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Wine 101

Wine SniffIt's no question people think that learning about wine can be challenging. But becoming an oenophile doesn't have to involve snobbery or intimidation. Start with our Intro to Wine class to taste the difference between dry versus sweet and light versus full. Our Wine Goddess, Diana Hamann, will walk you through terms like fruit, oak, spice, acidity and tannin in a fun, but educating environment. You'll walk away with a wine vocabulary to impress your friends!

Choose from upcoming Intro to Wine classes at both our Lincoln Square or Merchandise Mart locations.


Taste the Next Level 

If you've got the basics down and want to take your wine knowledge further, consider our  Wine Academy (formerly known as Wine Boot Camp). Each Sunday, you'll swirl, sip and taste your way to vinous enlightenment. It's perfect for people in the food industry or for anyone who wants to delve deeper into the world of wine. 


Join us for our next summer session which begins Monday, June 4 and meets each week for six weeks from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Mart.     


Sign up here.  We're working on Level 2 of this program, so graduates can continue to learn. Stay tuned! 




Upcoming Wine Classes 
Wine ToastClick on each class below to view full description and sign up.
Intro to Wine
Fri. May 4, 7pm $45 Merchandise Mart

  Intro to Wine
Thurs. May 10, 7pm $45 Lincoln Square

  Conquering the Restaurant Wine List
Sat. May 12, 3pm $45 Merchandise Mart

Career Change: Wine Business
Wed. May 16, 7pm $45 Merchandise Mart

   An Alfresco Wine Affair: The Sultry Wines of Summer
Fri. May 25, 7pm $45 Lincoln Square

Summer City Cocktails with Christophe Bakunas
Thurs. May 31, 7pm $50 Merchandise Mart

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