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Introductory Wine Appreciation

  • Do you enjoy wine and want to know more about it?

  • Would you like to increase your confidence when ordering wine in restaurants or choosing from the large variety available at your local wine store?

  • Are you interested in learning more about the techniques surrounding wine making?

Course Description | View Course Outline | View Schedule | Register

This introductory course has been designed to give students the basics to further their wine appreciation, and will introduce students to the different regions, grape varieties, and traditions involved in wine making.

Students will have the opportunity to taste and compare wines from the major wine producing areas from around the world, including France, Italy, the US, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia and Chile. In addition, this course will cover topics such as pairing wine with food, decanting and serving, restaurant wine lists, and proper storage and cellaring.

Classes are limited to 10; six wine glasses will be provided for use during each class.

The course consists of six (6), 2-hour sessions; one night a week beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The cost of the course is $150

Please note that the course will be conducted at a location in the Wrentham-Franklin-Norfolk area of Massachusetts.

Please indicate your interest by completing the registration form below.

Course Outline

Students will taste six wines during each class. Sanctioned INAO crystal glassware is provided.

  • Week One: A brief history of wine, rules & etiquette, tasting methodologies. Preview of three white and three red wines.

  • Week Two: Wines of France, including regional overviews of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Loire and Alsace.

  • Week Three: Wines of Italy, including regional overviews of Piedmont, Tuscany, Veneto and other areas.

  • Week Four: Other European wines, including Spain, Portugal, and Germany.

  • Week Five: Wines of America, including regional overviews of California, Oregon, Washington, New York and other areas.

  • Week Six: Other “New World” wines, including South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

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Upcoming Schedule

The next class will be conducted over six (6) weeks on Thursday evenings between 7:00pm and 9:00pm.

First Session 2006

February 9, 2006

February 16, 2006

February 23, 2006

March 2, 2006

March 9, 2006

March 16, 2006

Second Session 2006

March 23, 2006

March 30, 2006

April 6, 2006

April 13, 2006

April 20, 2006

April 27, 2006

Third Session 2006

September 7, 2006

September 14, 2006

September 21, 2006

September 28,2006

October 5, 2006

October 12, 2006

Fourth Session 2006

October 26, 2006

November 2, 2006

November 9, 2006

November 16, 2006

November 30, 2006

December 7, 2006

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Please indicate which session you are interested in (Session 1 or 2).



You will be contacted directly with further course information.


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