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Want to learn about wine? Want to enjoy a wine tasting in Philadelphia? These are the wine classes to start with! We suggest taking a  Wine 101: Intro to Wine class along with at least one other class in this series. Our classes range from  how to read a wine label (Great Wine Made Simple),  great ways to buy and serve wine (Sommelier Secrets), discovering why you like certain types of wine (Learn Your Wine Style),  and how to “talk wine” like a pro (Wine Smarts).

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The world of wine is at your fingertips, right here in Philly. Each Premium Uncorked class is devoted to an essential wine region.  These classes are key for students who want to expand their wine knowledge beyond mere hype and pretension. In these classes, we will expose you to great wines that made these places famous in the first place. Taking a class on your favorite wine region is awesome, but it’s only the start. You’re sure to discover new places to love: We only feature wine regions that are amazing and worthy of your time. Drink Wine, Get Smart!

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These classes feature rare and exclusive wines.  Here is the magic of the Wine School: By reaching deep into our cellar, we have shared wines that cost more than the class itself. This is a truly unique, top-shelf wine tasting experience: you can expect a wine education as deep and profound as the wines.  As with all our classes, wine snobs with inflated egos need not attend.

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November 2014

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

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November 7 @ 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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Artisanal Wine & Cheese Pairing

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November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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 combinations you can experience.

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Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

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November 10 @ 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

November 12 @ 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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November 14 @ 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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Barolo! A Sommeliers Guide to the Italian Piedmonte

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November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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, and deliciousness in every sip.

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Bootleggers Bible

November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Rum, Sazerac, and the Lash: everything you needed to know about crafting modern cocktails with a retro vibe. You will have a crash course on top shelf rums, whiskeys, and gins in this unique session. Included: a primer on bitters and various elixers, and tips on perfect construction. If you love a good cocktail, this is not to be missed. Held only twice a year.

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Wine Smarts!

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November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Can you talk sommelier?

Learn how to taste –and talk about– wine like a natural-born sommelier.   This is a two hour class of tasting and discovering wine’s  hidden language.  You will learn how to savor, describe  and rate wines with one of the top sommelier-instructors on the East Coast.   It’s an opportunity to explore the world of wine from the inside.  Come and find your inner Robert Parker!*

This class was designed by the winner of the Best Wine Reviewer 2014 award by the WBA. It’s a smart and fun class that offers plenty for any wine lover, regardless of knowledge level.

 

*famous wine critic from the Wine Advocate magazine

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Spanish Wine Academy

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November 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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.

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December 2014

Australian Wine Academy

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Have you tasted the wine that is coming out of Australia these days? The days of schlocky shiraz and morbid merlots are over. It seems like the entire country of Australia became deathly embarrassed about that whole yellowtail thing, and decided to make world-class wines instead.

In this class, we will explore Australia’s key winemaking regions, taste a selection of truly remarkable wines, and discuss what to look for when buying and pairing these decadent selections with your favorite foods. Oh, and you’ll learn about the two hundred years of  fine winemaking  that existed before those damn kangaroo wines bounced onto the wine scene.

You will not believe your tongue when you taste these amazing wines!

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Champagne! Sommeliers Guide to Sparkling Wine

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sommeliers Guide to Champagne isn’t about just any old bubbly: This is an expert look at some of the greatest wine in the world, those from the small northeastern region of France known as Champagne. There’s plenty here that is still undiscovered, not to mention incredibly delicious.

Attend this class, and you will have the rare opportunity to learn about the region and sample great vintage and grand cru wines. It will make your holiday season truly shine!

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

December 6 @ 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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Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

December 8 @ 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.

Read more about this class »

Sommelier Smackdown

December 10 @ 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.

Read more about this class »

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

December 12 @ 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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The Winter Cocktails & Spirits Class

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

When the days grow longer and Philly get chilly, it’s time for our Winter Cocktails & Spirits class!  Come and hang out with your fellow booze hounds and learn about the finest cold-weather spirits and cocktails. Learn how to oak-age your own spirits and cocktails. Learn new cocktail recipes that will warm your bones and tickle your tongue: This is the tasting class that’ll put a rosy glow on your cheeks! When it’s all said and down, it’s everything you need to know for throwing a wintertime party, lounging at a ski lodge, or just lounging around on a snowy night.

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Wine 201: Beyond the Basics

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Want to step beyond Wine 101? This is the perfect wine tasting class for you.

