I went to iYellow Wine Club the other night for my very first lesson on rose wines. I wasn't too familiar with the team or the club or even wine for that matter so I wasn't sure what to expect. I do enjoy a nice glass of rose though since my tastes tend to lean towards the sweeter variety so I was looking forward to the event!
The iYellow club is kind of hidden, it has a speakeasy, exclusive club vibe to the space. You have to go through alley way then find a graffiti'd door that leads you into "the cave". The space is super cute, comfy with a vintage feel while still being sophisticated. You begin by sipping your first wine and then you sit at tables with other guests and the lesson begins. We went through four different wines with a sommelier. The staff is very engaging, informative and really funny. Everyone there seems like they love their job. I did learn about wine, but I found the lesson go by really fast and I was a little lost. If you're really into learning, I would recommend the lcbo classes for a more comprehensive study. Still, the wine was dellliiccciiioouusss. It was paired with a small cheese plate, equally delicious.
If this lessons were around $25, I could totally see myself going every month at least, but at $45, the price is just a bit too steep to make it a casual, girls night out type of thing. It would be like an once-off event. I like the idea of the club too, but the long tables and lesson made it a bit awkward to meet someone, I could them doing a speed dating night or a mixer or industry nights at a lower price that would really work well.
Overall, a fun date night or girls night and I did learn a few things and drank a few glasses so it was cool with me!
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