The Wee Tipple, LLC is proud to offer a growing range of Core Classes, in addition to one-off events and private tastings. These classes give a solid knowledge of the topic presented and are proven participant favorites. If you’re interested in a private event or group tasting, please reach out via the contact form.
“Leaving the snobbery at the door, Julia brings a sense of fun and adventure to the world of wine!”
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines
WSET’s Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.
This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.
Bourbon, Scotch, & Irish Whiskies
Come learn about and taste the differences between Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskies. From local laws and histories to grains, distillation techniques, and noted styles, participants will gain solid knowledge of these three pillars of the whisk(e)y industry, and have a great time doing it! Participants will also receive a fun pdf workbook, aroma guide, and tasting sheets.
This class takes an in-depth look at Redemption Whiskey, as we taste together through their main lineup of Straight Bourbon, High Rye Bourbon, and Straight Rye. Participants will learn about Redemption’s history, ingredients and sourcing, legal requirements of the various styles of whiskey, as well as learning to taste whiskey. Interactive and engaging, this class is great for whiskey newbies, Bourbon Barons and Rye Relishers, and those who enjoy Redemption but want to know what’s Behind the Bottle.
What’s in Your Wine Glass?
In this class, participants will learn how to knowledgeably and confidently taste wine. Wine tasting can seem overwhelming, but with fun, focused guidance and some specially prepared tasting sheets to follow, you’ll be able to assess the look, pick out the aromas, gauge the structure, and liberally enjoy the flavours dancing on your tongue in no time!
The Noble Classes
In this series of classes, we take a closer look at the 6 main Noble Grape varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Riesling. Each class breaks down the grapes – from history and characteristics, to prominent regions, styles, and food pairings. Excellent for expanding your wine knowledge and appreciation in a laid back, easy to understand manner.
New Classes Currently Fermenting…
The Wee Tipple elves are working hard to bring new content and fun classes to the public. So pour yourself a wee dram or a nice glass, sign up for our mailing list, and we’ll be in touch soon!
What’s the Tipple from Past Participants?
An excellent introduction to wine tasting. Highly enjoyable and informative. -Nancy
Ms. Menn is very charming and enthusiastic and clearly enjoyed sharing her knowledge. She allows enough time to get used to the concepts she introduces and to explore the contribution that each of one’s senses gives to the enjoyment of wine. I will definitely enjoy wine much more in future! -Steve
I recommend Julia’s Redemption Comparison Tasting to anyone interested in bourbon whiskeys and to those who think they’re not. Not only is Julia knowledgeable, but her enthusiasm for the topic makes the experience so much fun! I had never participated in a tasting like this and was pleasantly surprised to find, with Julia’s guidance, that I began to notice differences among the three products and find one I especially liked (Redemption Rye). -Karen
Julia knows her stuff. If you want to learn about whiskey, in a fun and winsome way, she is the person to go to. It’s a fun and engaging time. And how better to spend it than over a dram or two or three of good whiskey, moderated by someone who knows what she is talking about. -Jonathan
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