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Make a New Year's Resolution to Learn More About Wine and Take a Class

Monk Tasting Wine from Barrel
Monk Tasting Wine from Barrel

Always telling yourself you want to learn a little more about wine or broaden your wine horizons?  Maybe you're interested in the difference between Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Pinotage?  Learning some basics like understanding the different wine grape varieties, what to expect from different regions and how to read a wine label will enhance your wine experience and enjoyment 100-fold in the coming year.  Not to mention, reading and finally understanding the wine list and recommending options for your friends is satisfying and fun!

If you're really hard core about wine, you might be interested in studying for a certification and become a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), or you may simply be interested in learning about Italian wines one week or Spanish wines the next.  Either way, the Atlanta Wine School is the authority on wine education and offers all types of classes for all levels of expertise.  Click here to see the current courses available and sign up today!

Another way to learn more about wine is to attend more wine tastings.  Many restaurants, wine shops and bars offer such an experience and are often themed from month to month.  Here are a couple of favorites, but feel free to locate other options at at any time.

  • Join Chris Gaither, the People's Sommelier, at Parish in Inman Park every other Wednesday.  Chris puts a fun twist on his tastings and is very entertaining.  Yet, he is very serious about wine and you'll leave dazzled and enthused.  Address: 240 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA  30307
  • Muss & Turners in the Vinings offers a tasting every Tuesday night in a laid back atmosphere.  Ryan Turner himself often hosts these events.  Address: 1675 Cumberland Pkwy, Ste 309, Smyrna, GA 30080
  • Sherlock's in Brookhaven offers free tastings every Saturday from 3 - 5p.  Address: 4062 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA. 30319

Make wine a priority and a source of inspiration for you this coming year.