Academic Courses

Wine & Beer Diploma Programs

Core Wine Education

Core Wine Courses

Full semester wine courses for the beginner and intermediate students. SOMM certification ( Level I-III) available via the National Wine School.

Advanced Wine Courses

For the advanced student of wine. Learn from the top sommelier-professors in America. SOMM certification (Level IV and V) available via the National Wine School.

Beer Brewing Courses

Learn how to brew beer and craft your own recipes like a master brewer. Three levels of beer brewing courses available via the Philly Beer School.  

All Things Corked & Forked

Learn about Wine, Beer, Spirits, and Food. Full Calendar of Classes

90+ Wine Reviews

Rotie Cellars 2011 Southern Blend, Walla Walla (WA) Rotie Cellars 2011 “Southern Blend” Red, Walla Walla (WA)-Impolite, brash, and barely keeping it together. The hot mess that is Rotie Cellars is the greatest thing in wine that I have seen in awhile. We all know the aristocratic wines of Napa and Bordeaux. Plus, too many folks in the […] Read More
Lagar de Bezana Aluvion Gran Reserva 2011 Lagar de Bezana 2011 “Aluvion” Gran Reserva, Rapel Valley (Chile)-A beautiful wine with dense smoke and incense aromas. It’s lushly textured with deep soft tannins and flavors that pool into creme de cassis and ocean air. The finish is long with saturated fruit and asian spices. A few other thoughts: When I teach […] Read More

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