Wine Classes In Philadelphia

A Guide to Our Critically Acclaimed Wine Classes

We offer over 200 different classes, from Wine 101 to the First Growths of Bordeaux. No matter who you are –beginner or master sommelier— we have the perfect wine class for you.  We offer three tiers of classes: Learn About Wine, Wine Essentials, and the Luxury Level. Not sure what wine to take?  Take our Wine Quiz for some suggestions.

Full Class Calendar

Luxury Israeli & Middle Eastern Wines

Sunday, September 9 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
2 Seat(s) Available

Great Wine Made Simple

Thursday, September 13 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
1 Seat(s) Available

Discover Your Wine Style

Saturday, September 29 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
2 Seat(s) Available

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Thursday, October 11 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
4 Seat(s) Available

French Wine

Thursday, October 18 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
6 Seat(s) Available

Wines of South America

Saturday, October 20 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
17 Seat(s) Available

Wine Smarts

Thursday, October 25 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
19 Seat(s) Available

Philly’s Sommelier Secrets

Saturday, October 27 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
15 Seat(s) Available

The Natural Wines Class

Thursday, November 1 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
15 Seat(s) Available

Italy versus France

Friday, November 2 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
18 Seat(s) Available

South Africa

Thursday, November 8 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
10 Seat(s) Available

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Saturday, November 10 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
13 Seat(s) Available

Greatest Wines of the East Coast

Thursday, November 15 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
22 Seat(s) Available

World Atlas of Wine

Friday, November 16 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
22 Seat(s) Available

Spanish Wine Academy

Saturday, November 24 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
22 Seat(s) Available

Sommelier Smackdown

Wednesday, November 28 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
22 Seat(s) Available

New Zealand Wines

Thursday, November 29 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
20 Seat(s) Available

Italy vs Greece

Saturday, December 1 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
12 Seat(s) Available

Bubbles! The Sparkling Wine Class

Thursday, December 6 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
21 Seat(s) Available

Wine Classes

Taking classes at the Wine School is fun and education. To take advantage of our tasting classes to the fullest, we suggest taking a series of classes that both fit your schedule but also maximize your enjoyment and knowledge. Of course, if you are really serious, we strongly suggest enrolling in the Core Wine Program.

We offer three sections of wine tasting classes (Learn about Wine, Wine Essentials, and Luxury).  You can take these classes in any order you prefer: we design with the assumption that there will a wide range of students in every class, from newbies to sommeliers. We do recommend taking classes from each section.

We list only a small example of classes we offer on this page. For a listing of currently available classes, please go to our Wine Tastings Classes page.

Wine Classes

Learn About Wine

The building blocks of wine knowledge are right here, so don’t miss out on these wonderful classes.

In these classes, you will learn the basics of wine: Learn how to read a wine label;  Discover the differences between types of wines; Learn some fundamental sommelier secrets; And discover why you like certain wines and not others.

We suggest taking between two and four classes in this section. For a comprehensive understanding of these subjects, we recommend taking the Foundation Wine Program.

Available Learn About Wine Classes

Great Wine Made Simple

great wine made simple
Thursday, 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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Discover Your Wine Style

Wine Style
Saturday, September 29 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
+ Google Map

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Learn About Wine
Thursday, October 11 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
+ Google Map

Wine Smarts

Wine Smarts
Thursday, 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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Philly’s Sommelier Secrets

sommelier secrets
Saturday, October 27 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
+ Google Map

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Learn About Wine
Saturday, November 10 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
+ Google Map

World Atlas of Wine

world atlas of wine
Friday, November 16 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
+ Google Map

Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Learn About Wine
Saturday, December 15 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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All Learn About Wine Classes
  1. Discover Your Wine Style.
    Learn what you like and why. More… 
  2. Wine 101: Learn About Wine 
    The classic intro class. More…
  3. Sommelier Secrets
    Tricks of the trade. More…
  4. Great Wine Made Simple
    Learn to Read Wine Labels. More…
  5. The Wine Trials
    Learn about wine ratings. More… 
  6. Wine Smarts
    A primer on wine language and terms. More… 
  7. World Atlas of Wine
    The eight essential wine regions. More… 
  8. The Essential Grapes
    The most important wine grapes. More…
Wine Classes

Wine Essentials

Discover the world of wine tasting in this series of  classes. All the essential bits of wine knowledge are offered here.