In this class, we uncover some of the secrets of the wine trade, and it’s all about taste. Ever hear a master sommeliers or a winemaker talk about layers of flavor in wine? Do you want to learn how to taste them, too? In this class, we cover the fundamentals of what it means to taste wine like a professional.

While we can’t teach you to have an x-ray tongue in a single class, we can show you how to recognize complexity and layers in wine.

In this class, we will take you through a series of tastings to help develop your palate. We will show you how wine is made and how it affects flavors and scents in a wine. When we’re finished, you will have learned some of the same material we present in our academic programs, and are one step closer to having serious wine skills.

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Eight Wines to Try Before You Die

December 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

What are your desert island wines? What are the eight bottles that you could drink every day and night for the rest of your life? What wines would make living on that cursed desert island feel like a luxurious vacation? Ponder that for awhile. We did. We came up with a list — actually a bunch of lists — then threw them out and simply wandered through our cellar deep in thought.

In the end, it took about a week to make our selections. Each of us picked our most beloved wines from the thousands of great wines out there. In this class, we share them with you. This is not a classic session about terroir or history or culture: this is a class about the ultimate in flavor. Uncompromising lust-inducing brain-melting flavor. Join us for this rare and amazing class.

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Chilean Wine Academy

December 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dating back nearly 500 years, the winemaking tradition in Chile is one of the oldest in the New World. Today, their wines have sparked tremendous interest throughout the world. There is no question as to why: Chile is one of the world’s mow important wine-producing countries. In fact, many insiders call Chile a  a “winegrower’s paradise” .

Take this class to discover  the  wide range of great wines made in Chile: from the crisp, grassy Sauvignon Blanc of the Casablanca valley to the elegant, age-worthy Bordeaux Blends made in  Colchagua Valley and their signature Carmenère grape grown in Maipo Valley.

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January 2015

The Year’s Greatest Wines

January 2, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The school’s founder uncorks his best bottles for 2015. Perfectly aged and expertly chosen for you. Spend a few hours with Keith, and selections from his cellar.

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Awesome and Exotic Wines

January 3, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Deliciously Exotic or Exotically Delicious? That is the question you will asking as you taste these amazing wines. The rest of the world may have forgotten about them, but we haven’t! This is a class for anyone tired of the usual and looking to expand their knowledge. In this class, 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 of.

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Essential Wine Regions

January 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Restaurant Grade Class

Everything you wanted to know about wine regions but were afraid to ask. This class* is designed for restaurant  folks who want to learn about wine. Not in the restaurant trade?  No worries, you will love this class, too! In two hours of tasting and talking, we cover all the major wine regions that anyone in the restaurant  trade should be familiar with.

 

*This is a non-matriculated class: it is an educational class, but not for credit or certification.

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Sommeliers Guide to Pinot Noir

January 8, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Elegant, sexy, and capricious, Pinot Noir is perhaps the most beloved grape in the world. Its allure drives winemakers to become artists, and wine lovers to spend enormous sums of money. This class mixes luxury and learning like few sessions can. We will feature rare wines from some of the greatest Pinot Noir vineyards and regions in the world. From the Willamette Valley to Burgundy, this is the ultimate experience of boutique Pinot Noir.

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

January 10, 2015 @ 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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The Greatest Wines of 2014

January 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Our very first –and hopefully annual– class on the year’s best wines. Wine Spectator published it’s top 100 list in November, and wines on that list start to jump.  It’s not uncommon for wines at the top of the list to double in value. Bully for them.

We wait until January to get the final votes into our own list of the Greatest Wines of 2014. We like to make sure we taste every possible awesome wine , and we need those extra months. Our list is based on the tasting notes of our top three Sommelier-Instructors and their Advanced students. After sampling over 2K  of the best-of-the-best wines in 2014, the wines in this class are our very favorite wines.  If you want a fun class in which you taste the greatest wines of 2014, this is a no-brainer.  We feature wines at every price point, from amazing values to extraordinary splurges.

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Wine Foundation Course

January 11, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sundays from January 11th to March 1st

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. For more information, please see our Wine Course Overview

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Core Wine Course

January 11, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Sundays from January 11th to March 1st

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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Intermediate Global Wine Course

January 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Sundays from January 11th to March 1st

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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Artisanal Wine & Cheese Pairing

January 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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 combinations you can experience.

