A.B.C. Beverage Tastings January – June 2020

January 2, 2020
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Atlas Oyster House is proud to present the next installment of Atlas Beverage Classes (A.B.C.). This semester we will be focusing on local breweries, wineries and distilleries, discovering what is going on in the beverage world right here in our backyard. In addition to the beverage tastings, we will feature small plates paired with each beverage, as prepared by Sous Chef Chad Gorey.

A.B.C. will be held outside, on the Deck Bar, the first Thursday of the month (January through June) and will feature a local presenter discussing the highlighted beverages. Classes will consist of four tastings of beverages with four mini appetizers to complement each tasting. Classes will cover the basics as well as specific information regarding the history of the brewery/winery/distillery and their beers, wines, or spirits.

There are two classes every month, each an hour and a half long. The first class begins promptly at 5:00 p.m. with the second class beginning at 7:00 p.m. Class cost is $25 per person (plus tax and gratuity), per class, which gets each participant one tasting of each of the featured beverages. In addition, throughout the class, participants should be prepared for “pop quizzes,” where we will be giving away T-shirts, beer glassware, gift certificates and more. Seating is limited, reservations are required; be sure to make yours by emailing or calling 850-287-0200. The featured themes for each class are as follows:

 January 2nd: Perdido Vineyards (Perdido, AL)

Perdido Vineyards, 50 acres of muscadine grapes, was established in 1972 by Jim and Marianne Eddins to produce grapes for Bartels Winery of Pensacola. Bartels and Hegendorfer were German wineries operating in the Lillian – Elberta area prior to Prohibition. They recognize this historical heritage by using local artists to design labels for their products. Perdido Vineyards wines are made exclusively from the finest wine varieties of muscadine grapes. The unique flavor of these southern grapes is captured in their premium white, red, and rosé table wines. Perdido Vineyards wines appeal to the southern wine market because of their unique appeal to southern tastes.