Classes

Wine tasting and sommelier training is not just for the 'elite': absolutely anyone can enjoy this unique experience. Taking some wine 101 classes with us, or booking yourself in to a beer course, will teach you all that you need to know to savor the world's finest wines, spirits, and craft beers. We have courses to suit all tastes!

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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).
$
29
45
/ Person
Brussels, Belgium
Duration:
2,5 H
A fun and interactive Belgium beer tasting workshop that plays with your senses! In different rounds you will get to find tasting beer is something you do with all your senses: sight, ... moresound, smell, touch and of course, taste! This beer tasting workshop is a feast for the senses with professional explanations by expert beer sommelier Werner.

For sure, at the end of this workshop you'll never look at beer in the same way again!

A little more about Werner: It’s hard to meet a more authentic Belgian. His two biggest passions are chocolate and beer. He has found a way to fuse Belgium’s most famous products into interesting chocolate and beer pairing tastings. Werner has truly found a hole in the market. His years of experience as a as a chocolatier for the world famous Callebaut Belgian Fine Chocolate and his knowledge of beer as a beer sommelier make him an expert in both fields.

Werner's philosophies: Craftmanship is an art. Passion is everything.

After a lot of research, Werner now organises interesting beer and chocolate tastings all over Belgium. His knowledge and expertise in beer and chocolate is impressive!
$
74
21
/ Person
Chania, Greece
Duration:
7 H
Join us and live an incredible journey through the Cretan cuisine and culture Tour Highlights Introduction and welcome drink Vegetable picking from our own garden ... more

Walking up to the mountain paths and exploring nature

Cooking lessons in traditional Cretan recipes

Taught in the private home kitchen of a local

Hear the stories and origins behind each dish

Secret rooms will present Crete through the ages

Preparing the appetizers and dessert

Wine tasting combined with cheese platters in Cretan varieties

Savor the freshly made dinner along with good Cretan wine

Discovering the secrets of the healthy Mediterranean diet

Enjoying the fantastic view of Aegean Sea and the mountain around

A nice surprise at the end

Guiding by the place owners

Description

Pursue us to the surprising expedition via the Cretan flavors and experience the real Cretan lifestyle. At the towering summit of the White Mountains, we team will cook for you some delicious traditional home-grown meals. Utilizing hale and hearty organic and bio Cretan ingredients such as fresh vegetables picked from our garden, local meat, extra-virgin olive oil, dairy products and the most sweet-smelling herbs.

You will get the opportunity to stroll in the region of our vegetable gardens to observe, feel, smell, taste and touch the real produce of mother nature. We will also disclose the secrets of local herbs, the way Cretan olive oil influences the people’s health and helpful tips about the local products that we use. We will organize a time-honored Cretan recipe with our own hands; be trained how we, Cretans, prepare food.

After our incredible cooking know-how, we will follow a trail into the mountain walking within the purely natural world. Exploring the region, we will see the traditional Cretan shepherds hut known as ”Mitato,” we will go into an olive field and perceive how we reap the olives and study more about the blooming vegetation and flowers. Going back to the house you will taste delicious Cretan wine together with local cheese and arrange some cocktail snacks like “Tzatziki” and “Ntakos.” The Mountain View is breathtaking from our window. Enjoying the fantastic wine, you will experience heaven on earth! In the period in-between our meal will be all set. We will taste our dishes, together with fruity neighborhood wine and enjoy some traditional jar desserts at the conclusion. The healthy and exceptional Mediterranean diet and the renowned Cretan food has already been put before your eyes.
$
53
01
/ 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 PRIVATE workshop completely independent from any cognac trading house or family estate 
A professionally certified cognac educator 
Small groups of 1 and 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.
$
371
07
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$
936
53
/ Person
Belgrade, Serbia
Duration:
3 Days
Cooking and wine tasting of Sumadija The food and wine tasting tour to the Serbia’s Sumadija Wine region is quite a magnet! You’ll have the opportunity to experience the tasty wine ... moreand dishes of the western Serbian people. The local experts will show you how to come up with authentic local cuisines using home-grown ingredients. Of course, you’ll love to visit some of the leading wineries and have a taste of the wines they make.

