Cellar Sessions 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 “The Wine Cellar” at Marketview Liquor
  • All participants must be 21 years to attend (ID required)
  • All classes are $25 per person (to be paid on arrival at the registers)
  • Each class holds a maximum of 12 people
  • Reservations are REQUIRED (phone number and email required at the time of reservation)
  • Reservations must be made through the front registers (by phone or in person)
  • Must have a minimum of 8 people signed up for the class to take place

Classes Being Offered

We want to thank everyone for attending the first 5 months of SOLD OUT classes!  Please stay tuned for new classes!

About The Instructor

Holly Howell grew up in a food-loving family in Pittsford, New York. Her family has owned a Cooking School called “The Seasonal Kitchen” for over 45 years. She was the wine columnist for the Rochester Gannett Democrat and Chronicle newspaper for 13 years, and has been a wine consultant at Marketview Liquor since 2015. She often speaks at special wine events, judges at international wine competitions, and leads many educational wine seminars and programs in Rochester and the surrounding areas.

Since 2013, Holly has been an official Wine Host for AMAWaterways River Cruises in Europe. She has led wine-themed tours through some of Europe’s most picturesque wine regions, including the Rhine of Germany, the Danube of Austria, the Gironde of Bordeaux, and the Douro of Portugal. The cruises include winery visits and daily wine seminars aboard the ship presented by Holly.

Holly is a CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine) through the Society of Wine Educators; a CS (Certified Sommelier) through the Master Court; and is currently pursuing her diploma through the WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust). Holly loves to teach and has an enthusiastic and fun approach to learning!