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.

November 21, 2017

Undiscovered Europe

Let’s dig deeper into the wines of Europe. Discover wines from some of Europe’s lesser-known regions, and lesser-known grapes from Europe’s most popular regions, in this great class!
$25 per person

November 24, 2017

3 Bs & A of Italy

They are the flagship wines of Italy, and we’ll review them all in this fun class: Brunello, Barbaresco, Barolo, and Amarone!
$60 per person

November 25, 2017

Pinot Noir around the World

This delicate French grape was born in Burgundy but is now grown all over the world, and the wine is a great example of how strongly the climate and winemaking techniques affects the final product. Taste examples from all over!
$40 per person

November 28, 2017

Best Buys

Looking for a great deal? Of course you are! In this class we’ll hip you to some of the best value-driven wines we have in the store. Save a little money and drink well!
$20 per person

November 30, 2017

Best of Europe

Sample wines from Europe’s best regions and finest producers, including rock stars from France, Italy, and Spain!
$40 per person

December 1, 2017

Bordeaux vs. USA

Sample wines made from traditional Bordeaux grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc) and compare/contrast versions from Bordeaux next to versions made in the US.
$50 per person

December 2, 2017

Tete de Cuvee Champagne

It's hard to find a true Champagne that isn't delightful, but these are the best of the best! Tȇte de Cuvée Champagnes are made from the first pressing of the fruit and their delicate bubbles and nuanced flavors are unparalleled anywhere on Earth!
$80 per person

December 5, 2017

Deluxe Napa Valley

Napa is the second largest wine region in the country (next to Sonoma), and from Napa come many of the US’s best wines. Taste some of our favorite examples of what Napa has to offer.
$75 per person
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  • Intro to France
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: We at the Merch are totally crazy for French wines. Learn the major grapes, regions, and styles that knock our socks off.
    $30 per person
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  • Wine & Cheese: World Tour
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 3, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Usually, the best cheese pairing comes from the same region as the wine. This class is all about that idea! Sample pairings of wines and cheeses from the same regions.
    $45 per person
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  • Region Spotlight: Rhone Valley
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: The Rhone brings us some of France’s finest wines, including Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cote Rotie, and others. Taste a range of our favorites.
    $40 per person
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  • Wine & Food: Mai Lee
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 7, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Taste exciting and unusual pairings of wines with St. Louis’s best Vietnamese cuisine from Mai Lee!
    $35 per person
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  • Wine 101
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 9, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Learn the basics of how grapes become wine, review the major wine regions of the world, and sample six classic wines to begin learning your tastes.
    $20 per person
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  • Port, Sherry, & Madeira
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 10, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: They all start out as grapes, but the end results are very different! There is no better way to end a meal than with these delicious things we call “fortified wines.” Taste and learn about how they are made!
    $50 per person
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  • American Whiskey
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 11, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: We have our own styles of whiskey in the USA, and they’re not the same as Irish and Scotch. Taste some of our favorites and learn about American malts!
    $35 per person
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  • Australia & New Zealand
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: These two overlooked countries have so much to offer in the wine world, and we’re not talking about Sauvignon Blancs! Taste some of our favorites from both places.
    $25 per person
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  • Blind Tasting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 16, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Take a stab at the wine expert’s technique of guessing a wine by sight, smell, and taste, then we’ll reveal the bottles!
    $30 per person
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  • Varietal Feature: Cabernet Sauvignon
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 17, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: It’s called the King of Grapes for a reason. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most widely-planted grapes in the entire world. Sample versions from different countries and learn that essential Cabernet character!
    $60 per person
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  • Thanksgiving Wines
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: With all the strong flavors—sweet, savory, and salty dishes at the same table—it can be super tricky to pair wines with Thanksgiving dinner. Wine Merchant to the rescue! We’ll help you find the perfect bottles to accent your meal.
    $40 per person
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  • Undiscovered Europe
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 21, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Let’s dig deeper into the wines of Europe. Discover wines from some of Europe’s lesser-known regions, and lesser-known grapes from Europe’s most popular regions, in this great class!
    $25 per person
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  • 3 Bs & A of Italy
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 24, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: They are the flagship wines of Italy, and we’ll review them all in this fun class: Brunello, Barbaresco, Barolo, and Amarone!
    $60 per person
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  • Pinot Noir around the World
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 25, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: This delicate French grape was born in Burgundy but is now grown all over the world, and the wine is a great example of how strongly the climate and winemaking techniques affects the final product. Taste examples from all over!
    $40 per person
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  • Best Buys
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Looking for a great deal? Of course you are! In this class we’ll hip you to some of the best value-driven wines we have in the store. Save a little money and drink well!
    $20 per person
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  • Best of Europe
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 30, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: Sample wines from Europe’s best regions and finest producers, including rock stars from France, Italy, and Spain!
    $40 per person