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April 2015

Wine Lovers Tour of the East Coast

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April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The East Coast of the United States is rapidly becoming a source of fine wines.

At the School, we demand that all our classes are stocked with high-quality wines. It’s our habit to open bottles that are higher in quality than most people will find on their own. We aren’t fan boys or people who follow trends. That’s just not our way. We only teach things we love. As of 2014, that includes wines from the East Coast. We have seen a surge of fine winemaking on the East Coast, and felt it was time for our students to learn (and taste) these wines.

This class is suitable for both the newcomer to the school AND working sommeliers. Taste and learn about the most important vineyards and winemakers working in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia.

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$47.98

Belgian Beer Experience

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April 18 @ 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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$47.98

Belgian Beer Experience

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April 25 @ 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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Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

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April 27 @ 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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Private Event for WebMD

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:35 pm
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$74.98

Sommelier Smackdown

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April 29 @ 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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May 2015
$47.98

Luxury Tequila & Cocktails

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May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

It’s the weekend of Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexican culture that means many things to many people. But to us, it’s all about that famous blue agave juice from Jalisco, more commonly known (and heartily consumed) as Tequila. We’ll taste through a selection of the finest small producer blanco, reposado and anejo varieties, as well as provide insider tips — demonstration included, natch — for Making the Perfect Margarita. No pickled bugs allowed!

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$74.98

Cook & Corks: Food & Wine Pairing

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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$39.98

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

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May 8 @ 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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$549.99

Brewing Program at the Philly Beer School

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May 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

“Best Adult Education”
Philadelphia Magazine

Everything needed to brew beer. This “Best of Philly” brewing program will give you the hands-on experience any brewer needs. Presented in a light-hearted but pragmatic style, the weekly classes offer both lecture and lab elements.

Students will learn by doing: by the second day of class students will begin brewing  a clone of “Pliny the Elder,” one of the most famous beers in America. 

Students will also be trained as beer stewards (we hate the word sommelier), including the complexities of malts and hop varieties.

Classes are held on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm, May 9th to June 27th. 

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 Overview

Overview of Fermentation

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

Beer Styles. A compendium tasting of classic beer styles, their origins, and modern interpretations.

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.

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.

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

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

 

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Discover Your Wine Style

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May 15 @ 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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Beer & Brewing Program

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week for 7 weeks

Classes are held on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm, May 9th to June 27th. 

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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.

“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 Overview

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.

At this point of the program, 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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$74.98

Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

Sold out!
May 18 @ 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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$74.98

Sommelier Smackdown

Sold out!
May 20 @ 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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George Washington University Private Event

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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$74.98

Cook & Corks: Food & Wine Pairing

Sold out!
May 22 @ 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.

Find out more »
$39.98

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Sold out!
May 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!

 

Find out more »
$56.98

Beer and Cheese Pairing

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May 27 @ 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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