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A Monthly Themed Wine Class Series

We strive to give you the opportunity to gain knowledge on a wide selection of important and exciting wine & food-related topics, to help further (or start!) your wine education journey.

See our exciting wine class themes for 2022!
 Do you enjoy wine and want to learn more about the many aspects that will elevate your knowledge and appreciation of wine? Each month in our new themed wine class series, we will feature an aspect or trend in wine that is an influential part of the marketplace today. Each month’s theme explores a topic that influences how wine is made, marketed, paired, and most importantly, enjoyed. 

After participating in our Themed Wine Class Series, you will…

  • Learn more about the many aspects of wine that contribute to its flavor, texture, and  style, thus increasing your confidence! 
  • Know more about wine appreciation and expand your repertoire of wines to enjoy
  • Gain a greater understanding of pairing wine and food, enabling you to implement this knowledge to elevate your everyday enjoyment
  • Sharpen your wine buying acumen so you can make the best decisions on what you enjoy most
  • Every month, we offer a new and exciting class theme designed to further you in your wine education journey. Each class is $30
  • Each of these classes will be approximately 60-70 minutes, and will be held on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00pm Eastern on Zoom.
  • Recordings of each class are available upon request should you miss a class you are registered for.
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With all our classes, we strive to provide a space that encourages interaction and questions.

  • We do this by offering food and wine suggestions for every class, providing interesting polls throughout the classes, and encouraging use of the chat function on Zoom.
  • We love to have classes where everyone can learn from other's experiences and impressions of the wine and food.
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  • The wines we will be tasting will be published in advance; they will be available to purchase through Central Wine Merchants in Flemington, NJ for your convenience.
  • You are, of course, welcome to source wine from any source you choose, including your own collection!
  • We will offer guidance on food pairings as well when it's pertinent to the theme.


We are big advocates of inviting everyone to join in on every discussion, regardless of where you are in your wine journey...

Our classes provide varying levels of complexity, just like wine! Here's a quick overview of how we categorize them; regardless of your knowledge level, you are sure to learn from and enjoy them all! 

πŸ‡ Enhance your Everyday Enjoyment

  • These classes will provide important basic information and tips on getting the most enjoyment from your everyday wine appreciation.
  • Designed to help you expand your palate and learn new wine styles, in a stress-free way

πŸ‡πŸ‡  Move Past the Basics

  • These classes provide more in-depth content and inspiration to explore new types and styles of wine that are not mainstream. 
  • These classes will enhance your existing confidence and allow you to learn how growing regions and winemaking impact flavor and price.

πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡ Elevate your Appreciation

  • These classes dive deeper, exploring winemaking and aging techniques that have a profound impact on wine and price.
  • The content from these classes will give you insight to identify a wines pedigree, value, ability to mature and collect with greater confidence.
These classes will all take place at 7:00pm EST

January 27Stainless Steel vs Barrel Fermented Wines  πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡ 

Wines are essentially fermented two ways; in stainless steel tanks or oak barrels and casks. While this may seem straightforward, the style of a wine (aroma, flavor and texture) are significantly affected. Become familiar with what these differences are, and make your wine purchases with more confidence depending on your preference.

February 24  – Making Sense of Pairing Wine & Food πŸ‡πŸ‡ 

In many of the great wine producing countries, wine is considered an integral part of a meal. The goal of any wine and food pairing, is that the wine and food make each other better and balance beautifully. We will explore key principles and tips for you to gain greater insight as to what wines and foods make the most enjoyable pairings.

March 31 – What is Natural Wine? πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡ 

One of the biggest and impactful trends in wine production over the last 5-8 years, is the emergence of Natural wines. What is the definition of Natural wine and why do producers make it that way? We will explore the answer to this and many other questions that will provide you with greater understanding of this trend - all good things for you to consider in your wine journey. 

April 28 – Oak’s Effect on Wine’s Taste πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡ 

Oak barrels and casks are used to both ferment and/or age wines, white and red. The awareness of oak’s influence on wine has been heightened in recent years, and winemakers are taking notice. We will explore which wines benefit from oak, what the resulting impact is on taste and longevity, as well as the impact and difference of new and neutral oak.

May 26– If You Like This, You’ll Like That πŸ‡ 

We all have certain wines that we tend to enjoy on a frequent basis. While there may be comfort in that, there are an abundance of wines in the marketplace that are similar to each other, that you never knew were there. In this class, we will profile four popular varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, and then feature the grape varieties that are similar to them in style and taste. The result will be broadening your repertoire of wines you can enjoy and increase your enjoyment level.

June 30 – Differences in Rosés πŸ‡πŸ‡ 

Rosé has become a phenomenon in wine over the last 10 years as it has become the “official wine of Summer,” in many circles. With this popularity and demand has come many more styles and examples of Rosé, from different grape varieties, regions and winemaking styles. This class will be your perfect primer for understanding how Rosé is made, what style you prefer and what regions make the type of Rosé that suit your palate.

July 28 – Great Wines for Grilling πŸ‡ 

One of the great joys of Summer is grilling your favorite foods. In this class, we will outline the many wonderful foods that we love to grill, and present the wines that will bring the most out of the food's flavor. Whether you love to grill seafood, pork, chicken, beef, or a variety of lovely Summer produce, we will identify what attributes to look for in wines that will take your grilling experience to a higher level!

August 25 – Wine Regions with the Best Values πŸ‡πŸ‡ 

We all can appreciate wines that over deliver, or taste like twice the price; that said, not every region or wine can achieve this consistently. In this class, we will feature the various Old and New World regions that produce both white and red wines, that offer amazing complexity and quality and various price points. This class can serve as a shopping list for you to increase your options for everyday enjoyment as well as group gatherings.

September 29 – Are Reserve Wines Worth It? πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡ 

Virtually every winery offers either a reserve or single vineyard level of wine, in addition to their base level offerings. These wines promise more select barrels and vineyard blocks in limited production. This, of course, comes with a higher price tag. The question is, are they worth the price difference? In this wine class, we will explore this topic and discuss what goes into these elevated wines and what you should expect from them from a flavor profile. 

October 27 – Cheese and Wine Pairing πŸ‡πŸ‡ 

Cheese and wine are natural partners that create memorable experiences, often shared with fellow wine lovers. With the myriad of different flavors and textures that are present in both wine and cheese, there are certain pairings and guidelines that can take your enjoyment and experience to a new level. In this class, we will select four distinct styles of wine and cheese and show how their characteristics make each other better, giving you the tools to make intentional pairings moving forward.

November 17 – Memorable Wines for the Holidays πŸ‡ 

The holidays are a special time of year where we come together, share traditions and make memories. Sharing unique and special wines is at the core of great wine experiences. In this class, we will discuss what wines lend themselves to special gatherings and which pair best with the wide variety of foods and individual preferences that always exist.

December 29 – The Ultimate Unicorn Wines πŸ‡πŸ‡ 

There are some wines that are very precise in their style and attributes, providing a singular experience or pairing opportunity. Then there are "unicorn wines," that possess a multitude of flavor and textural attributes, that create many exciting food pairings. We will highlight two white and red varietals that are wonderfully complex, providing great pleasure and interesting food and wine experiences.



+ $9.17 service fee


  • Includes registration for all 12 classes in our 2022 lineup ($360 value)
  • Includes monthly WWW "Class Outlines"



+ $3.43 service fee

  • Allows you to pick any 4 classes of your choosing throughout 2022 ($120 value)
  • can be purchased multiple times throughout the year, as long as your 4 classes are redeemed within 2022

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