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Feb 19, 2008 02:35 PM

Wine classes?

Does anyone know of a school or business that offers wine tasting classes for beginners?

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  1. You might want to check with Martin's on Vets. I've been to a wine tasting class there, but that was a few years ago.

    1. Wine Institute of New Orleans offers classes.

      Martin's has a schedule of events on their website.

      Cork & Bottle also does good weekly free tastings.

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      1. re: uptownlibrarian

        Your link to seems to be out of order. Thanks, however, for the Martin's Winecellar link, as it answers a question for me from another thread - the uptown store has opened at 3500 Magazine St. I still recall the Baronne St [?] location, but that was years ago, back when Mr. Martin did his commercials for WDSU, WVUE and WWL.


        1. re: Bill Hunt

          The Baronne St. location was there until Katrina. The new place on Magazine is much smaller, and doesn't have the deli.

          1. re: JGrey

            Thanks for the update. In our one post-K trip, we did not get down to that area, only to the Metairie store, which has been where we've gone over the last dozen years. Glad to know that they did re-open the Uptown store, albeit in another location.


          2. re: Bill Hunt

            It's working for me; maybe try again? Here's a link directly to their class listings too:

        2. If you get interested in experiencing wine (and food), you might want to look into the International Wine & Food Society - New Orleans chapter. I see news of their events in the national magazine, and they seem to be very active. Our chapter, in AZ, does about 6 tastings and 4 dinners (or other similar events) per year, however we're hampered by most of the population of Metro-Phoenix leaving town during the Summer.