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March 2019

Food & Wine Scholar™ | Advanced Wine Course

Monday, March 11 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, May 6, 2019

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$550 – $700 Sold out
food and wine pairing

Mondays, March 11th to May 6th from 7:30 to 9:30pm Demystify the challenge of food and beverage pairings. This wine course presents a practical, user-friendly approach grounded in understanding the direct relationships and reactions between food and wine components, flavors, and textures. This approach uses sensory analysis to help the practitioner identify key elements that affect pairings, rather than simply following the usual laundry list of wine-to-food matches. Introduction to Food & Wine Pairing. The basics of wine evaluation and…

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Italian Wine Class

Thursday, March 14 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$51 – $89 Sold out
Italian Wine

Italian wines are loved by American connoisseurs. In fact, today there is more premium Italian wine consumed in the USA than in Italy itself! In this class, you will learn and taste the wines of the major Italian wine regions: From Apulia to Tuscany, there is a lot of to sip and savor. We will highlight some of the rare and collectible wines that Italian wine aficionados lust after. Just as important, we will also show you a few of…

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Great Wine Made Simple

Friday, March 15 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$41 – $79 Sold out
great wine made simple

In this session, we will taste major grape varieties, highlight important flavor profiles, and decode wine labeling, all while tasting eight delicious wines. We guarantee that you’ll be buying or ordering with confidence after one class. And always getting the wine you want, regardless of price! First run in 2008, Great Wine Made Simple has become an important class in our "Learn About Wine" series of introductory classes. This class dispells the confusing wine jargon and replaces it with easy…

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Beer Brewing Program, Level One (Winter Semester)

Saturday, March 16 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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One event on Sat, March 16, 2019 at 1:00pm

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$150 – $200
beer brewing program

Brewing classes are held on February 16th and March 16th In this brewing class,  you will learn how to brew great beer. Even better, you will be brewing your own beer. A  brewer-instructor will guide you through the process step by step: from brew to boil to bottle. By the end of the second day of class, you will be bottling your own hand-crafted beer.  And leaving with all the knowledge you need to start brewing at home. Beer Brewing School “Best Adult…

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Bourbon!

Thursday, March 21 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$61 – $99 Sold out
Bourbon

Bourbon! is a tour-de-force of one of our favorite drinks. Learn how it's made, what makes for a great bourbon, and what are some brands to look out for. All the while tasting some amazing examples. A generation ago, they called it brown liquor. Now, we call it the angel's share.   Do you know what all great liquor has in common? They are aged for many years --sometimes decades-- in charred white oak barrels. Barrel-aged booze is what this class is about. This…

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Discover Your Wine Style

Friday, March 22 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$41 – $79 Sold out
Discover Your Wine Style

This class is designed to take the mystery out of the age-old question: will I like that wine? Through a series of fun and engaging wine tastings, you will uncover your wine style: what types of wines you naturally will love. After this class, you won't be stuck with the same boring old brands and grapes. You will be able to make better --and bolder-- choices about buying wine in the future.  You will have your very own wine style.…

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Wine Smarts

Saturday, March 23 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$41 – $79 Sold out
Wine Smarts

You don't need to be book smart to be wine smart. In this class, you'll learn that wine has nothing to do with IQ. It has everything to do with passion and exposure to good wine. You've probably heard the buzzwords. Tannin, Full Body, Crisp. New World. Old World. Finish. Floral. Mineral.  The list of wine terms goes on and on. If you want to know what those terms really mean, you should take this class. Tonight, you will learn how…

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Sommelier Smackdown

Thursday, March 28 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$81 – $119 Sold out
sommelier smackdown

The Wine School's signature event! In this food and wine pairing event, we pit one of the city's top wine professionals against the founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia...and all for you! The Chef-Emcee of the evening is Keith Wallace, who crafts a menu that will test the sommelier's mettle to the fullest. Best of all, you are the judge. Attendees sample each of food & wine pairings, then vote on the skills of the sommelier's skill.  Contestants are not just local somms. Past…

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Sommelier Secrets

Friday, March 29 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$41 – $79 Sold out
sommelier secrets

