Wine Education

Come learn about wine! Our wine classes span a variety of levels and topics. Classes are casual, coverage of material is thorough, and our teachers are top-tier industry professionals. Sign up in advance below, or drop in at the last minute as long as seats remain available. Don’t see the class or time you want? Drop us a line with class ideas that interest you. We also offer custom wine classes for private parties and corporate events.



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Wine 101
Have you ever wondered how those grapes got in your glass? Join us for an introduction to wine to find out! We'll discuss the basics and discover what you like in a wine so you can choose bottles in a restaurant or wine shop with confidence.


We'll cover how wine is made, the difference between Old World and New World styles of wine, how climate affects the body, alcohol, and acidity of the wine. Plus you'll gain the tools to determine and describe what you like!

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Raid the Wine Cellar with Laura Maniec: Italy
Laura is back with another Raid the Wine Cellar - this one is all about Italy. Taste some of Laura's favorite Italian wines along side snacks to pair with them from our Chef's menu.

Each raid has a theme selected by Corkbuzz owner and Master Sommelier, Laura Maniec. She will pull and share some bottles with informed, casual and fun conversation. Each of these bottles and regions holds a special place in our cellar, join us and learn why.

Laura will be in Charlotte for two nights to teach this class. Register now for either August 15th or August 16th!
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Intro to Chardonnay
What do popcorn, brioche, golden apples, caramel & citrus all have in common? They can all describe delicious Chardonnay! Join us as dig into the complexities of this wildly popular grape.


We'll discuss the basics, the different aromas & flavors, oak vs. no oak and explore the major growing regions!

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