This six-week course, created by ICE's Director of Wine Studies Richard Vayda, uses grape varietals as well as wine making regions, as a key to understanding the full wine spectrum. You will receive a thorough introduction to wine making, tasting, laws and labeling, as you learn about wine components and taste some of the world’s most celebrated
This class, crafted by ICE's resident sommelier Richard Vayda, is tailored to the wine novice who wants a quick, fun and basic introduction to the world of the grape. You'll learn the fundamentals of wine, wine tasting and appreciation, which will start you on the road to critically judging wine color, aroma, flavor, and body. You’ll discover th
We will cover the basics of wine terminology and composition. Tasting-based classes are small and intimate, and all of our classes are taught by our experienced staff educators. Each class focuses on one topic, whether it’s a particular region, grape, wine style, or spirit type, so you can really absorb the information. Most classes feature 6 win
Couples that enjoy good wine and good food live in the best possible city to indulge in both. But they can appreciate its treasures even more when they each have a better grasp of what types of wines they enjoy. Some wines are light, some are heavy; some sharp with acidity, some rough with tannin; some have oak, some don't. The aim of this class wi
Join us to experience the diverse and varied faces of Italy’s La Spinetta!La Spinetta’s Giorgio Rivetti has a magic touch with Moscato, Barbera, Nebbiolo and, more recently, Sangiovese, Colorino, Vermentino and Sangiovese Rose -he has taken the wine world by storm! He produces approachable yet age-worthy wines that command the attention of wine
Join us for an evening of delicious French wine from the varied regions of the country, chosen by a seasoned wine professional. Travel to France from the comfort of our classroom. A Murray's Cheese expert will pair each elixir with fantastic French cheeses. A night of la vie en France!
Learn how to read labels, read a wine list, understand wine-making and its resulting flavors, and compare the styles and influences among global regions and countries. For Rookies & Intermediates: A Total Understanding of Red & White WinesThis it it! The fun, non-intimidating class that finally makes it all make sense –The light bulb will
The class will explore numerous regions of the world as well as briefly discuss how grapes grow and how wine is made. 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
The U.S. now produces more cheese than any other country; fortunately, we have moved well beyond individually wrapped orange slices. Throughout the country we find some of the finest crafted cheeses of all sorts, from fresh and creamy to hard and rich, spanning every type, including soft ripened, washed rind, and blue, using a variety of milks as w
Of equal importance, this class will address the basics of reading labels and other essentials in order to give you a deeper, more inherent understanding of these delicious products of nature. French wines ooze intimidation; the language, no grape listed anywhere in sight, countless vineyards and producers, and all this at often exorbitant prices.
This class will literally (and figuratively) pit the most popular grapes of California against those from France, just like in the movies. A tutorial about the hallmarks, labels, & styles of Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara & other regions side-by-side with an exploration of Burgundy and Bordeaux. A tasting of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Caberne
Our tasting classes are fun, intimate and educational ( did I mention there are full of wine too!) You will always taste an array of wines and learn about why they are what they are. And at the end you will recieve a discount on the bottles that you decide to take home with you.
Join us to sip and learn about some great wines to enjoy this summer.
This class is perfect for students who want to know the perfect cheese and wine combination that would complement each other's taste and spirit. Do you love cheese and wine? Here's a perfect chance to sit in a room and taste how cheese and wine both change as you eat and sip them together. Through an array of international cheeses and white, red, r
In this class, students will learn food and wine pairing, some rules, some traditions and how to step outside them whenever they care to. 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
Got a sweet tooth? We've got you covered! We're pairing dessert wines with some of our favorite treats, including chocolate, cantucci, pastries, and cakes. We'll talk about how sweet wines are made, and how to recognize the different flavors and styles, including icewine, late-harvest wine, Port, Sherry, and Vin Santo. You’ll get:Tasting-size pou