Wine Appreciation Classes

WINE offers a variety of wine classes for both entertainment and educational purposes. All classes are taught by a Certified Specialist of Wine. Below is a list of the classes we currently offer. If there is a particular subject in which you are interested and you do not see it listed, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to construct classes based on participant interest.

 

We are happy to be offering classes at multiple locations beginning in 2015, including The Crush Club65 South Colony Road, Wallingford, CT, and The Education Room at Divine Wine Emporium, 275 West Main Street, Niantic, CT. All classes cost $50, unless otherwise indicated. Sign up for our Wine Enthusiast Package and receive a 10% discount. Light fare will be served during classes. Advanced registration is required. To sign up for a class, please use the Paypal button next to the class, or contact WINE directly.

 

2015 Class Schedule 

We have an exciting array of wine appreciation classes for 2015! Is there something you’re interested in that’s not listed here? Send us an email with your request and we will look into putting a class together on your topic.

At The Crush Club:

All classes will meet from 6:30-8:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.

  • Uncork Your Inner Wine Expert! ~ Start the new year off with the class that has been described as an entire wine course in just one class! Learn wine tasting techniques in a fun and nonintimidating atmosphere while trying several highly rated wines. We will also reveal some excellent tips that will have you sipping like a pro. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 

     

  • 6 Under $12 ~Forget about hitting the auction block or spending a fortune to get that perfect wine. And don’t even think about giving up quality to save a buck. This class will show you how to find wines with an excellent PVR (price to value ratio) for under $12. Wednesday, February 4, 2015 

  • That’s Amore! The Wines of Italy ~ Taste a sampling of what Italy has to offer. From Amarone to Barbera, Chianti to the Super Tuscans and beyond, we will explore the native grapes and winemaking traditions from the land of love. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 

  • War of the Worlds: Old World vs. New World ~ Exactly what is meant by the terms “Old World” and “New World” wines? What are the differences between the two? Learn about international grapes, explore some of the top wine regions of the world, and taste the same grape varieties grown in different locations to discover regional differences. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 

  • Green Wines ~ Celebrate Earth Day with a class on one of the most exiting and rapidly expanding categories of wine. Exactly what is meant by authentic, natural or green wines? Are organic wines better? Learn the true meaning of terroir while tasting these organic, biodynamic and sustainably farmed wines from around the world. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 

  • Warm Weather Wines ~ Prepare for the upcoming summer months with a selection of wines for sipping through the heat. You might be surprised by some of the choices. And, of course, we will be popping a moscato in honor of National Moscato Day at the end of the week! Wednesday, May 6, 2015 

  • Say Olé to Spain! ~ Explore the splendor of sparkling, white and red Spanish wines region by region. We will cover several areas, including Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rias Baixas, and the Penedes. Monday, May 18, 2015 

  • The Banks of Bordeaux ~ Taste a variety of wines available from the different areas in Bordeaux and discover which grapes flourish where. From Haut-Medoc to St-Emilion to Graves, taste how the soils contribute to producing a unique experience. Tuesday, June 9, 2015 

  • Big Reds ~ Not for the timid, this class focuses on big reds from around the world. Compare red wines from both the old and new worlds, discover what is meant by “body,” learn just what makes a big wine big, and get great tips on pairing these serious sippers with food. Monday, June 22, 2015 

At Divine Wine Emporium:

All classes will meet from 6:30-8:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.

  • Uncork Your Inner Wine Expert! ~ Start the new year off with the class that has been described as an entire wine course in just one class! Learn wine tasting techniques in a fun and nonintimidating atmosphere while trying several highly rated wines. We will also reveal some excellent tips that will have you sipping like a pro. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 

  • Sexy Wines ~ Taste some of the sexiest wines in the world such as voluptuous Viognier and silky Pinot Noir. Discover which wines to drink for romantic occasions. You’ll be ready for Valentine’s Day this year, whether you’re eating out, or staying in for the evening.  Thursday, February 12, 2015 

      

Please check back soon for additional classes!

​Wine Enthusiast Package 

  • Sign up for 3 different classes at one time and receive 10% off! Simply click on the link above to pay for your classes. We will contact you within 48 hours to register you for the classes you want. Simple!

 

Full refunds are available up until 7 days before the class. Credit will be given for any cancellations within 7 days to 48 hours of the class. No refunds or credits given within 48 hours of class or for cancellations without notice.