Upcoming Classes Schedule

Port, Sherry, Madiera & Other Fortified Wines

Friday, October 13, 2017

6:30 – 8:00 PM

 $35.00 

Salud! Cooking School

Whole Foods Market 

4021 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37215

Register:  here

This ancient practice of preserving wines for travel led to one of the most sought after styles of wines for several centuries.  Still today, these fabulous wines are made using ‘traditional meets modern methods’, bringing new fans to their fold.  Come and find out what is so special about these wines, how, where and when to enjoy them, and how they are made. We will taste through some fine examples that are available in our Nashville market. 

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Wine Blending Class Big Bold Reds!!!

Hands On!

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Coco’s Italian Market

411 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209

Did you know that most of the wines we buy are in fact blends, even if they have the variety of grape listed. Why do winemakers blend wines?  It all comes down to balance and taste. This is an educational and fun class to help you understand the nature of blending and dispel the myth that all blended wines are just bad juice that wine makers are trying to salvage. Students will work in teams to create a Bordeaux Style Blend.  Teams will be created that night, based on number attending.  Seating is limited. A light meal will be included.

$45

Register here

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Wine – Art, Economics, & Marketing

Friday, October 27, 2017

6:30 – 8:30 PM

 $45 

Salud! Cooking School

Whole Foods Market 

4021 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37215

Register:  here

This hands on class brings together creativity, marketing and economics of wine, and increases consumers awareness of wine through the commercial lens, in a fun environment. The class will be divided up into teams, blind taste a wine, determine what it is, and then proceed to creating their own label and marketing plan.  This is a fun hands on class in a learning environment.

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Wines for Thanksgiving

November 3, 2017

6:30 – 7:30 PM

 $25.00 

Salud! Cooking School

Whole Foods Market 

4021 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37215

Register:  here

As the holiday season rolls around, do you find yourself asking ‘what wine really goes with Turkey?’  or ‘is there another turkey wine besides gewürztraminer?’The good news, is that there are many; whether you like red or white, dry or sweet.  Let’s try some wines that will make your 2014 Thanksgiving feast, one that your guests will be talking about for years.  Even if you aren’t cooking a turkey, we will have some wine suggestions for other types of meals you might be cooking as well.

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WINE 3.0: Level up;‘One day crash course for avid wine lovers and industry newbies’

November 4, 2017

10:00 am – 4:30 PM

$175.00 

Salud! Cooking School

Whole Foods Market 

4021 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37215

Register:  here

This is a ‘one-day crash course in wine’ aimed at avid wine lovers, and industry newbies. We will break down some of wine’s more intimidating aspects; grape growing, wine making, tasting and even the marketing and business side of things, and how it affects you, the consumer. While this is a big task, I promise we will go about it in a fun, learning environment with some hands-on exercises and class participation, all while sampling 15+wines, throughout the day. By the end of the class, I hope you will have learned enough to be able to use your critical thinking skills in future wine buying decisions; ultimately enhancing your enjoyment and appreciation of this wonderful beverage.

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Wines (and food!) to Give and  Take

November 17, 2017

6:30 – 8:30 PM

 $65.00

Salud! Cooking School

Whole Foods Market 

4021 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37215

Register:  here

Looking for ideas for that special wine to give or that special hors d’oeurve to pair with a great wine? This class has the answers. Join myself and  Merijoy Lantz Rucker as they cover both wine and hors d’oeurves in this fun evening designed to help you plan for that special gift. Whether you are gifting your boss, going to a great party or just dropping in next door.