The Mixology Wine Wine Seminar

The Mixology Wine Wine Seminar

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We started the Wine Seminars at Mixology Wine in 2003, and this was primarily because there was a demand for more Wine Knowledge.  We really wanted our graduates to have an in depth understanding of not just how to serve and pair wine, but why wine is vital to the profits of so many bars, we cover:

  • Differences in production between Red, White, and Rose Wines.
  • General Characteristics of Different Varietals, from Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Flavor and Profile Contrasts of Old World and New World Wines
  • Wine Cellar Basics
  • Storing and Preserving Opened Wine
  • Learning and Appraising a Wine List Quickly
  • Wine and Food Pairings
  • The Order and Etiquette of Opening and Presenting Wine
  • Wine and Cheese Tasting

Wine knowledge is very important for two reasons.  The first is that there’s very little branding when it comes to wine, besides Yellowtail and Dom Perignon or Veuve Cliquot, most people are hard pressed to think of a wine to order, the way they’ll think of Patron or Johnny Walker.  Guests need to be guided to the best wine based on what they want to spend.

The second reason is that Wine will oxidize.  In fact, typically the price of a glass of wine at a bar, will be how much the bar spent on the bottle itself, wholesale.  They don’t know if they can sell more than one glass before the bottle oxidizes, like an apple turns brown if left out, so they cut their losses.  The means that every glass that you sell as a bartender is pure profit for where you work, and if you make the most profits, you’ll get the best shifts.

  • Dolfijna

    I received a 4-hour Wine Seminar and Tasting for Two Groupon cerfiticate as a gift. I would like a list of your scheduled classes to choose from,
    Thank you. Barbara Wotherspoon : dolfijna@gmail.com

  • Huberj44

    hi..what is the class schedule for this course…considering a groupon but need to know dates..thanks…huberj44@gmail.com

    • Ori

      Seminars are always held on Sundays, from 12-5, and we hold 4 a month, with one being Beer and the other being Wine. Because we’ve had a lot of Living Social sign ups, we’ll add dates once we have the final tally. If you have any other questions feel free to call directly at (856) 429-0111.

    • Ori

      It’s commensurate to demand, but in general, it’s on Sunday from 12-5pm. We start with the 2nd Sunday of every month, and add based on demand fluctuations. For the next three seminar dates, call the main office at 215-878-1300.

  • RM

    Please email me a schedule of the wine seminar times. I purchased a groupon and it expires on 5/19/14. Thank you. Rymiller13@gmail.com

  • Theresa

    Please email me a schedule of the wine seminars: tocute4u42@aol.com