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

Philly’s Sommelier Secrets

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

Spanish Wine Academy

Wednesday, December 12 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
10 Seat(s) Available

Cabernet Sauvignon & Beyond

Thursday, December 13 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
20 Seat(s) Available

France VS Australia

Thursday, December 20 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
18 Seat(s) Available

Greatest Wine Regions of the World

Friday, December 21 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
16 Seat(s) Available

Bubbles! The Sparkling Wine Class

Sunday, December 23 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
9 Seat(s) Available

Italian Food and Wine Pairing

Wednesday, December 26 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
20 Seat(s) Available

Ultimate Champagne Class

Thursday, December 27 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
9 Seat(s) Available

Eight Wines to Try Before You Die

Saturday, December 29 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
6 Seat(s) Available

Ultimate Champagne Class

Sunday, December 30 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
16 Seat(s) Available

Barolo & Beyond

Thu, January 3, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
20 Seat(s) Available

Pinot Noir: The Family Tree

Fri, January 4, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
22 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

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
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Discover Your Wine Style

Wine Style
Thu, January 17, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Wine 101
Sat, January 19, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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Wine 101: Learn About Wine

Wine 101
Mon, January 28, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 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

Spanish Wine Academy

Spanish Wine
Wednesday, December 12 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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France VS Australia

France-vs-Australia
Thursday, December 20 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States

Greatest Wine Regions of the World

greatest wine regions
Friday, December 21 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States

Bubbles! The Sparkling Wine Class

sparkling wine
Sunday, December 23 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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Wines of Sicily

Wines of Sicily
Fri, January 11, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States

Oregon & Washington Wines

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Sat, January 26, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 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

Cabernet Sauvignon & Beyond

Cabernet Sauvignon
Thursday, December 13 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States

Italian Food and Wine Pairing

Italiand Food and Wine Pairing
Wednesday, December 26 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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Eight Wines to Try Before You Die

eight wines to try before you die
Saturday, December 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
Sunday, December 30 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States

Barolo & Beyond

Barolo & Beyond
Thu, January 3, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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Pinot Noir: The Family Tree

Pinot Noir
Fri, January 4, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Wine Country
Sat, January 5, 2019 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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The Great Wines of Bordeaux

bordeaux - The Great Wines of Bordeaux
Thu, January 10, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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Cabernet Sauvignon: The Family Tree

Cabernet Sauvignon
Thu, January 31, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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.

The Wine Report

Wine Reviews: All Things Corked & Forked

Over two thousand wine reviews! While most of our reviews focus on great wines under $20, we also offer reviews of luxury and collectible wines. As we are located in Philadelphia, most wines reviewed here are available via wine shops in Pennsylvania. Our main reviewer is Keith Wallace, the executive director and founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia.  Want to locate a specific wine? Use our PLCB Wine Finder.

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