Testimonials:
 
"I would recommend this wine-tasting class to any of my friends or family"

"I thought I would just come and watch my friends paint--but they were having so much fun, I had to jump right in!"

"I've always wanted to learn to dance. This class was a great way to 'get my feet wet' without feeling intimidated"

"It's hard to find something fun and unique that the whole group will enjoy. These classes offer a great night for everyone!"

I had a most enjoyable time, Lauren! It was fabulous...our table was great, too.! Thanks for sharing your expertise on a grand and refreshing evening. So much FUN and KNOWLEDGE. Loved it.  



 

 
Bordeaux & Brushes:  
Wine & Painting Class 

This fantastic two-hour class starts with a Wine 101 Presentation. You will learn how to hold your wine glass, how to swirl and sniff, and what to look for when you're tasting wine. All the while, we sample some delicious wines.

Next, we break out the canvasses and create! Painting with Acrylics is made easy with instruction from art professional, Lianne Westcott. As you're swirling your glasses, you'll be whirling your brushes, making a new piece of art and building bright memories with friends!
 
Join us for our next scheduled  class or book your own private class for $30+ $13 materials fees. 
Minimum class = 8 students

 

 The Secret Cellar
Shueyville's Beverage Oasis

1205 Curtis Bridge Road NE
Shueyville (Swisher GPS), IA 52338
319-841-2172

Hours: Mon-Fri 1-7,  Sat 11-7
Open Sundays Seasonally
 



Classes & Workshops


 Wine & Waltz:
Wine & Dancing Class

This class is designed for the absolute novice in both wine & dance. Come with comfortable shoes & clothes for dancing, & an open mind to have some great fun! Bringing a partner is not required.

We kick off the evening with an informative wine presentation. Learn some basic wine lingo and sample several delicious wines. Next, you will receive dance instruction from Mark Cannon, owner of Cannon Studios. Learn some basic steps in the American Waltz. This popular dance is useful for any social gathering from weddings, anniversaries, cruises, and business parties. Discover tips and tricks to help even the rhythmically challenged. 

Class Location: Cannon Studios Ballroom & Event Center
260 33rd Ave SW Cedar Rapids, IA

Book your own class for $30 + $12 materials fees. 
Minimum class = 10 students

 

WINE & WALTZ CLASS

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  Wine 101: 
Learn the Basics

Have you always wanted to learn basic wine terminology and tasting techniques?There's no telling how much you might learn in our two-hour wine-tasting seminar. Class begins with how to properly hold your glass and the best way to taste wine.
Sample and savor different wines from around the world in this fun and highly-interactive class taught by wine expert and judge Lauren Chalupsky-Cannon.


Book your own private class $30+ $12 materials fees. 
Minimum class = 10 students
319-841-2172

Student Feedback:
"Whoo-hoo! Great Presenter!" 
"Fabulous as Ever"
"Great Instructor"
"Loved the Energy!
Awesome Workshop"
"Her non-snobby approach helped me feel comfortable
with wine"