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J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room

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1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States
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October 2018

Wine 101: Basic Fundamentals of Wine & Wine Tasting Appreciation (W101-G1)

October 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States

CLASS DATES for this COURSE:  (2018) 10/4; 10/11; 10/25; 11/08 Explore the wine-world’s major grape type and their characteristics, as well as compare and contrast styles across different geographical locations. Discover the fundamentals of winemaking, wine styles, and how to evaluate wine (“wine drinking” vs. “wine-tasting”). This four-class course includes all coursework, the Wine Folly book, and up-to six wines per class.  All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases on date of class. 6:30pm – 7:45pm  (Also offered as part…

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Women Who Wine – Wine 202B: Introduction to Wines of the New World

October 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States

Class Course Dates:  (2018)  10/17; 11/07; 11/28; 12/12 Explore the wine-world’s major grape types, their characteristics, and compare and contrast styles across different geographical locations. Discover the fundamentals of winemaking, wine styles, and how to evaluate wine (“wine drinking” vs. “wine-tasting”). This four-class course includes all coursework, the Wine Folly book, and up-to six wines per class.  ***6:30pm - 7:45pm NOTE: This class is focused on Women. For the General-admission class please refer to Wine 101. 

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Seminar: France – An Exploratory Introspection

October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States

France’s iconic wine regions have set the standard for wines the world over, but no one ever accuses French winemakers of runaway innovation. This is changing. Discover France’s new movers-and-shakers and compare-and-contrast France’s new wines to the classic benchmarks. We’ll discuss what changes are afoot and what to look for next. All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases on date of class. 6:30pm – 7:45pm.

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Seminar: The Two-Hour Wine Geek

October 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States

While mere mortals and civilians may be happily downing Cabernet and Pinot Grigio, the cognoscenti and professional wine nerds have an entirely differently set of go-to wines. In this seminar we take a deep-dive into the wine darlings of hard-core winos and discuss what makes them unique and what to look for while discovering some new favorites. After this, you won’t look at a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc the same ever again. All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases…

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November 2018

Wine 201A: Introduction to Wines of Europe

November 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States

Class Dates for this Course: (2018)  11/01; 11/15; 11/29; 12/13 Discover the benchmark wines of Europe: from Sancerre to Chianti, Rioja to Burgundy. This course serves as an introduction to the major wine regions of France, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Germany and the concept of “terroir” or “somewhereness” that make “Old World” wines so iconic. This four-class course includes all coursework and up-to six wines per class. Prior 101 suggested but not required.  All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases…

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Seminar: France – An Exploratory Introspection

November 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States

France’s iconic wine regions have set the standard for wines the world over, but no one ever accuses French winemakers of runaway innovation. This is changing. Discover France’s new movers-and-shakers and compare-and-contrast France’s new wines to the classic benchmarks. We’ll discuss what changes are afoot and what to look for next. All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases on date of class. 6:30pm – 7:45pm.

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December 2018

Seminar: The Two-Hour Wine Geek

December 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States

While mere mortals and civilians may be happily downing Cabernet and Pinot Grigio, the cognoscenti and professional wine nerds have an entirely differently set of go-to wines. In this seminar we take a deep-dive into the wine darlings of hard-core winos and discuss what makes them unique and what to look for while discovering some new favorites. After this, you won’t look at a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc the same ever again. All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases…

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J’s Second Annual BUBBLEPALOOZA

December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States
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Bubblepalooza is a celebration of all things bubbly, held at J’s Bottle Shop’s patio terrace featuring music, food, giveaways, and, of course, wine! Featuring over a dozen sparkling wines from around the world, Bubblepalooza allows consumers and enthusiasts to participate in an industry-style tasting with access to a broad array of bubbly they can sample before they buy, just in time for the holidays and end of the year celebrations. Music will be provided by DJ Segar, who will be playing smooth jazz and…

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Seminar: The Two-Hour Wine Geek

December 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States

While mere mortals and civilians may be happily downing Cabernet and Pinot Grigio, the cognoscenti and professional wine nerds have an entirely differently set of go-to wines. In this seminar we take a deep-dive into the wine darlings of hard-core winos and discuss what makes them unique and what to look for while discovering some new favorites. After this, you won’t look at a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc the same ever again. All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases…

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Seminar: A Champagne Primer

December 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States

All Champagne is sparkling wine, not all Sparkling wine is Champagne. So what makes the tiny region just northeast of Paris, whose chalk soils create ethereal wines of infinite pleasure, so unique? Discover the different styles of Champagne (capital “C”!), iconic producers, and learn hows of how to buy, store, and serve great Champagne. 6:30pm – 7:45pm

