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May 2016
$39.98

Wine Smarts! -SOLD OUT!

May 5 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
wine smarts

You don’t need to be book smart to be wine smart. In this class, you’ll learn that wine has nothing to do with IQ. It has everything to do with passion and exposure to good wine. Tonight, you will learn how to taste and talk like a natural-born sommelier. You will gain first-hand experience with one of the top sommeliers in Philadelphia. And you’ll uncover the mysteries of taste, flavor, and style. It’s the best kind of show AND tell! This…

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$48.98

Artisanal Wine & Cheese Pairing -SOLD OUT!

May 6 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
wine and cheese pairing

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 – and delicious – combinations you…

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$48.98

Wines of Spain & Portugal -SOLD OUT!

May 7 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Spanish Wine

Spain: It’s hands down the most exciting wine region in the world today. In this class, we serve up a full panoply of dazzling reds and whites from premier regions like Rioja, to the less-familiar — but no less stellar — such as Priorat and Rias Baixas.  Our instructors are Spanish wine enthusiasts, bar none. Come to class and join the congregation of the converted. Anyone interested in Spanish wines really need to take a look at the amazing wines…

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$74.98

Wine and Chocolate Pairing -SOLD OUT!

May 8 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
mothers day

Wine and chocolate are natural partners. Pairing chocolate with sympathetic wine flavors will make your mouth happier than it’s ever been. In this special class, we are pairing  our favorite chocolates with some of our favorite wine styles.   You (and your mom) will discover tastes in the chocolate that only a  perfect wine pairing can bring out. This is a fun & engaging class for wine lovers with a sweet tooth. Especially designed for Mother’s Day.     Tasting Sheets Previous Wine and Chocolate Classes Valentine’s Day Class…

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$548.98 - $699.97

Advanced: The Old World Wine Master Program

May 9 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 6, 2016
advanced wine course old world

From October 2nd to November 20th

This program is the essential sommelierre  section of the Advanced program. This semester features the essential wines  for any wine list and every cellar.

This program features the must-know wine regions of France, Italy, Spain, and all of Europe. The essential program for all professionals and wine enthusiasts.

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$48.98

Italy versus France -SOLD OUT!

May 12 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
italy vs france

You are invited to the heavyweight bout of the vinosphere.  France and Italy are going toe-to-toe in the tasting event of the season. Four rounds of wine against wine action will determine who will claim the coveted title of The Greatest Wine Of All Time. You will not only get a ringside seat to this event, but you will also get to cast your vote. Does France throw in the towel? Will Italy be shown to be shop worn and faded? Will…

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$59.98

Vintage Spirits and Cocktails -SOLD OUT!

May 13 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
vintage spirits and cocktails

The Vintage Spirits and Cocktails class explores the lost art of mixing the perfect drink with elegance and simplicity. With just a few ingredients and the right pour, you can make the perfect cocktail. This class will also cover classic spirits, liqueurs & cordials.   Tasting Sheets from Previous Vintage Cocktails Classes January 2015 Oak Barrel Cocktail (March 2013) Latest Addition: Wine, Chocolate & Rye Oude Genièvre Genever, Tonic, & Lime Brandewijn (Spirit of Wine) Benedictine Old School B&B Kentucky Pre-Prohibition…

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$39.98

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

May 14 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine 101

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! Wine 101 is…

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$548.98 - $699.97

Wine Foundation Course (Spring Semester)

May 15 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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This wine course lasts for 8 weeks.
Foundation Wine Course

Sundays, April 3rd to June 5th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm The world of wine is built on the foundation of taste. The top professionals in the food, wine, and hospitality industries understand this: the committed student of wine must learn this. 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. “The Wine School is a great place to build knowledge and pursue your…

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$889.98 - $1098.98

Core Wine Course (Spring Semester)

May 15 from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Classes every Sunday for Eight Weeks.
Core Wine Course

