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January 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon: The Family Tree

Thursday, January 31 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$81 – $119 Sold out
Cabernet Sauvignon
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February 2019

Food & Wine Pairing 101

Friday, February 1 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$61 – $99 Sold out
food and wine pairing 101

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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Japanese Whisky Versus the World

Friday, February 8 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$81 – $119 Sold out
Japanese whisky

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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Pairing with Bubbles

Wednesday, February 13 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$81 – $119 Sold out
Pairing with Sparkling Wines

Sparkling wine is delicious alone, but even better when paired with a delicious bite.  Aimed at anyone with an interest in food and wine pairing, this class uses a light-hearted and accessible style of teaching to guide you on the right path to understanding sparking wine pairings for yourself, with the added benefit of demystifying terminology.  This class showcases multiple styles of sparkling wines and challenges usual perceptions of the "correct" food pairings. Common misconceptions about wine pairings are dispelled and…

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Romantic France

Friday, February 15 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$61 – $99 Sold out
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 a 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 of…

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March 2019

Spanish Wine Academy

Saturday, March 9 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$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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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 14 tickets left
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 7 tickets left
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 10 tickets left
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 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…

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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 4 tickets 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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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 16 tickets left
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 19 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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