Continuing Education

Christopher Gronbeck

Christopher Gronbeck

Christopher Gronbeck is owner and manager of The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar in Fremont. He's been writing and teaching about wine and spirits for many years, and has a 20-year history as an educator. Christopher is passionate about exploration and discovery at The Barrel Thief, and loves eating and drinking his way to a better understanding of cultures around the world.

Courses Taught

A Regional Tour of Scotch Whisky

Learn about the most legendary whisky in the world as you taste Scotches from the Highlands, Lowlands, Speyside, Islay, Campbeltown and the Islands. We'll explore the diversity of Scotland's whisky traditions, along with the history of Scotch, how it's made, and how to fully appreciate it. Taught by Christopher Gronbeck, owner of The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar in Fremont, and Sommelier David LeClaire of Seattle Uncorked. Students must be 21 or older; picture ID required. Please eat before coming to class. A $20 materials fee is due to instructor in class.

Mo 6pm–8pm Oct 16 (1 session) $39.00
The Barrel Thief, Wine and Whiskey Bar (Off Campus, Map)
3417 Evanston Ave N, #102 Seattle WA
Fall Quarter
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Wine 101

Want to learn how to select, age and enjoy wine? Experience the nuances that separate cheap wines from good wines, American wines from European wines, and understand the nature of different grape varieties. Taught by Sommelier David LeClaire and Christopher Gronbeck, owner of The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar. Students must be 21 or older; picture ID required.  Please eat before coming to class.  A $10 materials fee is due to instructor in class.

Mo 6pm–8pm Oct 30 (1 session) $39.00
The Barrel Thief, Wine and Whiskey Bar (Off Campus, Map)
3417 Evanston Ave N, #102 Seattle WA
Class meets off-site at The Barrel Thief, 3417 Evanston Ave N #102, Seattle 98103
Fall Quarter
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