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

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. 

 

$64.99
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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.

$64.99

Rosé All Day Flight Fest!

Spring into summer at the latest addition to our popular Discover festival series. Also known as rosato in Italy, rosado in Spain, and #summerwater on social media, by any other name, a rosé is still one of the most fashionable summer swirls to top a stem. Enjoy unlimited tastings of palate-pleasing, stylish sips with Chef’s complementary culinary creations. There’s never been a more delicious time to get your #rosévibes on!

$59.00

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

TASTING: Clos Pegase & Swanson Vineyards

Experience the best of Napa Valley through the wines of Clos Pegase and Swanson presented by winemaker Robin Akhurst and paired to perfection with traditional recipes in an unforgettable multi course wine dinner. The seven wines presented range in retail from $20 to $115. 

$20.00

Terroir Showdown ONLINE: 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.
$49.99

Terroir Showdown ONLINE: Napa vs Sonoma

The showdown you've been waiting for is here. Year after year, Napa Valley and Sonoma set the standard for quality wines from the United States. Collectively known as California wine country, side by side and separated by a mountain range, these renowned wine regions are far from interchageable. Do you prefer the glitz and glamor of iconic Napa Valley or the laid back, off the beaten path charm of Sonoma? 

$49.99
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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. 

$64.99

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!

 

$64.99

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.
$64.99

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.

$64.99

Terroir Showdown: Napa vs Bordeaux

The showdown you've been waiting for is here. Year after year, Napa Valley and Bordeaux set the standard for quality wines around the world. Taste Cabernet, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc-based wines from two of the most renowned wine regions in a comparative tasting like no other. 

$64.99

Terroir Showdown: Napa vs Sonoma

The showdown you've been waiting for is here. Year after year, Napa Valley and Sonoma set the standard for quality wines from the United States. Collectively known as California wine country, side by side and separated by a mountain range, these renowned wine regions are far from interchageable. Do you prefer the glitz and glamor of iconic Napa Valley or the laid back, off the beaten path charm of Sonoma? 

$64.99

Terroir Showdown: New World vs Old World

The showdown you've been waiting for is here! "Old World" and "New World” - two terms that spark debate among wine lovers around the world, yet so often misunderstood and thrown about broadly without fully understanding the difference between the two styles. During this educational tasting and comparative tasting like no other, you will learn what distinguishes these two areas, how their wine styles and traditions differ, and what makes each distinct from the other. 


Terroir Showdown: Que Syrah Sirah

What's in a name? In this fun and educational class we’ll explore the mind boggling difference between Syrah, Shiraz and Petite Sirah through an interactive tasting. You will learn what distinguishes the various Syrah/Shiraz growing regions around the world, how the wine styles and traditions differ, and what makes each distinct from the other. You’ll also learn that there is nothing small about Petite Sirah and though the grapes are demonstrably different, they weave a similar pattern of style and location to Syrah, complementing each other on the journey from vine to wine. Experience this delicious journey with a few of Chef’s complementary tastes!

 

$59.99

Think Pink: 50 Shades of Rosé

You think you know rosé. Perhaps you love it, or hate it, but do you really understand its broad range of styles and possibilities? Taste a wide variety of rosé wines from sparkling to rich and complex to sweet. There’s something for everyone when it comes to this often misunderstood variety. Which style will you prefer?

$59.99

Travel: Epicurean Luxury in Southern Tuscany and Umbria

Italy is the second largest wine producer in the world after France! This means there is literally something for every oenophile in Italy -a vast array of reds, a variety of whites, sparkling wine even Vin Santo. In addition to the beautiful wines of Tuscany we will explore historic towns, the cheese making process, hunt for truffles and find time to enjoy our stunning villa and all of its luxuries! The long-lasting culinary traditions and history are so compelling. We will experience all this and more in southern Tuscany and Umbria.


Travel: Gastronomic Treasures of Portugal

Discover the Douro Valley and the wine areas surrounding Lisbon.  We will take a day cruise on the Douro River winery hopping, introduce you to traditional Portuguese cuisine, explore local markets and taste liqueurs first made by monks centuries ago.


