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Wine 201: Beyond the Basics

Thu, December 8, 2016 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 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.

Previous Tasting Sheets from Wine 201

Wine 201: The Next Step

Talking Body
How the increase in alcohol effects the smell, taste, and body of a wine. How to describe body of a wine.
1. 11% ABV
2. 12.5% ABV
Who What & Where
There are three main sources of flavor (and smell) in wines. Learn to recognize the differences.
1. Chablis
2. Marquis
Smelling Smart
There are two general groups of scents. Learn how to recognize the important ones.
1. Pinot Noir
2. Malbec
Flavor of Fruit
There are two major groups of fruit flavors in red wine. Learn how to separate taste into distinct flavors.
1. Sagrantino
2. Mourvedre


Thu, December 8, 2016
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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