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.

Classes, Events & Gifts

Bubbles & All That Sparkles

Who doesn’t love a class that’s all about bubbles? Sparkling wines are undoubtedly fun, sophisticated and capable of turning any moment into a grand celebration. This educational class will feature our favorite bubbles from around the world including Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and so much more!

$50.00
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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

For Beginners Only

Come to terms with the world of wine in a special tasting that helps you understand wine and how it’s made, while learning about key varietals and regions so you can express yourself and truly enjoy what’s in your glass. In this unique class, you’ll enjoy tasting a variety of wines while an expert (wine coach) explains common expressions and key characteristics used to explain each wine. You will also learn the lexicon of wine, food & wine pairing basics, buying/storing/serving tips, and all the while expand your palate and discover new favorites. Learning about wine has never been easier or more fun!

 

$50.00

Introduction to Wine Level I

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. 

 

 


Introduction to Wine Level I (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

Judgment of Paris

Before 1976, no one considered California to be a producer of quality wine. The Judgment of Paris changed this forever. This wine competition, organized by Stephen Spurrier (a British wine merchant), included two blind tastings carried out by French judges. One tasting involved top quality Chardonnay and the other Bordeaux versus California Cabernet Sauvignon. California topped France in both categories putting it on the map as a top producer of quality wine. Join us for this interactive class in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the vinous shot heard around the world, where we will taste through current vintages of six to eight wines that were seen at the competition. 

$50.00

Private Wine Tutoring

Learn wine from an expert on your own schedule, and at your own personal level and pace. Each session is customized to YOU.

 

$199.00

Sexy & Seductive Pinot Noir

The process of turning pinot noir grapes into wine can be challenging. But the result has been called "sex in a glass," so get ready for an evening of sensory excitement. The most "feminine" of red wines is about sophistication, elegance, subtlety, and balance.  Join us for a BIG flight of Pinot spanning the globe, each offering its own beguiling whispers of seduction, paired with  a complementary dishes.

 

$50.00
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Shades of Chardonnay

Chardonnay is arguably the most famous white grape variety in the world, and also the most widely planted, but its profile in any given wine differs entirely depending on terroir and the winemaker’s whim. Few varieties posses the versatility, austerity, power, richness and complexity of Chardonnay. Which style will you prefer?

$59.00

Taste Like A Pro, Level I

Using your powers of observation, your sense of smell, and some solid wine information (and some process of elimination), one can deduce the identity of a wine. Notice during this process you haven't even tasted the wine! Yep, it can be done. Which means it can be taught.

$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

Taste Like A Pro: WSET Style!

Using your powers of observation, your sense of smell, and some solid wine information (and some process of elimination), one can deduce the identity of a wine. Notice during this process you haven't even tasted the wine! Yep, it can be done. Which means it can be taught.

$50.00

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

Terroir Showdown: Napa vs Bordeaux

The showdown you've been waiting for is here. Year after year, Napa Valley and Bordeaux set the standard for quality wines around the world. Taste Cabernet, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc-based wines from two of the most renowned wine regions in a comparative tasting like no other. 

$50.00
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Terroir Showdown: Napa vs Sonoma

The showdown you've been waiting for is here. Year after year, Napa Valley and Sonoma set the standard for quality wines from the United States. Collectively known as California wine country, side by side and separated by a mountain range, these renowned wine regions are far from interchageable. Do you prefer the glitz and glamor of iconic Napa Valley or the laid back, off the beaten path charm of Sonoma? 

$59.00

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? 

 

$69.00

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

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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Vive La France! The Wine & Tastes of France

Enjoy a tour of France through its famous wine regions- Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire, Alsace, and more. And what's better than French wine? French wine paired with a taste of traditional cuisine, of course! 

$59.00
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What's My Wine Style?

This fun-filled, educational class is designed to take the mystery out of the age-old question: will I actually like that bottle of wine? Our expert sommelier instructors have developed a series of fun and engaging wine tastings to help you uncover your wine style, in other words, what types and styles of wines you will naturally enjoy the most.

 

$50.00

World Of Red Wine

The World of Red Wine takes guests on a global romp through vineyards from the Old World, the New World, and both hemispheres. Each carefully selected wine will average $25/bottle retail, allowing for quality to be shown in all examples. On this evening, we'll delve into the darker, more brooding, more masculine world of flavors that makes a wine RED.

 

$50.00