Wine Classes

Educate Your Palate! We make wine approachable. Our wine classes span a variety of levels and topics. Class is casual, coverage of material is thorough, and our teachers are top-tier industry professionals. Sign up in advance below, or drop in at the last minute as long as seats remain available.

 

 



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All Wine Classes include a cheese and bread board.

Don’t see the class or time you want? Drop us a line with your ideas. We also offer custom wine classes for private parties and corporate events. Click on a month below for the list of currently scheduled classes, or view all wine classes.

 

Classes are also offered at our Chelsea Market location!


 


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Thanksgiving Pairings with Laura Maniec
Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Perhaps you are just interested in enjoying some perfect thanksgiving food and wine pairings.
Whatever the case, you are not going to want to miss this Thanksgiving class taught by Master Sommelier and Corkbuzz owner, Laura Maniec!

At this fun, social and seasonal class, we'll sit down together with a mini Thanksgiving tasting and a discussion of what works and what doesn't (and why) when it comes to T-Day wines. We're grateful for the bounty of good food and friends and for so many amazing options for wine pairings!

Please note, this class cannot be used with the 5 class pack.
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Wine 101
Learn the basics and discover what you like in a wine so you can choose bottles in a restaurant or wine shop with confidence. We'll cover: how wine is made; the difference between Old World and New World styles of wine; how climate affects the body, alcohol and acidity of wine; how to determine and describe what you like.
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An In-Depth Guide to Napa & Sonoma
Napa and Sonoma are two of the world's most famous wine regions, with a relatively short but rich, impressive history of making first-class wines. Today, their range extends well beyond the premier Chardonnay, Cabernet and Pinot Noir for which they first gained attention. So what exactly makes these regions so special? In this intermediate class, we'll taste classic producers and see for ourselves. We'll cover: history of the regions; geology and climate; appellations and classifications; and vintages.
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Drink Local: Wines of New York State
"Drink local!" has become a popular slogan as New York State's wine industry has taken off, and quality has seen a huge upswing of late. We're excited to show off our favorite wines from our home turf! Did you know New York State has been producing wine for over 400 years?
We're proud to say that world-class wines are coming out of the Finger Lakes, Niagara Escarpment, and Long Island! We'll taste and cover: major appellations, our current favorite producers and grape varieties. 

This class is supported by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation as part of the NY Drinks NY Program.
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Blind Tasting
We won't blindfold you, but we will pour the wines "blind"; meaning you won't be told what you're tasting at first. Hone your deductive tasting skills and learn how to tell the difference between grapes like Pinot Noir and Tempranillo or Riesling and Chenin Blanc. We'll cover: the language of wine; the purpose of blind tasting; classic grapes, regions and styles; and the full deductive tasting process.
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5-Class Pack: November
Dive into tons of great wine education this November! This 5-class pack is a great way to take a wide range of wine classes, from Wine 101 up through 200-level classes, to food-and-wine pairings, to regionally focused classes — for just $250.

Add just this item to your cart. After check-out, you will receive an order confirmation email. To request seats and register for classes, simply email 5classpack@corkbuzz.com with your desired class names and dates. You can always request additional class registrations within the month as you desire; all registrations are subject to class availability and will be confirmed by email reply. The 5-class pack is valid for 30 days from the date of your first class.

Please note, the 5 class pack cannot be used for Laura's Thanksgiving Pairings Classes.
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