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Champagne & Friends


Let’s pop some fun into your bubbles knowledge! When you think of bubbles, Champagne often steals the spotlight. It’s the ultimate symbol of celebration, adding that extra sparkle to any occasion.

But did you know? There’s a whole world of bubbly waiting to be explored beyond Champagne! From the elegant Crémants to the bold Franciacortas and the exotic Cartizzes, sparkling wines from all corners of the globe are here to be your new best ‘friends’.

Join us for a sparkling adventure where you’ll dive into the rich history, diverse production methods, and tantalizing styles of these effervescent delights. Get ready to decode labels like a pro and that’s not all! Chef Doreen Colondres will be on hand to show you the art of opening, pouring, pairing, and even cooking with bubbles. Who knows, maybe a few delectable hors d’oeuvres will join the party too!

So, mark your calendar for this 90-minute celebration of life! It’s time to raise a glass and toast to the joy of discovery!

This 90 minute class will be a great reason to celebrate life! Cheers!


Prepare to pop some bubbles and expand your sparkling horizons! When you think of bubbles, Champagne immediately comes to mind, sparking visions of celebration and glamour. But did you know that the world of sparkling wine extends far beyond the borders of Champagne?

In this bubbly-filled class, you’ll dive into a whirlwind of knowledge, exploring:

  • The enchanting region of Champagne: its storied history, diverse wine styles, and the secrets behind its prestigious reputation.
  • The fascinating array of sparkling wine styles from around the globe, each with its own unique production methods and flavors.
  • Mastering the art of label reading, storage techniques, and the perfect serve for your bubbly.
  • Unlocking the secrets of Prosecco, discovering how to select the finest bottles.
  • Delving into the world of Cava and uncovering what makes these sparkling gems so special.
  • Exploring wallet-friendly options and creative cocktail ideas to make every sip sparkle.
  • Sampling other sparkling delights from around the world, including Cremant, Franciacorta, Cartizze, and offerings from unexpected places like Slovenia, the USA, Portugal, and Argentina.

Plus, culinary extraordinaire Chef Doreen Colondres will join the festivities, imparting her wisdom on pouring, pairing, and even cooking with bubbles. And who knows, perhaps a selection of delectable hors d’oeuvres will make an appearance too!

Join us for this 90-minute celebration of life, where every bubble is a reason to cheer! Cheers to the joy of discovery!

We follow all safety requirements set by the CDC and the NC Government. If for any reason, VH needs to cancel or reschedule a class, we will give you a full refund.

Event Details

Date: Multiple Dates Available
Start time:
 6:30 p.m.
End time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: The Loading Dock – (Parking available but Uber/Lyft is recommended)
Directions: 1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604, USA
Email: cheers@vitishouse.com

Vitis House Wine Classes Changes/Cancellations/Refunds

ALL CLASS SALES ARE FINAL. You can transfer your spot to someone else (at no cost). Please send us an email with the name of the person attending on your behalf.

Classes are subject to cancellation due to government safety measurements, severe weather conditions or low attendance. Check our cancellation policies or contact us at cheers@vitishouse.com

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Raleigh (Main House)

1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd #115
Raleigh, NC 27604

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