Wine SchoolWith September quickly sneaking up, I'm starting to get that annual back-to-school feeling: part excitement, part dread, but mostly end-of-summer blues. At Quaff Fine Wine, former Sussex CCC opening bat Toby Peirce holds educational tastings on a variety of themes as well as a completely absorbing old world wine course (£137.50 for ?five evenings, starting on January 8). At Butlers, Henry Butler doesn't do courses as such, but every month holds a "basics tasting" - a hilarious but informative affair that invariably ends up in a lock-in at the Hanover Pub over the road.
All our courses have the same standard of excellence, they differ only in the method in which they are delivered and in the differing motivation of students: the student following our e-learning courses will do so for very specific reasons: highly motivated students who cannot, (usually because of their geographical location), follow a course in a regular classroom environment because of their work schedules, family needs or other reasons.
The Wine Academy is based around offering the WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) level 1 and level 2 courses, both of which are perfect for really getting to the heart of what makes each grape varietal unique, and which allow wine lovers to truly take their oenophilia to the next level.
Lemme tell ya it's not all Cabernet kisses ;) In this episode, I draw back the curtain to share with you what's like to taste the world's best wines, how to find wines that cost $15 but taste like $30, and which wine region is my fav (and why you should visit it).
Grape Collective , listed in The Grub Street Guide to Drinking and Buying Natural Wine in New York , believes that a good wine becomes better the more you know about it. This hip and friendly wine store (of course it is — I work here!) offers free tastings on Friday and Saturdays from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. 2675A Broadway at 102nd Street.
Wine Experts based in the Languedoc region of southern France will take you on an exploration of some of the local vineyards, tasting and sampling wonderful wines whilst learning how they are made from some of the interesting characters involved in their production.
Run by acclaimed master sommelier Ronan Sayburn, the RS Wine Academy offers training for trade and public, WSET 2 and 3 courses, and masterclasses in anything from food and wine matching, how to taste wines, and more technical subjects such as wine faults.
A professionally trained chef through the Institute for Culinary Education in NYC and a wine professional, she is a Certified Wine and Spirits introduction to wine tasting Educator through the Society of Wine Educators, and holds her Diploma in Wines & Spirits through the Wines & Spirits Education Trust.
The ‘Aldi-ploma' claims to be the first supermarket wine course of its kind in the UK which offers price-tag and pressure-free learning” to help consumers learn how to taste wine, help them navigate red and white grape varieties and how to pick their favourite wines by region.
Its purpose is to foster educational programs at Boston University that explore all aspects of wine, including viticulture; enology; wine history; economics; distribution and marketing; the pairing of wine with food; and the psychological, physiological, and cultural phenomena of wine consumption.
Certified The Certified test is a multiple choice and short answer test along with a blind-tasting of 2 wines and a proper Champagne service. Aside from classroom learning, the best programs offer opportunities for students to complete internships or cooperatives at vineyards and wineries.