Stew Leonard’s Wine Shop Classes


Stew’s is teaching vino. There are four classes between now and June, and each month focuses on a different topic or region: Wine 101, New World v. Old World; Spainish wines and Italian wines. Classes are $40 and there’s a discount if you buy more than one.  Check out the schedule and get all the info from the press release after the jump:

WHAT:                 Registration is now open for Stew Leonard’s Wines of Yonkers wine education seminar series.  During each two-hour seminar, attendees will learn about the wine topic at hand from a Stew Leonard’s certified wine specialist while tasting multiple selections.  Eight wines will be tasted during each class and paired with international cheeses and charcuterie.

SCHEDULE:        Friday, March 20,  2009; 7-9pm
Wine 101
Learn how to swirl, sniff and sip like a pro while tasting and evaluating four best-selling reds (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chianti and Pinot Noir) and whites (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling).

Friday, March 27, 2009; 7-9pm
New World vs. Old World
Learn the characteristic differences between Old World wines from the cooler climates of Europe and the warmer climates of younger regions, such as the United States, Australia and South America.  California Cabernet, Syrah and Chardonnay will be tasted and compared to their European counterparts.

Friday, April 24, 2009; 7-9pm
The Growing Popularity of Spanish Wines
Spanish wines have become increasingly popular over the last 10 years, as the region grows outstanding wines at great prices. Learn about and taste both traditional Spanish varietals, such as Rioja and Tempranillo, and up and coming, but lesser-known grapes like Monastrell.

Friday, June 5, 2009; 7-9pm
Italian Wines: As Hot as Ever
Italy is a country rich in wine history and tradition, with multiple growing regions and countless varieties to choose from.  Learn about wines from the various regions, including the best Chiantis and hot and trendy Super-Tuscans.

*Net proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities foundation, which promotes safe and responsible growth and development in kids through nutritional awareness and water safety. Specifically, the foundation helps underprivileged children learn how to swim, and funds the donation of children’s books on water safety and nutrition to schools and hospitals. For more information, please visit <> .

WHERE:               Stew Leonard’s Yonkers Store, Upstairs Conference Room
One Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers, New York

TICKETS:            Stew Leonard’s Wines of Yonkers:  914-375-4713
Tickets for wine classes are $40 (10% off two or more tickets) and can be purchased in advance at the store or over the phone via credit card.  There is a 30 person maximum per class.  A 24-hour notice of cancellation is required for refunds.

WHO:                   Paige Donahoo and LeeAnn Mercando, both certified wine specialists with Stew Leonard’s Wines, will be teaching the wine education seminars.

Stew Leonard’s Wines of Yonkers sells more than 2,000 varieties of wine from around the world and houses a fine wine room with highly-allocated, top-rated wines.  The store hosts weekly in-store wine samplings, as well as numerous special events and educational wine seminars featuring well-known wine makers and award-winning wines.


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

1 Comment

  1. LoveWestchester on

    This looks like something fun for the mature crowd. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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