Wine Classes


Wine Classes


Cost: $70 per class, take one or take them all, it's your choice!

Time: 6 pm, Thursday Evenings

Class Length: 2 hours

Join Marc Beaudoin and divulge your senses and gain valuable wine knowledge. We are offering a 10 class series which you will learn about different wines from all different regions along with tastings, food pairings, fortified wine, and basic wine knowledge. We will end with a blind test to put all you have learned to the test (and for some fun)!


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Wine basics/Grape Varietals/Wine Labels~March 30 ~   
A wine 101, if you will, explaining glassware, how to learn your way around a label, proper tasting techniques and common grape varietals.


~April 6~

New World versus Old World

Compare the vastly different styles of wine making from those with a passion for tradition and those with an eye for innovation.



~April 13~


A primer (and more) on the French national pastime; learn the regions, grapes and food as well as a bit of French culture.


~April 27~


Understand the appellation system of a country with over 100 different unique varietals, and how the landscape dictates the flavors of each bottle of wine.


~May 4~


The always intriguing Iberian peninsula offers an edgy historic world of food and wine. Explore this sun-drenched cultural farmland from the safety of your wineglass.


~May 11~

Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Hungary)

We'll delve into the lesser known (but vitally important) various wine producers of Europe. Experiment with hard to find wines and impress your friends!


~May 25~


Of course, we know a thing or two about wine here in the states, join us as we roll through wine making in our homeland, from the California cost, Oregon, Washington and beyond!

~June 1~

Fortified Wines

The often overlooked fortified wines deliver depth and weight in a smaller portion. See what you've been missing.

~June 8~

Wine and Food Pairings

Wondering, What could I serve with a fish fry? Or Braunschweiger? We'll show how to match any dish you may come up against, and why multiple wines can go with the same foods, as well as getting to try some food from the Braise kitchen. Always a crowd favorite!


~June 15~

Blind Tasting (Put your knowledge to the test)

Ready for the big leagues? Or just want to try? Pool all of your knowledge into this final class of the series and be ready to defend your answer!


Classes are held at Braise Culinary School, located at Braise Restaurant, 1101 S. 2nd Street, Milwaukee, WI.

To purchase a class using your Braise Gift Card, please make your reservation directly via e-mail at

*A one-week (7 days) cancellation notice is required for a refund. No refunds or credits will be issued with less than one week's cancellation. If you are unable to attend, you may send someone in your place. If Braise must cancel a class for any reason, we will notify students in a timely manner and provide a full refund.

Questions? Please email or call 414-212-8843.


If this class is sold out, please sign up for the waitlist here. 

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