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.

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Wine & Cheese Pairings

You might be surprised to know that cheese was historically used to "improve" a bad wine. And as the quality of wine made centuries ago would be unrecognizable today, cheese was helpful by smoothing out the coarseness one would expect. As time marched on, and local cuisines were consumed with local wines, certain wine and cheese "classic pairings" evolved.

 

$69.00

Introduction to Wine (8 week series)

Learn HOW to taste wine, and HOW to describe what you like. Add an extra dimension to your meals, and improve your confidence in business and social situations with wine. Introduction to Wine is the flagship class of The Atlanta Wine School. This eight-week diploma course will provide a firm foundation for the wine curious, the wine lover or the wine enthusiast. It is also a good refresher for those that have had a basic introduction in the past. 

 

 

$399.00

Viva Italia! The Wine & Tastes of Italy

Ahh the Tuscan Life! 40% hills, 40% mountains. Surrounded by 4 seas, and separated from the European continent via the Alps. One can stand on the southern-most tip of the country and see North Africa. This is Italy (Enotria--the land of wine). We will provide a tasting of regional Italian dishes, including salumi, antipasto, pasta and fantastic wines.

 

 

$59.00

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!

 

$69.00

Dinner & A Wine Class

A perfect value-oriented get-away during our non-peak evenings. Grab that special someone for a wine meal in our dining room and then join us in our private AWS Chef's Kitchen for a high-energy Wine 101 class. Date night here we come!

 

$99.00

Viva Spain! Wines & Tapas of Spain

Wine, cuisine trends, even actors, celebrities, olympians and race-car drivers--we are living in the NEW Age of Spain. Join us for an in-depth tasting of this diverse wine producer.  We'll taste 7-9 wines and have a taste of authentic tapas.

 

$59.00
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Viva Bordeaux! The Wine & Tastes of Bordeaux

The Bordeaux wine region is world renowned with its 60 appellations, and more than 10,000 châteaux producing 700 million bottles of wine each year.  The wines of Bordeaux, whether white, rosé or red, sweet or sparkling, are well-made, balanced, fruity wines that pair perfectly with food – and are easy on your pocket.  And wonderful with foods.

$50.00

Taste Like A Pro, Level II

In Level I, we learned about the “what” in sensory analysis of wine. Now come with us as we explore the “why”. Go “behind the scenes” on oak aging with real examples of “oak of the world” and modern-day “oak artifacts”.  Take the exciting concept of “terroir” to the next level as we explore climate, soil, and geography.  Experience the range of “wine faults” hands-on and learn to identify those most common.  Taste the effect of aging and understand what is actually going on in the process.  Put yourself in the shoes of the winemaker and the many decisions that are made as we go from grape juice to wine.  Calibrate your taste buds as we examine how food affects wine, and vice versa.

$50.00
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Viva Greece! The Wine & Tastes of Greece

Greece has been home to winemaking for more than 6,000 years and grapes are grown on just about every inch of its beautiful landscape. But just how much do you know about Greek wines like Assyrtiko and Retsina? 

 

$59.00

Viva South Africa: Wines & Tastes of South Africa

With the first grape harvest outside Cape Town in 1659, South Africa became the first "New World" producer of wine.  From that time, South African wine had more than its share of challenges, positioning it as a second-rate producer, and really more famous for brandy production than fine wine.  However, once Apartheid ended in the mid-90's, everything changed, and for almost 20 years, South Africa has become the world-class producer it was destined to be. 

$59.00

Terroir Showdown: Germany & Austria!

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. Enjoy authentic German foods prepared by our executive Chef, while fun German tunes play in the background.

$69.00

Viva Vinho Verde! Wines & Tastes of Portugal

With summer right around the corner you’ll undoubtedly find yourself walking into a wine shop and grabbing a bottle of Vinho Verde anticipating the satisfaction of the light, bubbly, crisp white wine known for its incredible value and versatile food pairings. Join us for an in-depth tasting of this diverse wine producer. We'll taste 7-9 wines and have a taste of authentic regional dishes.

 

$39.00
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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, paired with regional favorites like gougerès, Époisses de Bourgogne, Pâté and cassoulet.
$59.00

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.

$59.00

Italia! An educational wine & cheese experience with Chef & Sommelier Roberto Crocenzi

Meet our dear friend Chef, Sommelier & certified Cheese Master, Roberto, from Tuscany! This fall you don’t have to travel far to experience the Tuscan way of life, cuisine and wine. Join us for a one-of-a-kind immersion into the wines and cheeses of the global cuisine and wine-mecca that is Italy, and understand the historical and cultural influences which have shaped the culture as we know today.

 

$59.00

Viva Southern Italy! The Wine & Tastes of Southern Italy

The diversity of Italy is endless. From the tranquility of the countryside to the bustling squares, the historic architechture gives way to the rolling hills of the vineyard landscape. This is Enotria--the land of wine!

 

$59.00

Viva Sudamerica! Wines & Tastes of Argentina & Chile

Which will be your favorites, the rich Chardonnays and red varietals of Chile or the fragrant Torrontes and sultry Malbecs of Argentina? Explore the viticultural areas of Chile and learn which ones excel at lush fruity whites and which are perfect for complex layered Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

$59.00

Introduction to Wine

Learn HOW to taste wine, and HOW to describe what you like. Add an extra dimension to your meals, and improve your confidence in business and social situations with wine. Introduction to Wine is the flagship class of The Atlanta Wine School. This eight-week diploma course will provide a firm foundation for the wine curious, the wine lover or the wine enthusiast. It is also a good refresher for those that have had a basic introduction in the past.