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October 2014

Advanced Wine Old World Course

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October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From October 2nd to November 20th

This program is the essential sommelierre  section of the Advanced program. This semester features the essential wines  for any wine list and every cellar.

This program features the must-know wine regions of France, Italy, Spain, and all of Europe. The essential program for all professionals and wine enthusiasts.

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The Wine Trials

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October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Can you tell the difference between cheap wine and expensive wine?

This class is inspired by the Fearless Critic’s book, the Wine Trials, which sparked debate over its claim that non-expert wine drinkers preferred cheap bottles to more expensive bottles in scientific blind tastings.

In this class, we will put the critics to the test. Can a great $10 bottles taste better than an expensive one? Are 90+ point wines better? Come to this class and find out for yourself. You may be very surprised at the result!

 

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

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October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

If you are new to the study of wine — or simply new to the Wine School of Philadelphia — this class is for you. Here, you will experience each of the Wine School’s hallmarks:dispelling industry rumors, banishing popular wine myths, and delivering information in an easy-to-understand manner. Developed by a U.C. Davis winemaker and honed over ten years of teaching experience, it represents a singular view of wine education. Allow us to share it with you!

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Beer and Cheese Pairing

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October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Beer and cheese have a natural affinity for each other: Craft brews transform a meal from everyday to extraordinary, while artisinal cheeses do the same. When combined, it’s an out-of-this-world flavor experience.

This class combines the talent of one of Philadelphia’s top beer geeks and beloved cheesemongers for the ultimate class on beer and cheese pairings. Grab a seat and see why the Philly Beer School was named “Best of Philly” for our beer classes!

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The Ultimate Beer & Brewing Course

October 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Everything needed to brew beer. A full semester brewing program which will give you the hands-on experience any beginning brewer needs. Presented in a light-hearted but pragmatic style, the weekly classes are based in both lectures and lab work.

This class runs from Oct 11th to Nov 29th

“Best Adult Education”
Philadelphia Magazine

  • Class topics include the following:
  • Beer Styles
  • Ingredients and Equipment
  • Brewing Laboratory (Three Sections)
  • Dry Hopping Laboratory
  • Bottling and Kegging Laboratory
  • The Keg Tap

Class #1 Overview of Fermentation

Class #2 Sensory Training. A focus on beer esters, hop flavors, and faults.

Class #3 Beer Styles. A compendium tasting of classic beer styles, their origins, and modern interpretations.  After this class, the students begin brewing beer, which will be sampled during the last day of class.

Class #4 The Wort. A hands-on approach to building the grain bill. In this laboratory class, you will learn how to create a wort from a full grain malt, use a hydrometer, and test water PH. This is a hands-on laboratory class.

Class #5 The Boil & Fermentation. In this class, you will learn about hop additions, proper boil techniques, and fermentation essentials. This is a hands-on laboratory class.

Class #6. Racking & Wet Hopping. The essentials of fermentation will be reviewed in this class, plus a hands-on tutorial in racking and wet hopping.

Class #7 Kegging & Bottle Conditioning. In this class, the final steps of beer making will be completed. This includes kegging and bottle conditioning the beers.

Class #8 Tapping the Keg. In this class, we crack open the beers we started brewing in Class #4.

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Wine Lovers Tour of South America

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

South America is one of the most exciting places in the wine world right now. From Malbec to Syrah to lesser-known gems like Torrontes and Tannat, South America is a gold mine for delicious, smartly priced wines. We’ll show you how to buy great wine at fantastic prices, all while tasting the really good stuff.

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Sommelier’s Guide to California

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The ultimate tour of wines from California. From top-tier Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley to luxury-level Pinot Noir from San Rita Hills. If you are a wine collector, sommelier, or just want to drink like one. This is the class for you.  This class features exclusive wines from California’s top wine regions and winemakers.

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Beer & Brewing Foundation Program

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Every week for 8 weeks

Everything needed to brew beer. A full semester brewing program which will give you the hands-on expericne any beginning brewer needs. Presented in a light-hearted but pragmatic style, the weekly classes are based in both lectures and lab work.

“Best Adult Education”
Philadelphia Magazine

  • Class topics include the following:
  • Beer Styles
  • Ingredients and Equipment
  • Brewing Laboratory (Three Sections)
  • Dry Hopping Laboratory
  • Bottling and Kegging Laboratory
  • The Keg Tap

Class #1 Overview of Fermentation

Class #2 Sensory Training. A focus on beer esters, hop flavors, and faults.

Class #3 Beer Styles. A compendium tasting of classic beer styles, their origins, and modern interpretations.  After this class, the students begin brewing beer, which will be sampled during the last day of class.

Class #4 The Wort. A hands-on approach to building the grain bill. In this laboratory class, you will learn how to create a wort from a full grain malt, use a hydrometer, and test water PH. This is a hands-on laboratory class.

