There is something undeniably romantic about the art of wine blending–grapes from different regions, different vineyards and different aging techniques coming together to deliver a flavor with a backstory. Its allure is matched only by the complex chemistry behind it. We’ve captured this experience and brought it into the hotel, where you’re invited to play winemaker.
This experience is truly unique. We are the second stand-alone hotel in the U.S. to offer educational wine blending classes. Not only will you taste different wine varietals, you’ll create a custom blend of your own, complete with your own label. We’ll serve light bites along the way. And don’t worry, you don’t have to be a sommelier to blend the perfect bottle, we’ll have one nearby just in case.
Peter Demarest / Instructor
If your passion for wine lasts over a decade, you know you’re really onto something. That is Peter Demarest’s story. After working with a team of brilliant wine, spirit and beer stewards in New Jersey, he quickly fell in love with the culture and pursued his passion. He began by conquering courses taught from the legendary Opici and Gallo brands. From there, he served as a wine buyer for one of the oldest gourmet shops in Boston while attaining his Certified Sommelier level, built wine programs in Charleston, South Carolina, led a wine bar in Mount Pleasant and was a sommelier for Bottles. Today, he helps create a memorable and unique wine blending experience for our guests.