Wine Classes

Designed for anyone who desires to learn about wine in an environment that is fun, creative and inviting, our fundamentals classes, wine pairing classes and certification programs are ideal whether you are looking to experience something new, further your lifelong passion for wine or discover a new career path. Click on the calendar tab above to view available dates.

Fundamentals

Designed for anyone who desires to learn about wine in an environment that is fun, creative and inviting. Our recreational courses are ideal whether you are looking to further your lifelong passion for wine or discover a new career path. Click on the CALENDAR to view upcoming dates and availability.

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Certifications

Designed for wine professionals and enthusiasts who wish to study to advance their career or knowledge, we offer programs such as Certified Specialist of Wine, WSET and Italian Wine Professional, as well as, online courses. Our students have the advantage of personalized instruction by credentialed educators, classroom exercises, practice exams and organized tastings. Click on the CALENDAR to view upcoming dates and availability.

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Wine & Food Pairings

Taste wine like it was meant to be enjoyed, paired to perfection with regional recipes. Our wine pairing classes featuring wine and cuisine from around the world, provide a unique context for the education and enjoyment of wine appropriate for every level of interest and expertise. Click on the CALENDAR to view upcoming dates and availability.

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Classes, Events & Gifts

Argentine Paired Experience with Bodegas Familia Zuccardi

Join us for an unforgettable evening featuring some of the most highly rated iconic wines from Familia Zuccardi paired to perfection with South American tastes inspired by the winery’s chef and re-created by our own Chef Patric. Savor five (5) terroir-driven wines paired to perfection with Chef’s complementary regionally-inspired tastes. 

$29.00

Behind the Label: Show me the Money!

Have you ever wondered what goes into pricing wine? What do you really get when you spend a lot more on a special bottle of wine and what’s the real difference between a $10 bottle and a $40 bottle of wine? Join us for Show me the money and find out!

$59.00

Bruliam Wines Paired Experience with Kerith Overstreet

Join Kerith Overstreet, co-founder of Bruliam Wines for an exclusive paired experience featuring five (5) world class wines accompanied by Chef’s complementary creations. 

$29.00

Bubbles & All That Sparkles

Who doesn’t love a class that’s all about bubbles? Sparkling wines are undoubtedly fun, sophisticated and capable of turning any moment into a grand celebration. This educational class will feature our favorite bubbles from around the world including Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and so much more!

$59.00

Champagne: King of Wines & Wine of Kings

No other wine in the world screams opulence and luxury more than Champagne. The timeless classic is the drink of celebration and status, a worldly swirl of tiny bubbles that embodies elegance, success and joie de vivre. And despite sparkling wines being produced all over the world through identical techniques, there is only one Champagne.

$69.00

Cork & Pork Festival: Cinco de Puerco Edition

Join us for the annual walk-around tasting in the popular Discover wine & food festival series. The 2018 “Cinco de Puerco” edition will feature unlimited tastings of a wide array of Barbecue classics, sauces and sides with an added Latin flare plus complementary, ‘cue-friendly wines and craft beers. 

$69.00

Cristom Vineyards Paired Experience

Join Randy Ford, Cristom Vineyards’ V.P. of International Sales for an unforgettable paired experience featuring what has been recognized by Wine & Spirits magazine as one of the “most popular wines in America’s top restaurants”. Savor five (5) highly rated wines paired to perfection with Chef Patric’s complementary creations. 

$29.00

Délices de France: French Wine & Cheese Pairings

Sip and savor your way through the history of the perfect marriage of cheese and wine pairings in this interactive and educational class. In addition to learning about general pairing guidelines and suggestions, your sommelier instructor and cheese aficionado will discuss the cheese making process, history of cheese, main types of cheese and general composition of cheese and wine. 

 

$69.00

Discover Spain Wine & Food Festival

Discover the best of Spain one bite or sip at a time with admission to Vino Venue's Wine and Culinary Experience. Throughout this two hour walk-around festival, a multitude of different wines from Spain will be accompanied by unlimited samplings of fresh and flavorful cuisine, including live Chef stations!

