Wine Seminars at Wardman Wines
$35 – $75
Wine Seminars at Wardman Wines

Wine Seminars at Wardman Wines

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625 Monroe Street NE

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The staff of Wardman Wines are chosen specifically for their geek cred. Come join us for one or a series of seminars where we dive deep into grapes, places, and the parts of wine that matter most. We also offer a couple of seminars on beer and spirits (with more to come). Each seminar involves tasting a series of wines and exploring what it is that makes them unique. A seat at the table costs $35, but participants receive $20 in store credit and a 10% discount on all the wines tasted.

These events make great stocking stuffers for the wine lover in your life! Each individual seminar is $35, but a set of three is only $75.



Barcelona Road TripJanuary 22, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. – Spain is too large and diverse to do as one session, so we are going to concentrate on the wines of Catalonia. The area is geologically and culturally diverse and it's wines are very distinct from those of, say, Rioja or Castilla. Also, given the continued financial struggles of Spain, they represent the best bargains in Europe. Come see what all the fuss is about!

The Blind Tasting Game – February 5, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. – Think you know how wines should taste? Come test your skills in this intermediate level tasting seminar. Master of Wine Candidate Nick Stengel will present six wines and guide you through the process of how the pros figure out just what is in that glass. No pressure, hints will be provided and cheating from your partner is encouraged!


Beer: A Look at Lager – February 19, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. – Top-fermenting ales dominate the modern craft brewer's spectrum, but consumption stats show that bottom-fermenting lagers have continually received far more attention from most beer drinkers. From crisp, clean, and German to smokey and dark, or the product of an American craft madboy, this class will examine the history, range, depth, and elegant simplicity of lagers.

South Africa – February 28, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. – South Africa has been making wine since 1659, but only since 1994 has their wine industry realized the potential of their grapes and vineyard sites. Since then, their wines have been increasing in quality and value hand over fist. If you are not yet a fan of South African wines, now is the time to learn about them. If you are a fan, now is the time to dive deep and learn more.


Cocktails: Back to the Classics – March 5, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. – Grilled pineapple peppermint mojito anyone? While experimentation can be fun, the American cocktail scene has begun to stray from the originals, the way they were supposed to be, the raison d’être, the “Classics”. Take your home bartending skills to the next level by learning the proper way to make four iconic cocktails. Explore the history of each, the original recipes, and some modern variations that still stay true to their alcoholic ancestors while trying to appeal to the evolving palate.

Old World v. New World Wines – March 19, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. – We all know that a Cabernet from Napa is very different than one from Bordeaux. But why? This seminar will explore similar grapes grown in drastically different climates and from producers with decidedly different views of how their grapes should be expressed. We will be getting geeky and talking about altitudes, fermentation temperatures, and yeasts. Oh my!


Sicily – April 2, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. – Ah Sicily. Perhaps the only wine region on Earth where you have to look at the daily volcanic activity report before heading out the vines. In the last 20 years, Sicily has (dare we say it?) erupted on the wine scene with native grapes in a multitude of styles. We'll look at crisp Grillo, lush Nero d'Avola, strong and tannic Nerello, and even the oft maligned Marsala in a tour of the island.

Oak April 30, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. – Ever wonder why people don't age wine in maple or hickory? Oak. Good God man, what is it good for? Absolutely all sorts of things. Say it again! Nick will curb his geek side and not hold forth on 4-methylguiacol, he promises! He will let the wines speak for themselves and show the transformative power, for good and bad, of oak in wines. ...okay, he may geek a little...
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