Craft Beer & Wine Classes at Total Wine – Raleigh NC
Craft beer and wine can be daunting subjects to unravel, though so easy to enjoy. Total Wine makes drinking good beer & wine even easier by helping translate with customized & unique classes.
This spring we had the pleasure of attending a Belgian Beer class at one of the local Total Wine stores.
Triangle Total Wine, at 6105 Capital, is the only Triangle NC location that currently hosts these classes. Classes start at 6:30, so even if you have to traverse the Triangle that should give you ample time to get there.
Included in class are ample tastings, snacks, notes (so you don’t have to remember everything), a tasting sheet for evaluating the flavor attributes, and a 10% discount. For a mere $15, it’s a bargain (Wine classes are $25), and as described in the notes, indeed a ‘fun and delicious learning experience’. Be sure you call ahead as reservations are required – and the classes DO fill up. Most are limited to 30.
The class was full of information on Belgian styles – Witbier, Saison/Farmhouse, Trappist, Abbey, Dubbel, Tripel, and Quadrupel – and what makes them unique, the appropriate glassware, and some brewery history. The attendees clearly had a great time learning and tasting such a fine array of Belgians.
Highlights among the many tasting samples:
- Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
- Orval Trappist Ale
- Duchess de Bourgogne
- Huyghe Delirium Tremens
- Lindemans Framboise Lambic
- Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
- Pike Tandem Double Ale (exclusive to Total Wine)
- Even a ‘bonus’ Rochefort
When you discover your class favorites, you can use your 10% discount to stock up!
To stay in touch with the happenings, check out:
@Total_Wine_Beer (for beer updates)
@TotalWine (for wine updates)
The upcoming schedule for the store is here: http://bit.ly/ab6O2Y
Upcoming Beer Classes
What’s Not on Tap: Uncommon, Extraordinary Beer Styles
Thurs. 7/14 6:30-8:30
Beer 101: Get Your Suds On
Thurs. 8/04 6:30-8:30
Thurs. 9/08 6:30-8:30
Beerrelevance: A Tasty History Lesson
Thurs. 9/29 6:30-8:30
Thurs. 10/20 6:30-8:30
Upcoming Wine Classes
Napa Valley – California’s Most Famous Wine Region
Tues. 7/19 6:30-8:30
Thurs. 7/21 6:30-8:30
An Inspiring Taste of Italy
Tues. 8/23 6:30-8:30
Thurs. 8/25 6:30-8:30
Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon
Tues. 9/20 6:30-8:30
Thurs. 9/22 6:30-8:30
Triangle Total Wine is located at:
6105 Capital Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27616
For those not local to Raleigh – Durham Total Wine stores, check the comprehensive beer and wine class schedules here:
Thank you to Total Wine Triangle for providing us the opportunity to attend these delightful and informative classes!