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JANUARY

CHATEAU CHANTAL ICE WINE FESTIVAL
January 25th to 27th, 2019 at Chateau Chantal
Join The Wine Counselor Michael Schafer at Chateau Chantal for a celebration highlighting the wonders of “Liquid Gold” aka Ice Wine! 
Enjoy tastes of these exclusive wines made from frozen grapes. Learn what makes a true Ice Wine and educate your friends while you enjoy special activities. Friday night is our Members Only VIP reception. Saturday be edutained at the Ice Wine micro-sessions “Frost Bitten, Frozen, and Freakin’ Cold Fruit!” presented by The Wine Counselor.

Michael's presentations are on Saturday, January 26th at 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm and includes a tasting of three Ice Wines from Chateau Chantal. Tickets are available online through the link below and are $20. GET MORE INFO AND MAKE YOUR RESERVATION HERE!

FEBRUARY

WINES FOR THE HEART & SOUL (NEW WINES FOR 2019)
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at The War Memorial
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Sip and savor 6 sensuous new wines guaranteed to please your partner this Valentine’s Day.  Uncover the intimate secrets of pairing the Valentine’s Day food you love with the premium wines you desire. Learn partnering techniques proven to enhance your wine experience and impress even the most discerning Valentines. TICKETS>

SUBTLETIES OF SCOTCH
February 19, 2019 at Grand Rapids Community College
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Discover six very different styles of this classic beverage. From smooth and silky to rich and peaty, you'll learn what makes Scotch such a popular whiskey. You'll enjoy both single malts & blends of this worldwide favorite. TICKETS>

CLASSIC COCKTAILS, PART 1 (NEW CLASS FOR 2019)
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at The War Memorial
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Shaken with a twist! Close your eyes and transport yourself back to a time of dinner jackets and vintage cocktails. Learn to craft your favorite classic cocktails, from Martinis to Manhattans, through tried and true techniques. Uncover the history behind your favorite spirits while masterfully mixing 6 classics you can’t live without. We think you’ve earned it! TICKETS>

MARCH

ROSE' ROCKS (NEW CLASS FOR 2019)
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at The War Memorial
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Think pink! Be the first in your inner circle to discover the secrets of rosé. Undoubtedly in a league of their own, rosé wines range from pale pink to neon fuchsia and everything in between! So very food-friendly and swinging from bone dry to the sweet, get in on the rise of the rosé with 6 of the most popular pinks in the market. TICKETS>

APRIL

BEST OF THE BOOT (NEW WINES FOR 2019) 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at The War Memorial
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Rome was not built on Chianti alone. Open your hearts and palates to all that Italy has to offer.  Enjoy 6 Italian gems ranging from sparkling whites to deep, ruby reds. You’re sure to discover your new favorite pizza wine and enjoy an incredible experience, ‘to boot’. Salute! TICKETS>

MAY

TEQUILA'S TEMPTATIONS 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at The War Memorial
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Smooth with a side of exotic, Tequila aims to please on multiple levels. Sip 6 premium samples of this complex Mexican spirit and unleash your inner aficionado by learning the true luxury of tequila (and mastering the perfect margarita, of course)! TICKETS>

CLASSIC COCKTAILS, PART 2 (NEW CLASS FOR 2019) 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at The War Memorial
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Step up your game this summer by serving your family and friends the cocktails they crave.  Master 6 summer-worthy classics through flawless mixology methods. Rise to the occasion and head out to the verandah with these timeless cocktails that will keep them coming back for more. TICKETS>

JUNE

THE JOYS OF GIN (NEW CLASS FOR 2019) 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at The War Memorial
7:00PM TO 8:30pm
Pull up a chair and throw your arms around the classic taste of Gin, the original flavored vodka! Trace a path from its medicinal roots to the amazingly crisp spirit it is today and discover the hidden secrets of this best-selling spirit. Marvel at the vast difference in aromas and flavors through 6 samples of this juniper berry beverage. TICKETS>

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