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Virtual classes to help you get the most out of your drinking experience. Learn from our team of experts in the comfort of your own home.

THE TRAVEL SERIES

be transported.

Why do the world’s greatest winemakers believe that great wine is made in the vineyard? Why do only a handful of places on earth produce great wines? Terroir is probably the most misunderstood and important idea in wine. But can you taste it? You bet. Learn this and more with experts from our team of sommeliers and educators to importers and winemakers from around the world.

 

These classes are virtual and live— you get to drink with tastemakers in real time. Buy a ticket below, or pick up a bundle which includes a specially curated selection of wine with the ticket price.

Travel to Piedmont with Giulia Negri

LIVE - VIRTUAL

SUNDAY - JANUARY 17

2PM EST

In only a few short years, Giulia Negri has become the one to watch in Piedmont. The young, ambitious winemaker, lovingly nicknamed the Barologirl, is a force of Italian terroir. At the age of 24, after a pilgrimage to Burgundy, she took over her family’s estate. Since then, her attention to detail, unwavering respect for the vine, and her innate connection to the land her family has been tied to for the past 150 years has led her to create exquisite wines. They are elegant, straightforward, honest, and so full of energy. This is seriously good Nebbiolo.

 

Join us for an afternoon with Giulia. Get cozy, open a bottle of La Tartufaia Barolo, and be transported to the foothills of the Alps as Giulia shares stories about life in northern Italy, farming the highest vineyards in Barolo, hunting for truffles, becoming Italy’s 2020 Young Vigneron of the Year, and how she’s leading a new generation with a fresh perspective on ancient traditions.

Bundle Ticket price includes one bottle each of: Giulia Negri Langhe Nebbiolo 2018 and Giulia Negri Barolo Tartufaia 2016 ($100 value). Allow 12-14 days for shipping.

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Travel to Australia with LEGEND

LIVE - VIRTUAL

FRIDAY - JANUARY 29

6:30PM EST

There’s little that excites us more than (re)discovering a new wine region. This past year sommeliers Jane Lopes and Jon Ross helped us to rediscover Australia. The refined, balanced, and lighter expressions of wine represented in their new LEGEND Australia Wine Imports portfolio have challenged our assumptions about this New World landscape. Turns out there’s more to Australia than just jammy Shiraz. The blindfold has been removed.

 

For some, classic, Italian-grape wines from Australia seem a bit daggy (that’s Aussie speak for uncool.) But the truth is, there is history and passion for growing varieties like Vermentino, Greco, Muscat, Nebbiolo, Nero d’Avola, Sangiovese. Winemakers, sommeliers, and wine writers have been championing the match between these grapes and the Aussie terroir for years. And, their stories need to be told.

 

Join us for a night-in as we explore Italy in Victoria, Australia with Jane and Jon...and a surprise special guest. We’ll open a couple of bottles with these tastemakers and chat about life, wine, and why you should be drinking the wines from the land down under. And, there is nothing daggy about that.

Bundle Ticket price includes one bottle each of: Chalmers Vermentino 2019 and Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese 2018 ($60 value). Allow 12-14 days for shipping.

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WINE 101

this is wine deconstructed.

Our team of sommeliers and wine educators break down the basics of wine to help you drink more confidently this year. Learn about the main components of wine, how different styles of wine are made, how to describe your wine preferences, and how to taste like a pro, so you can get the most out of your drinking experience.

 

All virtual classes are pre-recorded, so you can jump into the classroom at any time. Access to digital resources, including a workbook, tasting grid, and tasting mat is included with your ticket. All wine sold separately.

WINE 101: THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF WHITE WINE

This class is designed to give you insight into the white wines you’re most likely going to encounter in just about any wine shop or restaurant. Our Director of Wine Education will break down the main components of wine, show you how to identify them, and teach you how to use this vocabulary to identify wines you like. She’ll explain each grape’s profile, guide you through a tasting of three white wines, and help you sort through how to best enjoy them all. This class is a great first step if you’re just getting into wine. It’s also super useful for wine drinkers looking for a palate tune-up.

In it you will:

  • Taste the individual components of wine in isolation
  • Taste 3 wines that demonstrate those components
  • Learn about the flavor profiles of these wines
  • Get comfortable with tasting technique
  • Hone-in on your wine preferences and learn how to describe the white wines you enjoy

Included with the class is a digital Wine 101 Tasting Kit.

Bundle Ticket price includes one bottle each of: Brunet Vouvray Arpent NV, Estelle Sauvion Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2018, Failla Sonoma Chardonnay 2017. Allow 12-14 days for shipping.

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WINE 101: THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF RED WINE

If you’ve ever wondered what tannins are, how a wine could be balanced or full-bodied, this is the class for you. During this class, our Director of Wine Education will break down the main components of wine, show you how to identify them, and teach you how to use this vocabulary to identify wines you like. She’ll teach you about each grape’s profile, guide you through a tasting of three red wines, and help you sort through how to best enjoy them all. This class is a great first step if you’re just getting into wine. It’s also super useful for wine drinkers looking for a palate tune-up. In it you will:

 

  • Taste the individual components of wine in isolation
  • Taste 3 red wines that demonstrate those components
  • Learn about the flavor profiles of these wines
  • Get comfortable with tasting technique
  • Hone-in on your wine preferences and learn how to describe the red wines you enjoy

Included with the class is a digital Wine 101 Tasting Kit.

Bundle Ticket price includes one bottle each of: Faury Collines Rhodaniennes IGP Syrah 2019, Ioppa Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2018, Kasyan Pinot Noir 2018. Allow 12-14 days for shipping.

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