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Not sure if you really know the difference between red, white and rosé? What are sparkling wines and why aren’t they all called Champagne? How does Sauvignon Blanc differ from Cabernet Sauvignon?
The Boston Wine School is here to help answer those questions and more. WTFTCN is an ideal class for wine lovers just starting their explorations of wine. You will learn about the 4 major wine styles and focus in on 4 of the most popular wine grape varieties. In the process, you will begin to learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines. We’ll serve bread, cheese, olives & light antipasto during class so we can start exploring the fundamentals of wine and food pairing as well.
Here at the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone. We believe that learning about wine involves learning more about yourself. Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine. Come start your wine journey with us.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND This is a Level 1 introductory course for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some exposure to wine but little or no formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Students will learn technical wine tasting, the major wine grapes, and fundamentals of wine style. The emphasis in Level 1 is on providing an overview of wine and wine tasting, plus an introduction to wine and food pairing concepts.
PLEASE NOTE Wine & food menus are subject to change based on availability, inspiration, and whimsy!
WINE MENU (tentative) Sauvignon Blanc (Washington) | Chardonnay (California) | Rosé (New Mexico) | Pinot Noir (Oregon) | Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)
ABOUT BOSTON WINE SCHOOL BWS is a 100% snob free zone where people come to learn how to taste, think, and talk about wine. And food. And history, geology, geography, you name it – all the ways people understand and engage with wine. We know how to make wine class a delightful workshop where you put what you learn about yourself and technical wine tasting into direct expression. Classes are small – usually 12 max – and our signature teaching style is interactive, technically informative, and deeply engaging. We teach and learn about wine by tasting wine, and equally important, our students learn about themselves and each other.
ABOUT BONDE We are a store-concept dedicated to author’s wines and accessories. The Bonde certification label offers the guarantee that the products available meet the standards of high quality and authenticity, but also are sourced uniquely from eco-responsible and Sustainable practice. A unique location, Bonde Fine Wine Shop is a micro-space for wine and accessories for purchase, meetings, exchanges, and events, where you will discover a revolutionary concept in the approach of the 7 senses. An active and responsive enterprise, Bonde Fine Wine Shop by Bertil remains constantly connected with you by its online store, blog, podcast, newsletter, and range of educational activities. Designed to serve the local Cambridge community, Bonde Fine Wine Shop offers local delivery and shipping services available throughout all of Massachusetts. https://BondeWines.com
ABOUT JONATHON ALSOP Jonathon is founder & executive director of the Boston Wine School, author of The Wine Lover’s Devotional and In Vino Veritas, and a commentator for National Public Radio. His new book Wine Life: A Collection Of Verses will be published in 2022. Jonathon began writing about wine, food and travel in 1988 and has written many articles for the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer Magazine, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and many others. Jonathon is a contributing journalist and commentator on a variety of wine topics as a monthly guest on NPR: WGBH/Boston Public Radio, Under The Radar With Callie Crossley, and Boston Sunday Review. Quarry Books published Jonathon’s first book, The Wine Lover’s Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice & Lore for the Ardent Aficionado, in 2011, now available in Japanese and Chinese.