POSTED ON August 16, 2006 | IN Activities, Wine Education | BY joe

Copia offers the visitor many opportunities to learn about wine. We visited Copia when it first opened five years ago. Frankly, we were not that impressed. The price of Admission was $12 each and there were few exhibits that really “caught our eye.” We recently returned and had a much better experience. The first thing we noticed on this visit were the informative wine exhibits stationed around the halls. There was also the Wine Spectator wine bar that highlights a different varietal or region of the wine world each week or month. They provide good tasting notes and the host is quite knowledge and willing to share information. Copia has several food and wine classes scheduled each week. The main purpose for our visit was to take a two-hour class on Spanish wines.

copia-wine-class For the entire month of March of this year, Spain was the theme at Copia.

The Spanish wine class was $32 per person and this included admission to Copia, which is now a more reasonable $5. The class was well taught. Burke Owens, our instructor and a wine director at Copia, provided us with practical information on the wines of Spain. The handout was informative and contained tasting notes to accompany the six Spanish wines we sampled. We were also presented with appetizers prepared for each of the wines served. All in all, it was a good experience and we learned a great about the wines of Spain.

The Copia website can give you full details of their scheduled their events. They also have an email list that alerts subscribers to coming major events at Copia.