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Wine and Beer Classes

McCutchen House is your go-to wine and beer education center. Sit back, relax and enjoy exploring wines and beers from regions far and near—and always with great food pairings from our chefs. Discover how to compliment the flavors of your favorite foods while learning about the art and science behind producing these pallet-pleasing beverages! Our classes are offered through the Culinary and Wine Institute during Fall and Spring semesters. Upcoming events are listed below. Register now.

March 28

Sparkling Wines from Around the World
From Cava to Prosecco to Champagne, there is nothing more satisfying than popping a bottle of bubbly. Join us as we explore the similarities and differences of these sparklers, and learn how wonderfully they pair with many different types of food.

$50 per person
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April 11

Mira Wines
They say Mira is wine made from Southern roots and Napa grapes. These beverages are hand-crafted, all-natural wines with a very unique and delicious connection to Charleston, SC! Join the winemaker as he shares the Mira story, and see what our chef has planned—we think even the winemakers will be impressed!

$50 per person
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April 18

Spanish Wines
**We're sorry, due to high demand this course is full. Please contact Becky Moran at 803-777-8225 to have your name added to our waiting list.**

Despite the fact that they have been making wine for thousands of years, Spain has undergone radical changes over the last 30 years. Considered great quality at affordable prices, we'll taste Albarino, Tempranillo, Garancha, Cava and more. Spanish food will not be forgotten—these wines were made for great pairings. 

$50 per person
This class is now full.


April 25

Wines of Greece
**We're sorry, due to high demand this course is full. Please contact Becky Moran at 803-777-8225 to have your name added to our waiting list.**

Greek wines are fun, interesting and often made from little-known grapes such as Roditis and Agiorgitiko. Luckily you don’t have to be able to pronounce them to be able to enjoy them. Our chef promises a new twist on Greek classic cuisine to complete your experience.

$50 per person 
This class is now full.


Location and Parking

All of our classes are offered at the McCutchen House, located on the historic Horseshoe, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Be sure to check our events calendar regularly for updated information on new classes. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking is available in the lot immediately behind the McCutchen House, and can be accessed from Pendleton Street. When traveling East on Pendleton from Assembly, the entrance to the lot is after your second light (at Pendleton and Marion) on your right. Please do not park in reserved or handicapped spaces unless you have the appropriate tag. Look for the black awning with "Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management," and follow the sidewalk to the front of the building and up the staircase.

When parking is not available in the lot, please use metered street parking.