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Wine Education

For wine lovers wanting to raise their game, we offer wine classes that can be taken individually or as part of a series. Classes are designed for people who have a strong interest in wine, and would like their knowledge to match their passion!

Our approachable, informative, and relaxed approach to wine instruction is perfect for professionals required to entertain clients and colleagues in social settings, home entertaining aficionados, and people who want to know more about wine, but don't want to go through the serious commitment of sommelier school. 

Private and corporate sessions, as well as customized classes/themes, are available for groups of 10+ participants. 

Wine Basics - Full Day

Upcoming Dates: To Be Announced

A fun and immersive day to get the wine basics you need. 

Increase your confidence in selecting and ordering wine in a restaurant, buying wine at the LCBO and pairing wine with food. 

Topics covered include: sensory development, understanding wine styles, wine tasting fundamentals, leading wines from around the world and wine making basics. 

The day includes a coffee and pastry registration, wine paired lunch, two breaks served with wine, coffee and light snacks, and sparkling wine end of day reception.  

 

Wine Basics - Half Day 

Upcoming Dates: To Be Announced

A truncated version of the full day immersive, this half day workshop is designed to get to teach the basics in one fast and fun session. 

Topics include: wine tasting fundamentals, understanding wine styles and leading wines from around the world. 

This day includes one break served with wine, coffee and light snacks. 

 

Wine and Food Pairing Foundations

Upcoming Dates: To Be Announced

Designed to show wine lovers the basics behind wine and food pairing, we learn how to select a great wine for Tuesday night's pizza or Friday night's steak with confidence and clarity. 

In this two-hour lab we explore how fat, acid, salt and sweet can work with or against wine, dispel common food pairing myths, and discover the fundamentals behind pairings that really work. 

 

Easy, Elegant Entertaining 

Upcoming Dates: To Be Announced

This 3-part series is designed to be taken as a complete series, but if you only have interest in taking one class, than that's fine too. This is not a wine dictatorship. 

Class 1 - Wine and Cheese Basics

Everyone loves a good wine and cheese party ... but designing an Instagram worthy cheese plate can be a daunting task, let alone creating perfect wine pairings to go with it. 

In this two-hour workshop, we learn the basics of what makes a great cheese board, excellent and always available options for wine pairings, as well as hints and tips to designing a cheese board so beautiful it will ignite envy and awe in your guests. 

Class 2 - Seasonal Sparkling and Bubblies for All Budgets

Splurge or save - it's up to you. No matter if your going big or going home, rest assured there is a bubbly perfect for your entertaining needs - and budget. 

In this two-hour class, learn the difference between real champagne, sparkling wine, cava and prosecco, and discover the style that's right for you - and your party. 

Class 3 - Under $20 Wines that Taste Like a Million Bucks

Let's face it: having the gang over every weekend is really fun - but it really adds up.

Solve the age old dilemma between good taste and budget friendly with this two-hour session where we taste three whites and three reds that are delicious and always available for $20 or less. 

Wine Education

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I only drink champagne when I'm happy, and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty. quote

- Lilly Bollinger