We've all heard the studies: Drinking a moderate amount of red wine each day is actually good for you. Even minus the health benefits, a glass (or four) of wine can definitely take the edge off a stressful day. But are you missing out on your wine's "oaky undertones" or "subtly sweet, aromatic finish"? Do you want to put aside the Carlo Rossi sangria and start sampling the flavors of the world's great wine regions, but you don't know where to begin? Experienced and burgeoning oenophiles alike can broaden their boozy horizons at 6 p.m. each Thursday during Bottle 12 Wine Bar's Classes With Glasses
(111 Oak, Bonner Springs). At this friendly neighborhood hangout, $20 allows guests to quaff several of resident sommelier Andy Hagen's favorite wines — some of which are grown and produced locally — while discovering their origins and ideal dinner pairings. See bottle12.com
or call 888-946-3212.
Thursdays, 6 p.m., 2011