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Wine School

School usually isn't this much fun. Then again, school usually doesn't have wine. 

Join us Tuesday nights at Vantage Venues for our popular Wine School!

Consider us your Wine MBA – a quick, fun, and interactive way to gain the tools you need to order wine with confidence, create successful food pairings, and understand what's behind the lable. In short, we teach you how to taste wine like a boss. 

Keep scrolling to see our upcoming class topics and dates. 

 

Details:

Classes run Tuesday nights. Our sommelier-led workshops are inclusive and approachable, aimed at enthusiastic wine novices ready to learn. Just click on the class links below to read more about each session.

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 tasting ends, stick around for some delicious warm dishes and bites from Vantage Venues' award-winning chef team

And keep checking back as we have plenty of wine tastings and wine events coming up — 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. If you've bought a ticket and discover you can't attend, please feel free to sell your ticket or gift it to a friend. 

 

March 05 – Do You Drink Français?

6:30 60.00

March 5

France is the world’s leader in wine production – making nearly 8-billion bottles of wine every year! Join us for this enlightening taste tour through the country’s major wine regions, understanding the classics and maybe discover a new favourite.

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March 12 – Leading Red Wines

6:30 60.00

March 12

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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March 19 – Italian Getaway

6:30 60.00

March 19

Is Chianti a grape or place? What exactly is a Super Tuscan? And why do Amarone’s taste the way they do? Taste your way through Italy with this fun and exciting two hour workshop.

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March 26 – Swirl & Sip Through Spain

6:30 60.00

March 26

Join us for a taste of Spain! Spain is the world’s third largest wine producer making elegant and intriguing reds, whites, bubblies and the currently in vogue Sherry. In this two-hour tasting, we sip through the nation’s five leading wine styles.

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April 02 – No April Fool's Here! Bargain Wines that will Blow Your Mind

6:30 60.00

April 2

Join us for a tasting of under $20 wines that taste like a million bucks! In this fun two-hour tasting we show you the best bargain bottles always available at the LCBO.

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April 16 – Great Wines for Your Easter Table

6:30 60.00

April 16

The Easter weekend is almost here and with it a plethora of feasts that will include everything from seafood to ham to turkey to lamb. Is there such thing as a one-wine fits all? Join us and find out.

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April 23 - The Many Faces of Rosé

6:30 60.00

April 23

Pink wines are red hot! But what is it that makes them so good? We tell you what rosés to look for, what to pair them with and how they're made in this two-hour tasting of five rosés so good, they’ll make you want to blush.

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April 30 – California Love

6:30 60.00

April 30

California knows how to party! And what’s a party without wine? In this two-hour workshop we keep it rockin while we taste our way through the Golden State. 

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May 7 – Wine Fundamentals

6:30 60.00

May 7

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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May 14 – The New New Zealand

6:30 60.00

May 14

Think you know New Zealand? If all that comes to mind is energizing Sauvignon Blanc and elegant Pinot Noir, than maybe it's time to think again. Join us for this enlightening two-hour tasting as we discover the new New Zealand. 

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May 21 – Stock Your Summer Cellar

May 21

We're only days away from the May long weekend – the unofficial start to summer! Join us for this fun and interactive two-hour tasting as we examine great wines to keep on hand and avoid those last minute runs to the LCBO.  

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May 28 – A Taste of Tuscany

May 28

Join us for a two-hour tasting you don't want to miss!

Our Italian wine classes are always a sell out, and in this workshop we are focusing on Tuscany and the mesmerizing wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello, Montepulciano and more. 

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Special Valentine's Day Wine Class

6:30 60.00
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Join us Thursday, February 14 at Vantage Venues for our special Valentine's Day Wine School!

It doesn't matter if you are single or taken, all we care about is that you are a wine lover!

Our amorous menu includes these delights:

  • Blue cheese and olive arancini with artichoke dip
  • Smoked duck breast and asparagus gnocchi
  • Figs with prosciutto with balsamic vinaiger
  • Dark chocolate pot au crème with sea salt

 

 

 

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