Get Schooled Vino Style: Wine Classes and Tastings at Cru Cellars

Are you tired of feeling completely uneducated when it comes time to order wine when out with classy colleagues and fancy family?

Cru Cellars, located at 2506 S. MacDill Avenue, wants to save you from that pit of embarrassment. They are offering wine education classes to help bring you up to speed on the ways of wine.

Monthly Wednesday Wine Tastings

Description: Walk-Around Wine Tasting, featuring 10-15 different wines.

  • Date: First Wednesday of the Month
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Cost: $15
  • How to Register: RSVP to or call 813-831-1117

Class:  Spanish Wine – Traditional vs Modern

Description: Sit down with Wine Director William Lucius and Spanish Importer John Kimball for an in-depth look at the major wine regions of Spain.  Learn what makes a Spanish wine more traditional vs modern, and taste a number of examples.

  • Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 22nd
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Cost: $25 – Pre-Registration Required
  • How to Register: Call 813-831-1117

Class: Cru U Level 1 (Freshman)

Description: Really learn about wine, once and for all. The Freshman level class will explore the components involved in tasting wines – learn how to correctly perceive acid, tannins, alcohol, and sweetness, and learn what those characteristics mean when describing a wine. Learn in-depth info on the major white grapes and red grapes of the world, and receive an overview of the major wine-producing countries, with emphasis on New World vs Old World characteristics. Taught by Wine Director William Lucius and Assistant Wine Director Adam Wilson

  • Date: Monday, February 11th
  • Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Cost: $40 (Includes lots of wine and a cheese plate)
  • How to Register: Email Jen or call 813-831-1117.

Class Cru U Level 2 – Regions and Terroir

Description: Build upon what you learned in the Freshman course!  Learn much more about the concept of terroir and how different the same grape can taste from different growing regions (and taste many examples)!  Learn to describe what you like in a particular wines, and explore wines from various countries!

Details to be announced. Call 813-831-1117 for more information.

About Cru Cellars

Voted Tampa’s “Best Wine Bar,” Cru Cellars is happily and obsessively wine focused, with more than 25 wines by-the-glass and seven different wine flights served in the back Wine Bar!



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