Take a Class: Imbibe Academy


That’s right, classes are back at The Wine Bottega. Don’t worry, “Academy” can sound so formal, but the last thing we want is to be intimidating. Quite the opposite! At Imbibe Academy, people at all levels of wine knowledge are welcome to learn and play. We employ the ancient Greek definition of academy: a place for study; a place to listen, discuss, and explore. As you will see, our classes range from philosophical to scientific, from social to skill-building. Come check one out, join in the fun, and explore wine with us.

Price: All classes this release are $50 per person.
Length: Although all classes are blocked for two hours, expect about an hour and a half of presentation and discussion, allowing for a little extra time for people to get settled in at the beginning, and chat and ask questions at the end. 
Booking: Call the shop to book today 617.227.6607, or use this think here to our Eventbrite page to buy tickets online. 
But please note that due to the nature of events, classes are non-refundable. 

One Night In Paris 
Thursday, February 9th 6:30 – 8:30pm 
In the city of lights they love to sip on some hip vin de naturel in chic little spots tucked amongst the various arrondissements. Flying solo or duo, it will be an evening of fun while you get to feel in-the-know and hang like a true cool kid. The conversation is guaranteed to flow, and you’ll get to enjoy the romance of armchair travel without the jet lag of actually crossing the ocean.  

Sparkling Sensations  
Saturday, February 18th 3:00 – 5:00pm 
Nothing is quite as celebratory or special as toasting with something bubbly. We’ll walk you through a bit of why, where, and how as you explore a range of fun fizz from different regions and grapes, made in different methods.

Viva España: The Wines of Spain  
Thursday, February 23rd 6:30 – 8:30pm 
Rioja is only the beginning. Old vines, new world influence, and a delightfully confusing collection of styles and traditions, Spain has so much to meditate on. We will give you a tour of the classic and perhaps unexpected flavors this powerhouse has to offer. 

Sicily: Fire and Water
Saturday, February 25th, 3:00 – 5:00pm 
Come experience what this not-so-small island has to offer from the slopes of volcanoes to the hot expanses of Catania. There are too many delicious things to discover, and far too many great winemakers rocking out some amazing vino not to dive in. 

Tuscany: Liquid Sunshine 
Sunday, March 5th, 6:00 – 8:00pm 
This region of Italy has brought us such well-loved wines as Chianti, Brunello, and Dei Vino Nobile, but there is so much more. We’ll touch on some classics but show you the hidden treasures of this postcard-perfect place.

Piedmont: King in the North 
Saturday, March 18th, 6:00 – 8:00pm A powerhouse of clout and history, the grape Nebbiolo rules supreme in the big B’s of Barbaresco and Barolo, but there are even more delights that the foggy rolling hills have to offer. Come explore the deliciousness of this regional phenomenon. 

Thursday, March 23rd, 6:30 – 8:30pm 
The U S of A has a lot to offer all over, but the golden state alone holds so much to explore on its own. There are so many different styles, and terroirs to dig into. Sunglasses optional. 

Blind Tasting: Are You Afraid of The Dark?
Saturday, March 25th, 3:00 – 5:00pm  
Whether you think it’s a skill or a party trick, the exercise of blind tasting wine is a wonderful way to eliminate expectations and be present in the moment. A class for all skill levels, this is about having fun while also perhaps expanding our palates.