Drink Happy Thoughts
Virtual class, real wine delivered at your doorstep
In times like these, we all deserve a little liquid therapy. But since we can’t hit the pubs for yet another few weeks at least, how about Armadale Cellars bring a round of drinks to you?
Yes, please! Book fast to receive a specially curated wine pack of six samples straight from Pikes Wines in Clare Valley. Best enjoyed with a mate, the virtual wine tasting class is presented by industry gurus via Zoom, right in your living room. Book here.
More wine experiences online - because wine not?
Now, if you’ve got your favourite bottle of red all chilled and ready, Fine Wine Appreciation is hosting another How to Taste Wine class this weekend. It will cover all the basics of wine evaluation, with this new session featuring the luscious red, Sangiovese. Book here.
Or how about a Drink n’ Draw workshop with Rebel Stepz? Complete a few fun and creative art exercises while you sip on a drink (or three). Perfect for those who are looking for something quirky, and not just your typical drawing class. Book here.
Beer: When in doubt, drink a stout
If you love beer and have been planning about brewing your own at home, now is the best time to do that! Costanzo Brewing’s One Day Brewing Essentials will show you via Zoom the full process of how to brew all-grain beer. Book here.
Thinking of something bigger? Their Start Your Own Microbrewery in-person class in Pascoe Vale will teach you how to consistently brew excellent beer and start your own microbrewery business at home. As they say, do what you love, love what you do. Thus, beer. So, book here.
BONUS: Live drink classes for Melburnians
If you’re in Melbourne later this year, check out these in-person experiences.
For all you gin fans out there: Not all gins are created the same. Little Lon Distilling Co.’s Gin Masterclass Tasting will teach you to tell the difference. Get to taste four samples plus expert tips on distillation. Book here.
And of course, what’s a good drink without good food? Duck & Pinot Masterclass by Luv-a-Duck will teach you how to prepare the perfect gourmet duck dish to go along with your favourite vintage.Book here.
With your newly acquired knowledge in wine appreciation and food matching, you can’t not take it to the next level at your next cocktail party. Head over to Dash Finishing School’s International Dining Etiquette Workshop for a proper orientation. Book here.
“Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life,” says Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. Indeed.
What’s your favourite drink?
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