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July 2015

The Italian Wine Class

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July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Italy has a well-earned reputation for being one of the world’s best producers of fine wine.  Grapes are grown in all parts of the country, from mountainous terrain, volcanic soils,  to the Mediterranean coastline.  Italians have been master winemakers  for centuries,  an ancient culture  influenced by Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans.

This diversity is why Italy grows a vast number of native grapes, more than any other country in the world. In this class, you will experience and learn  about the most famous of Italian wine grapes.

 

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$39.98

Beer & Brewing 101

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The beer class for everyone. This is our introduction to how beer is made, major beer styles, and brewing history. Eight different brews will be sampled. Beer 101 was featured on the CBS show “What’s Brewing”. This is a great class for beer enthusiasts and budding home brewers alike. 

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$47.98

Belgian Beer Experience

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The beers of Belgium are some of the most diverse and popular in the world. Tonight, we’ll taste through the famous, and not-so-famous, beer styles of Belgium, including Strong Golden Ales, Wild Fermented Lambics, Monk brews, and more.  An essential class for any beer lover.

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Sommelier Secrets

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

Sommeliers like ourselves have a few trade secrets. We know how to make cheap wine taste like an expensive bottle. We know how to buy great wine by just reading the fine print on the bottle. We even know how to spend less money to get better quality wine. In this two hour wine tasting class, we will reveal the four essential secrets to buying and enjoying wines like a sommelier.

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$74.98

BBQ Smackdown: Wine Versus Beer!

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

It’s a beer and wine pairing competition and your palate is the judge.  With four courses of hickory-smoked deliciousness you taste all the pairings and cast your vote.  In this friendly competition, one of the city’s top sommeliers is pitted against a master brewer  to determine –once and for all– which is better with barbecue: wine or beer?

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$39.98

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

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July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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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August 2015
$39.98

Discover Your Wine Style

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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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$47.98

Summertime Spirits & Cocktails

August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From mojitos to punches, learn to make the best summer cocktails in this fun and educational cocktail class. Don’t worry, you won’t only watch and learn in this class, you will also taste, too.

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$909.98

Accelerated Core Wine Course

August 10 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every day for 5 days

August 10th-14th from 2:30-8pm

Earn a complete wine education in a weeklong accelerated program. The Core Wine Program combines our Foundation and Intermediate programs into a unified wine education experience. Plus, the Core Program student saves in tuition by taking both programs in the same semester.

In the Foundation portion of the program, students will learn the techniques and master the knowledge needed to become extraordinary wine tasters. Graduates are able to identity major wine varietals in a blind tasting: a major feat for any wine professional.

In the Intermediate section, students learn about the intricacies of the ever expanding world of wine. Included in the program is the chance to master the wine styles, climates and varietals of all the major wine producing countries.

For more information, please see our Wine Course Overview

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$549.00

Accelerated Foundation Program

August 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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Every day for 5 days

The world of wine is built on the foundation of taste. The top professionals in the food, wine, and hospitality industries understand this: the committed student of wine must learn this. To stand tall in the wine world, the student must learn to unravel the hidden flavors of wine and speak the language of the senses.

“The Wine School is a great place to build knowledge and pursue your passion.” Jonathan Newman, Former Chairman of the PLCB

Most wine enthusiasts remain tourists of the grape: they drink and enjoy without ever knowing the greater joys hidden just below the surface. The Foundation Course is your key to unlocking that world. With it, you just may be able to turn a mere hobby into a deeply passionate and highly creative calling.

“The Foundation program is truly a unique and enjoyable learning experience… it is the only chemistry class you will fall in love with.” Bob Pigeon, Executive Editor of De Capo Press.

In a single semester, students will learn the techniques and knowledge to become extraordinary wine tasters. Graduates are able to identity major wine varietals in a blind tasting: a skill many seasoned sommeliers cannot accomplish.

Course Contents:

  • The Science of Wine
  • Understanding White Wines
  • Old World and New World Styles
  • Understanding Red Wines
  • Wine Components
  • Introduction to Winemaking
  • Blind Tasting
  • Food and Wine Pairing

After accelerated program, you will taste wine with a higher proficiency than most sommeliers. The final exam of this program is a series of blind tastings along with a multiple choice exam. It is expected that our graduates will be able to identify the varietal, style, and region of every wine presented in the blind tasting. We currently have a 91% pass rate. At-home study prior to both the written exam and blind tasting is highly recommended.

