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Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60641

Learn the Fine Art of Wine Tasting and Wine Appreciation. Join us for an exciting evening of fine wine & good times as you learn the delicate art of wine tasting! For budding wine enthusiasts, this workshop is designed to help you cultivate your palate & expand your "wine vocabulary." Learn to swirl, sniff and sip like a pro. Taste several of the "classical" grapes varietals of the world and discover their aromas and flavor profiles. Gain...

Friday Jun 9th, 7–9pm Central Time

Raise a Glass

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625

We have elevated the happy hour experience here at The Chopping Block! Join us as we taste three delicious, food-friendly wines that have been hand selected to complement our classes this evening. Our interactive tasting includes a mini wine lesson featuring Advanced Sommelier Mary Ross, where you’ll learn about the wine’s characteristics, tasting profiles and pairing suggestions to better further your wine knowledge. This is a great way to get...

Friday Jun 16th, 5–6pm Central Time


Wine Lands of Spain

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625

From bright, bubbly Cava to spicy Rosado and silky Tinto, Spanish wine offers unique, delicious flavors. But Spain's influence stretches far beyond her national borders. In this class, we'll discuss Spain's wine heritage in the Old World and the New, including Argentina, Chile and the original heart of our Californian vineyard. Tasting includes six wines with complementary noshes. You must be 21 or over to attend. Please present valid ID at...

Friday Jun 16th, 6:30–8pm Central Time


Spanish Wine and Tapas Pairing

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625

Enjoying wine with food is one of our favorite pastimes, but understanding how to unite the two can be a challenge. We're going to take the guesswork out of pairing wine with food in this special demonstration class featuring Spanish wines and tapas, so you can wow your guests at your next dinner party.  From bright, bubbly Cava to spicy Rosado and silky Rioja, you’ll experience how Spanish wine offers unique, delicious flavors especially...

Friday Jul 7th, 6:30–8:30pm Central Time


Get to Know Your Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir &Malbec

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625

Get to Know Your Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Malbec Learning your grapes is the first step to understanding wine, just like learning your colors is a first step to understanding painted artwork. But in the same way that blue may be sky blue, aqua or navy and still be blue, each grape expresses various hues of flavor - from tart to toasty, for instance, or from ripe berries to aged meat. Join Advanced Sommelier Mary Ross as we taste 3 prominent...

Friday Jul 21st, 6:30–8pm Central Time

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War and Wine: Grand Cru of Wine

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625

During World War II the Nazis took control of France and began to systematically plunder the cellars of France’s most revered wine regions; Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux. We will take a walk through history while drinking wines from these regions as we unfold the story of French resistance as the German wine Weinführers attempted to pillage the cellars of hundreds of wineries. We'll discuss the history of World War II through the lens of vignerons,...

Friday Jul 14th, 6–8pm Central Time


Mixology 102: Sophisticated and Complex Cocktails

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60641

This class will teach you the intricacies of more complicated drinks including: Bar Spoon Subtleties How to make a layered drink Using more exotic ingredients Blended drinks Flaming drinks By the end of this class you will know how to make drinks such as: Ramos Gin Fizz Red, White & Blue Frozen Daiquiri Goblet of Fire Rock Lobster $25 Materials Fee to be paid directly to the school on the day of the class.

Saturday Aug 12th, 2–6pm Central Time

Demonstration Cooking: Wild Mushrooms

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL 60022

Perhaps you’ve seen bright white giant puffballs and maybe even a morel or two in your neighborhood, and wondered if you could eat them. Or, maybe you have enjoyed a meal at a favorite restaurant featuring wild mushrooms and want to replicate that same incredible flavor at home.  In this demonstration cooking class you will learn tips and techniques for preparing and cooking mushrooms, as well as have the opportunity to taste a variety of...

Monday Aug 21st, 6–8pm Central Time

Hands-On Essential Building Blocks

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625

Join us for a new and exciting culinary experience designed to jump start your culinary journey. Our experienced chef will  teach you the fundamentals of how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen, cook delicious meals by opening your taste buds, and explore the basic science and techniques all cooks should know. You'll spend time honing your knife skills, discover why balancing flavors plays  such an important role in being...

Saturday Jul 22nd, 9am–4:30pm Central Time


Culinary Boot Camp 1

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625

Have you always wondered what it would be like to go to culinary school? The Chopping Block's Culinary Boot Camp 1 gives you a taste of a professional culinary program without the lengthy time commitment or heavy financial burden. We are the ONLY recreational cooking school that offers this type of culinary foundation and education without attending a year-round culinary academy.  Culinary Boot Camp 1 explores all the fundamental methods of...

Monday Aug 28th, 9am–5pm Central Time

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Luxury Tasting

Plum Market @ 150 N. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661

Join us on Thursday, October 24th, for our third annual Luxury Tasting in the Herbarium at Bad Hunter! We'll be pouring over 60 fabulous wines! Of course there will be plenty of Champagne, plus classics and originals from all over the world. Look for mighty reds from Barolo and Brunello, Bordeaux and Burgundy, Rioja, Priorat, and the Napa Valley. Sample top-flight whites of Burgundy, Collio, California, and beyond. Accompanied by an array of small...

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Whiskey Appreciation & Tasting

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60641

In this class you will learn: History, distilling and properties of liquor Tasting of varietals Discussion of paring possibilities Spirit specific cocktails

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Open Wine Tasting

Downers Grove Wine Shop @ 1202 75th St, Downers Grove, IL 60516

We generally pour six wines, and serve a few delicious light appetizers that pair with the wines. We talk about the wines, what is unique about them, what type of food they go best with and other interesting fun facts. Tastings are a great way to spend an evening. Come join us for some "wine fun."

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Tea Tasting Workshop

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL 60022

Explore and taste several types of tea. Learn the differences between various origins, how to compare blends, and methods to brew at home. Discover how a tasting wheel can help you understand flavor profiles.

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World of Wine: A Tasting Series

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625

As America continues our streak as the world’s #1 wine consumer, Chicagoland’s dynamic wine market offers more wines and more ways of buying wine than ever before. But choice comes with questions: How do I keep up with unique grapes, emerging regions and ground-breaking techniques? Why does one wine taste (and cost!) different than another? What’s a delicious wine for entertaining, to pair with dinner, for a quiet evening at home? We’ll answer...

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