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I love this place! I had a great time at the Sommelier Smackdown.Gary Vaynerchuk
The school is down to earth, real and fun, the way wine should be.Eric Arnold
I loved being at the Wine School and working with Keith.Kevin Zraly
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The instructor was very friendly and knowledgeable ! The wines were wonderful
This was our second class at the wine school. They are incredibly informative, fun, and non-intimidating. A very approachable and affordable way to learn about wine.
My girlfriend and I recently attended the Wine Smarts class in Philly and had a great time. Though we had expected to be tasting more "upscale"/less well known wines, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that all of the wines came from a premium state store, were readily available and all cost less than $30. We felt this made the class/instruction far more applicable to day-to-day life /casual dining, and learned a lot specifically about wine selection and the large differences one can expect between two wines of the same type, but different from regions.
The instructor was friendly, knowledgeable and made the class much more fun than just a dry lecture on wine. We'll definitely be going back for the wine and food class, and/or the bourbon tasting. I HIGHLY recommend this class for wine novices looking for a better understanding of the basics, but those that already have a strong base of knowledge should aim for one of the more advanced classes.
A great start to this series of classes. The instructor is knowledgeable, focused and brings a engaging manner to the class that makes the time fly. I'm looking forward to learning a great deal and having fun time.
I bought this class for my boyfriend's birthday. He was a little apprehensive when we first walked in because we were the youngest couple by 20 years. However as soon as the class started, we felt right at ease and met the nicest couple across from us. The wines were delicious! And we truly learned so much about the region and the production of the wine. We were so excited to taste a 2004 Brunello, and it did not disappoint! My boyfriend enjoyed the class so much he wants to come back and try another class! We'll be back!
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I love this place because it truly is approachable. I admittedly knew very little about wine, beer and cocktails, but I’m trying to at least be informed. These guys make you feel like that’s OK and have done so in each class I’ve attended. I’ve done their Speakeasy class, Wine 101, Wine & Cheese Pairing, and recently the Around the World in 8 Glasses class which I found particularly interesting. Did you know booze built the pyramids, fueled the Industrial Revolution, started the American Revolution, amongst other things? Bet not.
I’ve had I think his name is Zach a couple times, and Keith a couple times. Zach is calm, opinionated, clear and concise. Keith obviously knows his stuff (being the founder and all) but each class has started off with an excuse relating to “I was up all night, travelling/with my dogs in the ER/wandering, etc…” and him pounding coffee. He can be hard to follow with his run-on sentences, free flowing thought but remember, he really knows his stuff. Take advantage of that. He’s like a human Ulysses. The James Joyce book, not the President. Mr. Grant actually WAS a human, obviously.
Just go give a class a try. You’re guaranteed to do two things; drink and learn something. Where can you go wrong?
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I earned my diploma at the Wine School. I recommend it.Dusan Vranic
The best school for wine, period. I love it here.Neil Ross
I love the academic programs, the exams are hard but fair. The courses are the best I have attended.Tom Sobieski
The best option for learning about wine.Tahiirah Habibi
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I highly recommend the Foundation Program for people who have a general interest in food and wine, as well as those considering pursuing a degree or certification. As a professional chef and cooking instructor, this course helped me make more educated food and wine pairing suggestions. The school’s unique approach doesn’t rely on route memorization of names and regions. Instructors engage your senses so you don’t just learn about the wines sampled. You learn ‘an approach’ to tasting any wine and to deducing regions, flavors and pairings. I’ll be hanging on to my class notebook forever.Christina Dimacali
The wine school is great for learning.Ben Franco
I earned my diploma at the Wine School. I recommend it.Jack Cunicelli
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