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Wine School of Philadelphia

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109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
www.vinology.com

The Wine School is the spot for all of Philadelphia’s wine lovers. We offer single-day wine tasting class and private events for wine enthusiasts of all knowledge levels. Students can also attend full semester wine courses under the tutelage of America’s top sommelier-instructors.

We offer a wide range of classes. Looking for a wine tasting class? We offer three tiers of classes, from beginner to expert-level. Want to take a beer class? Check out the Philly Beer School. How about a cooking class? Or a cheese class?  Is whisky your thing? Check out our series of  spirits and cocktail classes.

Looking to earn your certification? Our wine courses have been rated the best in the country.

The following is a list of all our upcoming classes, including sold out classes. Want to see the next available classes? Here you go:  available tasting classes. Want to see our classes in calendar form? Check out our Class Calendar.

 

 

July 2019

Master of French Wine

Monday, July 22 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, happening 8 times

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$550 – $700
Master of French Wine

Mondays, June 3rd to July 22nd, from 7:30 to 9:30pm For centuries, France has long been the world’s greatest wine-producing country. Its wines are the global gold standard, prized by collectors, and its winemaking regions each offer unique tasting experiences, from the spice of Bordeaux to the berry notes of Madiran. Although grape variety, climate, and the skill of the winemaker are essential in making good wine, the foundation of a wine’s character is the soil in which its grapes…

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sommelier smackdown in the cooking classroom

Sommelier Smackdown

Wednesday, July 24 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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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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August 2019

Accelerated Core Wine Course (Summer)

Monday, August 12 from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until Sat, August 17, 2019

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$899 – $1199 Sold out
Core Wine Edication Courses

August 12th to 17th, from 5 pm to 9:30 pm Earn a complete wine education in a single week. The Accelerated Core Wine Course combines our Foundation and Intermediate programs into a unified wine education experience. Plus, the Core Wine Course will save you a sizable amount of tuition. Individually, the Foundation and Intermediate programs cost hundreds of dollars more. Payment Plan for the Accelerated Core Program If you'd prefer to set up a payment plan for the program, details are below. In the…

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Italy vs Greece

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

In this wine tasting class, we pit two of the oldest wine producing countries in the world against each other. It's Greek versus Italian Wine. Is this a fair contest? One is the largest wine importers (more than 33%) to the United States, the smallest (less than 1%). Philly is famous for its love of Italian wine, but there is a growing love of Greek wines in the city. Several of our graduates have turned their passion for Greek wines…

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The Whiskey & Cocktail Class

Thursday, August 29 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
whiskey class

One of the greatest whiskey authors of our generation, Michael Jackson, often visited our offices. That was back "in the day" when our old building (127 S. 22nd Street) was still occupied by his publisher, Running Press. This class is one of the ways we celebrate his legacy. A bit of sauced education, this class features everything you ever wanted to know about whiskey but were afraid to ask: From whiskey cocktails to food pairings, to its smokey history. This is…

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September 2019

Wine Instructor Training & Educator Certification

Tuesday, September 3 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, happening 5 times

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$350 – $450 Sold out
wine instructor training

September 3rd to 7th, from 7:30-9: 30pm The essential certification for anyone who needs to teach or talk about wine to an audience.  This certification from the National Wine School is mission-critical for anyone in wine education.   Two students from last year's program are already running their own wine schools, and another is running the wine school's event division. To be taken seriously in the world of wine education, you must complete wine educator training and earn your certification.  If your…

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Pasta 101 Cooking Class

Thursday, September 12 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$61 – $99 9 tickets left
pasta 101 cooking class

  Even if you've never boiled water, this friendly, practical pasta cooking class is for you. It gives you the crucial jump-start to become a superior home cook. In easy to follow techniques, the chef-instructor will show you how to master essential pasta techniques. From knife skills to the proper saute, this class will keep you cooking in style. We believe the best way to learn how to cook is to actually start cooking. That is why Pasta 101 is…

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Spanish Wine Academy

Friday, September 13 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$51 – $89 Sold out
Spanish Wine

Spain: It’s hands down the most exciting wine region in the world today. In this class, we serve up a full panoply of dazzling reds and whites from premier regions like Rioja, to the less-familiar — but no less stellar — such as Priorat and Rias Baixas. Our instructors are Spanish wine enthusiasts, bar none. Come to class and join the congregation of the converted. This class is an homage to the winemaking and culture of Spain. The senior staff…

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Discover Your Wine Style

Saturday, September 14 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 2 tickets left
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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The Cru Club at the Wine School

Saturday, September 14 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
Cru Wine Club

Invitation Only This is the wine tasting club for Alumni and current students in the Advanced Program.  We opened this club for three core reasons. First, we wanted to facilitate the friendships that have been formed within our walls. Supporting continuing education in wine is another core goal. Third, to foster our growing community of students and alumni. And finally, to act as an incubator for the Master in Wine Society.