Sundays, April 3rd to June 5th from 3:30 – 8:30 pm No classes during Passover or on Mother’s Day Earn a complete wine education in a single week. The Accelerated Core Wine Course combines our Foundation and Intermediate programs into a unified wine education experience. Plus, the Core Wine Course will save you a sizable amount of tuition. Individually, the Foundation and Intermediate programs cost hundreds of dollars more. In the Foundation portion of the program, students will learn the techniques and master the knowledge needed…

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$548.98 - $699.97

Intermediate Wine Course (Spring Semester)

May 15 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day
Wine Course

Sundays, April 3rd to June 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm 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. “It is due to The Wine School of Philadelphia that I attended and graduated from the School for Oenology and Viticulture at the University of California at Davis.” Jenny Schultz, Enologist at Three Sticks Wines in Sonoma In a whirlwind of a semester, the secrets of…

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$39.98

The Wine Trials -SOLD OUT!

May 19 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
the wine trials

In this class, you will learn how to tell when wine is top notch and when it’s not.  Can a great $10 bottle better than an expensive one? Do highly rated wines always taste better? How can you tell if a wine is highly rated? Come to this class and find out for yourself. You may be very surprised and delighted at what you discover!   Welcome to the Wine Trials! Did you know that over 90% of wine for sale in…

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$48.98

Rare and Exotic Wines -SOLD OUT!

May 20 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
exotic wines

Deliciously Exotic Wines or Exotically Delicious? That is the question  of the hour when we uncork these  amazing wines. By the end of class, you will wonder why the rest of the world has forgotten about these wines. You will be glad we haven’t. In Search of Delicious Exotic Wines In this class, the theme is: the more obscure and rare the better!  We have traveled –figuratively and literally– across the globe to find some of the coolest wines you have never heard…

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$39.98

Wine 101: Learn About Wine -SOLD OUT!

May 26 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine 101

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!   Previous…

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$39.98

Great Wine Made Simple

May 28 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
great wine made simple

In this session, we will study the 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! History of “Great Wine Made Simple” This class is a tribute to Master Sommelier and bestselling author Andrea Immer Robinson. Her book, Great Wine Made Simple (Clarkson Potter) was first published in 2000,…

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June 2016
$39.98

Wine 101: Learn About Wine -SOLD OUT!

June 2 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine 101

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! Tasting Sheets from…

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$48.98

Spain versus France -SOLD OUT!

June 9 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
spain vs france

We are pitting two great wine countries  against each other in this wine tasting class. It’s Spain versus France in a battle of the vines! And it will be delicious mayhem:  Bordeaux versus Rioja,  Chateauneuf du Pape versus Priorat, and so much more. It’s going to be an all out wine war, and it’s your chance to play peacekeeper.  Which side wins will be up to you.

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$48.98

Artisanal Wine & Cheese Pairing -SOLD OUT!

June 10 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
wine and cheese pairing

The marriage of wine & 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. Tasting Sheets for…

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$39.98

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

June 12 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wine 101

Why Learn About Wine? 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 a decade of teaching experience, it represents a singular view of wine education. Allow us to share it with you!…

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$74.98

Barolo & Beyond -SOLD OUT!

June 16 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
barolo

What is it about Barolo? It haunts the dreams of wine lovers and often seems to reflect the very soul of Italia. In tonight’s class, we’ll delight in wines from all over the majestic Alpine hill, but the focus will be on the famous Piedmontese vineyards of Barolo and Barbaresco. We will be featuring wines from our the director’s wine cellar, so expect some collectible and rare bottles to be opened for this class. Expect wine that offer drama, intensity,…

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$48.98

Bubbles! The Sparkling Wine Class

June 17 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
sparkling wine

  -Mark Twain Honestly, who doesn’t love bubbles? They are fun and sophisticated and no one ever is miserable drinking them. A bottles of bubbles makes everyone feel like royalty, if only for a moment. Sparkling wine can turn a lackluster date into a marriage proposal. Or a party into a gala. This our class featuring all our favorite bubbly wines: Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, and much more! Learn about Sparkling Wine In this wine tasting class, you will discover the top producers and the best places for sparkling wine. Plus,…

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$74.98

Sommelier Smackdown

June 22 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
sommelier smackdown

The Original and Only Sommelier Smackdown 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…

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$74.98

Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

June 23 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Cooking Class

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 “” in action! After all, there’s nothing…

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$39.98

Essential Grapes

June 26 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
essential grapes

Everything you wanted to know about grapes but were afraid to ask. This class is designed for beginners who want to learn about grape varietals. After all, the world of wine revolves around the much loved but poorly understood vitis vinifera grape. In two hours of tasting and talking, we cover all the major grapes; where they grow, how they taste, and all the essential details every connoisseur should know.  

