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

Elias Mora 2012 “Descarte” Toro (Spain) Elias Mora 2012 “Descarte” Toro (Spain)-I had a student recently who was adamant that I was too partial to Italian wines.  I was surprised at the comment, but he’s a smart guy whose come to many classes and an avid reader of the newsletter. I love all great […] Read More
Tenor 2011 2 2 Red Columbia Valley (Washington State) Tenor 2011 “2:2” Red, Columbia Valley (Washington State)-This bottle is a strong argument for why Columbia Valley should replace Napa on steak house wine lists. This Bordeaux blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot) has the massive oak-and-smooth hugeness that lovers of Opus One dream about at night. Since this […] Read More

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