Blends: Old World versus New World

The Old World began blending grapes far before The New World even knew what blended wine was! Voyage between the two worlds and decide for yourself which champions the universe of blended wine. From sparkling to robust reds, you’ll compare and contrast three wines from each world—it’s a journey you will always remember! Light fare will be provided.

Friday, March 3, 2017
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

$35 per person

The Wine Counselor® Michael Schafer

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Luck of the Irish: Explore Irish Whiskey Just in Time for St. Patrick’s Day

Ever wonder why Irish whiskey is so popular? What makes it so unique? Why is it the fastest growing imported whiskey? Ponder these questions while you compare and contrast six very different variations of the delectable spirit. Lighter than scotch and varying from distillery to distillery, Irish whiskey is sure to get you in the spirit to celebrate St. Patty’s Day! Light fare will be provided.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

$45 per person

The Wine Counselor® Michael Schafer

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The FUNdamentals of Food and Wine Pairing

What’s the best wine to enjoy with pizza? Can I actually have red wine with my fish? Now is the time to learn the only “real” rule of food and wine pairing. Join us as we discuss in depth the three fundamental principles of pairing wine with your favorite foods. Taste how they apply with a super selection of six wines and light fare. You’re sure to never have a boring food pairing again!


Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

$35 per person

The Wine Counselor® Michael Schafer

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Tequila Temptation

Leave the lime and salt at home and join us for an evening filled with tequila! While we won't use shot glasses, we will spend the evening sipping this elegant elixir. Talk about a whole new experience! Discover the history, process and styles of Mexico's national spirit. From silky silver to aged anjeo, tequila is better than ever. Learn to detect the difference in six renditions of this fascinating beverage and leave with a whole new persepective on this very popular libation.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

$45 per person

The Wine Counselor® Michael Schafer

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Marvelous Michigan Wine

May is Michigan Wine Month and we insist on celebrating its world class wines from over 100 wineries! In this class, you will discover the wine trails of our Great Lakes state while enjoying what we consider to be some pretty stellar wines. Whether you enjoy sparkling, white, red, or even dessert wine, we've got you covered! Delicious light fare will be provided.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

$35 per person

The Wine Counselor® Michael Schafer

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ABC - Anything But Chardonnay

A bit bored with Chardonnays? From crisp and zesty to smooth and silky you'll enjoy a wide range of white wines from all over the globe. Discover six mouth-watering alternatives to Chardonnay! You'll be amazed at the variety of white wines available for summer sipping. Light fare provided.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

$35 per person

The Wine Counselor® Michael Schafer

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Vodka Varieties

Yes, vodka varies, a lot! Experience 6 very different versions of the most popular spirit on the planet. Learn what makes each vodka unique and why they have such distinctive flavors. You'll be surprised at the differences once you're an expert!  Light fare provided.

Thursday, July 15, 2017
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

$45 per person

The Wine Counselor® Michael Schafer

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The Big 3 of White Wine Grapes

Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc are the most popular white grapes. You'll enjoy two expressions (total of six wines) of each grape while learning why the same grape can taste so different! New World & Old World versions will be compared & contrasted in a fun & informative way. Light fare provided.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

$35 per person

The Wine Counselor® Michael Schafer

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The Joys of Gin

Yes, vodka varies, a lot! Experience 6 very different versions of the most popular spirit on the planet. Learn what makes each vodka unique and why they have such distinctive flavors. You'll be surprised at the differences once you're an expert!  Light fare provided.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

$45 per person

The Wine Counselor® Michael Schafer

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