VINcabulary : Rhone Rangers
Oct
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

VINcabulary : Rhone Rangers

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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Harvest Beer
Oct
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Harvest Beer

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

This month taste through a range of beers that will warm you for the harvest season (yup - including pumpkin beers)

$20

 

NEW THIS SPRING : SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com.

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VINcabulary : Warming Fireside Reds
Nov
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

VINcabulary : Warming Fireside Reds

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 5 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers
November 2 - Fireside Reds
December 7 - Bubbles

 

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details. 

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VINcabulary : Bubbles
Dec
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

VINcabulary : Bubbles

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 5 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers
November 2 - Fireside Reds
December 7 - Bubbles

 

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details. 

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What's Brewing on the Sunshine Coast
Sep
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

What's Brewing on the Sunshine Coast

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

This month explore the hot beer seen on BC's Sunshine Coast, with 4 beers each from Persephone Brewing (Gibsons) and Townsite Brewing (Powell River).

$20

 

NEW THIS SPRING : SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com. 

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VINcabulary : Hola Spanish Varieties
Sep
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

VINcabulary : Hola Spanish Varieties

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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VINcabulary : The Pinots
Aug
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

VINcabulary : The Pinots

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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Beers of Summer
Jul
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Beers of Summer

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

The Beers of Summer

Joe has selected some of his favourite picks from a wide range of styles, perfect for enjoying in the summertime.

$20

 

NEW THIS SPRING : SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com. 

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BrewSchool : Lambic Beer Tasting & Release
Jul
8
4:00pm 4:00pm

BrewSchool : Lambic Beer Tasting & Release

Taste the ultimate "wild" beers through an exploration of Belgian lambic. These spontaneous fermented and long-aged wheat beers express a depth and diversity of flavours not found in most beers. 

The tasting will include a range of bottled lambic types, including unblended and still lambic, sparkling geuze, and fruit lambics such as oude kriek made with sour cherries. This event will also provide participants with exclusive first access to Vessel's most recent shipment of one of the most endeared and hard-to-get lambic producers : Cantillon.

Instructor: Jeffery Young

$25

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VINcabulary : Wines for the Patio
Jul
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

VINcabulary : Wines for the Patio

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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Hops! Hops! Hops!
Jun
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Hops! Hops! Hops!

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

Hops! Hops! Hops!

We'll take a look at a line up of hoppy beers inspired by Phillips HOPoxia Festival on June 10.

 

NEW THIS SPRING : SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com. 

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BrewSchool : Modern Interpretations of Craft Beer
Jun
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

BrewSchool : Modern Interpretations of Craft Beer

The world of craft beer is constantly moving forward, with new styles and variations popping up seemingly overnight. Where can these ideas be traced back to, and who was coming up with the ideas that feed our creativity today? This seminar explores classic styles from Europe and how North American brewers interpreted them, helping us see why brewers make the choices they do.

Instructor: Paul Smith

 

NEW THIS SPRING : SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com. 

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VINcabulary : Chardonnay
Jun
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

VINcabulary : Chardonnay

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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The Beers of Vancouver Craft Beer Week
May
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Beers of Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

Vancouver Craft Beer Week runs May 26 to June 4 with a variety of different events held in various venues throughout Vancouver, culminating in a big, outdoor beer festival at the PNE on the closing weekend. 

Joe will guide you through a tasting of 8 different beers from Vancouver craft breweries. You’ll sample some great beers, learn a little about the Vancouver beer scene and some of the events taking place during VCBW, and maybe even decide to plan a getaway across the water to attend some events later in the week.

NOTE: One lucky attendee will win a pair of tickets to the VCBW Festival in Vancouver on Sunday, June 4!

$20 per person

 

NEW THIS SPRING : SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com.

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Akvavit: Nordic Courage, Black Death, Vikings & Rock Stars
May
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Akvavit: Nordic Courage, Black Death, Vikings & Rock Stars

Nordic Courage.

Explore the misunderstood and diverse nature of Akvavit - much more than just a caraway dill spirit. Each Nordic country has its own style, rules and profile.

*And find out which rock star loves the stuff.

We are proud to be highlighting the NEW Akvavit from Sooke's Sheringham Distillery at this tasting.

Instructor: Shawn Soole

$30 per person



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VINcabulary : Aromatic Whites
May
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

VINcabulary : Aromatic Whites

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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Wine Wise : Natural Wine
Apr
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wine Wise : Natural Wine

Natural Wine: People, Places, and Bottles

What is natural wine? Isn’t all wine natural? What is terroir? What do yeasts have to do with it? What are sulphites and what are they doing in my glass? What is organic wine? Is it better? Biodynamic wine?

