A Comparative Tasting of Red, White and Sparkling

Splurge and Save Wines

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Splurge and Save Wines Oct 18

$80 In-Person (Food & wine provided in class; doors open at 6pm for welcome wine and cheese, class begins at 6:30)
$30 Online (The wine list + link will be emailed the weekend before)

As we move closer to the holiday season, now is the time for dinner parties, gifting and celebrating. But where can we save and where do we splurge? 

Join us for an eye-opening tasting where we try six wines of various price points – without knowing which is which – to see if you can really judge a wine by it's price tag. 

Where

In person, at Vantage Venues, 150 King St. West, 27th floor, downtown Toronto. 

Online particpants will have the link and password emailed the weekend before the tasting. 

This is a blind wine tasting, meaning that you will taste through six wines that have been poured for you, but you don't know what they are (so, no, you're not blindfolded. We're not that kind of place!)

The goal of this interactive workshop is to discover some fabulous finds to stock up and save, as well as some incredible investment bottles for special occasions or giving as an impressive gift. 

Comparing the same grape from each category of red, white and sparkling, we will taste and discuss how and why each wine is priced the way it is – and you can decide what is best for you. 

Don't miss this fun and enlighening tasting – you're sure to be surprised!

 

 

Hear From Real People!

Erin is an AMAZING instructor and gets full marks for being engaging and informative without being intimidating.
Loved every minute! Erin not only was very knowledgeable but made every class approachable and fun. So many laughs were had. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.
This was a wonderful series of classes. I learned so much and had a lot of fun. It was great value for the money as well. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the wines.

But Don’t Take It From Us!

Here’s what survey results show from our past students:

85%
would recommend our wine workshops to a friend
92%
learned more about wine
96%
were (very) happy with the workshop

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Wine School classes are hosted in person at Vantage Venues, 150 King St W. 27th floor. This is at the corner of King and University downtown Toronto and is easily accessible by TTC, and only a few blocks from Union Station. Lots of Green P's surround the building, but as always, please don't drink and drive.

Anyone purchasing a virtual class automatically gets added to our virtual class list.

A few days before your tasting is scheduled we will email you your own private, password protected zoom-link as well as the wine list of wines being tasted that evening, and a few other helpful instructions to maximize your success.

When you attend in person, we provide you with the wines for the tasting as well as a welcome wine and cheese pairing at the start of class. For virtual classes, you are responsible for purchasing your own wine for the tasting and we send out the list a few days in advance.

Pricing reflects the wines and how many are being served. Typically $60 will be 4 wines, and $75 will be about 6-8 samples depending on the class.

2 oz per person, per wine.

We like how you think, but sadly, no. In order for us to keep these tastings as affordable as possible, we have to limit how much wine we can serve. However, this year we are introducing a Market Place, where wines tasted in class will be available for purchase, along with vacuum-sealed cheese and charcuterie.

There is a cheese board set out at the beginning of class to be enjoyed with a welcome glass of wine. Unless otherwise stipulated in the class outline, we will not be serving food with the wine tasting.

Well, we're always hungry, so that would be a big thumbs up from us. Class runs from 6:30pm to about 8pm, so you may want to have a bite before coming to keep your tummy from growling.

That depends on the class, of course, but we do try to keep these wines and classes as accessible as possible. Generally you can expect a median price of $20 per bottle. Some classes we might have a stellar example that's as low as $10 or $15, and other classes, such as our sparkling wine class, will include Champagne that could be $80 or $100 a bottle. It's just the nature of the class.

That's the idea! We hope you will maximize your success in the class by tasting along with us, but of course, that's entirely up to you. Generally speaking, open wines will last in the fridge for about 3-7 days, depending on style.

We are small business owners and want to do what's right as it's been a challenging time for everyone. A price per computer seems fair. Hopefully that means if you want to get the gang together every week (which sounds like a great idea to us!) and in order for everyone to get a good view, you play the class off your big screen, well maybe you feel it's fair to buy two or three tickets. We're all in this together, right?

No, we are unable to offer replays of the class. Please double check your schedule to make sure you can attend!

Just like theatre or concert tickets, all event sales are final. If you are unable to make a class, feel free to give your seat away to a friend. And please make sure when purchasing, you are buying the class you want in the format you prefer (online or in-person.)

For support issues or any questions, please email us at drinkwithus@thewinesisters.com