Everything that I do is about educating, whether it’s teaching or consulting. We look at the entire world of wine – the business end, the viniculture; viticulture and how everything works – not only how it tastes or smells. 

Nashville Wine Education

Offering customized training, weekly classes & customized workshop packages.
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Personal Education

We offer one-on-one sessions, personal wine buying experiences and consumer-oriented education.

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Custom Workshops

Select workshop packages for your event center, in-home wine tasting or private educational services.

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For Restaurants

Elevate your restaurant's service with sales training seminars and hands-on staff training workshops.

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For Retail

Increase sales with wine selection and procurement training and in-house wine tasting campaigns.

One-on-One Sessions

Let Billie Joyce take you shopping for a special case and learn how to buy better and become an informed wine consumer. Thru The Vines also provides in-home one-on-one sessions to learn more about topics that appeal to you and learn about specific wine regions around the world! Virtual one-on-one classes are also available! Looking for the perfect gift? Purchase gift cards that can be used for classes and personal sessions.

Personal Wine Buying

Want to have a wine adventure, without having to spend hours of your time at the store? After a brief conversation and series of questions; I will purchase wine for you to suit your taste and your budget.* This will also help you stretch your wine palate slowly.  The wine can be delivered to your home (in Greater Nashville/Franklin area).  Each bottle will come with pairing suggestions, and instructions for best enjoyment. This can also be a perfect gift for that special someone in your life.

Consumer Education

We offer Private Wine Tasting Workshops for up to 20 to discover and study five wines from around the world. Workshops are pre-selected to cover topics and varieties of your choice; and are offered in your home, corporate office or predetermined event centers. Food pairing & catering available on request. One-on-one wine mentoring is available for customers building their own wine cellar collection, or to help shop for your next party.

Corporate Wine Education

Corporate Education & Tasting Classes are available for businesses or event spaces of all sizes. We offer private tutoring for event coordinators to assist the wine-buying process for corporate events. Thru The Vines also offers Team Building  Workshops, or class programs from our Wine 101 Series covering famous wine regions including France, Italy, Spain, South America and Bordeaux; or our  Wine Geek Series Workshops, covering topics such as Science of Wine, History, Civilization and Politics in a Glass

Retail Training

We offer sales education for staff, including selling techniques, customer approach, and determining customers’ taste profile. We also provide educational seminar on wines, and products in the store and help with setting new stores, including assistance with all distribution companies, store layout and employee hiring.

Restaurant Staff Training

Thru The Vines offers professionally designed wine list based on your specific area demographics, food menu pairings, hand-picked wines from the distribution companies and will enhanced your “by the glass” selection. Two hour seminar covering an introduction to wine, proper wine service and up-selling techniques are available along with a class on Wine and Food Component Pairing.

W.S.E.T. Tutoring

Thru The Vines offers both in person* and virtual W.S.E.T. tutoring for levels I-IV of Wines. Billie Joyce holds the WSET Diploma and currently teaches Levels I-III with a local APP in Nashville.

 

testimonials

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Billie's passion and depth of knowledge on wines around the world is amazing! Every tasting I attend is fun and educational. When working at a wine store, she remembers her clients tastes and consistently recommends other new wines that are equally enjoyable.

Rita Jorgensen

Tennessee Board of Parole

Billie Joyce is a highly educated wine professional with a passion for teaching and making the joys of wine approachable for anyone. I recommend her wine classes and private training sessions!

Thomas Haehn

Managing Partner @ Gr8 Properties Real Estate Investment Group

Billie’s Team Building Wine Blending Course met all my criteria for being both innovative and creative in one package!

Deborah Roberts

Executive Director Quality, Saint Thomas Health

'This was a fun class! There was a lot of laughter and team building from the wine blending competition!"

Sharlene Murphy

Hospitality Manager, Waller Law

"Billie is a very highly trained professional in the wine and spirits industry. She is motivated, independent, reliable, well organized and mostly a passionate learner and teacher of wine. I strongly recommend her services."

Viviana Luison

Sales Manager, 100% Italiano

"Billie’s passion for life and all things wine are undeniable. Her depth of knowledge of wine is remarkable. She has found her true calling by making the process entirely fun, educational and most importantly approachable. A class act!"

Mike Soares

VP of Business Development, Professional's Insurance

Restaurant & Retail Consulting Services

Thru The Vines provides professionally designed wine lists, hand picked from distribution companies, based on your specific area demographics. Enhance “by the glass” selections and boost your food menu pairings. We offer two-hour seminars covering an introduction to wine, proper wine service and up-selling techniques, including an official WSET Wine & Food Component class.

  • Staff Education & Training
  • Customer-Oriented Approach
  • Organizational Consulting

weekly wine recommendation

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Vigneti del Fol
$ 40

Prosecco Spumante 2013 (Metodo Charmat)

Château Pesquié
$ 39

Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2014

Baumard
$ 40

Bulles d'Or' Sparkling Chardonnay/Chenin Blanc

Château Dereszla
$ 54

Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2009

Fernando de Castilla
$ 45

Antique' Pedro Ximénez

Mouchão
$ 22

Vinho Licoroso, Alentejo 2009

Krӓcher
$ 67

Beerenauslese Cuvee, Burgenland 2012

Mònèire
$ 67

Strawberry Wine, Wicklow 2015

Vigneti del Fol
$ 40

Prosecco Spumante 2013 (Metodo Charmat)

Zind-Humbrecht
$ 56

Tokay- Pinot Gris, Clos Jebsal 'S.G.N.' 1996

Château Rieussec
$ 34

Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classé 2005

Badia a Coltibuono
$ 40

Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC 2007

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France 101

French Vines, Fine Wines

Take a journey through France's rich history of wine making while enjoying a selection of locally-available wines.

Big Bold Reds

Deliciously Dark Varietals

Fast-track your knowledge on the most popular red varieties available near you. Love Reds? Let's get started.

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Class Overview

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Course Overview

The 101 Wine Series

Your Journey Starts Here

Get started on your wine education with Thru The Vines' Signature Wine 101 Series, which include a selection of foundational classes to kickstart your understanding of wine.

The Basics

A Wine 101 Series Workshop

Gain foundational knowledge of all things wine. Learn how wines are made, how to navigate wine labels and most importantly - describe why you're tasting what you taste.

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Workshop Overview

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Taste a little. Learn a lot.