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Italy versus France

Sunday, September 15 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$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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Winemaking & Winemaker Certification

Monday, September 16 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, October 14, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, January 6, 2020

One event on Mon, January 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on Mon, January 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on Mon, January 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on Mon, January 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$550 – $700 Sold out
winemaker training

There is a $100 supply fee for this program. This winemaker program runs from September 16th to October 14th, 2019 (no class on September 30th). The program resumes on January 6th and continues to January 27th, 2020   From crushing grapes to bottling wine, this essential winemaking course enables the winemaker to make informed decisions about ingredients, equipment, and the winemaking process. Precise step-by-step instructions lead both novice and advanced winemakers through all of the important procedures, including selecting and working…

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Artisanal Wine & Cheese Pairing

Thursday, September 19 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$51 – $89 Sold out
wine and cheese pairing in the cooking classroom

The marriage of wine and cheese is older than dirt, and a whole lot tastier! Crafting the perfect wine and cheese pairing is a skill everyone should have. After all, it's easier than cooking but just as creative. In this class, we introduce wine and cheese pairings that range from the solidly traditional to the whimsically offbeat. We will discuss what makes each so special, and taste a number of the most exciting, unexpected – and delicious – combinations you…

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World Atlas of Wine

Sunday, September 22 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
world atlas of wine

The World Atlas of Wine is an essential and authoritative wine class for beginners.  Philadelphia's increasing appetite for wine is matched by a growing thirst for knowledge; which this class will amply satisfy. Learn about the essential wine regions around the world in a single two-hour wine tasting class. Come with us for a trip around the world. Our explorations the classic wine regions in Italy, France, and Spain. We'll explore "New World" regions like  California, South Africa, and Argentina.  Take a look…

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The Luxury Wines of Israel

Thursday, September 26 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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It’s a country that’s rich in wine history, yet its wines remain largely misunderstood and underappreciated by the U.S. market. Why Americans should be paying more attention to Israeli wine. "Decoding Israeli Wine" Wine Enthusiast Magazine Yes, Israel is making great wines.  The quality of fine wine coming out of Israel has been growing exponentially over the past decade. The combination of it's French winemaking history, ancient vineyards, and current influx of top-notch winemakers is putting Israel on the wine map.…

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Saturday, September 28 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
Learn About Wine

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…

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October 2019

Italy vs Spain Wine Class

Italy vs Spain

Thursday, October 3 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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We are hosting an epic wine battle! In this very special class, we are pitting Italy versus Spain.  These two titans of the wine world are going to wage a wine war to the very end. No cork or glass will be spared.   Oh, the humanity! Italy is coming into this wine battle as the clear favorite, having won several of our "Versus" classes already. But this is Philly, and we love our underdogs. And like most longshots, Spain has the…

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Intermediate Course (Fall Semester)

Sunday, October 6 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, November 24, 2019

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$550 – $700 4 tickets left
Wine Course

Sundays, October 6th to November 24th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. From the Italian peninsula to the docks of Bordeaux, the Intermediate Certificate of Global Wine Studies is a breathtaking exploration into the world of wine. “It is due to The Wine School of Philadelphia that I attended and graduated from the School for Oenology and Viticulture at the University of California at Davis.” Jenny Schultz, Enologist at Three Sticks Wines in Sonoma In a whirlwind of a semester, the secrets of…

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Wine Foundation Course (Fall Semester)

Sunday, October 6 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, November 24, 2019

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$550 – $700 Sold out
Foundation Wine Course

Sundays, October 6th to November 24th from 6 – 8:00 pm. The world of wine is built on the foundation of taste. The top professionals in the food, wine, and hospitality industries understand this: the committed student of wine must learn this. To stand tall in the wine world, the student must learn to unravel the hidden flavors of wine and speak the language of the senses. “The Wine School is a great place to build knowledge and pursue your…