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$39.98

World Atlas of Wine

June 30 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
world atlas of wine

The most essential and authoritative wine class for beginners.  Philadelphia’s increasing appetite for wine is matched by a growing thirst for knowledge; which this class  will amply satisfy. Learn about the essential wine regions around the world in a single two hour wine tasting class.

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July 2016
$59.98

American History in 8 Glasses

July 3 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
american history

Learn about American history in a way only the Wine School can offer.  From the favorite wines of our Founding Fathers; to the first beers brewed in the American colonies;  to the original spirits of Philadelphia. This is a class that will give you a whole new look at American history… from the bottom of a glass!  

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$48.98

The Italian Wine Class

July 7 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Italian Wine

Want to discover the grandi classici del vino italiano and explore the viticultural gems in  the mezzogiorno? This wine class that will give you a fantastic overview of Italian wine. The American love affair with Italian wines began a century ago, and has only grown since then. More fine wine from Italy is drunk here than anywhere else on earth… including Italy! In this class, you will learn about the most important wine regions and grape varietals in Italy. From Apulia to Tuscany, there…

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$39.98

Sommelier Secrets

July 14 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
sommelier secrets

You don’t get named a top sommelier by CBS and Philly Weekly without learning a trick or two. In this class, we let you in on the trade secrets that will change how you buy and serve wine. This is an introductory course, so even if you haven’t taken a Wine 101 class, you will feel right at home. Want to know how to make an inexpensive wine taste like an expensive one? Want to be able to buy wine by just looking at the fine…

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$39.98

Discover Your Wine Style

July 17 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wine Style

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…

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August 2016
$548.98 - $699.97

Accelerated Advanced Spain Wine Course

August 14 from 7:15 pm to 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
August 14th-19th
Spanish Wine Course

 August 14th to the 19th, from 7:30 to 9:30pm This certification program focuses on the important wine regions of Spain. We take the student on a region-by-region tour of Spain’s rapidly changing vineyards and wineries. All aspects of Spanish wines are covered in depth, from soil types and vineyard classification to the most innovative bodegas and newest styles of red, white, and sparkling wines. Several of the wine regions to be covered: Ribera del Duero Halfway between Madrid and Santander, this region near…

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$889.98 - $1098.98

Accelerated Core Wine Course

August 22 from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Daily
Core Wine Course

August 22nd to the 27th, 5-9:30pm Earn a complete wine education in a single week. The Accelerated Core Wine Course combines our Foundation and Intermediate programs into a unified wine education experience. Plus, the Core Wine Course will save you a sizable amount of tuition. Individually, the Foundation and Intermediate programs cost hundreds of dollars more. 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…

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$548.98 - $699.97

Accelerated Foundation Program

August 22 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Daily
Foundation Wine Course

August 22nd to the 27th, 5-7pm The world of wine is built on the foundation of taste. The top professionals in the food, wine, and hospitality industries understand this: the committed student of wine must learn this. 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. “The Wine School is a great place to build knowledge and pursue your passion.” Jonathan Newman, Former Chairman…

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$548.98 - $699.97

Accelerated Intermediate Wine Course

August 22 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Daily
Wine Course

August 22nd to the 27th, 7:30-9:30pm 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. “It is due to The Wine School of Philadelphia that I attended and graduated from the School for Oenology and Viticulture at the University of California at Davis.” Jenny Schultz In a whirlwind of a week –an entire semester of wine education in a single week– the secrets of the global wine society…

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