Opening a Bottle will be hosting a monthly virtual wine tasting via Zoom. These tastings are included in your paid subscription to Opening a Bottle. Just navigate to each tasting’s Study Guide and you will be able to view the Zoom credentials as well as the buyer’s guide of recommended wines. These guides are behind the paywall, so be sure that you are logged in to view them.

For non-subscribers, the cost is $45 per class, plus the cost of wine. For each class, a wine list will be provided that you are responsible for purchasing in advance of the class start date.

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What is Natural Wine and Should I Care?

In this virtual wine seminar, we'll examine differences between organic, biodynamic & minimal intervention winemaking and why they matter. Join Kevin Day, the Editor-in-Chief of Opening a Bottle Magazine for an interactive seminar and discussion on natural wine — what is meant by the term, how to decipher a wine's "natural bona fides" and whether any of it matters to your palate. Guests are invited to select two or three natural wines on their own with some assistance from an […]

$45.00

Champagne for Dinner: The Ultimate Everyday Food-Pairing Wine

Grab a bottle of champagne and join wine writers Kevin Day & Zachary Sussman on Zoom as they explore why these bubbles belong at the table.Champagne is perhaps the most famous wine of all: Champions spray it when they win the title. Brides and grooms toast with it after their nuptials. Wannabes order it to look like big spenders. But could it be that — all this time — champagne’s greatest purpose was to pair it with food?In this virtual […]

$40.00

Getting to Know Barolo and Barbaresco

Wine writer and photographer Kevin Day will lead an introductory class, seminar and virtual wine tasting of Italy's Barolo and Barbaresco.Wine writer and photographer Kevin Day will lead an introductory class, seminar and virtual wine tasting of Italy’s Barolo and Barbaresco. Often considered to be the apex of Italian fine wine, the small, Nebbiolo-focused appellations of Barolo and Barbaresco promise a lifetime of intrigue. In this virtual wine tasting and online seminar, Opening a Bottle‘s Editor-in-Chief Kevin Day will take […]

$45.00

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