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Nikki Erpelding of Vine Lab & Spirit Academy Presents: Wine for Beginners

Learn how to shop with confidence in stores and restaurants, learn how to open wine like a pro, store wine properly, how to find the best wine bargains, to read a wine label and more!



Nikki’s enthusiasm for all aspects of the food and wine industry are contagious. Her storied career includes experience from restaurant management to wine retail and currently wholesale as the Italian Fine Wine Specialist & Territory Manager for Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas for Leonardo LoCascio Selections, a member of The Winebow Group.


Nikki is presently studying with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) to gain her Diploma, WSET’s flagship qualification.  In 2017 Nikki co-founded Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy — not her first endeavor into wine education, as she has fondly taught the Wine Professional Certificate program at Saint Paul College since 2011.


Earlier Event: August 31
Friday Night Wine Sampling