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November 2019

Master of French Wine

Monday, November 25 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
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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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 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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December 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon: The Family Tree

Sunday, December 15 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$81 – $119 Sold out
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is an amazing grape. From Napa to Bordeaux, these wines are some of the most beloved in the world. What most people don't know is that Cabernet isn't just one grape, but part of a genetic family tree. In this class, you can discover not only Cabernet, but it's entire --and ancient-- family.  This is the most delicious class on genetics you will ever take! Tasting Sheets from Previous Cabernet Sauvignon: The Family Tree First Flight 1. Serge…

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January 2020

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Whisky Wars: Japan VS Scotland

Fri, January 3, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States

Just watch a wee bit of soccer or rugby, and you'll see the marrow-deep rivalry between Japan and Scotland. It's not the thing you expect, but isn't that what makes the world interesting? On the opposite side of things, one of the most popular television shows in Japan is Massan, the story of a Japanese distiller who learned his craft in Scotland and also married a Scottish woman.  Love and competition have grown deep in these two island nations. Japanese…

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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 16 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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February 2020

Wines of Sicily

Sat, February 1, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$61 – $99 11 tickets left
Wines of Sicily

According to an ancient Greek myth, the god Dionysus planted the world's first vineyard in Sicily. That story isn't too far off: archeologists believe that  Mycenaean traders cultivated grapes here as early as 1,500 BC. One of Europe’s most historic areas, Sicily is a melting pot of ancient wine loving cultures. Sicily is Italy's oldest and largest wine growing region. In the 18th Century, it was famous for Marsala. In recent years, there's been a lot of excitement around Sicily's amazing…

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Wine Scholar Program

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 Sold out
wine scholar program

Wine Scholar Program™ and Master Somm (CMS) Prep Course Classes are held Mondays, February 10th to March 30th, from 7:30 to 9:30pm Every sommelier knows about Tuscany, Napa, and Bordeaux. To be considered a true aficionado of wine,  a deeper level of knowledge is required. Have you studied the wines of Kakheti, Brda, and Franschhoek?  Every Master Sommelier has, and so should you. The Wine Scholar Program™ and Master Somm Prep Course will expose you to exotic and rare wines, the bottles every…

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Chateauneuf-du-Pape & Beyond

Thu, February 13, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States

The first time we ran this class, in 2012, this  is how we described it: A legendary wine region that every Pope and professional wine critic have desired. Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines command some of the highest prices in the world. In this very special class, we ascend the tower of Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvedre, and Syrah to discover the treasures of 12th century viticulture, and experience the richness imparted to French wines today. We admit we gilded the lily a bit on…

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Australian Chateaux

Fri, February 14, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$51 – $89 22 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. Tasting Sheets for Australia May 2019 First Flight 1. Kaesler 2012 Old Vine Semillon (Barossa Valley) 2. Yalumba Family 2017 “The Y Series” Viognier (South Australia) Second Flight 1.…

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Zinfandel: The Family Tree

Sat, February 22, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$61 – $99 22 tickets left
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…

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March 2020

Spanish Food & Wine Pairing

Fri, March 13, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$61 – $99 18 tickets left
Spanish Food and Wine Pairing

  The traditional cuisines of Spain are exciting and new to most Americans: the exotic seasonings and unusual combinations are thrilling and deeply satifying. Combined with Spain's excellent wines, it makes for an irresistible tasting class. In this class, we highlight some of the traditional foods of Spain—as varied and inventive as any —and couple them with world-class regional wines. From the wind-swept grapes of Galicia to the slate-encrusted vineyards of Priortat to the ancient planes of Andalucia: the wines of…

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Mixology: The Cocktail Creation Class

Fri, March 27, 2020 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
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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May 2020

Core Wine Course (Enhanced Spring Semester)

Tue, May 12, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until Wed, July 1, 2020

Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$1099 – $1399 20 tickets left
Core Wine Edication Courses

The Enhanced Core Wine Course runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May 12th to July 1st 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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June 2020

Beer School: The Hops Class

Thu, June 18, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Philly Beer School, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$41 – $79 22 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? Brut? We'll be covering the major styles in hoppy beers. You'll be getting your hands deep into the hops --literally and figuratively--  as we taste through some seriously hopped-up beers.  By the end of this class, you'll know your hops, from Amarillo…

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October 2020

Winemaking & Winemaker Certification

Mon, October 19, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
$575 – $700 18 tickets left
winemaker training

This winemaker program runs from October 19th to November 9th, 2020. The program resumes on February 15th and continues to March 8th, 2021 There is a $100 supply fee for this program.   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 with new equipment, determining…

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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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