Tastings & Classes


At Cyclone Liquors, we love what we do––and even more––we love sharing our passion with others. Education has always been a founding principle of Cyclone Liquors, and it remains one of our foremost priorities. We pride ourselves in having the best-trained staff in the state, and support this with a wide variety of wine, beer and liquor tastings for our customers. Our scheduled classes are hosted by Roger Esser, and focus on the appreciation and study of fine drinking products in a low stress and enjoyable atmosphere. We also design private group classes tailored to the interests of your group, club, or association’s members.

Click here to view our current class schedule, or contact us to schedule a private tasting.

Connoisseur Classes

Tastings for wine connoisseurs include a short informal presentation followed by a sampling of a variety of wines. Each class is unique--offering new wines, new experiences and new knowledge. Led by our wine experts, our classes welcome experienced and beginning tasters alike.

Beer Tastings

Beer lovers can celebrate their passion for new brews and gain knowledge of both domestic and international varieties. All classes are led by an expert and set in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

Spirit Tastings

For those who appreciate fine liquors––and those who want to learn more about them––our gin and Scotch whisky tastings offer a chance to explore nuances and flavors in a welcoming environment.

Cellar Master Tastings

Only the best! Our Cellar Master classes let you sample top shelf wines and liquors, all in hopes of helping you create your perfect cellar. We offer the expertise without the snobbery in informal and welcoming environments.

Our Location

626 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa
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Learn more about the different products or dig deep into your favorite variety. Space is limited, so sign up early!

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