Get Wine Savvy


No so knowledgeable about wine? No problem. Up your vino knowhow at one of these local classes:

Wine U
Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30pm through October 2
Tim’s Wine Market Windermere
Taught by Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator Craig Lopus, these weekly classes will travel through 16 countries over 8 weeks and will focus on the history, geography and unique characteristics over 80 wines.
Cost: $175 (Wine Club: $160)
More info: 407-876-9463 or [email protected]

Elements of Wine
Tim’s Wine Market, Orange Avenue
Wednesday, September 11, 6-8pm
This program is designed for students to examine the individual components of wine, including acidity, sweetness, alcohol, oak, tannin and minerality. Students will discuss and analyze six wines in a blind format.
Cost: $25/$ 20 members
More info: 407-895-9463 or [email protected]

Napa Valley Rocks
Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:30pm
Total Wine Colonial Plaza and Millenia Plaza locations
This two-hour class will focus exclusively on white and red wines from the Napa Valley region.
Cost: $25 per person, please visit the store to reserve seating with payment.
More info: 407-352-6330

Swan and Dolphin Resort Annual Food & Wine Classic
Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Walt Disney World Resort
This weekend-long event will feature dozens of wine, spirit and beer seminars as well as tasting from award-winning chefs and live entertainment.
Cost: seminar tickets from $35; food and wine tasting from $65.
More info: 407-934-4000

Friday Night Pour
Most Fridays from 4:30-6:30pm
Whole Foods Winter Park
Held in the Specialty Department on select Friday nights, these free tasting events give guests the chance to sample a variety of wines and food pairings while picking the brains of onsite wine experts.
Cost: free
More info: 407-673-8788