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New Volunteer Assistant Program at AWS!

lizettel : June 15, 2015 6:46 pm : Blog Posts, Courses

20140924_194159Atlanta Wine School is thrilled to announce the launch of our formal Volunteer Assistant Program effective July 1, 2015. Each year we host hundreds of classes and private events, from wine appreciation and wine certification programs to international food and wine pairing classes and hands-on cooking classes. Throughout the years, many of our loyal customers have inquired about the opportunity to assist our classes as a volunteer. This small group of loyal volunteers supporting our VV staff has helped us tremendously in keeping things running efficiently and smoothly.

As we look forward to the bustling fall months, our goal is to grow our class offerings, not only with the re-vamping of menus in our top-selling classes, but also, with the addition of exciting new cooking and wine classes. The success of the new volunteer assistant program will be vital to the growth of our program, so that we can continue to provide our customers with the level of variety and excellence that they’ve come to expect from AWS.

IMG_6012Volunteer Assistant Benefits

As a volunteer assistant, you’ll be working with, and learning from, talented and passionate wine educators and chefs in our impressive open demonstration kitchen, not to mention, enjoying some pretty amazing food and wine! You’ll also take home new recipes and wine knowledge to share with your friends. It’s a fun way to both learn about wine and cooking and save on future classes or in-store food and wine purchases. For instance, after assisting eight wine classes or events (cooking classes count double!), you will earn a $50 gift card to use at VV/AWS as you wish. How’s that for fringe benefits? In addition to these perks, you might just discover your own path in the wine industry or culinary field!

Best of all, you can volunteer as much or as little as your schedule allows. We do encourage our assistants to stay active with the program but ultimately, volunteers choose which classes they would like to assist. We have events during the day and classes at night and on Saturdays, so there is something for everyone.

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Discover Best of the West Photo Contest

lizettel : June 7, 2015 4:24 pm : Blog Posts, Food and/or Wine Festivals

Best of West 2Savor the best of California, Oregon and Washington, one bite or sip at a time. Enter the “Cowboys & Cabernet” photo contest for your chance to win tickets to VV’s Wine & Culinary Experience of the summer: Discover Best of the West!

Snap a photo showcasing your love of West Coast wines defining what “Cowboys & Cabernet” means to you and then show off your savvy social media skills on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. The winner will be chosen by you! The photo that creates the most social media buzz, i.e., likes, shares, tags, favorites, etc., will win 2 VIP tickets ($138 value) to Discover Best of the WestDouble and triple your chances of winning by posting to each social media outlet.

Cowboys & Cabernet Contest Rules:

  1. Follow @VinoVenue on Instagram and/or Twitter and/or “Like” Vino Venue on Facebook.
  2. Post a picture on your profile page that best showcases your passion for California, Oregon and Washington wine and cuisine by Friday, June 19th.
  3. Important: Tag @VinoVenue and use #BestofWest in your caption!
  4. Hint: the more tags (friends, family, wine producers, etc.) that you include with your picture, the more you increase your chance of winning!

Your VIP admission includes the following:

  • An oversize 28oz Riedel crystal wine glass
  • Unlimited tasting of 100 wines from the West Coast
  • Unlimited sampling of cuisine from the West Coast
  • Specialty VIP-ONLY cuisine option
  • 20 HIGH-END VIP-ONLY wines

Discover Best of the West

Cowboys and Cabernet 

Discover the Best of the West on Sunday, June 21st at 2:00pm or 5:00pm. This walk-around unlimited tasting festival will feature more than 100 wines from key regions of California, Washington and Oregon accompanied by samplings of fresh and flavorful cuisine. Never been to one of our one-of-a-kind Discover events? Check out the summary on our spring festival, Discover South America for what you’ve been missing out.

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