Join us February 3-5 for Athens Wine Weekend 2023!
Athens Wine Weekend benefits The Classic Center Cultural Foundation, which awards over $60,000 in grants and annual hospitality education, performing, and visual arts scholarships. The Cultural Foundation will host it's 2023 Athens Wine Weekend event this February at The Classic Center.
*Patrons must be 21+ years of age to attend Athens Wine Weekend
Athens Wine Weekend 2023 Event Details
Friday, February 3 | 5:30 p.m
The Classic Center Grand Hall
Saturday, February 4 | 12:30 p.m.
The Classic Center Grand Hall
"The Bridge Between Mead and Wine"
Presented by Viking Alchemist
Discover how the history and production of these fermented beverages are connected. This seminar is sponsored by Carter Concrete Structures.
"Wine vs. Wine Product"
Presented by Jean Arnold, Kate Arnold Wines
Learn about small production vs. larger production wines, and how scale changes wine production, and the wines you consume.
"Balancing Food and Wine"
Presented by Levy
Food and wine pairing is an art, and in this special premier seminar, you will learn from one of Levy’s great chefs just how magical this culinary artform can be. "Balancing Food and Wine" is sponsored by Boswell Insurance Group and Impact.
"Demystifying Old World and New World Wines"
Presented by Tapped Athens Wine Tasting Market
Journey around the world of wines without ever leaving your seat as you take a look at the characteristics of these geographically based wine classifications. "Demystifying Old World and New World Wines" is sponsored by DePalma's Italian Café and Tapped Athens.
"Crafting California Estate Wines: The Peirano Legacy"
Presented by Brian Moore
Taste through award-winning wines with Brian Moore, the national sales representative and personal friend of the Peirano family. Take a trip to the Golden state to learn what it means to be an estate winery, and why you get more "bang for your buck" from a high-quality estate wine producer. "Crafting California Estate Wines: The Peirano Legacy" is sponsored by R. Emory Sawyer Acquirements.
"Jewels of the Pacific Northwest"
Presented by Keith Herndon, co-host of the podcast "Wines We Drink"
Travel to America’s Northwest corner to uncover some of the industry’s hidden gems. "Jewels of the Pacific Northwest" is sponsored by Smallwood Reynolds.
"Reisling - The Varietal Everyone Knows, Yet Not Really"
Presented by Daniel Hubbard, M.S. Walker
Learn what this often misunderstood grape has to offer as we refute the common stereotypes associated with this varietal. "Reisling - The Varietal Everyone Knows, Yet Not Really" is sponsored by Dalton Carpet One.
Saturday, February 4 | 6:30 p.m.
The Classic Center Athena Ballroom
A highlight of Athens Wine Weekend, this incredible multi-course meal features cuisine of Austria expertly prepared by The Classic Center's Executive Chef with Levy, while the Austrian wines are hand selected by Frank Sinkwich, President of Northeast Sales Distributing. From start to finish this event is guaranteed to deliver a culinary experience like no other.
Course 1: Brandl Zobing Gruner Veltliner – Endive topped with arugula, lardons, hazelnuts and shaved gruyere cheese. Served with a citrus vinaigrette and an herb oil drizzle.
Course 2: Lackner Tinnacher Ried Eckberg Morillon– Homemade bread dumpling served with Gruyere cheese sauce.
Course 3: Weingut Mayer Pinot Noir - Salmon with a citrus tarragon glaze and house made Spaetzle.
Course 4: IBY Ried Hochacker Blauerfranisch - Osso Bucco shank braised in red wine with wine braised red cabbage.
Course 5: Lagler Gruner Veltliner Beerenauslese– Traditional Austrian cream slice topped with sauteed pears and cinnamon.