REQUIREMENTS

There are no prior requirements to attend this program. The program is designed to be accessible to anyone, regardless of experience or knowledge level.

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$549.97

Accelerated Intermediate Wine Course

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every day for 5 days

August 10th to 14th from 5:30pm–8pm

From the Italian peninsula to the docks of Bordeaux, the Accelerated Intermediate Wine Course is a breathtaking exploration into the world of wine. In a whirlwind of a semester, the secrets of the global wine society are unlocked. Students learn about the wine styles, varietals, and winemaking techniques of all the important wine producing countries.

Upon completion of the program, graduates have a working knowledge of the types and styles of wine available throughout the world: our students become masters of the global vineyard. The Intermediate and the Wine Foundation Certificate are the core certification at the Wine School, and can be taken in tandem. For more information, read about our Core Certificate program.

For more information, please see our Wine Course Overview

 

 

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$47.98

Spanish Wine Academy

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spain: It’s hands down the most exciting wine region in the world today. In this class, we serve up a full panoply of dazzling reds and whites from premier regions like Rioja, to the less-familiar — but no less stellar — such as Priorat and Rias Baixas.  Our instructors are Spanish wine enthusiasts, bar none. Come to class and join the congregation of the converted.

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$548.98

Advanced California Wine Program: ACCELERATED

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day for 5 days

About California Wine

The Advanced Program on California Wine is the most comprehensive course on the Cali wine trade available on the East Coast. This  full semester program is offered by the Wine School of Philadelphia with optional professional certification via the National Wine School in Los Angeles.

In this program, you will gain insight into California winemaking, history, and geography of the myriad essential wine-growing regions.  This will include the rightfully famous wine regions of Napa and Sonoma, but also many of the smaller important boutique locations like Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara  and  the Templeton Gap District

The wine program will also include the hidden history of the California wine pioneers. Unconstrained by tradition or viticultural regulation, California winemakers have changed the world of wine over the past three decades.

The program also follows the young, innovative winemakers who are once again rewriting the rules of the wine trade; From the hunt for the perfect California cru,  to the revolt against the overly-technical wine styles of the recent past. This class revolves around the fascinating stories, philosophies, and wine  of California’s top producers.

About The Wine Course

The Advanced California Wine Program is comprised of 16 hours of class study in a single week. This accelerated program offers and equal amount of class time as the regular Advanced Wine Courses. Accelerated programs are intensive but rewarding.  Bringing a lunch is recommended. Lunch can be eaten in our new lounge downstairs.  No food is allowed in the classroom during class.

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$56.98

World Atlas of Beer

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A whirlwind tour of the classics, the innovators, and the exceptional: This beer tasting class is an overview of the entire world of beer today. You can expect a wild trip to North America to Belgium to the United Kingdom and then to the furthest reaches of this awesome beer-drenched world.

This is a great introductory class at the Philly Beer School. There will be something for everyone to sip and savor.

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$47.98

Awesome and Exotic Wines

August 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Deliciously Exotic or Exotically Delicious? That is the question you will asking as you taste these amazing wines. The rest of the world may have forgotten about them, but we haven’t! This is a class for anyone tired of the usual and looking to expand their knowledge. In this class, the more obscure and rare the better!  We have traveled –figuratively and literally– across the globe to find some of the coolest wines you have never heard of.

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$56.98

Perfect Pizza Pairings

August 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wine & pizza pairing is not only a great combination, it also makes for a fun class. You will enjoy multiple pizzas and wine parings, from the classic Margherita to an over-the-top white truffle number.

In the end, you will learn why certain wines give pizza –delicious, lovely pizza– an extra bit of va-va-voom. You’ll even learn the deep dark secret about why a very famous Italian wine is very possibly the WORST pairing ever. You’re going to have a lot of fun in this class. After all, what could be better than munching on awesome pizza and drinking great wine?

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$47.98

Bubbles!

August 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

All our favorite bubbly wines.

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September 2015
$39.98

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

September 3 @ 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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