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Wine School

Last call for Wine School!

Don't miss the FINAL session of Toronto Life Wine School returning January 15 at Vantage Venues!

Wine School makes the perfect Christmas gift! You can purchase a class or the whole series. Or, send a Gift Certificate directly from our website — you can even include a personal greeting. Just choose the amount ($60 for a single class or $250 for the series of 5). 

This exciting and popular 5-part series has always sold out, but all good things must come to an end (at least for now) so after this run, we are putting this workshop back on the shelf to make way for new and exciting wine classes and events!

Tickets to this last series are limited but there is still time to get yours (or purchase as a gift for the wine lover in your life)!

Join us Tuesday nights from January 15 to February 12 for wine classes that give you everything you need to know — and nothing you don't. Just click on the class links below to read what each 2-hour session is all about.

Doors open at 6pm, so make sure you arrive early to enjoy a glass of wine expertly paired to artisinal cheese. We start each workshop promptly at 6:30, and after our sommelier-led lesson ends, stick around for some delicious bites from Vantage Venues' award-winning chef team

If you miss this round, don't worry we are offering plenty of wine tastings and wine events — and even cocktail, spirit and beer tastings! — so make sure you sign up for our newsletter to get the advance notice when future classes go on sale. 

*Sorry, we can not offer refunds on classes or exchanges for other dates or events. 


Wine School Series: All 5 Classes

6:30 250.00

Want it all? Sign up for all five sessions and save $50!

Classes run every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm at Vantage Venues

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Class 1 – Wine Fundamentals

6:30 60.00

In this fun and interactive two-hour workshop, we learn the basics of how to taste, appreciate and assess wine. Tasting through five wines of distinct style and character, we will start to understand common terminology as well as the basics of wine style and an overview of wine making and how it relates to what’s in your glass. 

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Class 2 – Leading White Wines of the World

6:30 60.00

What is it about Sauvignon Blanc that makes everyone go gaga? Why is Chardonnay the most controversial wine at any of our tastings? And how exactly do you say, "Viognier?" In this two-hour tasting, learn the special characterisitics of some of the world's best white wines. We promise you will discover a new bottle you will not be able to live without. 

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Class 3 – Leading Red Wines of the World

6:30 60.00

Bordeaux, Chianti, California Cabernet ... you know these wines by name and reputation, but what does it all really mean? In this exciting two-hour session we taste some of the leading red wines of the world and learn what makes them so legendary.

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Class 4 – Exploration of Champagne & Other Bubblies

6:30 60.00

Everyone knows Champagne is the King of Bubbly, but what is the difference between Champers and Prosecco anyway? And what are you really drinking when drinking Cava? We answer these bubbling questions and more in this two-hour workshop that compares fizz from around the world.

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Class 5 – The Principles of Food and Wine Pairing

6:30 60.00

Red wine goes with red meat and white wine goes with white meat, right? Yes... and no. In this enlighting two-hour workshop, we look at the “rules” behind pairing wine with food – and then how to break them. Understand the subtle nuances of making a food and wine pairing come alive, and the surprising truth about how to pair any wine, with any food.

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