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January 2015
$910

Core Wine Course (Winter Semester)

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January 11 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Classes are held on Sundays, January 11th to March 1st, from 3-8pm.

Earn a complete wine education in a single semester. 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 detailed information on this and all our academic courses, please review our wine course overview page.

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Wine Foundation Course (Winter Semester)

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January 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Classes are held from 3-5pm on Sundays, January 11th to March 1st. 

The world of wine is built on the foundation of taste. 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. 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 creative calling. In a single semester, students will learn the techniques and knowledge to become extraordinary wine tasters. Graduates are able to identify major wine varietals in a blind tasting: a major achievement for any wine industry professional.

For detailed information on this and all our academic courses, please review our wine course overview page.

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$595

Intermediate Wine Course (Winter Semester)

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January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Classes are held on Sundays, January 11th to March 1st, from 6-8pm.

From the Italian peninsula to the docks of Bordeaux, the Intermediate Certificate of Global Wine Studies 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 detailed information on this and all our academic courses, please review our wine course overview page.

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Artisanal Wine & Cheese Pairing

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January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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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Advanced France (South) Wine Course

January 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This section of the Advanced program covers Bordeaux, Rhone, Languedoc, and Provence. This program runs on Thursdays from January 15th to March 5th. Classes run from 7:30 to 9:30pm

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Italian Wine Academy

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

Italian wines are loved by American connoisseurs. In fact, today there is more premium Italian wine consumed in the USA than in Italy itself!

In this class, you will learn and taste the wines of the major Italian wine regions: From Apulia to Tuscany, there is a lot of to sip and savor. We will highlight some of the rare and collectible wines that Italian wine aficianados lust after. Just as important, we will also show you a few of the best buys in Italian wines.

If you love all things Italian, this is the class for you.

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Sommelier Secrets

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January 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sommeliers like ourselves have a few trade secrets. We know how to make cheap wine taste like a more 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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Best Buys & Awesome Splurges

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

Join for  an entertaining evening learning  about –and tasting–celebrated luxury wines and the world’s greatest wine values.   For everyone for whom a glass of wine is worth a moment’s reflection, this is an essential class.  Best Buys & Awesome Splurges adds new insight into extraordinary wines and the winemaker’s distinctive approach to quality, whether a bottle costs $10 or $100.

In this class, you will experience a wide range of great wines;  some in “This bottle costs more than my first car!” category, and others will have you saying “Sweet, I can afford two case of that wine!”  Discussions will include why certain wines cost so much, and others are great values, as well as how to find world-class wines at affordable prices.

 

 

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Core Wine Course

January 18 @ 3:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Every week for 7 weeks

 Classes are held on Sundays, January 11th to March 1st, from 3-8pm.

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Wine Foundation Course

January 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week for 7 weeks

Classes are held from 3-5pm on Sundays, January 11th to March 1st.

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Intermediate Global Wine Program

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week for 7 weeks

 Classes are held on Sundays, January 11th to March 1st, from 6-8pm.

 

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Advanced France (South) Wine Course

January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every week for 7 weeks

This Advanced program runs on Thursdays, January 15th to March 5th, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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This section of the Advanced program covers Bordeaux, Rhone, Languedoc, and Provence.

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

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January 23 @ 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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Great Wine Made Simple

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January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In this session, we will talk about major grape varieties and highlight important flavor profiles, all while tasting delicious wines. Most importantly, you will learn how to decode French, Spanish, and Italian wine labels and names. Set yourself free from sommeliers and wine clerks: Start buying wine with confidence, and always get the wine you want, regardless of price!

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8 Beers To Try Before You Die

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

Imagine: You have been banished to a faraway desert island. Which movie would you watch? What music would you listed to? Who cares! The real question is, what will you drink?

In this class, our beer sommeliers have thought hard about this question. They conjured the eight great beers they would want to try before they die. These are those picks.

Come and enjoy the Philly Beer School’s bucket list of beers!

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$74.98

Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

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January 26 @ 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.

Make sure to pick up a copy of Corked & Forked during check-out so you can have it signed by the author after class!

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Sommelier Smackdown

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January 28 @ 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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$74.98

Cook & Corks: Food & Wine Pairing

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January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The art of food and wine pairing is a specialty at the Wine School. After all, we are the folks who created the two most popular food & wine classes in Philadelphia: the Sommelier Smackdown, and the Corked & Forked series of cooking classes. In “Cook & Corks” we invite a chef and sommelier to create a four-course food & wine tasting for you. It’s an unforgettable tasting experience, and one that any foodie will love.

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