Day 1 - Introduction to the wineries
You’ll have to arrange either for a pick up at your hotel room or at a station to meet #YourSerbiaHost. Then, you’re scheduled to proceed to the eastern direction of Sumadija to visit two wineries. Well, each has a unique way of processing wine. You’ll first come across Radovanovic winery; one of the pioneers in modern winemaking in Serbia. The winery started about thirty years ago and is currently among the top three wine producer in the country. The winery is well known for the superb Cabernet Sauvignon which has secured various international awards. Visiting the winery and at least tasting a few labels is quite adventurous! The second winery is Despotika. Well, this is a younger winery whose ambitious owner aims at making authentic Serbian wines using Morava and Prokupac grapes. Despotika has their wine aging in barrique barrels made from the Serbian oak. You’ll love the taste of various labels of wine they make. Later, we’ll take you to Mala vrbica and Colovic for dinner and some accommodation for the night.

Day 2 - Cooking class
The day is scheduled to start with a sumptuous breakfast. Later, you will be required to get the required ingredients to start the cookery class. You’ll take a walk in the woods to get some forest fruits. Ivan will be our host and guide while his mother the cooking trainer. In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy the dishes for lunch and later have time to relax at the pool at a stone throw or stroll around the area. The place is perfect for nightlife. Hence, taking some time outside to admire the clear sky can be worthwhile.

Day 3 - Wine tasting in the Sumadija wine region capital
Of course, after staying for the nightlife, you’ll have to spend the night at Ivan’s place. The third day starts with us heading to the capital of Sumadija wine region; Topola. To begin with, you’ll land in King’s wine cellar that was set up in 1931 by Yugoslavian king Alexander. However, the winery is now state-owned. The next is Aleksandrovic winery. It’s probably Serbia’s most prominent winery. Finally, you’ll get to the young but promising Arsenijevic winery. All these wineries produce various labels that you’ll love tasting. Later, we’ll join Nemanja, the owner of Arsenijevic winery for lunch at a nearby restaurant and then leave for Belgrade. It will only take us an hour.
$
541
89
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$
671
47
/ Person
Athens, Greece
Duration:
4 Days
This tour is available from mid-September to mid-April, for a duration of three nights and four days either Sunday to Wednesday or Thursday to Sunday. You will stay in a 3 or 4-star ... morehotel in the center of Athens.
Athens is one of the world’s oldest capital. It is famed for its prehistoric sites and has numerous ancient ruins and places to see. It is renowned for hosting the first contemporary Olympic Games in 1896 as well as the 2004 summer Olympics. It is also home to Socrates, one of the best Greek philosophers and other great philosophers of the world.
During this tour, you will explore the city of Athens, as a gastronome. You will have an opportunity to eat, taste, drink and cook as you discover the historical-rich streets of Athens.

Day 1 – Arrival
Arrive at the Athens International Airport. Check in at the hotel (provided at an extra charge) where our tour guide will welcome and brief you on the travel plan. Then dine and night at the hotel.

Day 2 – Walking Food Tour
Our guide, who is food enthusiast will help you sightsee culinary Athens at its best. The schedule includes a memorable legendary tour, to the restaurants, high-quality groceries, bakeries, sweet shops, dairies and spice shops. Through the tour, you will sample and taste most of the local Greek food. This food tour will end at the vibrant Varvakeios food market. The guide will lead you through the gastronomic geography of the city as you take pictures. The food tour finally ends with an enjoyable lunch at a Greek restaurant.
After the fascinating food tour, you will have a chance to rest in the afternoon till we all meet during dinner.
Dinner: You will have a chance to indulge in a Greek gastronomic meal which will be a 3-course meal at an awarded restaurant paired with a glass of wine.
Night in your hotel.

