Our Classes

Vino Venue offers educational wine and cooking classes. Uncork your inner chef in our state of-the-art demonstration kitchen with diverse classes featuring professional chef instruction, hands-on cooking and a multi-course meal with wines paired to perfection by your own personal sommelier. Or learn about wine in an environment that is creative and inviting, from our fundamentals classes to our certification programs, learning about wine has never been more fun! Select from one of the following experiences below to find out how to reserve your classes today.

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Vino Venue offers educational wine and cooking classes. Uncork your inner chef in our state of-the-art demonstration kitchen with diverse classes featuring professional chef instruction, hands-on cooking and a multi-course meal with wines paired to perfection by your own personal sommelier. Or learn about wine in an environment that is creative and inviting, from our fundamentals classes to our certification programs, learning about wine has never been more fun! Select from one of the following experiences below to find out how to reserve your classes today.

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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.

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Cooking Classes

Uncork your inner chef in AWS’ state of-the-art demonstration kitchen with diverse classes & series like Southern Comfort, Global Cooking & Wine Pairings, Fusion Flavors and Entertaining with Ease. Every class features professional chef instruction, hands-on cooking and a multi-course meal with wines paired to perfection by your own personal sommelier.

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Wine Tastings

Our casual bar tastings featuring carefully selected wines accompanied by light bites is the perfect occasion to catch up with friends and discover new favorites to add to your personal collection. Or drop by anytime and conduct your own self-guided tasting with our cutting edge ENO machines where you can select from 32 different wines, complete with detailed tasting notes, to customize your own personalized flight.

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Wine Events

For the ultimate food and wine lover, our Winemaker dinners and Discover walk-around festivals and mini-festivals offer guests a unique opportunity to explore an endless selection of wine and cuisine, one bite and sip at a time, in a fun, high-energy environment.

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Classes, Events & Gifts

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

Entertaining with Ease Series: Chocolate Obsession!

Chocoholics, rejoice! This fun and decadently delicious class in our brand new Entertaining with Ease series focuses exclusively on your favorite ingredient. Hostess with the mostess, Chef Paula will teach you how to effortlessly make chocolate the star of the show in an amazing three course chocolate lover’s menu. We’ll explore the different kinds of chocolate and share secrets for using them effectively in savory and sweet dishes. Discover the power of chocolate and see for yourself that entertaining and cooking with chocolate is easier than you think and even more delicious than you can imagine.

$79.00

Entertaining with Ease Series: Spanish Tapas Bar

Join hostess extraordinaire, Chef Paula, for an unforgettable evening of fun, laughter and fabulous flavors. You’ll not only learn how to effortlessly transform fresh ingredients into an assortment of small plates bursting with authentic Spanish flavors, but you’ll also discover just how easy it is to whip up classic tasty tapas perfect for everyday entertaining.

$79.00

Entertaining with Ease Series: Ultimate Steak Night

Spice up your next dinner party with a tasty new twist on the classic steak dinner. Hostess extraordinaire, Chef Paula, will teach you how to create an unforgettable gourmet meal showcasing fresh seasonal flavors, essential techniques and hot takes on classic sides. Learn the secret to perfectly seared steak, homemade vinaigrettes, compound butters that you’ll want to slather on everything, plus a decadent twist on chocolate cake. Steak night will never be the same!

$89.00

Entertaining with Ease Series: Ultimate Taco Bar

Mexican food is hot! And we’re not just talking about heat from spices. Authentic Mexican cuisine was one of the world’s first fusion cuisines, blending the alluring flavors of Spain with its own indigenous culture. We’ll show you how to create south-of-the border classics from scratch, including how to make the ultimate fresh guacamole and melt-in-your-mouth cilantro-flecked corn masa tortillas. Once you discover how simple it is to create a Mexican-inspired fiesta, you’ll want to bring the sabor of Mexico home to your own cocina!

$79.00

Everyday Essentials Series: Brunch in Burgundy

Join hostess extraordinaire and Chef for an unforgettable brunch inspired by the flavors of the countrysides of France. You’ll learn the secrets for creating an impressive brunch menu of scrumptiously classic dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Discover some tips and tricks for easy, stress-free entertaining while learning how to make some of the iconic French foods like Burgundian gougeres, quiche and crêpes. Weekend brunch entertaining will never be the same!

$69.00

Everyday Essentials Series: Slice & Dice like a Chef!

Designed for the culinary enthusiast, whether you’re a seasoned cook or brand new to the kitchen, the Everday Essentials series will teach you basic and advanced techniques to increase your culinary confidence and expand your everyday repertoire. With Chef’s tricks, tips and culinary quips you’ll learn basic knife skills and techniques from sautéing, braising, frying, poaching, baking, roasting, searing, emulsifying and more. And best of all, you’ll learn how to use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create simple yet delicious, and healthy meals everyday at home. 

$69.00

Fusion Flavors Series: Best of Bali

A fusion of intensely aromatic flavors, exotic spices and rich ingredients, Indonesian cuisine is one of the most vibrant and colorful cuisines in the world. Discover the best of Bali in this fascinating class featuring age-old traditional dishes that exemplify its unique culinary heritage. Spice up your night with the flavors of Indonesia and take home some exciting Balinese recipes and newly acquired skills and techniques to help you re-create a uniquely authentic culinary experience for family and friends.

$79.00

Fusion Flavors Series: Midnight in Morocco

Take a journey with Chef to the magical kingdom of Morocco, known for its exotic culture and cuisine. Moroccan cuisine is rich, both in terms of history and the richness of flavors, aromas, colors and breadth of exotic ingredients. The cuisine of Morocco reflects its Berber, Mediterranean, African, and European influences, with a generous use of powerful spices like cumin, cinnamon and ginger. Learn how to use these powerful spices effectively while making signature dishes that you can easily recreate at home. 

