Cocktail Classes

Rob Roy’s Swig Well, a Drinking Academy, Begins Classes in October

The bi-weekly sessions will school Seattleites on cocktail culture via the teachings of bartenders and industry pros.

By Jessica Voelker September 21, 2011

Photo: Swig Well via Facebook

UPDATE!: So, I just spoke with a Swig Well rep who says the first class on October 13 (which will be repeated again on the 15th) is limited to bloggers/media/and frequent tweeters as a sort of promotional event, but that the regular classes will start soon after that. Teachers will be local, in the beginning, and include the big-name tenders frequently behind the bar at Rob Roy. Down the road, Swig Well will bring drink luminaries from all over to teach classes.

The program also includes Swig Well schwag. There will be custom notebooks, and loyal students will have passports with a stamps for each of the teachers who has schooled them on the way of the drink. The classes will cost between $75-$200 depending on what’s involved; the length of the sessions will also vary. [END UPDATE]

Well! This is exciting.

Everyone’s favorite Seattle cocktail personage Anu Apte is the lady behind Swig Well, a new series of classes held bi-weekly at Rob Roy, her Belltown cocktail lounge. The website’s teacher roster is currently limited to Apte and Ted Munat, author of Left Coast Libations, but I feel certain there will be a longer list soon.

The first class takes place on October 13 but I’m not clear yet on whether that is open to the public. I have a call in at Rob Roy, will update with details. Meantime, check out the Facebook page for more information.

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