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Sunday (wine) School Exploring the world of wine, week by week

From the practiced expert to the (absolute) beginner, we're covering all the bases, and taking you on the journey with us!

Join Julie Minor, sommelier extraordinaire of Crusade, for Sunday School at The Carter Payne. Join us for wine classes from basic to Bordeaux, from wild to Willamette to whimsical! Wine aficionados of all confidence levels (especially beginners!) are invited out to taste, explore, and gain confidence in the world of wine.

Enrolling Now A Wine Primer

A four session, not-too-intense (we promise!) introduction to the world of wine. Beginning with A Wine Primer: Talking and Tasting, and then proceeding through the world of whites, world of reds, and all the rest, this will get you up to speed with all your wine-drinking friends quicker than you thought possible. Plus, it’s the first class you’ve had in a while where you’ll be excited to complete your homework!

You can purchase the complete series here! If you can’t make each class, follow the links to individual classes below to buy tickets.

  • October 29th – A Wine Primer :: Talking and Tasting — Bright? Full Bodied? Dry? Flabby? Tannic? What do people even mean? Get up to speed quickly with this approachable and fun introduction to wine. We’ll cover all the important wine words (and taste corresponding wines to match), plus cover the basics on how to taste, why there are no wrong answers, and learn the real way to get better quicker! If you’re an expert looking to brush up, if you’re just an expert drinker but want some knowledge to back up your habit, or if it’s your first time tasting wine (yes, really!), we promise there’s great info here for everybody! Get your tickets here!
  • November 5th – The World of Whites — Explore white wines from classic to contemporary from around the world. A guided experience exploring six wines will help you dial in your palette while learning geography our favorite way: by tasting! Get your tickets here!
  • November 12th – The World of Reds — A guided experience through six red wines from across the world, featuring varietals expected and unexpected, to help you continue to build knowledge and confidence. Get your tickets here!
  • November 19th – (nearly) Everything Else —You’ve learned whites and reds, right? What about bubbles, rosé, orange, and fortified? Have no fear, we’ll help you make sense of all of the rest of the world of wine! Get your tickets here!