Loves to sip, taste, swirl, and keep tasting notes. Cheers!

Bubbly on a Budget


Gone are the days when you had to spend a lot of money to get a decent bottle of bubbly. Today, there are fantastic pétillants, Proseccos, and others sparkling wines that are affordable and eminently drinkable. And, if nothing but Champagne will do, some grower producers are making delicious, modestly priced juice.

Led by Pamela Busch, this two hour tasting seminar will explore the best-value bottles of bubbly. Cheers!


Producer Dinner: Dirty & Rowdy


Imagine a Producer Dinner that boasts a table of family-style fried chicken, collards, cornbread, and skin and concrete egg fermented Sémillon. Does it make your stomach rumble and toes tingle? Then join 18 Reasons and Dirty + Rowdy Family Winery for this unique and unforgettable dinner!

MENU (served family style)

five-spiced sorghum pecans
bandage-wrapped cheddar

iceberg, local blue, shaved shallot
fried chicken
Anson Mills cornbread
baked Rancho Gordo beans, Benton's bacon
braised collard greens, chile oil

CANCELED - Tasting Seminar: Sherry


While more popular than ever, Sherry is still very much a mystical thing. This fortified wine ranges from a relatively light, perfect-as-an-aperitif “fino" to a viscous, sweet Pedro Ximenez -- with a whole of food friendliness in between. In this 2-hour tasting and seminar, you will taste six styles while exploring their history and production. You will leave understanding why Sherry -- a long-neglected wine -- is now suddenly cool.

Tasting Seminar: Orange Wine


Orange or amber wines are skin fermented whites that have gained rapid popularity recently, appearing on the best wine lists from Copenhagen to San Francisco. And rightfully so; an ancient method of winemaking, skin fermentation not only enhances aroma and texture but also adds a whole other dimension making this category completely distinct. In this two hour seminar, Pamela Busch will lead the tasting of six orange wines from around the world.



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