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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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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Whiskies of the World
Why do Whisky & Whiskey lovers pine for that special glass of 21-Year Scotch or Bourbon? Take our tasting tour and learn how and why Whisk(e)y culture has spread like wildfire since 1000 C.E., to every corner of the globe. Get to know classic production regions like Scotland, Ireland and the U.S., through tasting and audio-visual presentation, as well as more recent production in Japan, India and beyond. Learn to discern between styles, flavor profiles and production techniques.
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Exploring White Varietals
From Burgundian barrel aged chardonnay to zesty New Zealand sauvignon blanc, join us at Corkbuzz as we take an in depth tour of white wine varietals. In this class we'll explore classic white wines, distinguishing their unique attributes and identifying benchmark characteristics.
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A Tour of Spain
Learn about the major wine regions of Spain, from Rias Baixas to Jerez and everything in between. This country bridges the gap between the Old and New Worlds, combining tradition with innovation with a fascinating array of grapes and styles. We'll taste and cover: Spanish wine laws and history; six major wine regions and their climates, grapes, styles of production and suggested pairings.
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Beer Basics
This father's day, take your dad out for a class all about beer!
Since Mesopotamia people have been drinking beer. In fact, beer is one of the oldest beverages ever produced.
Join us as we focus on this ancient beverage. In this class we'll cover: how beer is made; the difference between lagers and ales; how malt, hops and brewing techniques affect beer styles; and how to determine and describe what you like while tasting through six beers.
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Alsace Master Class
Explore Alsace in great detail in this Corkbuzz Master Class taught by Laura Maniec. Delve into the unique history of this famous wine region.. Learn about what makes this region so special in this course designed to provide you with some comprehensive knowledge. We'll be covering: history; geology and climate; appellations and classifications; and vintages.

Please note, this class cannot be used as part of 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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A Tour of France
Learn about the major wine regions of France, from Alsace to Languedoc-Rousillon and everything in between. Traditionally, this has been one of the most important countries for wine in the world, and understanding the "classic" regions, grapes and wine styles is fundamental to a solid wine knowledge. (Not to mention, they're good wines!) We'll taste and cover: French wine laws and history; six major wine regions and their climates, grapes, styles of production and suggested pairings.
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Loire Valley Master Class
Explore the Loire Valley in great detail in this Corkbuzz Master Class taught by Laura Maniec. Delve into the unique history of this classic wine region. Learn about what makes this region so special in this course designed to provide you with some comprehensive knowledge. We'll be covering: history; geology and climate; appellations and classifications; and vintages.

Please note, this class cannot be used as part of the 5 class pack.
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Everything Rosé
This special seasonal class welcomes in the new fleet of rosé wines just as the weather and the barbecues heat up. We'll taste and cover: the different ways rosé is made; our latest favorites; perfect pink pairings.
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5-Class Pack: June
Dive into tons of great wine education this June! This 5-class pack is a great way to take a wide range of wine classes, from Wine 101 up through In-Depth classes, to food-and-wine pairings, to regionally focused classes.

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 one student for 30 days from the date of your first class.

Please note, the 5 class pack cannot be used for the Master Classes or the Raid the Cellar Classes.
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