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Exotic Wines

Friday, October 11 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$51 – $89 -1 tickets left

Deliciously Exotic Wines or Exotically Delicious? That is the question  of the hour when we uncork these  amazing wines. By the end of class, you will wonder why the rest of the world has forgotten about these wines. You will be glad we haven't. In Search of Delicious Exotic Wines In this class, the theme is: the more obscure and rare the better!  We have traveled --figuratively and literally-- across the globe to find some of the coolest wines you have never heard…

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Great Wine Made Simple

Saturday, October 12 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 12 tickets left
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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Core Wine Course (Fall Semester)

Sunday, October 13 from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, November 24, 2019

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$978 – $1299 Sold out
Core Wine Edication Courses

Sundays, October 6th to November 24th from 3:30 - 8:00 pm. Earn a complete wine education in a single semester. The Accelerated Core Wine Course combines our Foundation and Intermediate programs into a unified wine education experience. Plus, the Core Wine Course will save you a sizable amount of tuition. Individually, the Foundation and Intermediate programs cost hundreds of dollars more. In the Foundation portion of the program, students will learn the techniques and master the knowledge needed to become extraordinary wine tasters. Graduates…

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Thursday, October 17 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 8 tickets left
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. Allow us to share it with you! Previous Wine 101 Classes…

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Japanese Whisky Versus the World

Friday, October 18 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States

Japanese single malts have achieved cult status around the world Eric Asimov,  New York Times Japanese whisky has been around for less than a century, enjoyed by a small band of enthusiasts. Suddenly, brands like Hibiki start winning all the major international whiskey awards. How did this happen?  More importantly, how can you become a part of this rising phenomena? Japanese whiskies are now some of the most sought after and highly valued in the world. They have taken traditional…

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The Wines of Argentina

Saturday, October 19 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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When you fell in love with Malbec, where were you?  Where you in a bar in Rittenhouse or in your boyfriend's dirty apartment? Did you think you were sitting in a chocolate jacuzzi dreaming of a cherry cola happy ending?  Were you smitten at first taste, and the arboreal worlds started colliding into a saffron happiness? Maybe you've figured out that Argentina is a magic place for wine, maybe you've put the pieces together that a country so long and so full…

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Master of French Wine

Monday, October 21 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 16, 2019

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$550 – $700 Sold out
Master of French Wine

Mondays, October 21st to December 16th No Class on Veterans' Day, November 11th For centuries, France has long been the world’s greatest wine-producing country. Its wines are the global gold standard, prized by collectors, and its winemaking regions each offer unique tasting experiences, from the spice of Bordeaux to the berry notes of Madiran. Although grape variety, climate, and the skill of the winemaker are essential in making good wine, the foundation of a wine’s character is the soil in which…

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First Growths of the East Coast

Thursday, October 24 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$51 – $89 22 tickets left
east coast wines

There are hundreds of wineries scattered from Virginia to Maine. Over the last few years, a quiet revolution has begun in their vineyards. Visionary winemakers are making exceptional wines and doing so without much fanfare. As a leading Wine School on the East Coast, we keep a close eye on the state of the wine trade in our backyard. We have seen a surge of fine winemaking on the East Coast and felt it was time for our students to…

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Wines of Portugal

Friday, October 25 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$51 – $89 10 tickets left
Wines of Portugal

Sure, there will be a Port in this class, maybe even a Madiera. Those were Portugal's top wines back when Benjamin Franklin was knocking back drinks at the City Tavern. In fact, our Ben was a notorious lover of Portuguese wines. Reportedly, he had thousands of bottles stashed away in his wine cellar. He was such a fan of the Madiera, that he joked he should be buried in it. I should prefer to an ordinary death, being immersed with a few friends…

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Sommelier Smackdown

Wednesday, October 30 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 in the cooking classroom

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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November 2019

Wine Smarts

Friday, November 1 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 22 tickets left
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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Italy VS France

Saturday, November 2 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$51 – $89 5 tickets left
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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The Natural Wines Class

Thursday, November 7 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 19 tickets left
Natural Wine Class