$79.00

Fusion Flavors Series: Spice it Up, Indian Style!

India’s cuisine is known for its fusion of colorful, aromatic and uniquely delicious spices and flavors. In this class, Chef Nalini will guide you on a culinary journey of the senses where you will learn about the 5 essential spices that make up Garam Masala, their health benefits and how to use them dexterously in everyday cooking. Engage your senses and experience the art of holistic living while learning how to effortlessly create wholesome, traditional Indian dishes at home.

$79.00

Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Alsatian Sensations

Discover the French way of cooking in this regional class featuring the German influenced region of Eastern France. It’s no secret that France is one of the world’s most prestigious culinary destinations. Take a journey with our Chef to the kitchens of regional France, studying the ingredients and dishes that sets Alsatian cuisine apart from the rest of Europe. Chef will show you how to create classic Alsatian dishes and pair them with traditional wine from the region.

$79.00

Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Modern Mediterranean

Come discover why the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle is all the rage. Not only is this delicious fusion of flavors from the hottest regions of Greece, France, Catalonia, Southern Italy and Israel sinfully delicious, but Mediterranean cuisine is also known for being extremely healthful. Join Chef as she shows you how the simple pleasures of the Mediterranean are the secret to a long, happy and healthy life. 

$79.00

Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Taste of Portugal

One of the best kept secrets in the culinary world, Portuguese cuisine is characterized by its use of fresh seafood, world class olive oils, cheeses, cured hams and its tantalizing desserts, not to mention its world famous dessert wines, Port and Madeira. The flavors of Portuguese cuisine are as diverse as the culture, wines and traditions of the Iberian peninsula, but one thing is constant: the love of good, fresh food and wonderful regional wines. Experience the magic of Portugal for yourself with an unforgettable culinary feast for the senses!

$79.00

Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Under the Tuscan Sun

Experience the Tuscan way of life and cuisine through delicious dishes prepared with fresh seasonal produce and quality local ingredients. Your Chef will teach you about the delightful aspects of Italian regional cooking, culture and wine. Learn how to transform rustic ingredients into an authentic Italian feast. Come experience the magic and rhythm of life under the Tuscan sun.

$79.00

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

Southern Comfort Series: For the Love of Bacon

Bacon makes everything better! This class will push that popular saying to the limits with a four course Southern-style menu honoring the humble pork belly. Take a journey with Chef Melissa through the wonderful world of bacon and discover jut how versatile and utterly delicious meat candy can be. 

$79.00

Southern Comfort Series: Light & Healthy Y'all!

Who says comfort food can't be healthy too? Chef Melissa will show you how to make Southern favorites totally guilt-free with simple recipes that are guaranteed to soothe your soul and satisfy your down home cravings. Southern cooking has never been more wholesome, nourishing and utterly delicious! With these mouth-watering dishes that are packed with real Southern flavors, you'll have no problem keeping those New Year healthy-eating resolutions. 

$79.00

Southern Comfort Series: Succulent Seafood

From the bayous of Louisiana to the coasts of the Lowcountry, no one does soulful seafood quite like Chef Melissa! In this class, you'll learn to prepare several essentially Southern dishes served with a side of history, cooking techniques and authentic regional recipes that you can easily re-create at home. These tried and true Southern favorites are a necessary addition to your culinary repertoire!

$79.00

Sunday Suppers: A Chef's Table & Demo Cooking & Wine Experience!

Why cook on Sunday night when you can watch, learn and savor while our skillful, charismatic Chef entertains you with the preparation of a delectable multi-course meal? Discover fresh new flavors, recipes and kitchen techniques all from the comfort of your front row seat while enjoying a glass of wine paired to perfection by your own personal sommelier. 

$79.00

Wine & Spirit Education Trust: Level I, Foundation in Wines Qualification

This globally-recognized qualification provides a basic introduction to the main styles of wines available to guests or front-line staff, as well as knowledge and skills in the storage and service of wines. It is perfect for the novice wine lover looking to add some structure to their wine knowledge. This is a one-day course culminating in the exam.

 

$269.00

Wine & Spirit Education Trust: Level II, Award in Wine and Spirits

This globally-recognized qualification teaches you about the key grape varieties grown around the world, the different styles of wine produced and the production of spirits and liqueurs. The systematic approach to wine tasting is followed when tasting each wine. Although successful completion of Level 1 is not required, it is recommended. This course is made up of two days of lectures followed by a review along with the exam.

$699.00

Wine & Spirit Education Trust: Level II, ONLINE STUDY

Location

Online study culminating in an exam to be administered at the Atlanta Wine School located at:

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

$499.00

Wine & Spirit Education Trust: Level III, ONLINE STUDY

The WSET’s London Wine & Spirit School has developed a pioneering series of Online Distance Learning Programs to prepare students for WSET qualifications. THIS IS IDEAL FOR STUDENTS WHO CANNOT ATTEND IN-CLASS LECTURES DUE TO SCHEDULING CHALLENGES, OR LIVE TOO FAR FROM OUR TEACHING TEACHING FACILITY. MOREOVER, THE ONLINE PROGRAM ALLOWS THE STUDENT UNLIMITED 24/7 ONLINE ACCESS. FOR EXAMPLE, A STUDENT COULD CHOOSE TO WORK ONLINE 1 HOUR DAILY AT ANYTIME. 

$800.00