learn winemaking basics, and try six classic wines to start learning your taste preferences!
    $25 per person
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  • Gin Cocktails
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Warm weather is the time for gin cocktails to shine! Try some different gins and learn to make six essential gin cocktails.
    $30 per person
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  • Wine & Cheese: France
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 23, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample six different pairings of French wine with French cheese!
    $45 per person
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  • Undiscovered Stills
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 24, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample whisk(e)ys from some of the lesser-known distilleries of Scotland.
    $40 per person
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  • Summer Sipping
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 27, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample some of our top picks for summer wines, including whites, roses, and reds, which are easy to enjoy in the heat and also pair well with classic summer cuisine.
    $25 per person
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  • Intro to Blind Tasting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 29, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Take a stab at the wine professional’s technique for guessing a wine by sight, smell, and taste, then we’ll reveal the bottles!
    $25 per person
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  • Varietal Spotlight: Chardonnay
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 30, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Chardonnay can be crisp and minerally or unctuous and creamy, depending on where it’s grown and how it’s made. Sample a range of different examples from around the world.
    $45 per person