Taste. Learn. Explore.

Lake Effect is happy to announce all new whiskey and wine tasting classes for 2020. We want to continue to provide you with the best possible experience during these tastings. Because of this, we took some time off to revamp and refresh our classes. We hope you’ll find as much enjoyment in them as we had curating them for you.

Classes are held every other month, with an evening dedicated to learning something new and intriguing about whiskey or wine. Broaden your palate and excite your taste buds in the company of our knowledgeable instructors. Classes start at 6:30 pm and are just $30 per course. Visit our calendar of events to see when the next class will be held.

Whiskey Tasting Classes

Our Whiskey Tasting Classes will be held at Lake Effect once a month and lead by independent whiskey educator, Aaron Weslow (@singlemaltsippin). Like us, Aaron is dedicated to teaching the public about the culture and history of whiskey. As the Vice President of the non-profit called The Whiskey People and has worked with groups of all sizes. From tastings to educational events, Aaron has worked around the country, helping the public find a greater appreciation and understanding of whiskey, in both academic and experiential perspectives.

Whiskey themes change month to month, but each class invites you to taste 5 different whiskies. Each will help you develop a base of understanding what makes a fine whiskey, and discover the different characteristics in region and style.

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Wine Tasting Classes

In addition to our monthly whiskey tastings, Lake Effect will play host to wine tasting class, taught by Francis Fecteau. Once a month, Francis will transport your taste buds to vineyards from around the globe. With over 20 years in the wine business, from teaching to working harvests, Francis is secure he can answer any and all of your wine related questions.

From rich reds and premiere pinks, to exotic bubbles and everything in between; Francis is here to help you explore and define your palate through the ever changing seasonal selections. You’ll learn more about wine than you ever thought possible from the winner of Salt Lake Magazine’s Educator of the Year award.

Join Francis on the first Tuesday of every month to sip, taste, and tour the grandiose world of wine.