Make Your Own

Be a winemaker for a day, learn to brew your own beer, or get to grips with the finer points of flavoring gin with delicate botanicals. We have some amazing, engaging workshop options for anyone interested in learning to create their own adult beverages - whether as gifts for loved ones or as the first step in pursuing your passion.

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$
150
/ Person
Edmonds, Washington, United States
Duration:
3 H
Looking for a truly fun and unique experience? Do you enjoy learning new things? Are you a Gin enthusiast? If you answered yes then this gin making GINiology class is for you! ... more

Located just 30 minutes outside of Seattle, send an interesting evening finding out exactly which gin is right for you. Which unique blend best represents your style. You will also learn about the history and production of gin, while enjoying a couple of classic Gin cocktails. Taste the many independent flavors used to make most gins in the world. What does orris root taste like when isolated from other flavors? What about elderflower, or cucumber?

Create your own personal botanical recipe which you can take home with you! If you could make your perfect gin, what would you include? What would you exclude? In addition to the standard juniper flavor (big or minimalist), do I want my gin to have: Heat? Citrus? Spice? Floral notes? This personal gin experience represents who you are as a gin fan!

A truly unique experience where you can craft your own gin with personalized assistance in an intimate group environment and even take it home that evening! You can also reorder your gin recipe at any time (and why wouldn’t you, because yours is the best ever).
$
142
75
/ Person
Porto, Porto District, Portugal
Duration:
9,5 H
 (1)
Perhaps you’ll want to visit a historical winery and experience the processes of wine production by joining the harvest. That’s alright! A visit to the estate in the Douro Demarcated ... moreRegion to see the process of creating wine is definitely worthwhile. You’ll love the experience and traditions around it not to mention the taste of the final blend. It’s fascinating!

Our day begins in Porto, the unconquered city. We start the tour and point to the east, where the Douro awaits us. 

As we approach our Winery for the day we start seeing the beautiful vineyards that surround it. We finally arrive to the Wine Estate and start by visiting the Estate gardens. In the late morning we will have a wine and appetizers tasting assisted by the Oenologists of the Estate. 

Already with a bit of wine in our system to cheer us up, we go to the Vineyards to start the grape picking. Out here you need to earn your lunch, so only filled up baskets are accepted! The Douro is famous for still doing some of its wine by stomping by feet, so now it’s time for you contribute to the tradition: all to the lagar! 

All this activity probably made you thirsty so we step into the Sanctuary of Moscatel to discover this delicious nectar they’ve been making for more than 100 years. 

Because you did your job right, you’ll be awarded a delicious Douro Regional lunch paired with the Estate White and Red. To close our time at the Winery on a high note you’ll taste a sparkling wine made in the area.

Then we get back in the car and drive down the road to visit two of the most beautiful viewing points of the region. On the way back to Porto we’ll drive next to the Douro river on one of the most beautiful roads of the Valley. Are you ready for the trip? Book Now!
$
116
80
/ Person
Porto, Porto District, Portugal
Duration:
10 H
Discover with us the harvest of the fruit that produces olive oil. We will tour the olive estate in the center of the Douro Demarcated Region in Portugal and get an opportunity to ... moreclosely see the olive harvesting, partake in the harvesting process as you experience the local traditions and also taste the liquid gold - olive oil.

The tour commences in Porto as we head east towards the Douro region. The olive trees here create a beautiful landscape that has been awarded the World Heritage status by UNESCO. This Douro region consistently produces olive oils with a concentrated aroma.

On arriving at the Estate in Favaios, we visit the gardens and enjoy some Moscatel Wine as we head to the olive plantation for harvesting. Olive oil harvesting here is done using the traditional method known as “varejar” as the concertina is being played in the background.

Afterwards, there is olive oil tasting paired with a traditional Douro lunch. We then take a guided visit to experience the complete winemaking process of the Moscatel wine and Port wine.

On the way back we still have time to visit two beautiful viewpoints of the region to better understand the famous landscape.

The tour finally ends as we return to Porto.

