Have you ever wanted to learn about wine, but don't know where to start? We can totally relate, as wine can be a seemingly intimidating subject - but it doesn't have to be!
That's why we developed "Flight School" - a set of comprehensive introductory courses beginning with wine 101, and following with a series of more in depth workshops that will focus on specific regions, styles + entertaining tips!
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about wine in a casual and fun environment in the company of great friends without any pressure or snobbery!
The best part? In addition to in-person reservations, you can also select the "virtual" option upon checkout, and we will prepare a perfectly-packaged wine tasting kit, all your course materials, and an exclusive zoom code for pick up so that you can tune in the night of the event to taste & learn from home along with us!
Your instructors - owner of Little Birdie Wine Nest & certified sommelier Robin Keenan, and charismatic wine industry professional Sean Cathcart of Skurnik Wines will share their experience to help you gain more in-depth knowledge of all aspects of wine through each 2 hour educational, interactive workshop which includes curated study materials alongside a 4 wine tasting expressive of the region or topic we are focusing on.
Throughout these courses, you will come to understand why different wines taste the way they do, why some are more regarded and higher priced than others, and various tricks of the trade for building your palate and your cellar as you learn about how the major grape varieties, wine regions and their "terroir" and unique winemaking processes ultimately shape each wine’s character.
Maybe most importantly, you will be given the tools to become a better wine taster, get to know your own palate, and learn how to pair wine with food effortlessly!
We recommend starting with "Wine 101" (which will be offered multiple times throughout the year as dates fill up) to give you a foundational basis to understand terms & topics that will come up in future workshops, but you are also welcome to simply join in to specific seminars that interest you without completing our introductory course.
In addition to 10% off any 6 bottle purchases, we will be offering a special incentive to all flock members in attendance that if they "build a box" (of 12 wines) following class, they will receive 1 free ticket to the following month's seminar. (*6 of the wines must come from the attended seminar's tasting selections to qualify.)
Tickets are non-refundable once purchased, and sessions are exclusively limited to 24 guests. *Please let us know in the comment section of your order whom you would like to be seated with so we can make proper socially distanced arrangments for your party.
2021 SCHEDULE OF COURSES:
April 12th: "Wine 101"
May 10th: "Rose All Day"
June 14th: "California"
July 12th: "Germany+ Austria"
August 9th: "Spain + Portugal"
September 13th: "France"
October 11th: "Italy"
November 8th: "Entertaining + Pairing"
December 13th: "Sparkling Wine"
Flight School: Wine 101
*Reservations Required: no walk-ins can be permitted on the night of the event. Reservations are for this date only, no transfers or credits will be permitted.
*No substitutions - we cannot accomodate dietary restrictions for this event.
*All purchases are final. Should a mandate be issued suspending the ability for dine-in services due to covid-19, all reservations will be converted to to-go kits with contactless pick up.
*To-Go's wine kits for Virtual Learning MUST be picked up between 1:00pm-5:30pm on the date of your event. We cannot hold any kits beyond the event date, nor prepare them early. Your exclusive zoom code will be written on your tasting kit.
*Masks MUST be worn (Mandated by The State of Ohio in Cuyahoga County) inside our facility for pick-ups, and when not seated at your table for dine-in reservations.
*These kits are NOT eligible for shipping, but can be delivered locally if minimum requirements are met - call 216-785-9922 for details.