Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a wine-tasting experience for one (a $99 value)
- $89 for a wine-tasting experience for two (a $199 value)
Two certified American Wine Society judges walk guests through the nuances of tasting, enjoying, and silently judging wine. Each person takes home an etched wine glass, along with an American Wine Society scoring sheet, an aroma wheel that acts as a quick troubleshooting guide for finding the right description, and a diagram that outlines various tasting spots on the tongue.
The wine-tasting experiences take place on Friday, February 8, 15, and 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, February 9 and 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Thursday, February 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More dates will be added in March, April, and May if necessary.
Make Wine With Us
John Gizzi and Diann Greco, the American Wine Society–certified wine judges at Make Wine With Us, teach wine aficionados to create their own wines using grapes harvested in Californian and Chilean vineyards. At the start of the nine-month process (California grapes in the fall, Chile grapes in the spring), winemakers-to-be assemble with fellow enthusiasts to learn the intricacies of the trade. Patrons learn to crush and destem grapes in a machine called a crusher-destemmer, named after the device's favorite Germanic metal band. Following the crushing process, a hydraulic press forces juice into barrels, where it shall remain until the conclusion of its sweet, sweet metamorphosis.
At the end of the nine-month period, newly minted winemakers lean on family and friends to fill, cork, and custom-label the finished product. Budding vintners then tote home their vintages to share with family, friends, and robot butlers with built-in carafes.