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.

April 25, 2017

French Wine Primer

Learn your French wine basics, including major regions, grapes, and how to decipher the labels!
$25 per person

April 27, 2017

Austria & Germany

You hear Germany, you think Riesling, but this region does so much more! Sample some of our favorite selections from both countries.
$35 per person

April 28, 2017

Best of the USA

Sample some of our favorite domestic wines from great producers who are giving old world winemakers a run for their money.
$50 per person

April 29, 2017

Region Spotlight: Rhone Valley

Aside from Bordeaux, the Rhone is arguably France’s most famous region. Sample a variety of Rhone wines including selections from Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe and more!
$60 per person

May 2, 2017

Australia & New Zealand

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

May 4, 2017

Discover Beaujolais

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

May 5, 2017

Sparkling Wine

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

May 6, 2017

Varietal Spotlight: Pinot Noir

This light, delicate, thin-skinned grape is grown in many regions worldwide. Sample six versions and see who does it best!
$35 per person
April  2017
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  • Pacific Northwest
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 1, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample a variety of our favorite wines from one of the fastest-growing wine regions in the US!
    $40 per person
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  • Wine & Food: Steve's Hot Dogs
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Wine isn’t just for fancy fare! Sample gourmet hot dogs with perfect wine pairings.
    $35 per person
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  • Classic & Modern Cocktails
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 6, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample and learn to make 6 different cocktails, 3 modern and 3 from the golden age.
    $30 per person
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  • Undiscovered Europe
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 7, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Try a collection of wines from some of Europe’s lesser-known regions and grapes!
    $30 per person
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  • Dave's Whiskey Picks
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 8, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: We call him the “whiskey dude” for a reason. Sample six of Dave’s faves and find out why he loves them!
    $35 per person
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  • Best Buys
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 11, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, ltd.
    Description: Drink well without spending a lot of money! We’ll sample 6 of our favorite wines that over-deliver!
    $20 per person
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  • Spring Sippers
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 13, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample 6 of our top picks for spring sipping and learn to pair perfectly with the season’s cuisine.
    $25 per person
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  • Vino & Formaggio: Italia
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample six Italian wines, each paired with a perfect Italian cheese!
    $45 per person
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  • The Art of Blending
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 15, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: How do they decide what grapes to put together to make great blends? Find out and sample 6 of our favorite blends, red & white!
    $40 per person
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  • Wine 101
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Learn wine basics, sample 6 classic wines, and start learning your taste preferences!
    $20 per person
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  • Tequila/Mezcal
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 20, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: After dinner sipping isn’t just for Port and whiskey! Sample 6 versions of these agave-based spirits, the perfect digestivos!
    $40 per person
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  • Variety Spotlight: Cabernet
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 21, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample various examples of the “king of grapes” made all over the world!
    $40 per person
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  • American Whiskey
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: We’re getting pretty good at making whiskey here in the US. Sample some of our favorite domestic versions!
    $40 per person
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  • French Wine Primer
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 25, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Learn your French wine basics, including major regions, grapes, and how to decipher the labels!
    $25 per person
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  • Austria & Germany
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 27, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: You hear Germany, you think Riesling, but this region does so much more! Sample some of our favorite selections from both countries.
    $35 per person
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  • Best of the USA
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Sample some of our favorite domestic wines from great producers who are giving old world winemakers a run for their money.
    $50 per person
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  • Region Spotlight: Rhone Valley
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 29, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
    Description: Aside from Bordeaux, the Rhone is arguably France’s most famous region. Sample a variety of Rhone wines including selections from Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe and more!
    $60 per person
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