Port and Dessert Wine Traditions

Kitchen Arts

Port and Dessert Wine Traditions

Taste and learn about eight classic styles of dessert wine from around the world.

Meeting Times
  1. Wed, 12/6/2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wed, 12/6/2023


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Age 21+, No Prerequisite, Class

Kitchen Arts Studio

Wine & Beverage, Holiday Gifts


Our holiday wine series continues with an exploration of port and other classic sweet and semi-sweet wines from around the world including sherry, Madeira, and sauternes. You'll learn about the types of dessert wines from different regions, how they're made, and how to select them, serve them, and pair them with food. The focus will be on dessert wines that are not overly sweet — this won't be a sugar fest! The class includes tastes of eight dessert wines, and includes a plate of small bites for pairing.


A materials fee of $32, included in the price of the class, will cover everything you need. 

Class Policies

  • Ages 21 and up are welcome.
  • You must wear closed-toe shoes to class.
  • You must be registered (no drop-ins).
  • Light bites will be provided, but it's recommended to have a bit of a snack before class.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Christopher Gronbeck

Christopher is founder and former owner of The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar in Seattle. He has a long history as an educator in the science and environment fields, and has taught wine and spirits and cocktails classes for more than 15 years. He serves as a judge at numerous wine and spirits competitions. Christopher loves everything about BARN and is active in the Kitchen Arts Studio as well as in Woodworking and Print & Book Arts.

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