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TuscanyClasses coming back! October 2021....TBD

-WINE 101


-Regional Classes


-Destination Classes

Are you taking a trip? Visiting an exotic wine region? Want to know more about the wines before you get there?

Let us present a private tasting of the wine regions, grapes and traditions you will see when you get over there.

In other words, "know before you go!"

For example, are you going to Tuscany?

We can introduce you to the varietals you will find on the table in Florence and the foods that would be the best pairing. The days of an all encompassing, overly general, very limited rule of white with fish and red with meat are over!

Your vacation, your honeymoon, your family reunion, the trip you have been planning forever is no time to make a mistake!


money mayhem murder-Money, Mayhem & Murder

By popular demand, we are bringing one of our most popular series of classes from the OLLI program at UNCA to the Asheville School of Wine, complete and unedited!

Money, Mayhem & Murder covers the worst crimes in the wine industry, both historical and modern day. We will cover everything from Arson to Fraud and, of course, Murder.

This will be a series of three classes, each one will be two hours long and include wines to taste that have been paired with the stories.

Class 1: Money

This class will examine the financial crimes committed in the world of wine. Theft, Ponzi Schemes, arson and counterfeit wine will be covered in this class.

Class 2: Mayhem

The “Wine Mafia”in France, wine terrorists, a scandal that tanked an entire country's wine program, a wine bottle brawl at 30,000 feet and why you should never mess with Chateau Cheyval Blanc.

Class 3: Murder

Murders and poisons in the world of wine. The Borgias, Rasputin, a Sicilian who helped women murder their husbands and a modern day murder–suicide in Napa Valley.