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…

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Italy VS France

Saturday, March 30 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$51 – $89 Sold out
italy vs france

You are invited to the heavyweight bout of the vinosphere.  France and Italy are going toe-to-toe in the tasting event of the season. Four rounds of wine against wine action will determine who will claim the coveted title of The Greatest Wine Of All Time. You will not only get a ringside seat to this event, but you will also get to cast your vote. Does France throw in the towel? Will Italy be shown to be shopworn and faded? Will the…

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April 2019

Judgement of Paris: California versus France

Thursday, April 4 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$61 – $99 Sold out
judgement of paris

Our Judgement of Paris wine class pits two of our favorite wine countries in an epic battle of uncorked fury. Our series of VERSUS classes are hugely popular, and this is one of shining jewels. France was the undisputed heavyweight champ of the wine world until 1976 when California unseated the Gallic winemakers at the Judgement of Paris wine tasting. In this class, we don't replicate that tasting. Instead, we bring in a how series of fresh new faces in…

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Philly’s Wine Secrets

Saturday, April 6 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$41 – $79 1 ticket left
Philly Wine

Want to know the secrets of Philly's sommeliers? Want to know the wine hacks that every Master Sommelier uses to ensure wine tastes great, each and every time? You don’t get named as a top sommelier in Philly -- by CBS News and Philly Weekly-- without learning a trick or two. You don't get named the top wine school in America by SOMM without knowing how to teach these skills to everyone and anyone. In this class, we let you…

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French Wine

Saturday, April 6 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$61 – $99 Sold out
Know your French Wine and French Wine Phrases!

Don't deny yourself French wines. The lack of Bordeaux and Burgundy in your wine diet is unhealthy and will cause everlasting damage to your psyche. In this class, you will taste through the essential French wine regions and grape varieties. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Languedoc, Loire, Rhone, Alsace: All the great flavors and stories will be encapsulated in this two-hour wine tasting class. You can expect a dynamic learning experience at the hands of a world-class sommelier-instructor. View from behind a cluster of French Wine Grapes Why French Wine?…

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Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

Tuesday, April 9 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$81 – $119 Sold out
Cooking Class

A wine and cooking class like no other. In this class, our top chef teams up with one of our top sommeliers. Together they craft a seasonal and satisfying menu for the night, with a focus on farm-to-table ingredients. The class includes a cooking demonstration of each dish, along with a full description of the wine pairings by our sommelier-instructor. You then taste the results for yourself. Come to see the magic behind the bestselling cookbook "Corked & Forked: Four…

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Thursday, April 11 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$41 – $79 Sold out
Learn About Wine

Why 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 a decade of teaching experience, it represents a singular view of wine education. Allow us to share it with…

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New! Discover Your Wine Style

Saturday, April 27 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$41 – $79 Sold out
Discover Your Wine Style

We know that choices in a wine store or on a wine list can be intimidating, and this class is designed to take the mystery out of the age-old question: will I like that wine? In this class, you will discover your personal wine style through a series of tastings. This is a two-hour class that is as fun as it is unintimidating. Afterward, you won't be stuck with the same boring old brands and grapes. You will be able…

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May 2019

California Wine Country

Thursday, May 2 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$61 – $99 Sold out
california wine

This is your delicious guide to modern California wine. The most insightful class on our Cali wine regions wines you can take. This class will take your palate on a flavor-packed trip across California. From Napa and Sonoma to Santa Barbara and the South Coast, this definitive class takes a lush, in-depth look at California winemaking, geography, and history. You'll also get the skinny on cutting-edge winemakers and regions. There is a profound shift in California winemaking: a generational shift going on that's…

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Zinfandel: The Family Tree

Friday, May 3 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$61 – $99 Sold out
zinfandel

Croatia, Macedonia, Italy, New Hampshire, Sonoma: the pilgrimage of this amazing grape is a story  worth tasting. Way back in 2018. we spent a day with Ravenswood's winemaker Gary Sitton. He & our fearless leader went through the viticulture program at UC Davis together: a gallon and a half of single vineyard zins later, this class came to fruition. As a winemaker focusing on Zinfandel, Gary has access to California's oldest vineyards and is very much the guardian of some serious zin…

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