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January 2019

Wine 101: Fundamentals of Wine & Wine Tasting Appreciation

January 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States

Class Dates for this course: (2019)  1/09; 1/23; 2/3; 2/20 Explore the wine-world’s major grape type and their characteristics, as well as compare and contrast styles across different geographical locations. Discover the fundamentals of winemaking, wine styles, and how to evaluate wine (“wine drinking” vs. “wine-tasting”). This four-class course includes all coursework, the Wine Folly book, and up-to six wines per class.  All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases on date of class. 6:30pm – 7:45pm

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Wine 201A: Introduction to Wines of Europe

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States

Class Dates for this course: (2019) 1/10; 1/17; 1/31; 2/21 Discover the benchmark wines of Europe: from Sancerre to Chianti, Rioja to Burgundy. This course serves as an introduction to the major wine regions of France, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Germany and the concept of “terroir” or “somewhereness” that make “Old World” wines so iconic. This four-class course includes all coursework and up-to six wines per class. Prior 101 suggested but not required.  All attendees receive 10% off all their…

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Women Who Wine – Wine 101: Basics Concepts of Wine & Wine Tasting

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States

Class Course Dates:  (2019) 1/16; 1/30; 2/13; 2/27 Explore the wine-world’s major grape types, their characteristics, and compare and contrast styles across different geographical locations. Discover the fundamentals of winemaking, wine styles, and how to evaluate wine (“wine drinking” vs. “wine-tasting”). This four-class course includes all coursework, the Wine Folly book, and up-to six wines per class.  ***6:30pm - 7:45pm NOTE: This class is focused on Women. For the General-admission class please refer to Wine 101. 

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Burgundy: An Exploration

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States
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In this course we delve into the basics of Burgundy exploring its varied styles, terroirs, and famous vineyards as well as compare and contrast a dozen wines from the region. Some of these bottles are rare—all of them will leave you breathless.

Coursework includes literature, color maps, and wines. All attendees receive 15% off all their purchases on date of class. 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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Wine 202B: Introduction to Wines of the New World

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States

Class Dates for this course: (2019) 1/24; 2/07; 2/28; 3/14 An exploration of wines from the New World (The US, South America, Australia, and New Zealand): from Mendoza to Marlborough, Hunter Valley to Napa. This four-class course includes all coursework and up-to six wines per class. Prior 101 suggested but not required.  All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases on date of class. 6:30pm – 7:45pm.

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June 2019

WINE 201 – Sparkling & Fortified Wines of Europe

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States
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Both Sherry and Champagne and are wines, but more importantly they are places… and these places have made their eponymous wines for at least the last three centuries. What is it about bubbles that makes any moment momentous? What about a dram of sherry, bit wee of Port… and what the heck is the difference anyway? Not all sparkling wine is Champagne, no all Sherry is sweet, Madeira is more than an ingredient, Spain’s rich Cavas are among the best…

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July 2019

WINE 201 – Sparkling & Fortified Wines of Europe

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States
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Both Sherry and Champagne and are wines, but more importantly they are places… and these places have made their eponymous wines for at least the last three centuries. What is it about bubbles that makes any moment momentous? What about a dram of sherry, bit wee of Port… and what the heck is the difference anyway? Not all sparkling wine is Champagne, no all Sherry is sweet, Madeira is more than an ingredient, Spain’s rich Cavas are among the best…

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August 2019

WINE 101 – Understanding Acidity in Wine

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States
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Define acidity in wine, what role it plays in wine and how to detect it. We’ll discover new and classic grapes with naturally low registers across white, rose and red wines. Discover the fundamentals of winemaking, wine styles, and how to evaluate wine (“wine drinking” vs. “wine-tasting”). All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases on date of class. 6:30pm – 7:45pm Sign Up Here! * L I M I T E D S E A T I N G*

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The One-Hour Wine Geek – Aug

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
J’s Bottle Shop: The Tasting Room, 1452 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606 United States
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While mere mortals and civilians may be happily downing Cabernet and Pinot Grigio, the cognoscenti and professional wine nerds have an entirely differently set of go-to wines. In this seminar we take a deep-dive into the wine darlings of hard-core winos and discuss what makes them unique and what to look for while discovering some new favorites. After this, you won’t look at a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc the same ever again. All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases…

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