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.

January 16, 2018

Intro to Wine

<p>Learn the ABCs of wine, includingwinemaking basics, major wine regions, and the rules for serving. Sample sixclassic wines to begin learning your tastes.</p><p><b>$20 per person</b></p>

January 18, 2018

Blind Tasting

<p>Try the wine expert’stechnique for guessing a wine by sight, smell, and taste, then we’ll reveal thebottles!</p><p><b>$25 per person</b></p>

January 19, 2018

Region Spotlight: Loire Valley

<p>This lesser-known region ofFrance has been a favorite for decades. Loire Valley reds and whites offer lotsof complexity, enjoyment, and value!</p><b>$30 per person</b>    <br>

January 20, 2018

Best of USA: New Faces

<p>Who’s going to be the nextbig thing in 2018 and beyond?! Find out what wineries to start collecting nowbefore discovers them!</p><b>$40 per person</b>    <br>

January 23, 2018

Off the Beaten Path

<p>Expand your palate andknowledge with an exploration of new producers, lesser-known regions, andunusual grapes! </p><p><b>$30 per person</b></p>

January 25, 2018

Variety Spotlight: Syrah

<p>This rich, inky grape makeswine that is fruity but with a signature bacon-y edge. Sample versions from theU.S. and abroad and learn the essential character of Syrah.</p><b>$35 per person</b>    <br>

January 26, 2018

Sparkling Wine

<p>What could be better than arefreshing glass (or three) of bubbly wine at the end of a long day?! Sample Cremant,Cava, Champagne, and more! </p><p><b>$40 per person</b></p>

January 27, 2018

Single Malt Primer

<p>What exactly does “SingleMalt” mean and is it really an important distinction? Sample six versions whiletaking your whisk(e)y education up a notch!</p><b>$35 per person</b>    <br>
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  • Spain 101
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 2, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>Spain has always been theland of great values, and there’s a good reason for that. Learn the history,major grapes, regions, and styles of the ancient wine country of Spain!</p><p>$25 per person </p>
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  • Germany & Austria
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 4, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>You might think all Germanymakes is Riesling, but that’s not so! In this class we’ll sample reds andwhites from these two Northern European wine hotspots. </p><p><b>$30 per person</b></p>
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  • Wine & Cheese: Italy
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 5, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>Enjoy six classic Italianwines, each paired with an Italian cheese. This class really illustrates thebest way to do wine and cheese pairings: based on region. </p><p><b>$40 per person</b></p>
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  • Burgundy vs. USA
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 6, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>It’s a classic old world vs.new world showdown! Sample native Burgundy grapes (Pinot Noir & Chardonnay)made in Burgundy, next to versions made in the USA. See who does them best!</p><b>$60 per person</b>    <br>
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  • Wine & Food: Pastaria
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 9, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>Sample tasty pizza, pasta,and sides from our neighbors at Pastaria, paired with perfect wines forweeknight Italian food!</p><b>$35 per person</b>    <br>
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  • Best Buys
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 11, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>Taste a lineup of wines thatover-deliver at modest prices, and learn some of our tricks for drinking wellon a budget. </p><p><b>$20 per person</b></p>
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  • Piedmont & Tuscany
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 12, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>Sample wines from Italy’s twogreatest wine regions, including Barolo and Brunello and other delicious treats!</p><b>$50 per person</b>    <br>
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  • Bourbon & Rye
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 13, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>Learn the differences inproduction between these two styles of whiskey, and sample three examples ofeach!</p><p><b>$35 per person</b></p>
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  • Intro to Wine
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 16, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>Learn the ABCs of wine, includingwinemaking basics, major wine regions, and the rules for serving. Sample sixclassic wines to begin learning your tastes.</p><p><b>$20 per person</b></p>
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  • Blind Tasting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 18, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>Try the wine expert’stechnique for guessing a wine by sight, smell, and taste, then we’ll reveal thebottles!</p><p><b>$25 per person</b></p>
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  • Region Spotlight: Loire Valley
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 19, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>This lesser-known region ofFrance has been a favorite for decades. Loire Valley reds and whites offer lotsof complexity, enjoyment, and value!</p><b>$30 per person</b>    <br>
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  • Best of USA: New Faces
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 20, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>Who’s going to be the nextbig thing in 2018 and beyond?! Find out what wineries to start collecting nowbefore discovers them!</p><b>$40 per person</b>    <br>
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  • Off the Beaten Path
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 23, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>Expand your palate andknowledge with an exploration of new producers, lesser-known regions, andunusual grapes! </p><p><b>$30 per person</b></p>
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  • Variety Spotlight: Syrah
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 25, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>This rich, inky grape makeswine that is fruity but with a signature bacon-y edge. Sample versions from theU.S. and abroad and learn the essential character of Syrah.</p><b>$35 per person</b>    <br>
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  • Sparkling Wine
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 26, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>What could be better than arefreshing glass (or three) of bubbly wine at the end of a long day?! Sample Cremant,Cava, Champagne, and more! </p><p><b>$40 per person</b></p>
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  • Single Malt Primer
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 27, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>What exactly does “SingleMalt” mean and is it really an important distinction? Sample six versions whiletaking your whisk(e)y education up a notch!</p><b>$35 per person</b>    <br>
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  • Pacific Northwest
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 30, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Wine Merchant Ltd, 7817 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
    Description: <p>Oregon and Washingtonwinemakers are working with tons of grape varieties and surprisingly varied climates.Sample some favorites from both areas. </p><b>$30 per person</b>    <br>
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