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

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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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.

 


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. 

 


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!

 


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: 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.

VIRTUAL Wine Country: Barossa Valley

Since you can’t travel to wine country, we’re bringing the best of wine country to your living room! Join us as we explore the greatest wine producing areas of the world with your personal tour guide and wine expert, Adam Pucillo. Discover small production wineries and unique varietals while you uncover hidden gems and delve behind the scenes at some of Adam’s favorite off-the-beaten-path wine producers. 


VIRTUAL Wine Country: Oregon's Stunning Willamette Valley

Since you can’t travel to wine country, we’re bringing the best of wine country to your living room! Join us as we explore the greatest wine producing areas of the world with your personal tour guide and wine expert, Ryan Mullins. Discover small production wineries and unique varietals while you uncover hidden gems and delve behind the scenes at some of Adam’s favorite off-the-beaten-path wine producers. 


VIRTUAL Wine Country: Roaming the Northern Rhône

Since you can’t travel to wine country, we’re bringing the best of wine country to your living room! Join us as we explore the greatest wine producing areas of the world with your personal tour guide and wine expert, Adam Pucillo. Discover small production wineries and unique varietals while you uncover hidden gems and delve behind the scenes at some of Adam’s favorite off-the-beaten-path wine producers. 


VIRTUAL Wine Country: Southern Rhône with Château de St. Cosme

Since you can’t travel to wine country, we’re bringing the best of wine country to your living room! Join us as we explore the greatest wine producing areas of the world with your personal tour guide and wine expert, Ryan Mullins. Discover small production wineries and unique varietals while you uncover hidden gems and delve behind the scenes at some of Adam’s favorite off-the-beaten-path wine producers. 


VIRTUAL Wine Country: Toro, Spain

Since you can’t travel to wine country, we’re bringing the best of wine country to your living room! Join us as we explore the greatest wine producing areas of the world with your personal tour guide and wine expert, Adam Pucillo. Discover small production wineries and unique varietals while you uncover hidden gems and delve behind the scenes at some of Adam’s favorite off-the-beaten-path wine producers. 


VIRTUAL Wine Country: Under the Tuscan Sun

Since you can’t travel to wine country, we’re bringing the best of wine country to your living room! Join us as we explore the greatest wine producing areas of the world with your personal tour guide and wine expert, Adam Pucillo. Discover small production wineries and unique varietals while you uncover hidden gems and delve behind the scenes at some of Adam’s favorite off-the-beaten-path wine producers. 


Volunteer Assistant Orientation

Each year we host hundreds of classes and private events, from wine appreciation and wine certification programs, to international food and wine pairing classes and hands-on cooking classes. The dedicated group of loyal volunteers that supports our VV staff helps us keep things running efficiently and smoothly. The success of this vibrant program has also been critical to the growth of Atlanta Wine School allowing us to continue to provide our customers with the level of variety and excellence that they’ve come to expect from us.

 


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

VIRTUAL TASTING: Farrah Felten-Jolley of Klinker Brick Winery

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: 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: Kay Malaske of Duckhorn Vineyards

Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing wine country to your living room! Join us weekly for a live, interactive tastings with winemakers, winery owners 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: 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: Portugal with David Kemmerer 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: Red Burgundy with Clément Renaud of Maison Champy

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: 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: Samuel Guibert of Mas de Daumas Gassac

Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing wine country to your living room! Join us weekly for a live, interactive tastings with winemakers, winery owners 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: Terri Kight & Hugh Chapelle of Quivira

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: Warren Ellis of Neil Ellis Wines

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: Willamette Valley with Janie Brooks Heuck of Brooks Wine

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*.