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Lisa Priest

Lisa Priest’s passion for wine led her from London, where she earned her WSET Level 3 sommelier certificate, to Argentina and finally to California, where she was both a cellar rat and a tasting room and events manager inside a wine cave. Now residing in the land of 10,000 lakes, she brings with her the stories of the people and places behind great wines, and seeks to help Minnesotans discover the wines that speak to them. Her summer wine crush is Pét-Nat.


October 2019

The Art of Winemaking: A Tasteful Tour

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$40 19 tickets left

In this first class of the 3-part Wine Series with Spillery Creative, increase your 'wine cred' as you learn the history of winemaking plus sample a delicious wine flight that exemplifies the vast array of winemaking techniques and styles. Make it an evening with friends, or come on your own to meet others interested in wine. We'll cover how wine is made, a brief history of winemaking, and discuss vessels used to ferment and age wine, from the ancient use…

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November 2019

The Art of Grape Growing: Wines with a Sense of Place

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$40 20 tickets left

In this second of three classes in the Wine Series with Spillery Creative, discover just how much grape growing practices impact the flavor of wine. Taste wines that evoke a sense of place as you explore the term “terroir”. Learn about the evolution of a grape from bud to harvest and the crucial way in which vineyards are laid out. Gain new insight into what “organic”, “biodynamic” and “sustainable” means. Leave with a deeper appreciation for the rich viticultural history…

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December 2019

The Art of Tasting Wine: Holiday Picks

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$40 20 tickets left

In this third class of the Wine Series with Spillery Creative, we will take a deep dive into wine tasting using the deductive method, just in time for the holiday season. We will cover sight, smell, taste and conclusion while sampling wines perfect for the holidays. We will learn wine terms and how to describe what you experience in your glass. Put your newfound knowledge to the test with a blind tasting and leave knowing how to determine a wine’s…

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