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Our dedicated course and accompanying tasting will engross you in the wonderfully complex world of hops which are the delicate, cone-like flower giving many of your favorite brews their delicious and complex aromas and flavors.Hops are wonderfully diverse and are used for multiple purposes. Each variety imparts a uniquely different scent and flavor...

$70
Su.   Jan 11th, 12pm
Advanced
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Sunday January 11 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $70
Sunday March 8 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $70
Sunday May 10 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $70
Sunday July 12 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $70
Sunday September 13 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $70
Sunday November 8 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $70
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Brewers make wort. Yeast make beer. Our yeast class and accompanying tasting will delve deeply into the world of everyone’s favorite microorganism. The yeast lecture will cover:A history of yeast as it pertains to brewing and home brewers.Yeast Nutrition, growth and chemical pathways that effect home brewers.How to choose and maintain a happy yeast...

$70
Su.   Feb 8th, 12pm
Advanced
(22)
Sunday February 8 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $70
Sunday April 12 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $70
Sunday June 14 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $70
Sunday August 9 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $70
Sunday October 11 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $70
Sunday December 13 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $70
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The secrets of the sommelier revealed! We’ll teach you how to train your palate to judge grape, region, and age without sneaking a peek at the label. You’ll get:Tasting-size pours of 6 or 7 wines or spiritsSmall bites like crackers, cheese, fruit, and nuts as palate cleansersAlessi Grissini Torinesi BreadsticksVoss Artesian WaterPrinted handouts...

$60
T.   Jan 13th, 6:30pm
All levels
(18)

Taste every single expression of Van Winkle whiskey, and learn about how they're made and what makes them so coveted.Featuring:Old Rip Van Winkle 10yrVan Winkle Special Reserve 12yrVan Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13yrPappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15yrPappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20yrPappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23yrYou’ll get:Tasting-size...

$500
Th.   Feb 19th, 6:30pm
All levels
(18)

French wines ooze intimidation; the language, no grape listed anywhere in sight, countless vineyards and producers, and all this at often exorbitant prices. Yet even in the face of these apparent obstacles, France is worthy of our attention. Why? Simply because they still continue to create so many of the world’s most intriguing, exotic, and individualistic...

$90
F.   Jan 16th, 7pm
All levels
(29)
Friday January 16 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $90
Saturday February 28 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $90
Friday March 27 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $90
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The Wine 101 class promises, at a minimum, you will taste a dozen unique wines, sample artisanal cheeses from Murray's Cheese, and leave with a keen sense of what makes wines different along with a better understanding of not only what you like, but also why you like it. While that may seem sufficient for two hours, we aim for more. In this, one of...

$90
F.   Feb 13th, 7pm
All levels
(29)
Friday February 13 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $90
Saturday February 21 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $90
Thursday March 5 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $90
Saturday March 7 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $90
Friday March 13 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $90
Saturday March 21 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $90
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You could sample a new Spanish wine every night of the year and still not experience all the variety that this country produces. Each region has their own specialty. Rioja creates smoky, earthy, subtle reds with the Tempranillo grape, while the Priorat region makes rich, dense, powerful reds from the Garnacha variety. The Ribera del Duero also employs...

$90
F.   Feb 6th, 7pm
All levels
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Friday February 6 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $90
Saturday March 28 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $90
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Without question, Italy provides a staggering percentage of the world's most distinctive and exalted wines. In addition, the sheer breadth of styles they produce is equally impressive. From the minerally perfumed whites of the Tre Venezie and Val d'Aosta to the dark, powerful reds of Sicily and Campania, this country continues to be a formidable force...

$90
Th.   Feb 12th, 7pm
All levels
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Thursday February 12 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $90
Friday March 6 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $90
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Even though white wines can be as "serious" and as complex as their counterparts in rouge, reds beckon to us in ways whites often do not, and I, too, fall prey as much as anyone to this call. If you welcome the bite of winter solely to find guilt-free solace in a rich, peppery Shiraz, or if you can find succor in a glass of red at day's end, never...

