Eppelation - wine tasting education with a splash


Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Happy holidays Customer!


Wise words indeed from Benjamin Franklin! Nothing helps ease the worries of the day and reduce holiday tension like a good glass of wine (or a cup of tea if you're British!).


Thank you for another great year of supporting our wine tasting classes and private tastings. Your thirst for wine knowledge is what keeps Eppelation going, and there is always so much more to learn. We look forward to tasting many more wines with you in 2012. Did you know that in 2011 we tasted about 110 different wines in our tasting classes?  That's a lot of wine! We hope your wine knowledge and palate have grown over the past year and that you continue to taste with us in 2012.


May the rest of your holiday season be enriched with family, friends, good food and of course, great wine!


Happy holidays!

Mark & Karen Eppel 

wine tasting classes 2012


We'll keep you up to date on our 2012 tasting schedule and should have some details posted soon.




On our shortlist so far are (but don't hold us to these!):

  • French Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Loire Valley, France
  • Spain - an introduction
  • Tuscany, Italy
  • Rhone Rangers - a twist on Rhone varietals
  • Obscure Wines


There are lots of possibilities. Please email us if you have suggestions on regional, varietal, or comparison tastings you'd like us to consider.


facebook December offer


Like Eppelation on Facebook,  through the end of December for a chance to win a $25 Eppelation gift certificate! Tell your friends!


join our mailing list!

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to friends, colleagues, strangers or anyone who loves wine and might like to join our mailing list for updates....

holiday special


Purchase an Eppelation Gift Certificate valued at $30 or more during December and receive a $5 gift certificate for yourself!


If you need a gift idea for the wine-lover in your life, why not give the gift of Eppelation wine classes? Eppelation gift certificates make the perfect gift for wine lovers - we'll soon have our 2012 class schedule posted and there will be something for everyone!


web updates


wine & food page

On our wine & food page you'll find a few ideas for easy, last minute appetizers for your holiday parties.


fun facts & wine terminology - What's our new fun wine fact and new wine term? Visit our homepage to find out.


wine quiz

It's the festive season so our quiz is on sparkling wines! Click here for the answers.


  1. What are the two main methods of producing sparkling wines?
  2. What is the only white grape allowed in the production of Champagne?
  3. How many fermentations does sparkling wine undergo?
  4. Prosecco is one of Italy's famous sparkling wines. What region of Italy is it made?
  5. What is the sparkling wine made in Austria & Germany called?


Eppelation | P.O. Box 851 | Ft Collins | CO | 80522