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Master Class Seminar: Best of Australia/New Zealand & Virginia Comparative Wine Tasting

Main Street Station
1500 E Main St. Richmond
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Compare and contrast exceptional Australian and New Zealand wines with the same grape varietals from Virginia. This seminar is led by one of the most professionally qualified AND best reviewed seminar leaders the Virginia Wine Expo has ever had - Carol Colby. Her passion for wine and wine education will be readily apparent as she enlightens you during this enriching seminar.

Attendees will taste ten to twelve extraordinary Australian, Virginia and New Zealand wines.  

The seminar leader will be Carol Colby, Fine Wine Specialist with Free Run Wine Merchants, a boutique wine distributor based in Virginia, which specializes in part in the distribution of high-quality Portuguese wines.

Wine selections coming soon.

Carol Colby Professional Biography

Carol Colby is a Fine Wine Specialist for Free Run Wine Merchants. Carol has a passion for wine and for food and wine together.  She is a Certified Specialist of Wine as well as a Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators and a guide member of the Court of Master Sommeliers.  She holds an Advanced Certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.  Carol is also Vice Echanson for the Richmond Bailliage of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Board Chair and Wine Educator for Women’s Wine Society.   She has appeared numerous times on local television and radio to share her passion of all things wine related.  Carol is also the resident wine instructor at Mise En Place Cooking School in Richmond. She has been teaching wine classes in the Richmond area for more than 10 years.  Her greatest joy is the excitement and pleasure to be found in sharing the wonders of wine with others.

All inclusive.  Price covers all wines.   21 and over only and no infants or strollers, except at the VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special. 

Benefits Richmond Performing Arts Alliance.

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Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets may be available at the door at an increased price unless sold out. All tickets to the Virginia Wine Expo are nonrefundable.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend all Expo events, except the Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tasting