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VINO Wine School

VINO’s in house wine instructor Ms. Mayme Berman, will be leading regular wine education classes designed to fill your minds with knowledge and your palates with delicious beverage. Mayme has years of experience in the wine business, and along with her work here, she also works for one of Oregon’s best wineries, Stoller Vineyards. This is a wonderful way to broaden your wine horizons, and a fun night out for you…and whoever deserves your company! The classes are informal yet very informational and run from 6:30-8:30. Appropriate nibbles are served along with wines, and special discounts are offered to VINO Wine School attendees on the night of the classes. Plus a VINO Wine School gift certificate also makes for an always appreciated gift. This we know from first hand experience. We hope you’ll find something that piques your interest and Mayme will be updating the schedule regularly. Cheers!

Featured Wines
California Dreaming: 2014 Ridge Vineyards Petite Sirah “Lytton Estate”

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Superb Saint-Chinian: 2013 Domaine de Cambis!!

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Amazing Alicante: 2009 Sierra Salinas Alicante!!

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Shatter Grenache: C’est Grande!!

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Cigliuti’s Classic Barbera!!

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Mencia Madness: 2012 VINOS DE ARGANZA Lagar de Robla

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Mont Gras “Antu” Syrah: as good as it gets!

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Casa Contini’s Sublime Salento!

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Oct. 5th and 12th

Intro To Wine: the basics and more!

This is a two session class that will run from 6:30-8:30 on two consecutive Wednesdays, Oct. 5th and 12th, which will cover the basics of wine appreciation. You’ll find out why it is actually a good thing to swirl, sniff, and taste in that oddly intriguing way. What to look for when you taste a wine and different ways to appreciate the colors, smells, and tastes of this mysteriously delicious beverage. There will be overviews of different grape varietals and regions. How to be a smarter shopper when you look at the all too often confusing restaurant wine lists. And much, much more. One of the biggest benefits we hope to share with you is to make the whole “wine thing” a much less intimidating and much more enjoyable experience. We promise you’ll come away a much more confident and knowledgeable wine consumer and drinker!
The cost of our Intro To Wine class is $50 per person for both classes. As an added bonus all class attendees will receive a 10% discount off any wine purchased in store the night of the class! You can reserve your spot by calling the store and leaving a credit card number to hold your place. Space is limited in each class, so let us know soon!