Day 3 – Cookery class & Wine tasting
In the late morning, our chef will teach you how to prepare a full Greek lunch from the starter, the main course and dessert at a beautiful restaurant at the heart of Athens. You will also learn some Greek cuisines followed by wine tasting of various Greek wines. The afternoon is free for your activities. You can visit the Parthenon, or the Acropolis museum, or the archaeological museum of Athens or do some shopping.
Dinner on your own or make a reservation at a quality restaurant.

Day 4 – Departure
We will drop you off at the Athens International airport at an additional charge.
Extra nights at the hotel can be added, so kindly inform us.
$
134
29
/ Person
Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain
Duration:
6 H
Taking cooking classes for Paella in Albufera Park Perhaps you want to learn how to prepare paella alongside sangria refreshment. Don’t worry; Albufera Park is the place to be. It’s ... moreamong the most beautiful places in Valencia. When you arrange with us, we’ll pick you at your hotel and head to the Albufera Park. Interestingly, you’ll be welcomed with a drink and a guide will explain what the tour entails; that is, what to see and do. Well, all will revolve around paella and sangria- a traditional refreshing drink prepared using fruits and wine. Valencians use it alongside paella and other dishes during summer.

You’ll then put on your chef hat and apron then get to work. A professional chef will take you stepwise in making paella. You’ll love the secrets and customs around paella and other Spanish cuisines. Soon, the paella will be giving a sweet aroma! You’ll then transit to sangria. You’ll have some fruits from the orchard alongside Valencian wine. Later, we’ll take the incredible paella lunch along with some salad and sangria. You’ll then get a Diploma of Authentic Valencian Paella Ambassador and become a certified expert! Later, you’ll finish with taking a stroll around the Albufera Park before going back.
Teno, VII Región, Chile
Duration:
3 Days
Enjoy a weekend filled with charm, comfort, wine, and gastronomy in the heart of Chile’s Wine Country.  Experience an unforgettable culinary weekend at Mapuyampay Lodge Gastronómico ... more& Cooking School hosted by Vicente Escobar, a wine lover, entrepreneur and poet, and Ruth Van Waerebeek, an internationally acclaimed chef, and cookbook author. Mapuyampay is located just 2.5 hours south of Santiago - Chile's capital, nestled in the foothills of the majestic Andes Mountains. We are located off the beaten path, right in the heart of Chile’s wine country and only 50 km away from the Andean village Los Queñes, and the colonial town of Santa Cruz. The ideal place for interesting day trips and exploring Chile’s wine country.

WEEKEND ITINERARY 

Friday

Welcome drink followed by gastronomic dinner experience

Overnight accommodation

Saturday

Breakfast from 9:00 - 10:45 AM

Cooking class from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (4 hours)

Creative cooking from around world

Wine tasting of two Chilean reserve wines

Afternoon: Free time

Activities such as relaxing by the pool, trekking, cycling trips, horse rides, rafting (activities require scheduling and are not included in the price)

Light dinner: Mediterranean flavors

Overnight accommodation

Sunday

Brunch (fruit, quiche, homemade sweets, waffles or french toast)

Check out: 1:00 PM
$
168
45
/ Person
València, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
Duration:
6 H
Understand how to prepare Spanish paella and taste the local wines and products Taking this tour will expose you to the Valencian cultures and customs. Tasting of products as you stroll ... moredown the old town and Valencia Central Market. There’s a lot to see and do once there. To begin with, you’ll start with a guided stroll. Here, you’ll experience the glamorous sight of the Valencia Central Market. You’ll love the sight of the postmodern building along with the wide variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs not to mention fresh seafood. You’ll love the experience!

You’re then scheduled for product and wine tasting where you’ll have the opportunity to try a few local products as well as the finest from their vineyard. Later in the evening, you’re assured of a worthwhile experience; you’ll learn the preparation of authentic Valencian paella at the school of paellas. As the professional takes you through the stepwise procedure, he or she will explain the culture and history behind the cuisine. As the paella is getting ready, you’ll be served with an aperitif with Valencian wine, typical tapas or even craft beer. Later, a nice dinner will be served and awarded a diploma as a paella chef expert! We’ll then take you back.
$
146
07
/ Person
Benidorm, Valencian Community, Spain
Duration:
6 H
If you’re a tapas and wine lover - well, this is the tour for you! The trip sets off with a visit to a famous winery. Here, you’ll learn a few secrets of winemaking. This is accompanied ... moreby tasting several labels. The cooking classes are set to begin later in the evening.