$90
F.   Feb 27th, 7pm
All levels
(29)

Our two favorite flavors, together at last. We’ll taste six different chocolates with dry and sweet wines, and talk about how to make great pairings on your own. You’ll get:Tasting-size pours of 6 or 7 wines or spiritsSmall bites like crackers, cheese, fruit, and nuts as palate cleansersAlessi Grissini Torinesi BreadsticksVoss Artesian WaterPrinted...

$75
T.   Jan 27th, 6:30pm
All levels
(18)

The showdown you’ve been waiting for. Taste Cabernet-based wines from these two regions and vote for your favorite. Whose wines will reign supreme? You’ll get:Tasting-size pours of 6 or 7 wines or spiritsSmall bites like crackers, cheese, fruit, and nuts as palate cleansersAlessi Grissini Torinesi BreadsticksVoss Artesian WaterPrinted handouts...

$60
W.   Feb 4th, 6:30pm
All levels
(18)

Join us on a tasting tour with comedian and tour guide extraordinaire, Curt Upton, and our resident wine expert, David Hunter. We’ll sample our favorite Chelsea Market foods with wine pairings. You’ll get:Tasting-size pours of 6 or 7 wines or spiritsSmall bites like crackers, cheese, fruit, and nuts as palate cleansersAlessi Grissini Torinesi BreadsticksVoss...

$100
W.   Feb 11th, 6:30pm
All levels
(18)

The natural partner for a hunk of cheese often comes from grains rather than grapes. Explore the origins of whiskey, as well as the wide variety of aromas and tastes of the world's best whiskey regions. Whether they're light and honeyed, have a rich, sherried sweetness, or end emphatically with full- bodied peat smoke, whiskey's characteristics create...

$85
M.   Jan 12th, 6:30pm
All levels
(63)
Monday January 12 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $85
Saturday January 17 4:30pm - 6pm 1 Session $85
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With a professional sommelier on hand, you'll make dinner and taste three wines chosen to compliment your meal (and you'll learn why!Learn to cook the following:Crab cake with fresh herb sauceShrimp Risotto with red wine, bacon, rosemary, and radicchioWarm chocolate cake with homemade vanilla ice cream

$150
W.   Jan 21st, 6:30pm
All levels
(47)

When you think of Italian wine, the word "Chianti" probably comes to mind. But trust us, the world of Italian wine is so much more! In fact, Italy is the second-largest wine producing country in the world, and its citizens enjoy more wine per capita than any other country's residents! From Lambrusco to Pinot to Brunello, join us as we taste through...

$85
F.   Jan 16th, 6:30pm
All levels
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Our mission for the evening is to introduce the wines of The Rhone Valley! The Rhone Valley is the 2nd largest French AOC wine area with the equivalent of 71,000 rugby stadiums of planted vineyards, 27 appellations, 27 grape varieties producing the equivalent of 100 Olympic pools worth of fantastic wine! 

$85
M.   Jan 19th, 6:30pm
All levels
(63)

Calling all cheeselovers! Whether you're an Epoisses expert or a Roquefort rookie, Cheese 101 is the place to be. We'll walk you through a tasting of seven families of cheese -- from fresh to bloomy to blue and everything in between -- so that you leave armed with the knowledge you need to approach even the most daunting of cheese counters and create...

$70
W.   Jan 14th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(63)
Wednesday January 14 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $70
Thursday January 22 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $70
Tuesday January 27 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $70
Monday February 2 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $70
Wednesday February 11 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $70
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Winter is the perfect time to savor the smokey aromas and rich peaty notes of Scotch whiskey. Learn about different Scotch styles and explore pairing the malty beverage with a variety of cheeses and charcuterie.

$60
W.   Feb 4th, 7pm
All levels
(26)

Attention all white wine lovers: reds aren't the only option for those cold winter nights! Join us for an evening of exploration into the world of those white wines that are perfect for sipping fireside. From rich, aged Riojas to hefty Rieslings and beyond, taste 6 whites from around the globe and their perfect cheesy compliments.

$85
W.   Feb 4th, 6:30pm
All levels
(63)

Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” - a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention. Continuing...

$85
F.   Jan 23rd, 6:30pm
All levels
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