Natural Wines. A Wine Class on Organic and Biodynamic Wines made Naturally Megapurple, fish bladder extracts, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, water backs, enzymes, acid additions, and reverse osmosis: these are standard winemaking and grape growing techniques. If you drink wine, then it is 100% likely that your wines have been manipulated in one of these ways. This shouldn't be a surprise, though. Back in 2009, Keith Wallace (the founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia) blew the lid of winemaking manipulations…

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South Africa

Friday, November 8 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$51 – $89 20 tickets left
South African Wines

The Wines of South Africa When the gran-daddy of the wine school starts a class on South African wines, it begins with Nelson Mandela.  Keith (our founder) was a college student "back in the day" at the break up of apartheid.  He pours a taste of an amazing wine and walks down down the center of the classroom. He shares a few memories of that amazing moment in history:  when democracy won the day in South Africa. The embargo against…

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America Vs Australia

Saturday, November 9 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$51 – $89 22 tickets left
american-vs-australian wine

The two titans of tannins, the masters of maceration: In a bitter battle of body and bouquet, Australia and America go toe-to-toe in this battle royale. Will the Barrons of Barossas defeat the Knights of Napa? Will Walla Walla wallop Western Australia? Will Strathbogie squeeze Sonoma into sangria? To answer these questions, you'll need to attend! Our versus classes are designed to be an enjoyable class that contrasts the styles of two major wine countries. America VS Australia is part…

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Romantic France

Thursday, November 14 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$51 – $89 18 tickets left
Rhone France

Romantic in both the modern and classical sense, this class features the vineyards of France's beautiful south. From the French Riviera to Avignon and beyond: enjoy an education in wine tasting at the Wine School. Of all the red wines produced in France, no region offers a wider range of excitingly spicy flavors than the long, sun-baked Rhone Valley. From the structured Gigondas to the voluptuous Châteauneuf-du-Pape, some of our all-time favorite wines hail from these soils. In this class, we will explore all…

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Friday, November 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 20 tickets left
Learn About Wine

Welcome to Wine 101 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. Allow us to share it with…

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New Zealand Wines

Thursday, November 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 20 tickets left
New Zealand Wines

New Zealand Wines is a Luxury Level Class. Wines are sourced from our director's personal wine cellar.  Bottom line: It's time to go beyond Sauvignon Blanc! New Zealand Wines will take you on a wine journey from the North Island to the South Island. For the past fifty years ago, grape vines and winemakers have spread across the land – from Central Otago to Kumeu, Waipara to Wairarapa – to produce notable wines to global acclaim. Finally, a wine class…

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Bourbon!

Friday, November 22 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 22 tickets left
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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Pinot Noir: The Family Tree

Saturday, November 23 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$81 – $119 22 tickets left
Pinot Noir

Elegant, sexy, and capricious, Pinot Noir is perhaps the most beloved grape in the world. Its allure drives winemakers to become artists, and wine lovers to spend enormous sums of money.  Many sommeliers see their lifelong quest to discover the ultimate experience of this boutique wine. In the Pinot Noir class, you are taken on a  worldwide survey of everywhere the grape is grown, extending from Burgundy to the New World.   Wine lovers will gain a broader understanding and appreciation of fine wines; aficionados…

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Spanish Wine Academy

Saturday, November 30 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$51 – $89 22 tickets left
Spanish Wine

Spain: It’s hands down the most exciting wine region in the world today. In this class, we serve up a full panoply of dazzling reds and whites from premier regions like Rioja, to the less-familiar — but no less stellar — such as Priorat and Rias Baixas. Our instructors are Spanish wine enthusiasts, bar none. Come to class and join the congregation of the converted. This class is an homage to the winemaking and culture of Spain. The senior staff…

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December 2019

Sommelier Secrets

Sunday, December 1 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 22 tickets left
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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Artisanal Wine & Cheese Pairing

Friday, December 6 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$51 – $89 20 tickets left
wine and cheese pairing in the cooking classroom

The marriage of wine & cheese is older than dirt, and a whole lot tastier! Crafting the perfect wine and cheese pairing is a skill everyone should have. After all, it's easier than cooking but just as creative. In this class, we introduce wine and cheese pairings that range from the solidly traditional to the whimsically offbeat. We will discuss what makes each so special, and taste a number of the most exciting, unexpected combinations you can experience. Wine &…

