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Sat, Sep 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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Washington Heights
9030 S Hermitage Ave
Btwn W 90th & W 91st Streets
Chicago, Illinois 60620
Price is per couple, cost of ingredients not included
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this drink making class:

The cost of class is $125 per couple. Ingredients are not included in the pricing. During this 2 hour class, the pair will make 6 gallons of wine together.
Make 28 to 30 bottles of excellent wine the first time.

Experience the fine art of wine making as we take you through the step-by-step procedure of making your first varietal wine. Chardonnay to Estate grown Cabernet can be made. Wines are made in class with our equipment and guidance in the first of this two-session class. Fermentation is conducted in our temperature controlled cellar and is overseen by our winemaker experts.
  • Basics of quality fine wine making from grape to bottle.
  • Winemaking approaches and techniques.
  • Hands on winemaking vinting a 6 gallon vat.
  • Wine tasting and appreciation.
  • Wine aging, cellaring and building your personal wine cellar. 
Racking: Participate in transferring your wine to the secondary fermenter vessel or have it done for you. 

Note: Recycling is encouraged. You can bring in your own cleaned and delabeled bottles or purchase new ones from $15.95 to $16.95 per case of 12. New corks are 25 cents each.

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Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to reschedule or for a refund.


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7:00pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $125
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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
3:00pm - 5:00pm TBD 1 $125
7:00pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $125
3:00pm - 5:00pm TBD 1 $125
7:00pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $125
3:00pm - 5:00pm TBD 1 $125
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $125
3:00pm - 5:00pm TBD 1 $125
7:00pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $125
3:00pm - 5:00pm TBD 1 $125
7:00pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $125
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
3:00pm - 5:00pm TBD 1 $125
7:00pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $125
3:00pm - 5:00pm TBD 1 $125
7:00pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $125

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Question from Anonymous
Thinking of giving as a gift what are the other associated costs
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The varietal wine juice kit ranges from $70.00 to $185.95 and needs to be paid to Beverage Art Inc directly.
Answer from Charlie P. Verified Student
There are also smaller costs after the class incl. racking, labels, and bottles. Save $20 by racking the wine yourself. After scheduling bottling, BevArt will email instructions on creating labels. Design them online (or with a graphics editor) then send BevArt a .JPG of your work to print instead of paying extra. Also keep all your old wine bottles to be sterilized and re-used. Remove labels as best you can. You'll make about 2 cases at bottling. Doing this will make the extras around $20.
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Reviews of Classes at Beverage Art Inc

(7 Reviews)
Wine Making
Reviewed by Juliette A. on 2/4/2018
Really fun class and the instructor was very knowledgable.
Wine Making
Reviewed by Charlie P. on 11/20/2017
I'd love to rate the class five stars, but it was canceled twice and needed to be rescheduled. The first time it was through Coursehorse, which helped find another date that worked with our erratic schedules. The second time BevArt canceled it. This caused many confused emails from both entities and a call about scheduling from BevArt after we took the class! Also purchasing the ingredients before class was a bit confusing, and in our case doubled the cost of the class. This was not a deal-breaker but it would be good to know before purchasing the class. As far as the class itself, it was a blast. Greg (the boss) holds a wealth of information and presents it in an informative yet casual way. The staff at the Meadery, where the class takes place, are all helpful and friendly. It's a new business in a brand new building, so they aren't yet 100% organized. Also the room's acoustics are tough at present. The roar of people at the bar side enjoying themselves could be heard over Greg's info several times. These factors are temporary though, and would not deter me from recommending this class to anyone interested in having fun while learning and making a lot of wine. You'll also be able to drink some along the way!
Wine Making
Reviewed by Courtney N. on 11/27/2016
This was my favorite coursehorse class yet. So informative, and at the end of the process (still need to go back for racking and bottling), you get to bring home two cases of wine that you made!!! I would recommend this class to anyone who loves wine.
Wine Making
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/4/2018
Wine Making
Reviewed by Joseph B. on 2/25/2018

School: Beverage Art Inc

Beverage Art Inc

Chicago's premier winemaking and brewing suppliers with knowledgeable staff who are eager to help you with your beer or wine making projects.

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