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For Beginners Only

Come to terms with the world of wine in a special tasting that helps you understand wine and how it’s made, while learning about key varietals and regions so you can express yourself and truly enjoy what’s in your glass. In this unique class, you’ll enjoy tasting a variety of wines while an expert (wine coach) explains common expressions and key characteristics used to explain each wine. You will also learn the lexicon of wine, food & wine pairing basics, buying/storing/serving tips, and all the while expand your palate and discover new favorites. Learning about wine has never been easier or more fun!

 

$50.00

Fundamentals of Wine

Fundamentals of Wine is a unique 8-week experience that provides an essential foundation for understanding and enjoying wine, as well as, an introduction to the major wine producing regions of the world. Each class provides a minimum of 6 topic-specific wine tastings and associated regional tastes which will help build the foundation for a lifetime of wine appreciation. 

 

 


Fundamentals of Wine (8 week series)

Fundamentals of Wine is a unique 8-week experience that provides an essential foundation for understanding and enjoying wine, as well as, an introduction to the major wine producing regions of the world. Each class provides a minimum of 6 topic-specific wine tastings and associated regional tastes which will help build the foundation for a lifetime of wine appreciation. 

 

 

$425.00

Italia! An educational wine & cheese experience with Chef & Sommelier Roberto Crocenzi

Meet our dear friend Chef, Sommelier & certified Cheese Master, Roberto, from Tuscany! This fall you don’t have to travel far to experience the Tuscan way of life, cuisine and wine. Join us for a one-of-a-kind immersion into the wines and cheeses of the global cuisine and wine-mecca that is Italy, and understand the historical and cultural influences which have shaped the culture as we know today.

 

$59.00

Judgment of Paris

Before 1976, no one considered California to be a producer of quality wine. The Judgment of Paris changed this forever. This wine competition, organized by Stephen Spurrier (a British wine merchant), included two blind tastings carried out by French judges. One tasting involved top quality Chardonnay and the other Bordeaux versus California Cabernet Sauvignon. California topped France in both categories putting it on the map as a top producer of quality wine. Join us for this interactive class in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the vinous shot heard around the world, where we will taste through current vintages of six to eight wines that were seen at the competition. 

$50.00
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Liquid Gold: Sweet & Fortified Wines

Sweets for the sweet! In this educational class, you’ll explore the decadent world of sweet and fortified wines, otherwise known as dessert wines, and the foods to pair with them.

$59.00

My Big Fat Italian Wine: Luxury Wines of Italy

Join us as we delve into the darker, more brooding, more masculine world of flavors of Italy’s best-known and most expensive wines, named for their regions and known for their longevity, structure, acidity and food friendliness. Explore the similarities and differences of these luxury wines in terms of grape variety, wine structure, style, expression, terroir factors and experience for yourself what makes these famous denominations so very special. 

 

 

$69.00

Not Your Mama's Chardonnay

Chardonnay is arguably the most famous white grape variety in the world, and also the most widely planted, but its profile in any given wine differs entirely depending on terroir and the winemaker’s whim. Few varieties posses the versatility, austerity, power, richness and complexity of Chardonnay. Which style will you prefer?

$50.00

Off the Beaten Path: Oregon Wine Trail

Join us to explore the richness of Oregon’s unique terroir, varied climate, passionate winemakers, wide variety of grapes from Arneis to Zinfandel and a taste of the region’s mouthwatering farm-to-table cuisine. Experience the fine wines and pioneering spirit of Oregon in an educational, interactive tasting of unexpected whites, legacy pinot noir and delightful surprises in between.

 

$50.00
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Off the Beaten Path: Roaming the Rhône Valley

Discover the 2nd largest wine-producing region in France, the Rhône Valley. Known for its spicy aromatics, range of styles, sun-baked vineyards and rich history, the wines of the Rhône attract global attention exerting a huge influence on wines produced all over the world. 

