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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An In-Depth Guide to Tuscany
Tuscany is one of the Italy's most famous wine regions home to the Brunello varietal (a stately showing of Sangiovese). With regions like Chianti, Vino Nobile del Montepulciano, and Vernaccia di San Gimignano, there is plenty to explore in the rolling hillsides of Tuscany. In this class we'll cover: history of the regions; geology and climate; appellations and classifications; and vintages.
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Classic Cocktails
Where do cocktails come from? What are sours and slings? Why does James Bond sometimes order a Martini "shaken not stirred", and at other times "stirred not shaken"?

Learn how to shake, stir, muddle and float your way through basic and historic cocktail recipes.

Join our head bartender, Jake, on Sept. 24th and learn the facts and folklore behind classics like the Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, Gin Fizz and more.
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5-Class Pack: September
Dive into tons of great wine education this September! 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 — any five you like 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 one student for 30 days from the date of your first class.
Please note, the 5 class pack cannot be used for Master Classes or Raid the Wine Cellar classes.
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