by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 01, 2004
The Praying Monk at the PhoenicianVintner wannabes who sip and think, “I can do better,” now have the chance to try in classes at the 654-room Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz. Up to 12 people can take wine-making lessons in the Praying Monk, the resort’s private wine cellar.
    Master sommelier Greg Tresner instructs participants as they mix and match tastes from barrels of Bordeaux varietals such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot. Once the flavor is just right, each creation is bottled and decorated with a personalized label.
    The Praying Monk also is available for private dinners of up to 16 people. (480) 423-2530;