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Advanced France (South) Wine Course

January 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Italian Wine Academy

January 16, 2015 @ 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 aficianados 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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Sommelier Secrets

January 17, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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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Best Buys & Awesome Splurges

January 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join for  an entertaining evening learning  about –and tasting–celebrated luxury wines and the world’s greatest wine values.   For everyone for whom a glass of wine is worth a moment’s reflection, this is an essential class.  Best Buys & Awesome Splurges adds new insight into extraordinary wines and the winemaker’s distinctive approach to quality, whether a bottle costs $10 or $100.

In this class, you will experience a wide range of great wines;  some in “This bottle costs more than my first car!” category, and others will have you saying “Sweet, I can afford two case of that wine!”  Discussions will include why certain wines cost so much, and others are great values, as well as how to find world-class wines at affordable prices.

 

 

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

January 23, 2015 @ 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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Great Wine Made Simple

January 24, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In this session, we will talk about major grape varieties and highlight important flavor profiles, all while tasting delicious wines. Most importantly, you will learn how to decode French, Spanish, and Italian wine labels and names. Set yourself free from sommeliers and wine clerks: Start buying wine with confidence, and always get the wine you want, regardless of price!

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Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

January 26, 2015 @ 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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Cook & Corks: Food & Wine Pairing

January 30, 2015 @ 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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Old Wines: A wine collecting class for everyone.

January 31, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Whether you are an avid wine collector or just thinking about it, this is an essential class. This evening, you will learn how to collect wine in a way that will bring you pleasure  for years to come, and possibly even a big payday! Learn about what style of wines are best for collecting along with the ins and outs of cellaring wines and when (and how) to enjoy them. Plus, you will get to sample wines from our own collection.

We will even give you the ins and outs of how NOT to collect wines: there are some really foolish ways to go about it. Some of the smartest and richest people in the world have managed to spend millions on counterfeit wines. Just read Millionaire’s Vinegar by Ben Wallace for a great introduction to the subject. We’ll help you steer clear of those pitfalls, too.

If you are interested in collecting wine — or just spending an evening learning about and drinking perfectly cellared wines–then this is a class for you!

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February 2015

Cognac & Cocktails

February 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

It’s called the noble spirit and king of brandies. Victor Hugo called it the  “brandy of the gods.” Cognac is the enduring symbol of refinement and quality.

Newcomers and connoisseurs alike will thrill to learn about — and taste — Cognac.  You will learn it’s history; the art of distillation, from grape to cask to bottle; Tips of the trade; And notes on styles, uniqueness,  and quality.

This class will include tastings of the worlds greatest brandies, not just Cognac: Including Bas Armagnac, Calvados, and Brandy de Jerez. And don’t forget the cocktails:  fascinating, sinful, and seductive.

For any Cognac lover, this is the perfect class.

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Discover Your Wine Style

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February 7, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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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Essential Grapes: Restaurant Grade

February 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Restaurant Grade Class

Everything you wanted to know about wine grapes but were afraid to ask. This class* is designed for restaurant  folks who want to learn about wine. Not in the restaurant trade?  No worries, you will love this class, too! In two hours of tasting and talking, we cover all the major wine regions that anyone in the restaurant  trade should be familiar with.

 

*This is a non-matriculated class: it is an educational class, but not for credit or certification.

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Perfect Pizza Pairings

February 11, 2015 @ 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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Sommelier Favorites

February 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Our  sommelier-instructors are pros at finding amazing wines, even when they’re obscure. They, along with a  cadre of our notable  alumni (sommeliers, wine importers, and  winemakers) came up with our official list of Sommelier Favorites.  In this class, you will get to taste each and every one of them.

Tonight, you will experience a  unique blend of education and enjoyment. You will sit  back at in our posh classroom, and taste some of the most intriguing, beautiful, and eclectic wines you will experience this year. These are the bottles sommeliers  have been buying up for their own cellars.  Sure,  some are expensive splurge wines, but others are downright affordable.  You’ll also be privy to all the inside information that made this class possible in the first place.

 

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Valentine’s Day Chocolate & Wine Pairing

February 14, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wine & 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 honey) 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 Valentine’s Day.

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

February 20, 2015 @ 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 WINTER 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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The Grapes of Italy

February 21, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Italy has a well-earned reputation for being one of the world’s best producers of fine wine.  Grapes are grown in all parts of the country, from mountainous terrain, volcanic soils,  to the Mediterranean coastline.  Italians have been master winemakers  for centuries,  an ancient culture  influenced by Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans.

This diversity is why Italy grows a vast number of native grapes, more than any other country in the world. In this class, you will experience and learn  about the most famous of Italian wine grapes.

 

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

February 28, 2015 @ 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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