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Sommelier Secrets

Wednesday, July 10 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

$59 – $79
sommelier secrets

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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.

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 print on the label? Want to spend less money but get better quality wine?

Of course you do! In this two-hour wine tasting class, we will reveal the four essential secrets to finding your inner sommelier, and much more.


Sommelier Secrets Tasting Sheets

October 2018

Flight 1: Smaller is Better

Murphy Goode 2016 Chardonnay, California

Dierberg 2012 Dierberg Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley, Ca.

Flight 2: Finding Meaning in Label Terms

Sterling 2016 Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon (California)

2.Moniker 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (California)

Flight 3: Finding the Sweet Spot

1. For Supertasters

2. For Nontasters

Flight 4: Buyer & Seller Perspectives

1. For Seller

2. For Buyer

September 2017

Flight 1: The Bull’s Eye Effect

1. Kendall-Jackson 2016 Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, California AVA

2. Talbott 2015 Kali Hart Estate Grown Chardonnay, Monterey AVA, Central Coast, California

Flight 2: “Vinted by” vs. “Produced by”

1. Francis Coppola 2015 Diamond Collection Ivory Label Cabernet Sauvignon

2. Gordon Estate 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Flight 3: When & How to Decant

1. Parducci 2014 True Grit Reserve Petite Sirah

2. Same As Above (Decanted 2 Hours)

Flight 4: Buyer & Seller Perspectives

1. For Seller

2. For Buyer

January 2017

Flight 1: The Bull’s Eye Effect

1. Murphy-Goode Chardonnay, CALIFORNIA

2. Yering Station Chardonnay, YARRA YARRA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA

Flight 2: “Produced by” vs. “Bottled by”

1. Sterling Vintner’s Collection Merlot

2. Mill Creek Merlot

Flight 3: When & How to Decant

1. Chateaux Maris 2011 La Touge Syrah (Just Opened)

2. Same As Above (Decanted 2 Hours)

Flight 4: Buyer & Seller Perspectives

1. Rocca di Castagnoli 2010 Chianti Classico (for Seller)

2. Same as Above (for Buyer)

March 2016

Flight 1: The Bull’s Eye Effect
(Purchased For Same price at PLCB Store ($15/$16)

1. Chateau St. Jean 2012 Chardonnay, North Coast, CA

2. Chateau St. Jean 2012 Chardonnay, Robert Young Vineyard, Alexander Valley, Napa, CA

Flight 2: “Produced by” vs. “Bottled by”
(Purchased For Same price at PLCB Store ($15/$16)

1. Sterling 2012 “Vintner’s Collection” Merlot, Central Coast (Vinted by)

2. Mill Creek 2012 Merlot, Sonoma County (Produced By)

Flight 3: When & How to Decant

1. Fuerza 2011 Jumilla, Spain (Opened 2 Minutes)

2. Fuerza 2011 Jumilla, Spain (Decanted 2 Hours)

Flight 4: Buyer & Seller Perspectives

1. Wine #1 with Fruit

2. Wine #2 with Cheese

January 2015

Flight 1: The Bull’s Eye Effect

1. Toasted Head 2011 “Barrel Aged” Chardonnay, CALIFORNIA

2. Lapostolle 2009 “Atalayas Vineyard” Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley, CHILE

Flight 2: “Vinted by” vs. “Grown by”
1. La Merika 2010 Pinot Noir, CALIFORNIA

2. Benton Lane 2009 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OREGON

Flight 3: When & How to Decant and its Effects
1. Rasteau 2007 “Ortas Prestige” Cotes du Rhone Villages, FRANCE (Just Opened)

2. Rasteau 2007 “Ortas Prestige” Cotes du Rhone Villages, FRANCE (Decanted 2 Hours)

Flight 4: Proper Storage Conditions
1. Penley Estate 2010 “Phoenix” Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, AUSTRALIA (Flawed)

2. Penley Estate 2010 “Phoenix” Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, AUSTRALIA (Unflawed)

Bonus: How would a Sommelier…
* shop for/ collect wine?
* recognize flaws?

*pair wine with food?
*properly serve wine?

Details

Date:
Wednesday, July 10
Time:
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Cost:
$59 – $79
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Website:
https://www.vinology.com/wine-101/

School

Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
Website:
www.vinology.com