Join us as we look at these questions and more the best way we can, by tasting some natural wines that set out to express a sense of place by doing less.

Instructor: Mitch Renaud

$25

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Italian Wine Scholar : Unit 2
Apr
11
to Jun 6

Italian Wine Scholar : Unit 2

Cru Consultancy is proud to bring this exciting new program to Western Canada.

The Italian Wine Scholar is offered in conjunction with the Wine Scholar Guild and due to the depth and complexity of Italian wines, the program has been split into two courses: Unit 1 and Unit 2. This course is only Unit 2, which covers Central and Southern Italy.
 
As with French Wine Scholar, this is an advanced program of study on a par with the detail required for the WSET Diploma for Italy and beyond what is covered in WSET level 3. The examination for each Unit will be a 100 question MC test with a 75 mark passing score. Candidates must pass both Unit 1 and Unit 2 in order to earn the title Italian Wine Scholar, but the units do not need to be taken in any sequence.
 
Italian Wine Scholar – Unit 2
Price: $850.00
Instructor: Sharon McLean, Director of Education for Vessel Liquor
Course Prerequisites: No prerequisite required but WSET Level 3 Award recommended.
Textbooks: Manual provided
Material and Supplies: 6 ISO tasting glasses (not provided)

11 April, and every second Tuesday to 6 June
20 June (EXAM)

To register or for more information contact Sharon at info@cruconsultancy.com

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VINcabulary : Rosé
Apr
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

VINcabulary : Rosé

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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WSET Level One
Apr
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

WSET Level One

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education & training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines & spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications. We administer WSET classes through WinePlus+. Details & registration at www.wineplus.ca.

$399.00

April 4, 18

Instructor: Daniel Stiefvater
 

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New Breweries
Mar
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

New Breweries

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

January 19 - Best Beers of 2016 & Looking Ahead to 2017
February 16 - Get Ready for Victoria Beer Week
March 16 - New Breweries

$20.00

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VINcabulary : Chenin Blanc
Mar
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

VINcabulary : Chenin Blanc

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 4 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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WSET Level Two
Feb
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

WSET Level Two

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education & training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines & spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications. We administer WSET classes through WinePlus+. Course pricing, details & registration at www.wineplus.ca.

$950

February 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor: Sharon McLean

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Get Ready for Victoria Beer Week
Feb
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Get Ready for Victoria Beer Week

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

February 16 - Get Ready for Victoria Beer Week

This month Joe will preview the upcoming events taking place around town during Victoria Beer Week (March 3-11, 2017) while sampling an assortment of beers from breweries involved in the week. Here is what he's pouring:

C12 Dubbel
Hoyne Hard Rain
Four Winds Featherweight IPA
Powell Amarillo Sour
Strange Fellows Dark IPA
Twa Dogs Saison
Yellow Dog High Five Hazy IPA
*and one secret beer.

One lucky person in attendance will win a pair of tickets to Lift Off!, the closing event of VBW2017 on Saturday, March 11. www.victoriabeerweek.com

$20.00

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VINcabulary : Grab a Cab
Feb
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

VINcabulary : Grab a Cab

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 5 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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Best Beers of 2016 and Looking Ahead to 2017
Jan
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Best Beers of 2016 and Looking Ahead to 2017

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

January 19 - Best Beers of 2016 & Looking Ahead to 2017
February 16 - Get Ready for Victoria Beer Week
March 16 - New Breweries

$20.00

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VINcabulary : Try Something NEW
Jan
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

VINcabulary : Try Something NEW

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

January 5 - Try Something NEW
February 2 - Grab a Cab
March 2 - Chenin Blanc
April 6 - Rosé
May 5 - Aromatic Whites
June 1 - Chardonnay
July 6 - Wines for the Patio
August 3 - The Pinots
September 7 - Hola Spanish Varieties
October 5 - Rhone Rangers

$20.00

Wine class is fun!  

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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'Tis the Season : Holiday Beers
Dec
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

'Tis the Season : Holiday Beers

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste 8 examples with him in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.

'Tis the season to be very merry, and these special winter releases that are suited for the holiday season will help you on your way.

$20

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VINcabulary : Holiday Sparklers
Dec
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

VINcabulary : Holiday Sparklers

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, tasting 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.

October 6 - Italian Varieties
November 3 - Malbec, Zinfandel & other big reds
December 1 - Holiday Sparklers - fizz for your festivities

$20 per class

Wine class is fun!  
Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $50, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $150. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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