Seminars with Holly

Marketview Liquor is excited to announce our first ever series of wine education classes, Cellar Sessions with Holly!  These classes will cover a wide range of wine topics, from the basics to an in-depth look at different countries and the wines they offer.

General Information About the Classes

  • All classes will take place in new seminar room at Marketview Liquor
  • All participants must be 21 years to attend (ID required)
  • All classes are $35 (some higher) per person (to be paid on-line only in advance of class)
  • Each class holds a maximum of 33 people
  • Reservations are REQUIRED

Classes Offered:

Seminars with Holly are BACK!  Check out our upcoming seminars below:

A Sip of Sicily

Sicily is a wonderful and diverse blend of Mediterranean civilizations! Through the centuries, it has really developed its own identity due to its isolation and distance from mainland Italy.  The island itself donates a unique landscape for vineyards – from the coastal areas to the slopes of the Mt. Etna volcano, you will find quite a variety of wine offerings. Whites made from the inzolia, grillo and catarrato grapes are crisp and delicious.  Reds made from nero d’avola, nerello cappuccio and nerello mascalese are dark, brooding and mineral-driven.  For Italian wine lovers, this is a class not to be missed!

Date: Tuesday, January 28th

Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Price: $35

Pinot Noir: The Noble Grape

Pinot Noir [PEE-noh NWAHR] is one of the oldest red wine varietals to be cultivated! Its “roots” trace back to the 1st century AD. It is named after the noble Pinot family, and for the pinecone shape of its grape clusters. We will immerse ourselves in the history and evolution of this noble grape, visiting its homeland of Burgundy, France, and then traveling around the world to taste its magical transformation as it truly expresses its sense of place. As Miles once said, “Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot’s potential can then coax it into its fullest expression. Then, oh its flavors, they’re just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle …and ancient on the planet.” Join us for a taste of some of our favorites…

Date: Tuesday, February 4th

Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Price: $50

Old World versus New World

When we refer to the “Old World” of wine, we are talking Europe.  Aptly named for the fact that these countries have been making wine for a long time, and they are steeped in tradition.  The “New World” refers to everyone else – the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, etc.  They may be growing the same grapes as the Old World, but there can be a slight difference in philosophy, labeling, and even in taste.  Put your taste buds to the test and join us for some fun side-by-side comparisons of the two very different styles, and discover your own preferences!

Date: Wednesday, February 12th

Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Price: $35

A Taste of Portugal

Another reprise of a popular class!  Most people know Portugal for its distinct fortified wines called Porto.  But there is so much more to this wine-making country than you would think!  Join us as we travel through the regions of Vinho Verde, Lisboa and Alentejo just to name a few.  You will get a great overview of the country’s wine-making regions, along with a taste of some of the indigenous grapes that Portugal calls its own.

Date: Friday, February 21st

Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Price: $35