Upon prior arrangements with us, we’ll pick you from your hotel room in the morning. Our first destination is a winery situated in Alfas del Pi village. The guide will explain to you the whole process of winemaking from the vineyard all through to the fine bottled wine. Of course, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some wine from Chardonnay and Muscatel grapes. Ranging from the white wines, red wines all through to Alicante wine, these deluxe will make your visit worthwhile!

After wine tasting, we’ll proceed to tapas class. Here, you’ll learn to cook the tapas cuisines. The school is situated in Benidorm. An expert will take you through the whole process at the same time explaining the custom and traditions surrounding the cuisine. As the dish gets ready, you’ll be served with an appetizer and later enjoy the tasty cuisine. Taking a stroll before closing the tour can still be worthwhile!
Teno, VII Región, Chile
Duration:
4 Days
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Enjoy 4 days filled with charm, comfort, wine, and gastronomy in the heart of Chile’s Wine Country. Experience an unforgettable culinary weekend at Mapuyampay Lodge Gastronómico & ... moreCooking School hosted by Vicente Escobar, a wine lover, entrepreneur and poet, and Ruth Van Waerebeek, an internationally acclaimed chef, and cookbook author. Mapuyampay is located just 2.5 hours south of Santiago - Chile's capital, nestled in the foothills of the majestic Andes Mountains. We are located off the beaten path, right in the heart of Chile’s wine country and only 50 km away from the Andean village Los Queñes, and the colonial town of Santa Cruz. The ideal place for interesting day trips and exploring Chile’s wine country.

WEEKEND ITINERARY

Thursday

Arrival during the afternoon at Mapuyampay

Welcome drink followed by gastronomic dinner experience

Overnight accommodation

Friday

Morning:

Buffet breakfast from 9:00 - 10:45 AM

“Creative Chilean Flavors” cooking class from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (4 hours) and wine pairing 

Afternoon:

Visit the Miguel Torres, Montes or San Pedro vineyard

Dinner at a local restaurant (Not included in price)

Saturday

Morning:

Breakfast: 9:00 AM

Cooking and wine pairing class “Creative Flavors of the World” and wine tasting of three reserve wines: from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (3 hours)

Afternoon: Free time

Activities such as relaxing by the pool, trekking, cycling trips, horse rides, rafting, olive groves visit and oil tasting (activities require scheduling and are not included in the price)

Night:

Light dinner: Mediterranean flavors

Sunday

Farewell brunch: (quiche, fruits, homemade jams, waffles or french toasts)

Check-out: 1:00 PM
$
155
49
/ Person
Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
Duration:
4,5 H
Learn to cook typical Spanish dishes with a market visit in Mallorca, Spain. This tour is meant for all who wish to learn how to prepare the Spanish cuisines. A combination of cooking ... moreclasses with wine and traditional products tasting is fun and adventurous! You’ll learn to cook, cook, and have the sumptuous dish for lunch!

The trip is scheduled to start at the school. Here, you’ll find expert chefs to take you through the whole cooking process. They will explain various secrets around the Spanish traditional dishes. It’s mind-blowing! You have the chance to visit the old Santa Catalina Market. Here, you’ll have the chance to see and savor various local products as you buy some ingredients to use later in cooking class.

The chef will take you cooking classes for gazchapo, omelette, and Mallorcan paella; just to mention a few. Later, we’ll taste the dishes in a classic dining room with a perfect atmosphere. Here, you’ll also have the chance to taste some wine. The best part, you’ll carry the recipes with you at the end of the tour. You’ll definitely have something to surprise your friends and family with! There’s more to see and do in Palma de Mallorca!
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