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Sensory 101



Unlock the secrets of wine tasting and elevate your palate with our fun, educational in-classroom experience! From grape to glass, learn the art of smelling and tasting wine like a pro, building your aroma ‘memory bank’ along the way. No intimidation here—just relaxed guidance, interactive, guaranteed fun, and newfound sensory skills with a few bites of course! Join is in this unique class for real wine lovers!


Educator: Sarah Malik

Ready to dive into the fascinating world of wine tasting? Our class is designed just for you – whether you’re a curious novice or an aspiring enthusiast looking to refine your sensory skills.

Embark on a sensory journey where you’ll delve into the essence of wine grapes, production methods, and the diverse array of aromas and flavors that tantalize the palate across the globe. Our goal? To cultivate your own aromatic “memory bank” through hands-on exploration of wine aromas.

No more wine-tasting nerves here! We’ll make the process easy to understand, guiding you through in a laid-back atmosphere.

In just 90 minutes, you’ll:

  • Learn the techniques to enhance your sense of smell and taste.
  • Immerse yourself into over 20+ common descriptors, ranging from fruity, floral, and the intriguing realm of secondary and tertiary aromas and flavors.
  • Uncover the secrets behind wine aromas and their unique characteristics.
  • Sample 5-7 diverse wines, each showcasing different styles and flavors.
  • Gain the confidence to express your wine tasting notes, preferences and experiences.

Join us for a journey of discovery! Whether you’re just starting out or aiming for wine certifications like WSET, WSG, or CMS, this wine sensory class is your ticket to unlocking the wonderful world of wine.

Cheers to new beginnings!

*ALL CLASS SALES ARE FINAL. All food and non-food ingredients will be personal to you and your seating area and will be handled with gloves. 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 here for more details about our cancellation policies and safety guidelines or contact us at cheers@vitishouse.com

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April 26, 2024

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Raleigh (Main House)

1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd #115
Raleigh, NC 27604

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