Travel: Harvest Time in Spain

Experience 5 of the top producing areas of Spain, from delicate Cava to hearty Priorat Garnachas. And the cuisine is not to be overlooked! We will sample Spain's traditional asadors as well as their avant-garde Michelin star restaurants. 


Travel: Stock the Cellar Trip to Sonoma

It’s not a coincidence that Winter WINEland will be celebrated in Sonoma during our travels. Over 40 participating wineries will have unique tastings including vertical tastings. Many will also have special pricing on their wine. It’s a great time to stock up. We will visit several of these wineries as well as some of our other favorites and spend some time on the coast including enjoying oysters by the bay. Join us for this winter escape!

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VIRTUAL TASTING: Fred Dame of Daou Family Estates

Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing wine country to your living room! Join us for a live, interactive tastings with winemakers, winery representatives and other friends of Vino Venue. Wines presented will be available for sale at Vino Venue so you can taste along for the ultimate sensory experience. Zoom invitation will be shared upon purchase of two or more bottles of wine*.


VIRTUAL TASTING: Horatio Fuentes of Viña Ventisquero

Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing Chilean wine country to your living room! Join us for a live, interactive tasting with Horacio Fuentes, Atlanta resident & American importer for Ventisquero Family wines. Wines presented will be available for sale at Vino Venue so you can taste along for the ultimate sensory experience. Zoom invitation will be shared upon purchase of two or more bottles of wine*.


VIRTUAL TASTING: Javier Gomez of Altos las Hormigas

Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing wine country to your living room! Join us for live, interactive tastings with winery owners, winemakers and other friends of Vino Venue. Wines presented will be available for sale at Vino Venue so you can taste along for the ultimate sensory experience. Zoom invitation will be shared upon purchase of two or more bottles of wine.


VIRTUAL TASTING: Kenny Kahn of Blue Rock Vineyards

Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing wine country to your living room! Join us for a live, interactive tasting and cooking demo with Kenny Kahn, Owner and Winemaker of Blue Rock Vineyards. All wines presented will be available for sale at Vino Venue so you can taste along for the ultimate sensory experience. Zoom invitation will be shared upon purchase of two or more bottles of wine*.


VIRTUAL TASTING: Kerith Overstreet of Bruliam Wines

Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing wine country to your living room! Join us for a live, interactive tasting with Kerith Overstreet, Co-Founder and Winemaker of Bruliam Wines. All wines presented will be available for sale at Vino Venue so you can taste along for the ultimate sensory experience. Zoom invitation will be shared upon purchase of two or more bottles of wine.


VIRTUAL TASTING: Leonardo Beconcini of Beconcini Agricola

Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing Tuscan wine country to your living room! Join us for a live, interactive tasting with Pietro Beconcini, fourth generation winemaker of Beconcini Wines. Wines presented will be available for sale at Vino Venue so you can taste along for the ultimate sensory experience. Zoom invitation will be shared upon purchase of two or more bottles of wine*.


VIRTUAL TASTING: María Luz Marín of Casa Marin

Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing wine country to your living room! Join us for live, interactive tastings with winery owners, winemakers and other friends of Vino Venue. Wines presented will be available for sale at Vino Venue so you can taste along for the ultimate sensory experience. Zoom invitation will be shared upon purchase of two or more bottles of wine.

VIRTUAL TASTING: Massimo Furlan of Le Monde

Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing wine country to your living room! Wines presented will be available for sale at Vino Venue so you can taste along for the ultimate sensory experience. Zoom invitation will be shared upon purchase of two or more bottles of wine*.


VIRTUAL TASTING: Rioja with Patrick Mata of Olé & Obrigado

Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing wine country to your living room! Join us for a live, interactive tastings with winemakers, winery representatives and other friends of Vino Venue. Wines presented will be available for sale at Vino Venue so you can taste along for the ultimate sensory experience. Zoom invitation will be shared upon purchase of two or more bottles of wine*.


VIRTUAL TASTING: Rui Abecassis of Obrigado Vinhos Portugal

Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing wine country to your living room! Join us for live, interactive tastings with winery owners, winemakers and other friends of Vino Venue. Wines presented will be available for sale at Vino Venue so you can taste along for the ultimate sensory experience. Zoom invitation will be shared upon purchase of two or more bottles of wine.