Class #5 The Boil & Fermentation. In this class, you will learn about hop additions, proper boil techniques, and fermentation essentials. This is a hands-on laboratory class.

Class #6. Racking & Wet Hopping. The essentials of fermentation will be reviewed in this class, plus a hands-on tutorial in racking and wet hopping.

Class #7 Kegging & Bottle Conditioning. In this class, the final steps of beer making will be completed. This includes kegging and bottle conditioning the beers.

Class #8 Tapping the Keg. In this class, we crack open the beers we started brewing in Class #4.

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Discover Your Wine Style

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We know that choices in a wine store or on a wine list can be intimidating, and this class is designed to take the mystery out of the age-old question: will I like that wine? In this class, you will discover your personal wine style through a series of tastings.

This is a  two hour class that is as fun as it is unintimidating. Afterwards, you won’t be stuck with the same boring old brands and grapes. You will be able to make better –and bolder– choices about buying wine in the future.  You will have your very own wine style!

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Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A cooking class like no other.  In this class, our top chef teams up with one of our top sommeliers. Together they craft a seasonal and satisfying menu for the night, with a focus on farm-to-table ingredients.

The class includes a cooking demonstration of each dish, along with a full description of the wine pairings by our sommelier-instructor.  You then taste the results for yourself.

Come see the magic behind the bestselling cookbook “Corked & Forked: Four Seasons of Eats & Drinks” in action! After all, there’s nothing like learning firsthand from the pros.

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Sommelier Smackdown

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Wine School’s signature event! Imagine two of the city’s top wine professionals competing to create the perfect food & wine pairing…and all for you! We pit one of Philadelphia’s top sommeliers against one of our wine educators. Attendees sample each of food & wine pairings, then choose the winner. Past participants have included the top sommeliers on the East Coast, plus winemakers, celebrities, and authors. You never know who may show up at the Smackdown, but you can bank on an exceptional food and wine experience.

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

If you are new to the study of wine — or simply new to the Wine School of Philadelphia — this class is for you. Here, you will experience each of the Wine School’s hallmarks:dispelling industry rumors, banishing popular wine myths, and delivering information in an easy-to-understand manner. Developed by a U.C. Davis winemaker and honed over ten years of teaching experience, it represents a singular view of wine education. Allow us to share it with you!

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History of the World in Eight Glasses

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Homo sapiens have been drinking fermented beverages since the beginning of time. In this class, we will be taking a stroll down antiquity with a tasting of eight different drinks that changed our world.

We will be sampling wines, beers, and spirits made in traditional and ancient ways, so expect some interesting and mind-blowing flavors! A rare opportunity to taste history.

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November 2014

American Craft Brews

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Biggie versus Tupac; Taxis versus Hybrids, Cheesesteaks versus Quinoa; Giants versus 49ers; NYC versus LA: the rivalries between the east coast and west coast are long standing. Let’s add a new one one to the list: beer.

In this class, we sample the extraordinary beers that highlight the differences between East Coast and West Coast brewing styles… and everything in between. This class features the finest craft brews made in America.

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

If you are new to the study of wine — or simply new to the Wine School of Philadelphia — this class is for you. Here, you will experience each of the Wine School’s hallmarks:dispelling industry rumors, banishing popular wine myths, and delivering information in an easy-to-understand manner. Developed by a U.C. Davis winemaker and honed over ten years of teaching experience, it represents a singular view of wine education. Allow us to share it with you!

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Artisanal Wine & Cheese Pairing

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The marriage of wine and cheese is older than dirt, and a whole lot tastier! Crafting the perfect wine and cheese pairing is a skill everyone should have. After all, it’s easier than cooking, but just as creative. In this class, we introduce wine and cheese pairings that range from the solidly traditional to the whimsically offbeat. We will discuss what makes each so special, and taste a number of the most exciting, unexpected combinations you can experience.

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Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A cooking class like no other.  In this class, our top chef teams up with one of our top sommeliers. Together they craft a seasonal and satisfying menu for the night, with a focus on farm-to-table ingredients.

The class includes a cooking demonstration of each dish, along with a full description of the wine pairings by our sommelier-instructor.  You then taste the results for yourself.

Come see the magic behind the bestselling cookbook “Corked & Forked: Four Seasons of Eats & Drinks” in action! After all, there’s nothing like learning firsthand from the pros.

Read more about this class »

Sommelier Smackdown

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Wine School’s signature event! Imagine two of the city’s top wine professionals competing to create the perfect food & wine pairing…and all for you! We pit one of Philadelphia’s top sommeliers against one of our wine educators. Attendees sample each of food & wine pairings, then choose the winner. Past participants have included the top sommeliers on the East Coast, plus winemakers, celebrities, and authors. You never know who may show up at the Smackdown, but you can bank on an exceptional food and wine experience.

Read more about this class »
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