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Train your brain & be entertained at classes and clubs at My Wine Cellar, MWC Bistro

At the start of a new year, a lot of people to resolve to train their brain - by reading more, learning something new or picking up a new skill.

But why sit in a stuffy classroom when you can enjoy book clubs, wine education classes and paint parties while also having a drink? MWC Bistro in Gilbert and My Wine Cellar in Ahwatukee Foothills offer the best of both worlds: Education and entertainment!

Read more: Both locations host monthly book clubs, with different books and at different times so you can double your reading fun. And they’re free!

Book club at MWC Bistro in Gilbert in on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Book club at My Wine Cellar in Ahwatukee is on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Learn something new: Learning about wine is a lot like learning a new language. If you want to gain confidence when ordering a bottle at a restaurant or choosing a bottle at the store, it’s important to study wine: How is it made? How do you decipher what’s in a bottle? What are the major wine regions? The world of wine is virtually endless.

Take the Wine 101 class in Ahwatukee Foothills if you’re a beginner or Wine 201 in Gilbert if you’re ready to progress. Wine 101 runs at 6 p.m. Mondays and begins Feb. 16; cost is $80. Wine 201 runs at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and begins Jan. 27; cost is $90.

Pick up a new skill: Channel your inner artist at Reagan Guzman’s paint parties at 1 p.m. every Saturday at both locations and make a colorful canvas masterpiece. Cost is $30 per person, which includes a two-hour painting class, all painting materials and a glass of wine or beer.

Remember, MWC Bistro and My Wine Cellar are always a great place to drop in anytime, thanks to the superb wine and beer lists, incredible menu, terrific ambiance and live music on weekends (and also on Thursdays at MWC Bistro in Gilbert).

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Book Club

What: Book club meetings at MWC Bistro and My Wine Cellar

Where: 1422 W. Warner Road, Gilbert, and 5030 E. Warner Road, Phoenix

When: Third Tuesday of the month at MWC Bistro; second Tuesday of the month at My Wine Cellar

Cost: Free

Information: For the book selection of the month at MWC Bistro, contact Deena: [REDACTED]

For the book selection of the month at My Wine Cellar, contact Katie: [REDACTED].

Paint Parties

What: Paint parties at MWC Bistro and My Wine Cellar

Where: 1422 W. Warner Road, Gilbert, and 5030 E. Warner Road, Phoenix

When: 1 p.m. Saturdays

Cost: $30; includes two-hour painting class, all materials and one glass of wine or beer

Information: Reagan Guzman, [REDACTED]

Wine 101 Classes

What: Wine 101 classes at My Wine Cellar

Where: 5030 E. Warner Road, Phoenix

When: Starts Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.

Cost: $80 for four classes

Information: [REDACTED]

Wine 201 Classes

What: Wine 201 classes at MWC Bistro

Where: 1422 W. Warner Road, Gilbert

When: Starts Jan. 27 at 6 p.m.

Cost: $90 for four classes

Information: [REDACTED]


ABOUT US

MWC Bistro in Gilbert and My Wine Cellar in Ahwatukee Foothills are friendly, unpretentious neighborhood restaurants and wine bars serving more than 20 hand-chosen boutique wines by the 3-ounce taste or 6-ounce glass and dozens by the full bottle, and more than 30 craft beers on tap and in bottles.

All selections are ideal for pairing with cuisine made from the finest, freshest ingredients – from artisan cheese and meat platters to chef-created gourmet daily entrée specials.

They both boast an exceptional happy hour from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-6 p.m. Saturday, with discounted drinks and food. Bring your pooch to the dog-friendly patios (all six days in Gilbert; Monday-Thursday in Ahwatukee), or enjoy the casual, contemporary interior, tastefully decorated with warm wood tones, pops of color and local artwork.

Knowledgeable, approachable servers are well trained to make recommendations. Events include wine education classes, book clubs, wine-and-paint parties and live music on weekends.

Zoya Vora-Shah of Tempe took over ownership of My Wine Cellar on Oct. 31, 2011, and opened MWC Bistro on March 22, 2014. A native of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India, she learned about food and beverage working as a server and during more than a decade as a representative for boutique wine companies.

MWC BISTRO

Where: 1422 W. Warner Road, Gilbert

Hours: 3-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 3-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday

Information: [REDACTED]


MY WINE CELLAR

Where: 5030 E. Warner Road, Phoenix

Hours: 3-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 3-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday

Information: [REDACTED]