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Mixology: The Cocktail Creation Class

Friday, December 13 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$51 – $89 22 tickets left
mixology

Learn to build the perfect cocktail in this hands-on workshop. With the guidance of our top sommelier-instructor, you will be crafting innovative new cocktails and discovering your inner mixologist. We aren't a bartending school, and you won't learn how to juggle vodka bottles in this class. Instead, you are going to learn the basics of mixology, explore flavors, and develop your own signature cocktail. Whether you’re hosting friends or unwinding after the workday, making gratifying, high-quality cocktails at home is a…

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Bubbles! The Sparkling Wine Class

Saturday, December 14 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$51 – $89 22 tickets left
sparkling wine

Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.   -Mark Twain Honestly, who doesn't love bubbles? They are fun and sophisticated and no one ever is miserable drinking them. A bottles of bubbles makes everyone feel like royalty, if only for a moment. Sparkling wine can turn a lackluster date into a marriage proposal. Or a party into a gala. This our class featuring all our favorite bubbly wines: Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, and much more! Learn about Sparkling Wine In this wine tasting class, you…

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Thursday, December 19 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 22 tickets left
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. Allow us to share it with you! Tasting Sheets from…

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Great Wine Made Simple

Friday, December 20 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 22 tickets left
great wine made simple

In this session, we will study the 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! This class is a tribute to Master Sommelier and bestselling author Andrea Immer Robinson. Her book, Great Wine Made Simple (Clarkson Potter) was first published in 2000, just a few months before the…

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Italy vs France

Saturday, December 21 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$51 – $89 22 tickets left
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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Ultimate Champagne Class

Sunday, December 22 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$81 – $119 22 tickets left

This sommelier-led class isn't about just any old bubbly: it's all about Champagne.  Attend this class, and you will have the rare opportunity to learn about the Champagne region and sample some great vintage and grand cru wines. It will make your holiday season truly shine! We won't bore you with the usual suspects. There are many wonderful Champagnes that are delightfully obscure. In this class, we unearth the rare gems of Champagne and uncork a world of sparkling wines you didn't…

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Greatest Wine Regions of the World

Thursday, December 26 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$91 – $129 22 tickets left
greatest wine regions

So, we're running a class on the eight greatest wine regions of the world. Napa, Bordeaux, Priorat, Burgundy.... well, there's half of them already!  December 2018 First Flight 1. Chateau St. Jean 2014 Reserve Chardonnay, Sonoma Second Flight 1. Louis Jadot 2014 Monthelie Sous Roches, Cote de Beaune 2. Clos Lunelles 2015 Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Third Flight 1. Castello di Bossi 2010 “Berardo” Chianti Classico Riserva 2. Bersano 2012 "Badarina" Barolo Fourth Flight 1. Contino 2014 Rioja Reserva 2. Mount…

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8 Wines to Try Before You Die

Friday, December 27 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$91 – $129 22 tickets left
eight wines to try before you die

The Robert Parker Edition What if Robert Parker taught at the Wine School? What wines would he select? How would he describe his choices? In this class, we feature wines that his magazine (The Wine Advocate) has rated between 90 and 99 points. Each one is a wine you should try before you die. The tasting will be hedonistic, but we are true wine geeks. We also break down the metrics Parker and his staff of wine critics use to judge…

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Santa Barbara

Saturday, December 28 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$81 – $119 22 tickets left
Santa Barbara Wine Country

California's Undiscovered Wine Country: The Inspiration for the movie Sideways Come with us on an adventure, two decades in the making. In this class, we follow the footsteps of Miles and company into some of the greatest vineyards in California. We'll be exploring our top picks from Santa Barbara. We won't be re-hashing the wineries featured in the movie. This class will be much more interesting than that. Instead, we will be delving into Santa Barbara's top wine regions: Santa Maria…

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Ultimate Champagne Class

Sunday, December 29 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$81 – $119 22 tickets left

Sommelier's Guide to Champagne isn't about just any old bubbly: This is an expert look at some of the greatest wine in the world, those from the small northeastern region of France known as Champagne. There's plenty here that is still undiscovered, not to mention incredibly delicious. Attend this class, and you will have the rare opportunity to learn about the region and sample great vintage and grand cru wines. It will make your holiday season truly shine!   Previous…

