Romantic Vines: Valentine’s Day Wine Class

BY Melissa Bee

Romantic Vines: Valentine’s Day Wine Class

Experience a little romance with The Sipper’s Delight Wine Tasting Social Club at the Romatic Vines: Italian Wines Class. On Saturday, February 16, from 7-10 pm at The Artisan Collective, you can learn all about Italian wines. From the variety of grapes used, to the regions the wines are from, the host Burley Tuggle will treat you to her vast wealth of knowledge on the subject. Participants will also learn how to taste and evaluate the wines.

Guests will be introduced to several exciting sparkling, white, and red Italian wine varieties from Italy’s major wine regions: Piedmont, Veneto, and Tuscany. In addition to the tasting of five delicious Italian wines, Tuggle promises to make it a delightfully romantic evening, with flowers, candles, and more. What better way to spend your Valentine’s Saturday, either with your sweetie, or to meet someone new at a casual and unpretentious wine-tasting class? And in a beautiful setting like The Artisan Collective, you can’t go wrong.

The Sipper’s Delight Wine Tasting Social Club was founded in 2009 by Burley Tuggle, a local wine enthusiast. It is for anyone interested in broadening their knowledge of wines, from beginners to connoisseurs. Meetings are monthly and special events are frequent; both usually run from $15 to $25 per class. Tuggle is currently in Napa Valley taking a 4-day professional wine course at the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone Wine School.

The Artisan Collective (25 Halsey Street) hosts the wine tastings, as well as being home to the works of four amazing artists: Akirfa Design Studios, KullahRulz, Twisted Elegance, and Sew What. The artists themselves run the store and are usually found their charming the customers with their beautiful and affordable works.

$20 for Romantic Vines covers the wine, food, and any other materials used in the class. Pre-pay for this class during their regular business hours (12pm – 6pm Monday – Saturday) or send RSVP to (subject: wine class on 2/16). Bringing a date is optional!


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