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August 2014

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

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August 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 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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Perfect Pizza Pairings

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August 22 @ 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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French Wine Academy

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August 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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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Beer & Brewing 101

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August 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 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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Accelerated Advanced Spain Wine Course

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

August 11th to 15th

This certification program focuses on the important wine regions of Spain. Including Priorat, Toro, Valencia, Ribera del Duero, La Rioja, Penedes, and much more.

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

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August 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 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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Accelerated Intermediate Global Wine Course

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

August 4th to 8th from 6:30-9:30pm

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

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Accelerated Core Wine Course

August 4 @ 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm

August 4th to 8th from 2:30-9:30pm

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, please see our Wine Course Overview

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Accelerated Wine Foundation Course

August 4 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

August 4th to 8th from 2:30-5:30pm

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 week, 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 major achievement for any wine industry professional.

For more information, please see our Wine Course Overview

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July 2014

Cook & Corks: Food & Wine Pairing

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July 25 @ 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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Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

July 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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Belgian Beer Experience

July 17 @ 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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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

July 12 @ 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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French Wine Academy

July 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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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BBQ Smackdown: Wine Versus Beer!

July 2 @ 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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June 2014

America $#(@* Yeah! The Best American Drinks

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

You probably don’t expect a South Park reference from the Wine School. Of course, you may not know the Wine School was featured in a South Park episode a few years ago…. but that is a story for another time.

This is the SUMMER edition of our “Best American Drinks” class. Tonight, we select our current  favorite American wines, beers, cocktails, and spirits for your sipping enjoyment.

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

June 26 @ 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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