Are you ready for the trip? Book Now!
$
129
77
/ Person
Chania, Greece
Duration:
8 H
One day of hard work will reveal you all the secrets of wine-making tradition in Crete… Tour Highlights Vine-harvest in our family vineyard ... more

Take part in the wine-making process

Hear stories and origins behind the wine-making tradition

Make wine in a traditional family cottage-house

Explore the theme rooms of the house and Crete through the ages

Wine tasting combined with cheese platters of different Cretan varieties

Taste freshly made dinner along with good Cretan wine

Enjoy the fantastic view of the Aegean Sea and the mountain around

Description

The wine-making tradition in Crete has very deep roots! From the ancient Minoans till the modern times vine-harvest is a big and unique celebration. This tour is designed and written from the hosts’ childhood memories. You will take part in the wine-making process in the traditional old-fashioned way! The miracle of wine-making with its secrets will be revealed in front of your eyes!

Starting from the family vineyard you will harvest the local varieties of grapes like “Romeiko”, “Vidiano”, “Vilana”, “Kotsifali” and “Mantilari”. It is a unique procedure and a great celebration because locals are singing and dancing traditional Cretan songs. These voices and songs are echoing. The White Mountains are hearing. It is so hard to describe these feelings. You will only understand if you experience it!

Afterwards you will visit the family cottage-house. It is a traditional Cretan house, built in the beginning of 19th century and fully restored. It will make you feel the Cretan hospitality and share with you many things about the Cretan traditions. Secret rooms will present you, Crete, through the centuries. The old cellar is waiting for new produced wine, so the procedure begins. The treadle is ready and all together is stepping on the grapes with our feet. The first juice of the grapes appears and we continue smashing them. After a long smashing procedure, the grapes have to stay with the juice. All they want is a rose or mid red color.

Now the feast begins! You will have a traditional Cretan dinner enjoying the local delicacies with a lot of wine! It was a hard-working day but the dinner will make up for it!

Pick up points:

· 08:40 – Hotels of Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis

· 09:00 – Xenios Dias and Golden Beach central parking (for hotels around the Golden beach and Agioi Apostoloi)

· 09:15 – Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora)

· 09:25 – Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around: West old town and harbor, East Nea Chora)

· 09:35 – GS Tours offices (For hotels around: East and Central old town/harbor, Chania city center)

· 09:40 – Kriti hotel (For hotels around: Koum Kapi neighborhood, East old town and Chania city center)

· 10:00 – Kalives (For hotels in Kalives area)
$
29
49
/ Person
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
Belguim isn't not only about its beers. Have you ever been curious about the world of cocktails and mixology?! If so, then this is the cocktail workshop for you. This mixology workshop ... morewill immerse you in a mix of theory and practice, where you will first get a theoretical base on strong drinks and cocktail making. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and shake some cocktails yourself, with a helping hand from our qualified mixologists. This 2-hour cocktail workshop normally consists of 4 drinks. A cocktail workshop is great to combine with a dinner or a night out in Antwerp.
$
94
38
/ Person
Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
Duration:
2 Days
Are you interested in craft beer? Would you like to learn how to brew beer at home and the bottling process? Then this is the brewing course for you! In this introductory course to ... morebrewing beer, you will learn all the brewing technical aspects both theoretically and practically, in a simultaneous way. You will brew your own beer, always following the explanations and directions of the head brewer. We also invite you to come back to the brewery to bottle the beer and take it home with you.

The duration of this brewing class is two days (Saturdays) separated by 15 days:

Day 1 Brewing: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Day 2 Bottling: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
$
153
37
/ Person
Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
Duration:
4,5 H
 (2)
The residents of Mallorca enjoy sitting around a table to enjoy a homemade Heirbas; a liquor made from local herbs such as anise. Perhaps you’ll love to come and learn how to ... moremake Heirbas like a local. That’s alright! We’ll all meet at the Palma bus station and then proceed to the village of Epsorles; one of the scenic spots in the area. Here, will stroll around picking the herbs to make the Heirbas liquor.

Some herbs are not easy to find. Hence, we’ll have to visit some locals and get the herbs from them. You’ll love the encounter with the locals in Mallorca. Upon getting the herbs, we’ll assemble on the guide’s patio to start the preparation. He’ll take you through the making process. Later, we’ll have some snack as we mingle and enjoy the sunset in Spain. Interestingly, the Heirbas won’t be ready yet. So you won’t taste what you’ve brewed just yet. However, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some that were earlier prepared and is now ready. As for your Heirbas, don’t worry. You’ll take it with you. You’ll need to allow it to ferment for at least three months. After that, call some friends and enjoy the Heirbas; just like a Mallorca local.
$
235
96
/ Person
Esporles, Illes Balears, Spain
Duration:
7 H
 (1)
The tour starts with everyone converging at Plaza Espana. We’ll then proceed to a local market in the city that’s actually 60 years old. Here, we’ll shop for ingredients ... moreto use when making some classic Mediterranean paella. Of course, the market is nice for a unique shopping experience; probably stroll around and even take pictures.

