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July 2014

Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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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Beer & Brewing 101

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June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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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Imbibe! The Whiskey & Cocktail Class

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June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

One of the greatest whiskey authors of our generation, Michael Jackson, often visited 127 22nd Street. That was back before the Wine School, when our building was still occupied by his publisher, Running Press. This class is one of the ways we celebrate his legacy.

A bit of sauced education, this class features everything you ever wanted to know about whiskey, but were afraid to ask: From to whiskey cocktails, to food pairings, to its smokey history. This is the class for lovers of bourbon, scotch, and rye.

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Italian Wine Academy

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June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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A Sommeliers Guide to Barolo & Beyond

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June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Put “Barolo” in the title of any wine-related offering and it practically sells itself. The reason? Barolo seems to reflect the very soul of Italia. Its infamous Piedmontese vineyards produce wine from the Nebbiolo grape that displays drama, intensity, and deliciousness in every sip.

In tonight’s class we’ll delight in wines from all over the majestic Alpine hills of northwest Italy, while also exploring some new and exciting varietals from the same region.

For lovers of powerful, rich, tannic wines.

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Great Wine Made Simple

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June 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In this session, we will taste major grape varieties, highlight important flavor profiles, and decode wine labeling, all while tasting eight delicious wines. We guarantee that you’ll be buying or ordering with confidence after one class. And always getting the wine you want, regardless of price!

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

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June 13 @ 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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Sommelier Secrets

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June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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Wine Lovers Tour of South America

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June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

South America is one of the most exciting places in the wine world right now. From Malbec to Syrah to lesser-known gems like Torrontes and Tannat, South America is a gold mine for delicious, smartly priced wines. We’ll show you how to buy great wine at fantastic prices, all while tasting the really good stuff.

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May 2014

Belgian Beer Experience

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May 30 @ 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 Lovers’ Guide to Tuscany

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May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The best of Tuscany! Learn and taste through this amazing wine region. Come for the Super Tuscan, Vino Noblile de Montepulciano, and Chianti Classico .  Stay for the amazing education your palate will get on Italian wines. There is so much great wine from Tuscany, that we could spend an entire semester exploring the region, but we will try to keep it to two hours.

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