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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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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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Australian Chateaux

Saturday, May 4 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$51 – $89 Sold out
Australian Chateaux Wines

Ever get tired of the misconceptions?  There are a bunch of  Aussie wines you see in America --vapid, boring stuff-- but that's not their good stuff. That's like judging California on Two-Buck Chuck.  In this class, we delve into the great Aussie wine regions and a selection of our favorite chateaux.

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Core Wine Course (Enhanced Spring Semester)

Tuesday, May 14 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until Wed, July 3, 2019

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

The Enhanced Core Wine Course runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May 14th to July 3rd from 7:30 to 9:30 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…

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Intermediate Wine Course (Enhanced Spring Semester)

Wednesday, May 15 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, happening 8 times

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$549 – $699 1 ticket left
Wine Course

 Wednesdays from May 15th to July 3rd from 7:30 to 9:30 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 In a whirlwind of a semester, the secrets of the global wine society are…

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NEW! Spain VS France

Friday, May 17 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$51 – $89 Sold out
spain vs france

We are pitting two great wine countries against each other in this wine tasting class. It’s Spain versus France in a battle of the vines! And it will be delicious mayhem:  Bordeaux versus Rioja,  Chateauneuf du Pape versus Priorat, and so much more. It’s going to be an all out wine war, and it’s your chance to play peacekeeper.  Which side wins will be up to you. Previous Tasting Sheets for Spain Vs France March 2018 First Flight 1. Brocard Sainte Claire 2016 Chablis…

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Discover Your Wine Style

Thursday, May 23 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$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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June 2019

Beer School: The Hops Class

Thursday, June 6 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Philly Beer School, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$51 – $89 9 tickets left
the hops class

The beer tasting class for craft beer nerds. The last few years have been a renaissance in brewing, and this class is a celebration of all things hoppy.  Double IPA? Hazy and Juicy IPA? Black IPA?  Fresh Hopped? We'll be covering the major styles in hoppy beers. You'll be getting your hands deep into the hops --literally and figurately--  as we taste through the essential hops varietals,.  By the end of this class, you'll know your hops, from Amarillo to Zenith.

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July 2019

food and wine pairing 101

Food & Wine Pairing 101

Wednesday, July 17 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States

Knowing the best wine to serve with food is a challenge. The right choice can turn an average meal into a spectacular feast. The wrong choice can turn a Michelin-star experience into a dumpster fire. This class guides you through choosing the perfect pairings for any occasion as well as providing the key characteristics of varietals and the principles behind pairing them.  Learn why certain combinations work and some don't, how to avoid common pitfalls, and how to develop successful food…

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October 2019

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 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 16, 2019

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$550 – $700 13 tickets left
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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