Wine Classes

Designed for anyone who desires to learn about wine in an environment that is fun, creative and inviting, our fundamentals classes, wine pairing classes and certification programs are ideal whether you are looking to experience something new, further your lifelong passion for wine or discover a new career path.

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.

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Certifications

Designed for wine professionals and enthusiasts who wish to study to advance their career or knowledge, we offer programs such as Certified Specialist of Wine, WSET and Italian Wine Professional, as well as, online courses. Our students have the advantage of personalized instruction by credentialed educators, classroom exercises, practice exams and organized tastings.

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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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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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Calstar Cellars Wine & Food Experience

Join Rick Davis, owner and winemaker of Calstar Cellars, for a delectable wine tasting featuring a flight of six wines and complementary food pairings. Calstar is known for its food-friendly, handcrafted wines from some of the finest vineyards in Northern California. Experience a selection of some of Davis' most stellar wines as they were made to be savored, with six selections of flavorful California-inspired cuisine created by our own executive Chef Patric. 

$24.00

Cork & Pork

Chef Jordan Wakefield of Smoke Ring joins Vino Venue Executive Chef Patric Good for this walk-around tasting in the Discover festival series. Chef Wakefield will be serving a variety of styles of barbecue and fixings, with classics like smoked whole hog, baby back ribs, brisket, smoked chicken, pickled shrimp, tons of pulled pork and an array of sauces and side items.

$59.00

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

Discover France!

Discover France one bite or sip at a time with a general admission ticket to Vino Venue's French Wine and Culinary Experience. Indulge yourself with unlimited tastings of French food and wine. Enjoy wines from Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Alsace, Languedoc and cuisine like cheeses, pate', and authentic dishes like cassoulet, mushroom/gruyere tarts, onion tarts, escargot, and more.

$69.00

Discover Italy!

Discover Italy is a culinary tribute to the world's #1 wine region. Vino Venue will be transformed into a haven for wine tasting from most of the 20 sub-regions of Italy--accompanied by samplings of Italian foods—live hand-made pasta creations, hand-made pizza, cheeses, salumi, breads, even olive oils

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Discover Napa Valley

Discover the best of Napa Valley one bite or sip at a time with admission to Vino Venue's Wine and Culinary Experience.

Throughout this walk-around tasting, wines from Napa Valley, California will be accompanied by samplings of fresh and flavorful cuisine, including live Chef stations!

$69.00

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

National Zinfandel Day Wine & Food Festival!

Join us for our 3rd annual celebration of National Zinfandel Day with an exclusive walk-around tasting festival! The focus of this commemorative evening is the celebration of America’s Heritage grape, Zinfandel. Join us in tasting a selection of single-vineyard wines and cuisine expertly crafted to match.

 

$59.00

Perfect Pairings: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate

This class will be held at Vino Venue, home of Atlanta Wine School, located at:

4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
770-668-0435

View a map of our location.

$59.00

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

Sommelier Smackdown: Man (Or Woman) vs. Wine!

Professional Sommeliers come together in a challenge for sharpest palate! When it comes to tasting blind, who will be the best? But that's not all. Not only do you get to watch, learn, and absorb how the Pro's do it--you will be tasting the SAME WINES blind right along with them!

$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 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

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 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

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 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.

 

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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