Learn about the wines of Italy (or France or Spain or Australia or America or Germany).  Take a class on Champagne & Bubbles. Delve into rare wines from exotic locales. Taste wines from American history.

This series of classes will blow your mind and expand your palate. It is suggested a student take between four and eight classes in this section.

For a comprehensive understanding of these subjects, we recommend taking the Intermediate Wine Program.

Available Wine Essential Classes

Luxury Israeli & Middle Eastern Wines

israel wines
Sunday, September 9 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
109 S 22nd Street

Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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French Wine

Know your French Wine and French Wine Phrases!
Thursday, October 18 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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Wines of South America

Wines of South America
Saturday, October 20 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
+ Google Map

Italy versus France

italy vs france
Friday, November 2 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
+ Google Map

South Africa

South African Wines
Thursday, November 8 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
+ Google Map

Greatest Wines of the East Coast

east coast wines
Thursday, 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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Spanish Wine Academy

Spanish Wine
Saturday, November 24 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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Italy vs Greece

Italy vs Greece - Italy vs Greece
Saturday, 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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Bubbles! The Sparkling Wine Class

sparkling wine
Thursday, 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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All Wine Essential Classes

Topical Wine Classes

These classes are designed to highlight important ideas and concepts that any wine lover should be familiar with. We recommend taking the Wine 201 class and at least one more wine class.

  1. Wine 201: A Winemaker’s Guide to Wine More…
  2. Rare and Exotic Wines More…
  3. Bubbles! The Sparkling Wine Class More…
  4. A History of the World in 8 Glasses More…
  5. American History in 8 Glasses More…

Regional Classes

These classes focus on important wine countries, and this also includes our popular “Versus” series of wine classes. Taking at least two regional wine classes is a very good idea.

  1. Wine Lovers Tour of South America More…
  2. Italian Wine Class More…
  3. American Wine Academy More…
  4. Spanish Wine Academy More…
  5. French Wine Class More...
Wine Classes

Luxury Wine Classes

These classes are designed to highlight the best wines of the world.

This is where things get seriously awesome. Some of our most famous classes are offered at the Luxury Level: Barolo & Beyond, the Sommelier Smackdown, the Sommelier’s Guide to Pinot Noir, The Lux Cab Class.

These our most expensive classes we offer, but they are also one of Philly’s worst kept secrets: sommeliers travel from Manhattan and Washington D.C. to attend. We strongly suggest taking at least three of these classes to round out your wine studies.

Available Luxury Wine Classes

The Natural Wines Class

Natural Wine Class
Thursday, 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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New Zealand Wines

New Zealand Wines
Thursday, November 29 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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Ultimate Champagne Class

champagne - Ultimate Champagne Class
Thursday, 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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All Luxury Wine Classes
  1. Sommelier’s Guide to Pinot Noir
  2. Sommelier’s Guide to Cabernet Sauvignon
  3. Top Wines of the Years
  4. Brunello & Beyond
  5. Bordeaux & Beyond
  6. Rioja & Beyond
  7. Priorat & Beyond
  8. Eight Wines to Try Before You Die
  9. Napa Valley
  10. Champagne

Take The Wine Quiz

A great way to figure out what type of wine class you should take is to take our wine quiz. Keep in mind this is no ordinary quiz: this quiz isn’t designed to fluff your ego. It will give you an accurate overview of your wine knowledge level. Even Master Sommeliers find it challenging: the Wine Quiz.

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