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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Thursday, October 7 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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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 ten years of teaching experience, it represents a singular view of wine education. Want to learn about wine? Allow us to share our knowledge with you!

Attending this Wine Class as an Online Student?

This class is offered as an in-person class (Premium and Discount Tickets) or a virtual wine tasting (Online Tickets). If you are attending online, we recommend picking up wines via wine.com or wine-searcher.com. The wine list is included on this page.

You don’t need to have the exact wines on the list. It’s unlikely you will be able to find all the wines we use: we have a vast wine cellar, and many of the wines we taste in class are unavailable via retail channels. Instead, we recommend focusing on the varietals we are using, not the vintage or producer. Please note that we cannot ship or sell wines. If you need assistance in purchasing wines, we offer a paid sommelier consulting service.

Flight 1
1.  A Dry Riesling

Flight 2
1.   Sauvignon Blanc
2.   Chardonnay

Flight 3
1.  Pinot Noir
2.  Chianti Classico

Flight 4
1.   Grenache
2.  Syrah

Flight 5
1.   Cabernet Sauvignon


Wine 101
Wine 101 is one of the most popular wine classes in America.

Previous Wine 101 Tasting Sheets

WINE 101

September 2017

Flight 1
1.   Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler 2015 Riesling Kabinett (Germany)

Flight 2
1.   Babich 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
2.   Gloria Ferrer 2014 Chardonnay (California)

Flight 3
1.   Ritual 2015 Pinot Noir (Chile)
2.   Rodano 2013 Chianti Classico (Italy)

Flight 4
1.   Bodegas Borsao 2013 Garnacha (Spain)
2.   Domaine Les Verrieres 2008 Syrah-Grenache (France)

Flight 5
1.   Montes 2013 Alpha Series Cabernet Sauvignon (Argentina)

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

December 2015

First Flight
1. Pewsey Vale 2014 Riesling, Eden Valley (AU)

Second Flight
2. Highfield 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough (NZ)

3. Landmark Vineyards 2012 “Overlook” Chardonnay (CA)

Third Flight
1. Quintay 2011 Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley (CH)

2. Rodano 2011 Chianti Classico (IT)

Fourth Flight
1. Charles Smitth 2013“Boom Boom” Syrah, Columbia Valley (WA)

2. Borsao 2013“Tres Picos” Grenache, Campo de Borja (SP)

Fight Flight
1. Fabre Montmayou 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon “Reserva,” Mendoza (AR)

Wine 101

November 2015

Flight 1
1. Pfeffinger 2013 Dry Riesling (Germany)
Flight 2

1. Highfield 2013 Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)

2. Markham Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay (California)
Flight 3

1. Iris 2014 Pinot Noir (Oregon)

2. Grignano 2011 Chianti Ruffina (Italy)
Flight 4

1. Boutinot 2013 Cotes du Rhone (France)

2. Schild Estate 2012 Shiraz (Australia)
Flight 5

1. Concha y Toro 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile)

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