Once done, we’ll take a bus to Sierra Tramuntana mountains; one of the scenic spots in the city. Here, you’ll meet Ramon- he’ll host you all through the learning process. Depending on the weather, you’ll either cook in his kitchen or his yard. Ramon will take you through the whole cooking process; you’ll learn the history and secrets behind the local cuisine! Interestingly, you’ll even have an opportunity of taking some snacks, local tapas and pair with beer or soft drink. Well, the aroma of the paella will definitely tell it all!

The best part will be to take the sumptuous paella we’ve prepared for lunch. Some local Mallorca wine will perfectly do. Later, some homemade dessert with coffee will ensure you’ve had a wonderful lunch. If you thought that’s all, you’re wrong. How about finishing the Mallorca way; a glass of Heirbas? You’ll love the whole experience! Later, you’ll take a bus, stroll around the city before ending the tour.
$
93
20
/ Person
Chania, Greece
Duration:
6 H
Join us and live an incredible journey through the Cretan cuisine and culture… Tour Highlights · Introduction and welcome drink... more

· Vegetable picking from the family garden

· Cooking class of traditional Cretan recipes

· Experience the use of the old wood-oven

· Hear the stories and origins behind each dish

· Wine tasting combined with cheese platters in Cretan varieties

· Tour around the theme rooms of the family house

· Introduction of the Cretan weaving tradition

· Admire extraordinary artifacts of the past and learn about the Cretan way of life in the previous centuries

· Feel part of a local family inside an embracing environment

· Enjoy the spectacular front and rear view of the cottage to the sea and the mountain

· Savor the freshly made dinner along with good Cretan wine

Description

Follow us to the extraordinary journey through the Cretan flavors and taste the real Cretan way of life. Up in the high peaks of the White Mountains, you will prepare some traditional and extremely tasty home-made dishes. Using only healthy organic Cretan ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables picked from the garden, dairy products and the most aromatic herbs.

You will have the chance to walk around our vegetable gardens to see, feel, smell, touch and taste the pure products of Mother Earth. Your host will also reveal the secrets of local herbs, how the Cretan olive oil affects the people’s health and useful tips about the local products you will use. You will prepare a traditional Cretan recipe with your own hands, learn how Cretans cook.

After the magnificent cooking experience you will taste delicious Cretan wine paired with local cheese. The view of the mountain is breathtaking right out of our window. Enjoying the extraordinary wine you will feel just like it’s heaven on earth! Later, after the tasting you will prepare some appetizers like “Ntakos” and “Tzatziki” and of course, the popular Cretan Cheese-pies “Kalitsouni”. You will definitely love the bread-making as well. In the meanwhile, the meal will be ready. You will taste your own dishes, paired with fruity local wine and taste some traditional jar desserts at the end. The healthy Mediterranean diet and the famous Cretan cuisine have already been revealed in front of your eyes.

Pick up points:

· 15:40 – Kriti hotel (For hotels around: Koum Kapi neighborhood, East old town and Chania city center)

· 15:45 – GS Tours offices (For hotels around: East and Central old town/harbor, Chania city center)

· 15:55 – Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around: West old town and harbor, East Nea Chora)

· 16:00 – Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora)

· 16:10 – Xenios Dias and Golden Beach central parking (for hotels around the Golden beach and Agioi Apostoloi)

· 16:25 – Hotels of Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis

· 16:45 – Hotels in Kalives

· 17:00 – Agioi Pantes village
$
41
29
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$
53
09
/ Person
Saint-Preuil, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Duration:
2,5 H
Cognac is a spirit unlike any other. Cognac can be drunk as an aperitif or digestive, as a long drink or a cocktail. During the morning of your workshop, you will participate in a ... morecognac tasting with a certified cognac educator expert who will introduce the elixir of cognac, and help you discover the various distinctive flavors, characteristics, vintages and blends of the great cognacs.

Workshop Details
Provides an appreciation of cognac’s complexities and lets you discover the answer to some of cognac’s intricacies: 

What is the essence of cognac? 
How does it compare to other spirits (Whisky, Rum, Armagnac) 
How can it be compared with perfume? 
What are the best ways to enjoy your cognac?