 

$59.00

Perfect Pairings: Food & Wine 101

Fine wine meets creamy cheeses and decadent desserts in this educational experience featuring unexpected, yet unforgettable pairings. Sip and savor several of history’s greatest indulgences and discover the symmetry and harmony that stems from a perfect pairing.

$50.00

Perfect Pairings: Wine & Artisanal Cheese

Sip and savor your way through the history of the perfect marriage of cheese and wine pairings in this interactive and educational class. In addition to learning about general pairing guidelines and suggestions, your sommelier instructor and cheese aficionado will discuss the cheese making process, history of cheese, main types of cheese and general composition of cheese and wine. 

 

$69.00

Perfect Pairings: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate

Fine wine meets creamy cheeses and decadent desserts in this educational experience featuring unexpected, yet unforgettable pairings. Sip and savor several of history’s greatest indulgences and discover the symmetry and harmony that stems from a perfect pairing.

$59.00

Pietro Beconcini Agricola Tuscan Paired Experience

Fourth generation winemaker Leonardo Beconcini and his partner Eva return to Vino Venue for an unforgettable tasting experience featuring Beconcini’s Tuscan wines, some traditional and some completely unconventional, paired to perfection with Chef’s regional recipes. Join us for what is guaranteed to be an exceptional experience with the entertaining company of two of our Tuscan favorites. 

$29.00

Sommelier Smackdown: Man (Or Woman) vs. Wine!

Professional Sommeliers come together in a challenge for sharpest palate! When it comes to tasting blind, who will be the best? But that's not all. Not only do you get to watch, learn, and absorb how the Pro's do it--you will be tasting the SAME WINES blind right along with them!

$59.00

Taste Like A Pro

Using your powers of observation, your sense of smell, and solid wine information (and process of elimination), one can deduce the identity of a wine. Notice during this process you haven't even tasted the wine! Yes, it can be done. Which means it can be taught!

$50.00

Taste Like A Pro, Level II

In Level I, we learned about the “what” in sensory analysis of wine. Now come with us as we explore the “why”. Go “behind the scenes” on oak aging with real examples of “oak of the world” and modern-day “oak artifacts”.  Take the exciting concept of “terroir” to the next level as we explore climate, soil, and geography.  Experience the range of “wine faults” hands-on and learn to identify those most common.  Taste the effect of aging and understand what is actually going on in the process.  Put yourself in the shoes of the winemaker and the many decisions that are made as we go from grape juice to wine.  Calibrate your taste buds as we examine how food affects wine, and vice versa.

$50.00
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Terroir Showdown: Australia vs New Zealand

In this showdown from down under, we will explore these two relatively recent world wine powerhouses producing some of the most popular wines available in every category and style. Much more than just Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc, the wine growing regions of Australia and New Zealand offer great value and diversity of style. 

$59.00

Terroir Showdown: Battle of the Pinot Noirs

The process of turning pinot noir grapes into wine can be challenging and no two regions around the world do it quite the same. The result is often called "sex in a glass," so get ready for an evening of sensory excitement in a comparative tasting like no other!

 

$59.00

Terroir Showdown: Burgundy vs Bordeaux
The showdown you've been waiting for is here. Year after year, Burgundy and Bordeaux set the standard for quality wines around the world. Join us for an in-depth, comparative tasting and study of terroir of two of the most notable wine regions globally. of , from Burgundy to Bordeaux. You will taste eight (8) typical, quality wines, each showing specific terroir characteristics based on their superior growing area along with Chef's choice of appetizers.
$59.00

Terroir Showdown: Germany & Austria!

In this Alpine showdown, we will explore the Mosel and Rhine areas of Germany and the beautiful wine regions of eastern Austria. Discover that, in fact, most Rieslings are not sweet!  Learn the beautifully logical system of classifying German and Austrian wines and amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge! Try, for perhaps the first time, delicious Austrian wines, perfect for Atlanta’s warm sultry summers and enjoy authentic German foods prepared by our executive Chef.

$59.00