Everything that I do is about educating, whether it’s teaching or consulting. We look at the entire world of wine – the business end, the viniculture; viticulture and how everything works – not only how it tastes or smells. 

Zoom Wine Classes 

You may not be able to travel, but can still meet fellow wine lovers or connect with your loved ones over a glass of wine and learn about different regions or styles; whether you are in different parts of the world, country or city. These are fun interactive classes. To see what classes are currently available, click the link below or visit the Calendar page and sign up. Alternately these classes can be personally curated for your special group!

 

Click HERE to see the current Zoom Classes 

Class Catalog

Zoom Wine Class Catalog

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Personally curated classes available for groups

'You can have a party with friends around the states!'

I have taken several zoom classes - they are so much fun. you pick up wines in the varietals she gives you and with friends or family or strangers you discuss your choices after a lesson on the grapes. You can have a "party" with friends and family from around the states.

Liz Parrot

Managing Attourney at Weinstein & Riley PS //TN office

You can ask as many questions as you like!

Billie’s Zoom classes are fun and interactive. We can ask as many questions as necessary and she is able to answer all of them with her wealth of knowledge. The thing I’ve found most helpful is getting out of my comfort zone so when I go to the Wine store I don’t buy the same thing over and over again!

Amy Doyle

Manager, Portfolio and Product Management at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Learning about wine from my couch!

I’ve been drinking and learning about wine for 20+ years and I always learn something new in Billie’s classes. and leave with a new appreciation for the art of winemaking. The ZOOM format has been wonderful, allowing friends to connect while maintaining social distance, and I don’t have to leave my couch!

Terri Brady

Director of Network Development at Vanderbilt Health

Fun and informative

Billie has an incredible knowledge of wine and it’s history, but she presents it in a way that you don’t feel intimidated. She makes her Zoom class fun and informative, all from the comfort of your home.

Wayne & Angie Tucker

Owner of Cruise One Vacations Nashville

Style

Several styles of wine: Still, Sparkling, Fortified. These styles are made from red or white grape varieties.

Variety

Around 5000 Vitis Vinifera varieties in the world. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay represent only 3 of them! Vitis Vinifera is the species that produces fine wine in the world.

Country

Wine is made all over the world, in many countries in both New and Old World countries. The vine species that most wine sold in the world is made from is Vitis Vinifera, which originates from Far Eastern Europe. That is why Europe is considered Old World. All the other grape growing countries had to transport Vitis Vinifera to them once they were colonized. These countries are referred to as New World.

Vintage

Vintage is the year of the harvest.Climate and various weather incidents such as frost, hail or excessive heat or natural disasters such as fires, earthquakes, landslides can impact the growing conditions and therefore the resulting wine from the year it was harvested.

Region

Within every wine producing country there are demarcated regions that recognize ideal grape growing conditions for specific grape varieties. These regions usually fall within already politically demarcated areas such as states, territories, or provinces.

Price

Some regions and wines give you more bang for buck. Are you overpaying for wine? Learn how to look for high quality wines at a fair price.

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