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Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy presents: Learn Your Palate

Learn Your Palate Class


Learn what kind of taster you are and how to properly

pair food and wine based on your preferences!


Thursday, January 24th

From 6:30-8:00

Location: Cotroneo's Wine & Spirits


Cost: $40

register here


Nikki Erpelding

Founder & Instructor


Nikki’s enthusiasm for all aspects of the food and wine industry are contagious. Her storied career includes experience from restaurant management, boutique wholesale to wine retail and currently on the import side 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.