Wine Tasting Classes for Fall

France vs South America Part of the ongoing series of wine tastings devised by the brilliant Alana Zerbe. Take two great wine countries, toss them into a battle royale, and see who survives. It’s always a fair fight, but the audience chooses the winners. It’s all going down on Thursday, October 21st, at 7:30 pm. Available as a virtual wine class and in-person in Philadelphia. Great Wine Made Simple Want to read a wine label like a wine pro? Want to taste some great wines and learn the skills to buy them, too? How about getting a handle on wine jargon and knowing when a sommelier is BSing you? When wine seems too complicated, this is the class to take, and you want someone to Marie Kondo your wine choices. This wine tasting is booked for Saturday, October 23, at 4 pm. Available as a virtual wine class and in-person in Philadelphia. Australia & New Zealand Tired of illustrations of Kangaroos and Kiwis? Yeah, me too. Why is it that wine cultures get reduced to their worst moments? The truth is that New Zealand and Australia are home to far more great wines –and a stellar diversity of grapes– than most people ever realize. In this wine tasting, you get to experience wines you never knew existed, next to the best of the famous ones. Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 pm. Available as a virtual wine class and in-person in Philadelphia. Exotic Wines There are millions of people who drink nothing but Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is not them. Just grab them a bottle, replace the cork with a pacifier, and click on Netflix. This class is for you, the daring adventurer who wants to know what is delicious and exciting out there in the big beautiful world. Open your mind to the great unknown on Thursday, October 28, at 7:30 pm. Check it out online as a virtual wine tasting. If you happen to be in Philly, you can check out the class live. Wine Tasting 101 Everyone has to start somewhere, and this seems like the smartest first step. Get in on the ground floor in the class that is the basis for all wine education. Word on the street is that this class was the inspiration for the first-level sommelier classes at the National Wine School. This class won’t make you a Somm, but it’ll give you a taste of what they learn. So get your tickets for this Thursday, November 4th event. It starts at 7:30 pm and can be attended in-person or online. Wines of South Africa One of the most beautiful places on earth, with wines equal to their surroundings. The average sommelier knows about the Pinotages and Steens, but you deserve more. You really should dive deep into this amazing place full of brilliant wines, and this is how to do it. Make sure you have a seat at this table on Thursday, November 11, at 7:30 pm. It’s a great virtual wine class, but you can also attend in person if you live near Philly.