Mountain Brook

Alabama

There is something undeniably romantic about the art of wine blending – grapes from different regions, different vineyards and different aging techniques coming together to deliver a flavor with a backstory. Its allure is matched only by the complex chemistry behind it. We’ve captured this experience and brought it into the hotel, where you’re invited to play winemaker. This experience is truly unique. We are the second stand-alone hotel in the U.S. to offer educational wine blending classes. Not only will you taste different wine varietals, you’ll create a custom blend of your own, complete with your own label. We’ll serve light bites along the way. And don’t worry, you don’t have to be a sommelier to blend the perfect bottle, we’ll have one nearby just in case. Explore our upcoming classes »

Sommelier / Instructor

Demián Camacho Santa Ana

Sommelier / Instructor

Demián Camacho Santa Ana is a national and internationally recognized bar operator, making his mark in Baja California Sur, Mexico where he opened his own reservation only speak easy bar, “Casa Coctel.” He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times for his innovative approach and has written for magazines and blogs such as Alcohol Professor, eatocracy, Inside F&B and aolslashfood. After creating and managing several bar programs in Alabama, Demián was awarded “Birmingham’s Best Bartender” by the Alabama Restaurant Association Alliance. He led cocktail seminars for Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens and the Little Savannah restaurant before bringing all his stories and experience to create wine blending experiences for our guests.