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Marketview Liquor Blog

Wine and Spirit Seminars

  • All classes will take place in the seminar room at Marketview Liquor
  • Each class holds a maximum of 30 people
  • Reservations are required (for free and paid events)
  • All reservations must be made through the links below

The Wines of Piemonte, Italy

A Seminar with Holly

Wednesday, February 28th 6-7pm

Cost: $35 per person

This is our second venture to “Piemonte” (or Piedmont), and there are lots more gems to discover! Piemonte means “the foot of the mountains”. This is a perfect description of the beautiful province that catches the towering Alps as they roll from Switzerland into the northwestern corner of Italy. And the wines… oh, the wines! There are two major features affecting the weather in Piedmont: the chilly Alps and the warm Mediterranean. This little tug-of-war creates some very unique growing conditions for the vineyards. Join us as we take a virtual tour of this magical region and taste through its most worshipped whites and reds.

OTBP Spain

A Seminar with Holly

Tuesday, March 5th 6-7pm

Cost: $35.00 per person

Our “OTBP” Series has become a popular one. Wines that are “Off The Beaten Path” are not your mainstream choices, but can be surprising finds. And Spain is loaded with them. Regions like Toro, Mencia, Alicante and Yecla may not be as famous as the worshipped regions of Rioja and Jerez, but they have “terroir” and grapes that speak for themselves. And they can also be some incredible values! Join us for an evening of fun wines and tasty tapas while we cover some more territory on the Spanish wine map.

Sippin’ Vodka, Savin’ Daylight: A Spirited Journey!

A Seminar with The Intoxicating Professor, Heather McKechney

Thursday, March 7th 6-7pm

Cost: $30.00 per person

As Daylight Savings Time approaches let’s talk about vodka! Vodka is used for some of our favorite evening cocktails, which of course we love, but to celebrate more daylight, or commiserate losing an hour of sleep with friends, from the iconic Bloody Mary to the easy drinking Screwdriver, many brunch cocktails get their kick from vodka. Beyond being considered a mere blank canvas for mixing, vodka reveals a spectrum of flavors based on its ingredients and production process, from sweet and smoky to subtly fruity or even slightly salty. Join the Intoxicating Professor, Heather McKechney, as she takes us on a journey through the science, history, and unexpected uniqueness of vodka. Together, we’ll taste several diverse samples, concluding our evening with a brunch-worthy espresso martini.

International Riesling Day!

A Seminar with Holly

Wednesday, March 13th

Cost: $35.00 per person

Another excuse to celebrate this amazing and versatile white wine! Riesling, with its unique ability to span the spectrum of sweetness levels and exhibit extraordinary aging potential, has left an indelible mark on the world of wine. It thrives in diverse terroirs, from the iconic Mosel in Germany, to the enchanting vineyards of Alsace in France, to the pristine Clare and Eden Valleys in Australia, to the Finger Lakes region of New York State! Each region lends its own distinct charm to Riesling, making it a grape that transcends borders and captures the hearts and palates of wine lovers everywhere. On March 13th, wine aficionados around the world come together in a global celebration, clinking glasses to honor this delightful grape variety. And we will be there to join them!

Blarney in a Bottle: The Science and Lore of Our Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Drink, Whiskey!

A Seminar with The Intoxicating Professor, Heather McKechney

Friday, March 15th 6-7pm

Cost: $30.00 per person

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, let’s begin the revelry by exploring everyone’s favorite St. Patrick’s Day companion – whiskey! Join the Intoxicating Professor, Heather McKechney, as we taste our way through the fascinating science that transforms grains into liquid gold and dive into the legendary tales that make each sip a journey through Irish history. We will sample several Irish whiskeys and finish with your new favorite whiskey cocktail, the Irish Maid! Whether you are Irish every day or only on St. Patrick’s Day, join me for an entertaining and tasty evening! Slàinte!