If you really want to learn about wine – stop memorizing vineyard names and following cult wines!  Drink single varietal grapes!  In this intimate setting, we will attempt to drink the most well known wines from across the globe that best represent this single grape.  Each class proceeds as follows:
6:00 – 6:30           We will have a cocktail hour to allow for everyone to arrive with minimal stress (hopefully).
6:30 – 7:30           We will serve a seated dinner and have the review of the grape and wines that we are tasting.
7:30 – 8:00           We will host a self-served dessert course to allow time to revisit the wines and/or ask further questions.
Thursday, April 26, 2018    SAUVIGNON BLANC      Click here to register for this class!

Grown in:  France, New Zealand, Italy, Austria, Spain, USA, South Africa, Chile.  

Thursday, May 17, 2018  MERLOT     Click here to register for this class!

Grown in:  France, Chile, USA, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, South Africa, Austria, Argentina, Bulgaria– Bordeaux, Pomerol, St. Emilion, (Haut-Medoc, Bolgheri, Meritage)

More classes coming!

Wine is meant to be fun - crazy fun to be exact.  If you love history and geography; if you are curious about the traditions and customs of other lands; if you have a real thirst for wine knowledge; if you have nothing better to do and you love being entertained by crazy people while drinking wine - you have come to the right place.

Spirited! was formed to provide entertaining but relevant information about wine.  There are lots and lots of places where you can attend wine seminars, tastings, wine dinners, etc. why not learn learn about wine without the pressure to buy wine, sign up for a wine club, or generally part with more of your hard earned cash.  We are NOT wine snobs and will NOT encourage you to be one!  Just be an informed wine drinker/buyer that likes to have fun.

Learn about wine from Tamara and Bill Atkins - a crazy fun couple that have multiple wine certifications and a real thirst to share their knowledge of wine in a crazy fun way.  Did we mention that we are crazy fun?  Certifications include:  level one Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers), Wine and Spirits Education Trust (level two) and a Certified Specialist of Wine.

Understanding and drinking wine should be fun and tasty!

PRIVATE SEMINARS - Let's Get Together!

POP UP TASTINGS - Come Find Us!!

PUBLIC SEMINARS - Come join us!


Crazy Fun Wine Education

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Public, Private and Pop Up Tastings!

We are often out and about drinking wine - duh! Want to know where and maybe join us for a wine experience?  Sign up below – you will be on our POP UP list! 

Sometimes we are just hanging out at a wine bar and will pull wines for people to try, sometimes it is a wine dinner planned by a restaurant with another wine expert, sometimes we are in Fredericksburg and you can hang out with us at some of our favorite wineries.  You never know where we will turn up next (seriously) but you can be assured you will be contacted!  There is no obligation to POP OUT with us – and prices for events will vary and be included in the POP UP opportunity.

Pop Out with us at a Pop Up!

We will work within your budget and your interests.  Our standard “private party” is a 90 minute wine tasting complete with tons of interesting information and witty banter.  We attempt to use wines that are easily accessible to everyone and provide an opportunity to educate and tell a good story for your guests! The price for this event is set by the theme and price of the wines you want to use; however, there is a minimum group size of 10.  Our jokes don't work unless there is at least ten people there to explain the punch line to each other.  Just say'n.  We love a crowd, so let's get together and adapt this standard event to whatever ideas you have for your private party.  We love parties!