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Sip Outside Your Comfort Zone: A Blind Tasting Workshop

Schedule: Thursday, September 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pmPrice: $55.00Tickets Available: 15Venue: Epicurean Theatre
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Join us for a night of blind tasting education and exploration! Kelly Cornett of A Cork in the Road, LLC is teaming up with Joe Herrig, Director of Education for Georgia Crown, to host a fun night of blind tasting matchups designed specifically to help you discover some new go-to grape varieties. Each round of blind tasting will include a wine from a more commonly-known grape variety next to a wine from a similar yet lesser-known grape variety for guests to contrast styles side by side without preconceived ideas of what is in the glass. You won’t want to miss this workshop if you’ve been wanting to try some new wines and compare styles from various regions.

Tickets are $55 per person – each ticket includes tasting an educational lineup of 6 wines showcased throughout 3 rounds of blinded comparisons, a small cheese & charcuterie spread, and lots of wine wisdom from Kelly and Joe!

Plus, attendees who choose to dine at one of our restaurants after the event will receive 10% off food. Explore all our on-property dining options here.

Must be 21+ to attend.



Kelly Cornett of A Cork in the Road is a wine events and media consultant based in Atlanta with 10+ years of experience working in a wide range of roles in the wine industry from production to education. She used to manage a winery in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, but now she serves as Atlanta’s local wine concierge by designing pairings for wine dinners, teaching classes, and hosting tasting experiences – both in-person and virtually. She also hosts the “A Cork in the Road” Podcast that highlights people who are shaping the Southeast wine industry. You can follow her for adventures and insights on Instagram and Twitter at @acorkintheroad. 


Joe Herrig is a Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine, and a Diploma candidate with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. He has over a decade of experience in the Atlanta wine wholesale industry, and currently serves as the Director of Education for Georgia Crown Distributing Company. Joe was a finalist in the 2022 Atlanta “Somm Smackdown” Blind Tasting competition, and has been practicing the skill formally for the past nine years.




Complimentary 2-hour valet validation is provided.




Ticket Price: $55

*Gratuity is already included in ticket price. Tax will apply during checkout.



*Third party ticketing sites are not affiliated with Epicurean Atlanta. Only tickets purchased on-property at the hotel front desk or online at www.epicureanhotelatlanta.com are valid for entry.