Durham Wine Tasting Series 2024

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Wine Love:  A Valentine’s Day Special tasting

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024
A unique and memorable wine class for Valentine’s Day sounds like a fantastic idea! His love and passion for wine will be reflected on the wine selection for this amazing class. Get ready for some simple and complex wines; like Love, no?

Seating Times:
First Seating: 6 PM – 7 PM
Second Seating: 8 PM – 9 PM
Total 14 tickets per seating

Orange Wine Class

Saturday, April 20th, 2024, at 2 pm
Esteban, our passionate wine expert, elevates wine classes into a captivating journey through the world of orange wines. With infectious enthusiasm, he delves into the unique production process, highlighting the amber hue and complex flavors achieved by fermenting white grapes with their skins. Sharing personal anecdotes, he emphasizes patience in appreciating these wines and fosters a camaraderie that makes his class engaging and inclusive. He curates a diverse selection of orange wines, each bottle narrating a story of winemakers, terroir, and unique characteristics. Beyond education, Esteban loves doing this class every April because it is his birthday month, come celebrate with him!

Total 14 tickets

Eastern European Wine Class

Saturday, June 15th, 2024, at 2 pm
Explore Eastern European wines with Esteban, your guide in this exciting class. Uncover hidden gems from a region gaining recognition for exceptional value and quality. Introducing unique terroirs and grape varieties, weaving in intriguing stories of winemaking traditions. The tasting journey features a diverse selection, from different countries.

Total 14 tickets

High-Altitude White Wine Class

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024, at 6:30 pm
Welcome to our High-Altitude White Wines class! Delve into the captivating world of wines from elevated vineyards, known for their exceptional complexity and balance. Explore the impact of elevated terroir and cooler temperatures on flavors, with varieties thriving at higher altitudes. Experience white wines characterized by crisp acidity, vibrant citrus notes, orchard fruit flavors, and a unique mineral complexity from high-altitude soils. Join Esteban to celebrate the unique charm of these white wines!

Total 14 tickets

Southwest France Class

Saturday, September 21st, 2024, at 2 pm
Explore the diverse and dynamic Southwest France wine region Esteban’s favorite in the country, renowned for its unique grape varieties, terroirs, and winemaking traditions in Cahors, Marcillac, Fronton, Madiran, Gaillac and others. The region’s wines have gained prominence due to a focus on terroir, sustainable practices, and innovative winemaking. Contrasted with Bordeaux, Southwest France emphasizes local varieties for a unique flavor profile, diverse terroirs, and bolder, more robust styles. Discover the richness and uniqueness of this often-overlooked wine region, where quality and innovation contribute to its rising recognition among wine enthusiasts.

Total 14 tickets

Halloween (Blind) Wine Tasting Class

Thursday, October 31st, 2024
Welcome, everyone, to our spooktacular Halloween blind tasting wine class! I’m thrilled to see all of you in your fantastic costumes, and let’s take a moment to appreciate the effort put into them. Now, let’s embark on a journey into the unknown with our guide, Esteban, who has selected intriguing wines for this special night. Raise your glasses to invoke the spirits for their guidance in unraveling the mysteries of these fine wines.  Esteban will present each wine without revealing its identity, and your task is to unravel the secrets hidden within each glass. We’ve devised a point system for a competitive and fun experience, and the participant with the most points will be crowned the ultimate wine oracle and receive a spooktacular prize! As we conclude our hauntingly delightful evening, the wines will revealed, and the participant with the highest score will be crowned the winner. Congratulations to our exceptional wine oracle!

Seating Times:
First Seating: 6 PM – 7 PM
Second Seating: 8 PM – 9 PM
Total 14 tickets per seating

Bubbles and Bliss Wine Class

Saturday, December 14th, 2024, at 2 pm
Welcome to “Bubbles and Bliss,” a sparkling wine tasting class that takes you on a delightful journey through the effervescent world of sparkling wines. Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or a beginner looking to explore the world of bubbles, our expert-led tasting sessions will elevate your palate and expand your knowledge. Our session offers a journey through different sparkling styles like Pet Nat, Champagne, and global sparklers. In just 1 hour, discover the unique production methods, terroir influences, and perfect pairings. Limited tickets available. Elevate your palate and join us for a sparkling adventure!

Total 14 tickets