Discover Crush Bottleshop’s private small group classes, designed to be held in the comfort of your own home, office, or location of your choice. Whether you’re seeking a unique learning experience, a fun-filled gathering with friends, or work team building, our classes are tailored to your time, place, and purpose. If you have a specific vision in mind, we’ll gladly customize the class to ensure a personalized and memorable event.

With Crush Bottleshop taking care of all the essential elements, tasting glasses, and educational materials, you can simply sit back, relax, and indulge in the joy of learning, swirling, smelling, and tasting. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to deepen your appreciation for the world of wines in a laid-back and enjoyable setting.

Let the exploration begin!

Explore the World of Wine-Tasting

Led by Alice Virden-Speer, owner of Crush, these interactive and hands-on classes offer a relaxed environment to enjoy together. With a minimum of six participants, all the wines are included, and you can easily purchase your favorites from Crush Bottleshop.

Wine 101: Unraveling the Mysteries

Wine 101 is the perfect class for beginners, delving into the essence of wine, its production process, and the fascinating interplay between grape varieties and their regions. We’ll be sampling bottles of red, white, and rosé to enrich your tasting experience.

  • 7 wines to taste
  • $55 per person
  • Duration: 1.5 hours

Rosé, Rosé, Rosé: A Pink Adventure

This class explores the global phenomenon of rosé wine. Uncover the secrets behind its popularity, discern between grape varieties, and understand why some are pale while others boast a deeper hue. We’ll journey through six distinct rosés from various corners of the world, engaging in side-by-side tastings to compare their unique winemaking styles.

  • 6 wines to taste
  • $60 per person
  • Duration: 1.5 hours

Wine IS Places: Terroir Unraveled

This class unravels the relationship between grape varieties and the lands in which they flourish, as each infuses wines with a unique essence of time and place. We will study the subtleties of regional distinctions and cultivate an understanding of how they reveal themselves in each glass. Crush offers an assortment of eight wines sourced from some of the globe’s most illustrious regions.

  • 8 wines to taste
  • $70 per person
  • Duration: 2 hours

Sparkling Wine: Bubbles Decoded

This class is designed to curate the effervescent world of sparkling wines. We will gain a deeper understanding of the various styles, production methods, places and grape varieties, and discover the unique qualities of Champagne that set it apart from other sparkling wines worldwide. Additionally, we will learn the art of selecting suitable glassware and perfect food pairings for your next social gathering.

  • 8 wines to taste
  • $75 per person
  • Duration: 2 hours



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Hamilton, NY 13346