Acclaimed D.C. bartender Derek Brown hosts
small, hands-on classes Saturdays at 2 p.m. at
what’s often named one of the best cocktail bars in
America. Take a one-hour master class on tequila or
la Familia Negroni in the hidden Columbia Room, then
retire to the larger Passenger space to continue your
“independent study.” The Passenger; 1021 Seventh St.
Down a rickety flight of stairs in New York’s
East Village, this rustic space has a beer list that’s second to none. Treat
yourself to a beer or cider class, then stay to graze on beer-braised pork
belly or a selection of local cheeses. Jimmy’s No. 43; 43 E. Seventh St.,
New York; jimmysno43.com
GO HANDS;ON WITH THE EXPERTS
Barbara Lynch is the Martha Stewart of Boston, owning several well-respected restaurants and bars in the area. Her teaching kitchen draws local
authors and experts, and Lynch’s own crack bar manager and sommelier
teach wine and spirits classes. At $95 to $125 per person, classes are a little
pricey, but the room fits just 10 to 12 people and the instructors are topnotch. Stir; 102 Waltham St., Boston; stirboston.com
Not Just Another Hotel
Overlooking the picturesque Public
Garden, Taj Boston is just moments
away from the theater district,
shopping, fine dining, museums
and other popular attractions.
BUNK IN AT WINE CAMP
Indulge in a four-day wine camp for adults at a scenic Long Island winery.
Campers learn winemaking and tasting techniques, pair food and wine,
blend wines with a pro and take home a case of vino. Sessions are o;ered
during spring and summer months. Castello di Borghese Vineyard;
Cutchogue, N. Y.; winecamp.org
*Terms and conditions apply.
Offer valid through April 15, 2012, based on availability.
Enjoy a suite with a wood-burning
fireplace and the services of our
Fireplace Butler. Package also
includes a $50 Room Service credit*
to enjoy a special meal by the fire.
FIRESIDE SUITE PACKAGE
GO BACK TO
Look for the weekly Sunday school promotion at Tria, where gently priced wine, beer
and cheese tasting flights are added to the
menu. Still want more? Tria also hosts a fermentation school, featuring occasional but
in-depth, hands-on classes where “eating
and drinking the syllabus” is encouraged.
Upcoming topics include Madeira and Old
World versus New World wines. Tria; multiple locations in Philadelphia; triacafe.com
To learn more, call 617.536.5700
or visit tajhotels.com/boston.
At the Corner of
Arlington and Newbury