From our students

“Thank you for the classes. They have been a highlight for me during the pandemic!” —Kimberly

“I appreciated how you discussed each [French] region’s iconic wines, but then we tasted your more affordable “insider tip” wines. I usually avoid shopping French wines because I think a quality wine will be too expensive for my budget. … The class was definitely a highlight in a time where there are very few opportunities for fun and community.” —Jennifer

 

Our virtual class calendar

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American Artisan Cheese Class Series: Uplands Dairy |  December 3, 6:30pm  |  from $50 | Welcome to the fifth and final class in our American Artisan events! This series is designed to highlight the incredible cheesemakers we have come to know over the years. In this 45 minute online class you will meet a cheese producer while you eat cheese and drink wine from the comfort of your own living room.


German Red Wines for the Winter | December 10, 6:30pm | $85 | As the temperatures drop, get ready to cozy up with German red wines! Join France 44’s Amy Waller and Joe Kane of Waterford Wines in Wisconsin for a virtual exploration of Spätburgunder, Swartzriesling, Lemberger and more with Wines of Germany. This class includes access to a private Zoom class, a flight of 3 red wines and a bonus repour for $85 with the option to purchase a cheese plate. *Note: each tasting kit can serve up to 4 people.

Cheese Plate Add-On | $24


Virtual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party  |  December 18, 6:30pm  | $80 | Feeling Festive?  Grab your ugliest holiday sweater on Friday, December 18th and join Amy and Chaz for another Friday night party from home.  We’ll be talking about Old-Fashioned’s and getting in the holiday spirit. Included: a tasting kit with your choice of either bourbon OR rye to make three different cocktails, a Spotify playlist, and Ugliest Holiday Sweater Competition! *Note: each tasting kit can serve up to 4 people.

(virtual seating is limited for this event, get in on the fun while you can)


Champagne Tasting with AR Lenoble | December 29, 6:30pm | from $43 | It’s time to put the cap on 2020. Join us for a very special evening with Christian Holthausen from AR Lenoble, one of France’s finest Champagne producers, to bid a hearty farewell to 2020 and give a warm welcome to 2021. Christian and France 44’s Amy Waller will guide you through the story and wines of AR Lenoble, and taste through an incredible selection of bubblies.


The Mocktail Revolution | January 8, 6:30pm | Club 44 members: $87.99, non-members $97.99 | Welcome to the Mocktail Revolution! More than ever before, we’ve seen popularity soar for non-alcoholic wines, beers, and cocktails. The level of creativity has reached new heights for this important drink category, and there’s never been a better or more delicious time to explore it. Join liquor specialists and mocktail enthusiasts Chaz and Dylan to learn the history of the mocktail (and how far we’ve come), some tasty new mocktail bases, and plenty of DIY home recipes. *This cocktail kit can serve up to 4 people and includes a cheese plate that can serve 2 people.


An Introduction to Spanish Wines | January 15, 6:30pm | Club 44 members: $94.99, non-members $104.99 | Although Spain has been making wine for hundreds of years, it’s only been recently that this diverse country has burst on the international scene with its high-quality, unique wines from indigenous grapes and region-specific styles. Josh will guide you through three wines that highlight the best of what Spain has to offer, from the classics to the curiosities. *This cocktail kit can serve up to 4 people and includes a cheese plate that can serve 2 people.


Wines of Lebanon | January 19, 6:30pm | Club 44 members: $94.99, non-members $104.99 | There’s New World wines, Old World wines… and then there’s the Ancient World. Join Naseem on a journey through a selection of incredible bottles from Lebanon, a land of rich tradition and ultra-unique wines. Learn about Lebanon’s long winemaking history, grape varieties you’ve never heard of, and the current day challenges and triumphs this amazing country has experienced. *This cocktail kit can serve up to 4 people and includes a cheese plate that can serve 2 people.


The Secret Cult Following of Chenin Blanc | January 29, 6:30pm | Club 44 members: $94.99, non-members $104.99 | Chenin Blanc: one of the wine world’s greatest kept secrets. For those that know about this enigmatic grape, it’s a fan favorite for its wide range of styles and expressions, as well as its food pairing abilities. Join Josh for a comparative flight of three different Chenin Blancs from around the world, and get to know why this underrated variety achieves cult status around the world. *This cocktail kit can serve up to 4 people and includes a cheese plate that can serve 2 people.


Wines of Austria | February 3, 6:30pm | Club 44 members: $94.99, non-members $104.99 | Austrian wine has undergone a stunning transformation within the last 30 years. From a horrific wine scandal in the 80s to today producing some of the world’s most unique and age worthy wines, Austria has taken the lead in sustainable, organic, and biodynamic farming. Join Jodi Stern from the Austrian Wine Marketing Board to talk about the checkered past, present trends and important grapes, and the exciting future of Austrian wine. *This cocktail kit can serve up to 4 people and includes a cheese plate that can serve 2 people.


EXTREME WINES COMEBACK!!! | February 12, 6:30pm | Club 44 members: $94.99, non-members $104.99 | ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM! THAT’S THE PROGRAM YOU’LL BE USING AND THE SOUND YOUR MOUTH WILL BE MAKING WHEN YOU TUNE INTO EXTREME WINES 2.  THAT’S RIGHT, EXTREME WINES, PART 2. JOIN YOUR FAVORITE MANIACS JOSH AND SAM FOR ANOTHER NIGHT OF DRINKING THE SCREAMING, BURNING, LITERALLY-ON-FIRE EDGES OF THE WINE WORLD AS WE CRACK BOTTLES IN THE SAFETY OF OUR HOMES. BUT LET’S BE CLEAR, THERE’S NOTHING SAFE ABOUT THIS CLASS. THESE WINES ARE STRAIGHT-UP DANGEROUS……LY DELICIOUS!!! IT’S A COMEBACK YOU MIGHT HAVE NEVER EXPECTED, BUT GET READY, BECAUSE IT’S HAPPENING. ONLY AT THE F44! *This cocktail kit can serve up to 4 people and includes a cheese plate that can serve 2 people.