7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park 913-341-4455

Wine 101 With a Certified Sommelier

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17 Seats available
Price $65.00
Instructor: Brent Grider ~ Certified Sommelier
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Demonstration Class | Wine Tasting & Wine Nibbles
Thu 3/30/23   6:30-8:30 p.m.

Class Description: 

Let’s learn about wine with a pro!  This special 2-hour class is designed for those with an appreciation for one of the world’s oldest beverages.  Learn from scratch (or refresh your skills) with instructor and Certified Sommelier Brent Grider.

The goal of the class will be to gain a working knowledge of the various grape varietals and then gauge what styles of wine appeal most to you and why. We’ll also understand the how to’s of selecting wines you’ll enjoy, the wine-making process (including sparkling wines), how to read a wine label and a wine list, proper glassware, how to open a bottle, what factors contribute to the quality of a wine and major wine producing countries.  That’s a lot of ground to cover, but we’ll do it.

Don’t worry, we’ll also do some tasting, as well, because how the heck can you learn if you don’t taste….right?  You will no longer have to use the “close your eyes and point” approach to choosing a wine at your local purveyor or in a restaurant.  Won’t you be clever! 




  • This class includes wine tastings. Additional alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. 
  • Our Kitchen Shop Experience™ will be open for browsing prior to class, during any breaks and after class. 
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, it must be received prior to 72 hours before the start time of this class.  For more information, and to view all class-related information and policies, please click here.