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Friday, June 3
 

5:00pm

Biscuits, Doughnuts & Bourbon
Limited Capacity full

For breakfast, lunch or dinner, a biscuit is always appropriate in the South… and when paired with Bourbon? You have an unbeatable combination. In this session, guests will have the full experience; explore the history of biscuits with a Biscuit Master, make doughnuts with a Pastry Queen, all while playing a drinking game. Perfect for the multi-tasker, this class will leave with you a wealth of knowledge, recipes, and appreciation for baking with bourbon.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm

Cocktail Technique Lab: Celebration of the '&' Drinks
Limited Capacity seats available

Seemingly simple cocktails, '&' drinks are much more influential than what meets the eye. Rum & Coke, Gin & Tonic, Bourbon & Ginger are all timeless favorites, and this seminar gives them and other highballs the celebration they deserve!


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm

Conscious Coupling: The Chemistry Between Food & Wine
Limited Capacity seats available

Sweet balances spicy, acid balances salt, wine balances food. This seminar is the Food and Wine 101 course that your alma mater didn’t offer. With a chef and a Master Sommelier as your professors, learn the classic guidelines to food and wine pairings (our favorite subject) in this interactive adventure through mirroring and matching food and wine flavor profiles.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm

DIY Tito's
Limited Capacity filling up

We’re bringing back a 2015 favorite to help you upgrade your homemade vodka cocktail. Guests will learn the intricacies of DIY Vodka infusions and how to make use of them in this cocktail tasting and technique seminar. Master the art of do-it-yourself infusions with a variety of ingredients, and leave with recipes to enjoy at home. Also, it’s Tito’s, so need we say more?

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Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm

Looking for (Wine) Knowledge
Limited Capacity seats available

Wine 101. In this seminar, participants will go back to the basics and learn the fundamentals of understanding and appreciating wine. From spotting value on a wine list to confidently choose a wine for all occasions, guests can relax and let go of the pressure of the wine world to focus on enjoying the nitty-gritty basics of appreciating wine.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm

Modernizing Historic Recipes
Limited Capacity seats available

Just like your 70’s bellbottoms, if you hold on to something long enough it always comes back into style. Perfect for the cook who is always trying to push a new spin on an old recipe, this seminar focuses on the interpretation and modernization of the historic Chesapeake food ways recipes. In this tasting seminar, guests will explore the rebirth of old recipes, learn how to update ingredient’s for today’s palate, and learn how to get the most out of nature’s abundant offerings.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm

Nostalgic Foods with Wine
Limited Capacity seats available

Think Southern comfort foods. Mac ‘n cheese. PB&J. Meatloaf. For the aspiring sommelier, participants will take a trip into the depths of their Southern comfort zone, guided by the foods that we hate to love. Learn how to identify the complex flavor profiles of these simple foods, and how to pair them with a wine that will round out the palate and nostalgic memory.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm

One Hot Mama Flew South
Limited Capacity seats available

In this tasting seminar, join Orchid Paulmeier of One Hot Mama's in Hilton Head, and Duane Nutter of One Flew South, one of the busiest airport restaurants in the country, on the terrace for a few tips, tastes and talk on how to grill like a pro.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm

Rieslings: Not Your Usual Suspects
Limited Capacity seats available

Riesling: A crisp, high acidity white grape variety originating in the Rhine region of Germany, known for it's strong floral aroma and sweetness… oh, and its popularity as a common wine. In this tasting seminar, join Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator, Julie Dalton, as she goes beyond the boundaries of Rieslings as you know them. Taste, discuss and celebrate the Rieslings that haven't received the attention they (truly) deserve.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm

Southern Craft Brewers Spill It
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the years, Southern craft brewers have led the journey to the legalization of brewpubs and microbreweries across the Southern region, giving a national trend a Southern spin. During this tasting seminar, participants will sip, sample and learn as they hear in the inside story of the South’s fastest-growing beverage category right from the mouths of Southern brewers themselves.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm

Southern Living Test Kitchen: The Global Staple - Fish Sauce
Limited Capacity seats available

If you find yourself asking “What the pho is fish sauce?” ask no longer. Led by the king of Houston's Vietnamese scene, The Global Staple: Fish Sauce demo dives into a fisherman’s journey to Vietnam and back, with a recipe as his souvenir to share with guests. In this tasting seminar, learn some history and some ways to incorporate Bryan Caswell's favorite condiment into your everyday dishes.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm

Sweet & Savory Marshmallows
Limited Capacity seats available

It’s time to leave the s’more behind. Thinking outside the box (of graham crackers), explore the classically sweet and daring savory sides of a childhood favorite... the ‘mallow. Participants will enjoy sweet and savory cocktail pairings to go along with their trip down memory lane, and make new memories full of pairings that will appeal to every part of the palate.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm

The First Spirit of America: Rum
Limited Capacity seats available

Chasing the spirit of America? Leave your politics at the door and come ready to talk about the real American spirit - Rum. From historic cocktails that our forefathers sipped on to today's commonly consumed libations, this seminar leads guests on a voyage through the history and distilling process of the affectionately termed “Kill-Devil.” Get ready to drink like a sailor.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor

5:00pm

The Rise of the Poor Man's Food: Southern Sandwiches
Limited Capacity seats available

Sandwiches first appeared in American cookbooks in 1816 and, in the years following the Civil War, could be found anywhere from high-class luncheons to local taverns. Sandwich recipes often called for ingredients that were both cheap and filling, making them ideal for the working class. During this tasting seminar, guests will explore the storied history of some of the South’s most popular working-class sandwiches and indulge in modern variations of these classics.


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel, 14th Floor