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Cabernet Sauvignon & Beyond

Monday, December 30 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$81 – $119 22 tickets left
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is the reason a few of us at the Wine School get up in the morning, and we are not ashamed to admit it. From Bordeaux to Napa Valley to the Super Tuscans of Italy, the complexity and depth of this single varietal have changed the wine world many times over. Tonight we showcase examples that rank among the best of the best, making this one unforgettable evening of luxurious wines. In this class, we pull out some of our…

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January 2020

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Thu, January 2, 2020 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 22 tickets left
Wine 101

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. Allow us to share it with you! https://www.vinology.com/wine-tasting-kit/

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Oregon & Washington Wines

Sat, January 4, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$81 – $119 22 tickets left

This class focuses on two great wine regions: the Willamette Valley of Oregon, and Washington's Columbia Valley. It's a poorly kept secret that we adore these wines. In this class, you will learn why. The Pinot Noirs, the Cabernets, and the Syrahs are some of the greatest money can buy.  While this class focuses on the more pricey bottles, we will highlight the extraordinary fact that wines from the Pacific Northwest --especially Washington-- offer great value, too. Wine lovers need…

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Core Wine Course (Winter Semester)

Sun, January 5, 2020 from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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Every Sunday for 8 Weeks.
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$999 – $1299 1 ticket left
Core Wine Edication Courses

Sundays, January 5th to February 23rd from 3:30 to 8 pm Earn a complete wine education in a single week. The Accelerated Core Wine Course combines our Foundation and Intermediate programs into a unified wine education experience. Plus, the Core Wine Course will save you a sizable amount of tuition. Individually, the Foundation and Intermediate programs cost hundreds of dollars more. In the Foundation portion of the program, students will learn the techniques and master the knowledge needed to become extraordinary wine tasters. Graduates…

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Thu, January 23, 2020 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 22 tickets left
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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Italian Masterpieces in Wine

Sat, January 25, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$91 – $139 20 tickets left
italian masterpieces

The ultimate in Italian wine. In this tasting class, we showcase the best of the best from across the peninsula. In this class, we pull rare and collectible wines from our cellar. From Piedmont, we open one of our greatest Barolos, aged to perfection. From Tuscany, we feature a rare Brunello. From the North West, we open one of our favorite  Amarone de Valpolicella. And from Campania, an exquisite Aglianico with a decade of cellar age.  There will be other special…

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Italy versus France

Thu, January 30, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$51 – $89 22 tickets left
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 shop worn and faded? Will…

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February 2020

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Thu, February 6, 2020 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 22 tickets left
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. It's time to learn about wine. Tasting Sheets from Previous…

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Master of Exotic Wines

Mon, February 10, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 30, 2020

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$550 – $700 16 tickets left
master of exotic wine

The world of wines is ever expanding, moving both into the future and deep into the past. This course opens up the world of wine far, far from Napa Valley and Bordeaux. Greece Macedonia Austria Germany Northern Africa Turkey Canary Islands Portugal Serbia Slovenia        

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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Sat, February 22, 2020 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 22 tickets left
Wine 101

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. Allow us to share it with you! Wine 101 is one…

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March 2020

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Thu, March 12, 2020 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 22 tickets left
Learn About Wine

If you are new to the study of wine -- or simply new to the Wine School of Philadelphia -- Wine 101 is the class 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. Allow us to share it with you! Wine…

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Italy VS France

Sat, March 21, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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$51 – $89 22 tickets left
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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Wine 101: Learn About Wine Basics

Sat, March 28, 2020 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 22 tickets left
Wine 101: Learn About Wine

What is Wine 101? Wine 101 is the ultimate wine basics class. 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…

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April 2020

Master of American Wine | Accelerated Wine Program in Sonoma

Mon, April 6, 2020 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Fri, April 10, 2020

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$650 – $700 Sold out
master of american wine

This accelerated wine program is being held from April 6th to 10th. The entire program is being held in the vineyards of Sonoma. The advanced wine course held exclusively in the vineyards of Sonoma. From Russian River to Dry Creek to Carneros, students will explore America's wine trade directly from the wine cellars and vineyards of Northern California. Your instructors will be joined with winemakers, vineyard managers, and wine marketers over the course of this accelerated wine program: a five-day…

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January 2030

Rescheduled

Thu, January 31, 2030 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
Free
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