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.

August 16, 2018
  • August 16, 2018

    Sake

    Made from rice, Sake is a very special type of wine and a staple of Japanese cuisine. Learn about its production while tasting several examples.
    $35 per person

August 17, 2018
  • August 17, 2018

    Loire Valley

    This underappreciated French region brings us some of our favorite crisp, aromatic whites, and a slew of food-friendly reds. Learn while you taste!
    $35 per person

August 18, 2018
  • August 18, 2018

    Rhone vs. The World

    Sample native Rhone grapes (Grenache, Syrah, etc.) made in the Rhône next to versions made elsewhere and declare the winner!
    $45 per person

August 21, 2018
  • August 21, 2018

    Wine & Food: Pastaria

    Sample tasty bites of pizza, pasta, and sides from our neighbors at Pastaria, paired with the perfect casual Italian food wines.
    $35 per person

August 23, 2018
  • August 23, 2018

    Intro to Single Malts

    What exactly makes it a single malt? How many malts are in other whiskeys? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this fun single malt primer.
    $40 per person

August 24, 2018
  • August 24, 2018

    Deep South: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere

    Sample wines from our favorite regions south of the equator, where they work with familiar and unusual grapes and styles, and the seasons are reversed!
    $30 per person

August 25, 2018
  • August 25, 2018

    Germany & Austria

    We are so excited that the wines of this region are finally gaining traction. Sample an eye-opening variety that will convert you too!
    $40 per person

August 28, 2018
  • August 28, 2018

    Best Buys

    “It’s hard to drink good wine on a budget” is something we NEVER say. There is so much great juice for cheap. Taste some of our faves!
    $20 per person

August 2018

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  • France 101
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  • Region Spotlight: Sonoma
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  • Best of Italy
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  • Bring the Funk: Washed Rind Cheeses
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  • Deluxe Bourbon & Rye
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  • Somm. Picks: New & Notable
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  • Wine & Food Pairing Primer
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  • Intro to Wine
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  • Sake
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  • Loire Valley
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  • Rhone vs. The World
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  • Wine & Food: Pastaria
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  • Intro to Single Malts
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  • Deep South: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere
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  • Germany & Austria
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  • Best Buys
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  • Intro to Blind Tasting
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  • A Rosé by any Other Name