The workshop is: 

A workshop completely independent from any cognac trading house or family estate 

A professionally Certified Cognac Educator 

Small groups from 1 to 12 people 

The workshop takes place in a dedicated room. 

A presentation and tasting of 3 cognacs from different vintages, ages, and blends.
$
69
/ Person
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Duration:
4 H
No matter if you have no experience mixing drinks, have taken a bartending course, or are experienced in bartending - this is the mixology class for you! Our highly interactive mixology ... morecourse allows you to build and enjoy your very own cocktail creations. Our 4-hour crash course in mixology will have you entertaining your guests and clients in no time. We will take you on a mind-blowing excursion through the world of mixology, from the essentials of cocktail creations to the subtle nuances of pairing fresh fruit and herbs with unique spirits.
$
88
48
/ Person
Paris, Île-De-France, France
Duration:
2 H
Have you ever wanted to create your own wine? Well, now you have the chance! A 2 hour create your own wine workshop in the center of Paris. With the help of an expert winemaker, you’ll ... moreget to taste and pick the grape varieties you want in your wine, then blend, try, taste again, improve and ultimately create your very own wine.

Once you have created your own unique and personal wine it's time to create a label to showcase your wines style! With our easy to use system, it’s a piece of cake. And a fun one too. You’ll leave this wine workshop experience with a bit of a buzz and the ultimate keepsake from your trip to Paris - your own wine.
$
141
57
/ Person
Porto, Porto District, Portugal
Duration:
8 H
Visiting the Douro during the harvesting season is mind-blowing; you’ll love to explore this remarkable wine region. Upon arriving to the wine estate, you’ll be welcomed ... moreand handed a hat, tobacconist scarf, a bucket and a pair of cutting scissors. Here, you’ll enjoy some mid-morning snacks as you interact with the workers and have the opportunity to pick some grapes. All along, you’ll learn the history of wine in the region alongside some secrets of making a unique flavored local wine.

The lunch will be served around in the middle of the vineyards; a perfect local cuisine consisting of fish, soup, and some fruits. You’ll love the traditional portuguese food.

Later, the tour is scheduled for a wine tasting session of port and table wines. You will be invited into the huge wine tank where, with the master, you will be able to tread the grapes alongside the rest of the workers. It’s adventurous! It’s amazing to learn that people actually don their shorts and bare their feet when treading grapes.

By now, you’ll have hooked up with a few of the workers. Hence, you’ll learn a few things about the Douro people, culture, and tradition. Later, you’ll give farewell to your new-found friends and end the trip!
$
352
76
/ Person
Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
Duration:
7 H
The tour starts with everyone converging at Plaza Espana. We’ll then proceed to a local market in the city that’s actually 60 years old. Here, we’ll shop for ingredients to use when ... moremaking some classic Mediterranean paella. Of course, the market is nice for a unique shopping experience; probably stroll around and even take pictures.

Once done, we’ll take a bus to Sierra Tramuntana mountains; one of the scenic spots in the city. Here, you’ll meet Ramon- he’ll host you all through the learning process. Depending on the weather, you’ll either cook in his kitchen or his yard. Ramon will take you through the whole cooking process; you’ll learn the history and secrets behind the local cuisine! Interestingly, you’ll even have an opportunity of taking some snacks, local tapas and pair with beer or soft drink. Well, the aroma of the paella will definitely tell it all!

The best part will be to take the sumptuous paella we’ve prepared for lunch. Some local Mallorca wine will perfectly do. Later, some homemade dessert with coffee will ensure you’ve had a wonderful lunch. If you thought that’s all, you’re wrong. How about finishing the Mallorca way; a glass of Heirbas? You’ll love the whole experience! Later, you’ll take a bus, stroll around the city before ending the tour.
$
41
29
/ Person
Athens, Greece
Duration:
3,5 H
Visit and prepare a delicious three-course, conventional Greek food here with one of our fantastic, neighborhood cooks. Discover the methods to organize a range of regular dishes; ... moretypical appetizer, salad, dessert and a main dish. The meal comprises of 1 wine glass/1 soft drink glass in addition to 1 shot. Additional drinks can be bought for a small fee. We make use of fresh ingredients purchased from the locals, which are provided from across Greece. If you want like to be with us for a morning trip or visit the market ahead of your class, it is possible for only €6 per individual (interval is half an hour; offered Mon-Sat only excluding national holidays).
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