City Vino Wine Classes

Class Descriptions:

Classes are scalable, starting with a minimum of 8 people. Students will sample about 2 ounces of each wine adding up to roughly 2 glasses. Students will receive class handouts, water, and hors d'oeuvres. Maximum suggest class size is 40 people. Check with Virginia ABC for your specific license requirements. Most private home classes do not require an ABC license. Only non-profit organizations can sell tickets for classes. Each class is a slightly different price depending on the wines. Email [email protected] for a class quote. 

Class Ideas for Your Group:

Pinot what? 

Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Pinotage. Are these grapes connected somehow? Understanding the relationship between them will enhance your knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of the all the Pinots you drink.


Beginner’s guide to French wines

Terrior. Sur lie. Crémant. French wines are so sophisticated, or are they? Learn the basics of French wine and other important information like: Why do some French wine labels not mention the grape’s name? What does “AOC” mean and why is that important? Is there a difference between Right and Left Bank? Experience a sampling from Frances major wine growing regions.


That’s unusual.  Little known grapes

You know the usual suspects; Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot, etc.  However, other wines from other places are just as amazing, and even more exotic.  Spend some time trying wines you may have never experienced or were afraid to order because it’s hard to pronounce.


Does this go together? Pairing food with wines (Possible Series)

Red meat and red wine? White wine and fish? We have been taught these parings all our lives. But which red wine?  Which white wine?  Where does Rose fit? Is your mind blown yet?  While not exhaustive, we will explore food pairings and the science behind them.


Via Roma

The Roman Way.  A term used to denote the many strategically important roads that crisscrossed the Italian peninsula.  We will follow these ancient roads from Sicily to Genoa, from Taranto to Tuscany, with a side trip to Veneto.  Experience hundreds of years of wine making tradition following the same roads as Cesar.


Old World Wines vs. New World Wines

Collectively, Old World wine come from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Austria. As explores moved around the globe and developed colonies, they took grapevines with them. Discover the stylistic differences between the old-world wines and new world wine


ABC (anything BUT chardonnay)

The chardonnay grape has a vast tolerance for grow considering, climate warmth (or lack of warmth), sun exposure, rain, elevation, latitude, and oak. Each of these variables’ inevitability will affect the final product. Sample some chardonnay and discover the flavor profiles that you connect to best.