The Curious Palate
Wine Tasting Class
The Curious Palate is a tasting class series that is designed to explore the world of wine and spirits and learn your palate in an intimate and friendly atmosphere. The Curious Palate is for the taster who wants to take their personal wine or spirits experience to a new level by building knowledge while having fun! What is the difference between drinking and tasting and does it matter? How does what’s in your glass pair with food? How can you elevate any event with a little more flavor? While we take our studies and classes seriously, we strive to make each tasting class delightful and dynamic!
Classes are from 6-7:30p; space is limited; paid reservations are required. The cost for Feb-Nov classes is $30 per person ($25 for FAC Members) and includes friendly, professional instruction, tasting of five wines paired with food bites, and a takeaway note sheet. The Dec class is $45 per person ($40 for FAC members).
Dates & Themes
Wednesday, Oct 11 | SOLD OUT!
Giddy about Gamay:
What is the Beaujolais Nouveau Hubbub
In this class we will explore the Gamay and learn more about why the upcoming Nov international tradition is so celebrated.
Wednesday, Nov 8 | SOLD OUT!
The Good Stuff
In this class we will explore a few ideas to compliment your holiday meal … and surprise … it’s not about the bird!
Wednesday, Dec 13 | SOLD OUT!
Holiday Flights and Bites
In this tasting you will be able to visit several stations (bubbles, white wine, red wine, beer, aperitifs and digestives) with different beverage and food pairings that will make for a great holiday season experience. Please note: this class is $45 per person ($40 for FAC members).
Dates & Themes
Wednesday, Feb 8 | SOLD OUT!
Curious Cabernets: Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc
In this class we will learn more about the differences in these historic cabernet varieties.
Wednesday, March 8 | SOLD OUT!
Passion for Pinots:
Pinot Gris & Pinot Noir
In this class we will explore white and red wines and what Pinot is all about. This class is sold out.
Wednesday, April 12 | SOLD OUT!
Blanc of Blanc: Sauvignon Blanc & Chenin Blanc
In this class we will explore these two grapes and learn just how different a blanc can be.
Wednesday, May 10 | SOLD OUT!
Rosé in May
This class will explore some of the most popular styles of Rosé from around the world and we are willing to bet that even if you’re more on the ‘bold savory’ vs ‘fruit-forward’ end of the wine spectrum, there is probably a Rosé for you.
Wednesday, June 14 | SOLD OUT!
White & Red Hot Summer
In this class we will explore white wines and red wines that are fun and funky varieties so your summer entertaining offers a little more spice.
Wednesday, July 12 | SOLD OUT!
Rolling off the Tongue: Riesling & Gewurtztraminer
In this class we will explore these two spicy and complex varieties found in dry and sweet styles.
Wednesday, Aug 9 | SOLD OUT!
Exploring in Depth
In this class we will explore the art of tasting and identifying the nuances and styles of wine in a whole new way.
Wednesday, Sept 13 | SOLD OUT!
Blanc & Noir
In this class we will explore the red and white stylings from these family grapes.