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March 2015
$559

Intermediate Wine Course (Spring Semester)

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March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sundays from March 8th to May 3rd

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 more information, please see our Wine Course Overview

No class on April 5th (Easter and Passover)

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$47.98

Beer and Cheese Pairing

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March 11 @ 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 artisanal 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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Sommelier’s Guide to Bordeaux

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

The wines of Bordeaux are some of the most delicious and sought-after in the world. And tonight, we will taste a number of truly great examples from all over that storied region. Just make sure you come to class ready to be amazed: These wines promise to be extraordinary.
This class includes classed growths and premier cru bottlings.

Are you ready for brilliant bottles of Pomerol, Margaux, and Graves.. and so much more?

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World Atlas of Beer

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March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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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American Wine Academy

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March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

All the best of American winemaking in one awesome tasting class. Tonight we share everything a wine enthusiast or budding sommelier needs to know about American made wines.  From the top regions for Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon to the hottest new areas, we give you the best kept secrets in the world of American wine. An essential class for anyone above the “Wine 101″ level.

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Intermediate Global Wine Course

March 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week for 8 weeks

Sundays from March 8th to May 3rd

No class on April 5th (Easter and Passover)

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 registration, please go here: Intermediate Course Registration

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Core Wine Course

March 15 @ 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week for 8 weeks

Sundays from March 8th to May 3rd

No class on April 5th (Easter and Passover)

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 more information, read about our Core Certificate program.

To register, please go to our  Core Program Registration page.

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Wine Foundation Course

March 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Every week for 8 weeks

Sundays from March 8th to May 3rd

No class on April 5th (Easter and Passover)

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.

To register, please go to our Wine Foundation Registration

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$56.98

Luxury Italian Wines

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March 19 @ 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 aficionados 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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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

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March 20 @ 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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$56.98

French Wine Academy

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March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Travel across France in a single glass. In this class, we will sample the amazing range of French wines. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Languedoc, Loire, Rhone, Alsace: All the great flavors and stories will be encapsulated in this two hour tasting.

France remains the standard for fine wine around the world.  So, this is an essential class for both the novice wine lover, or the seasoned sommelier in search of a refresher!

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The Wine Trials

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March 21 @ 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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Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

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March 23 @ 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

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March 25 @ 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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Cook & Corks: Food & Wine Pairing

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March 26 @ 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.

Make sure to pick up a copy of our food & wine pairing book, Corked & Forked at checkout.

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Sommelier Secrets

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March 27 @ 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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$39.98

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

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March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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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$39.98

Getting a Job in the Wine Trade

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March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

If your dream is to work in the wine world, this is an essential class to attend. Keith Wallace will be hosting this informative lecture on the ins and outs of working in the wine trade. A frank talk with lots of insider information you won’t find anywhere else.

Keith is the founder of the Wine School. He has earned two “Best of Philly” awards and was named one of Philly’s top sommeliers by CBS News. He is a professional winemaker, published author, and academic.  In other words, he drinks for a living.

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