2015 Winter/Spring Schedule and Registration

To buy a Gift Certificate click here or call the Westchester Wine School at 914-478-5197 or email nedtowle@westchesterwineschool.com

wine glassWorld of Wine

The best introductory wine survey for the beginner and enthusiast alike.

6 Tuesdays Starting January 20:
7:30 - 9:30 PM
January 20
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$75
  The Most Important Grape Varieties and Wine Regions of the World:
An essential overview of the eight principal red and white grape varieties and the famous regions from which they come
  February 3   Taste Like a Sommelier Part I (identifying tastes and texture in wine):
How to taste and what we taste: sweetness, acidity, bitterness, tannin and alcohol
  February 24   Taste Like a Sommelier Part II (Recognizing Aromas and Wine Styles; Developing your Nose):
Identifying aromas, bouquets, flavors, and Old World and New World wine styles
  March 10   France - "Motherland of Wine":
The regions, grapes, and wines of the world's most important wine country
  March 24   The Wines of Italy and Spain:
The most fun, varied, and, next to France, the most important wine countries in Europe
  April 7   Leading the "New World" - Wines of the USA:
California, Oregon, Washington and New York - our formidable entries into the world of wine - the regions, grapes and wines that make these states famous
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Location:   Sam’s of Gedney Way, 52 Gedney Way, White Plains
Full CourseTuition:   $420
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    $390 each for couples and friends signing up together
  *   "Add to Cart" brings you to PayPal which will allow you to use your PayPal account or a credit card. To pay by credit card click "Add to Cart", then "Check Out", then click "Don't have a paypal account". 

wine glassWine Lovers Classes and Dinners

6 Classes Starting Tuesday January 27:
7:30 - 9:30 PM
$75 per class
January 27:
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$90
 

Haut-Médoc: the 4 major communes and how they differ
For the Bordeaux fans – Haut Médoc, yes, but learn about and taste the wines of the four major communes that you "must" know….St. Estèphe, Pauillac, St. Julien, and Margaux…..

  February 17:
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$75
 

CA Rhone Rangers vs. a Range of French Rhones
Wordplay aside, there are very good Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Viognier being grown here – and how do they compare to wines of the Rhone Valley? Come find out.

  March 3:
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$90
  Pessac-Léognan: Whites and Reds from this Superb Appellation –    Bordeaux's only region making both world-class reds and whites is Pessac Léognan. A region worth knowing.
  March 17:
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$75
  Can the True Pinot Noir Step Forward
Can you have fun, learn something, and enjoy Pinot Noirs from eight different countries, all at the same time? I think so!


           

April 21:
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$75
  Oregon – not Exactly Burgundian and not Californian
Oregon is original – taste its Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, and Rieslings and   learn about its distinctive terroir and wines.
  May 5:
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$75
  "Renaissance in Sicily: Wine Culture is Reborn…"
Find out what the excitement is all about – the terroir, grapes and wines of the up-and-coming wine regions of Sicily.

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6 Class Tuition:   6 classes for $440
  Location:   Sam’s of Gedney Way, 52 Gedney Way, White Plains
2 Wine Dinners
Price and Location TBD
March 31   French Wine Dinner
  May 19:   Italian Wine Dinner
  *   "Add to Cart" brings you to PayPal which will allow you to use your PayPal account or a credit card. To pay by credit card click "Add to Cart", then "Check Out", then click "Don't have a paypal account". 

wine glassCertified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Training Course

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The Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Exam is a rigorous exam, which tests a candidate's wine knowledge and mastery of key elements within the worlds of viticulture and wine production. The Westchester Wine School's CSW Course is a comprehensive, clearly structured approach to help ensure each student's success in passing this exam.

10 Wednesdays: Feb 4, 18, 25; March 4, 18; April 1, 15, 29; May 13, 27
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Tuition:  
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$1095
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$1050 for those working in the food and beverage industry.
Payment Plan Available. Call Westchester Wine School at 914-478-5197.
Location: Grapes the Wine Company (2nd floor meeting room)
731 North Broadway, White Plains, NY10603
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* "Add to Cart" brings you to PayPal which will allow you to use your PayPal account or a credit card. To pay by credit card click "Add to Cart", then "Check Out", then click "Don't have a paypal account". 

wine glassFrench Wine Scholar Certification Course

“The French Wine Scholar Program is the industry’s most comprehensive in-depth course on the wines of France.” Jay Youmans, Master of Wine

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The Wine Scholar Program is developed and administered by the French Wine Society with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture. This 12 session review and exam preparation course will be given Monday evenings beginning September 8. For further information click on the link above, email nedtowle@wwsny.com or call 914-478-5197

11 Mondays Date:   February 2, 23; March 9, 16, 23; April 6, 13, 20; May 4, 18; June 1
Time:   6 – 9 p.m.
Location:   Back Label Wine MerchantsBack Label Wine Merchants,
111 W 20th St
Manhattan (just west of 6th Avenue)
Tuition:
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  $1260
  Payment Plan Available. Call Westchester Wine School at 914-478-5197.
  *   "Add to Cart" brings you to PayPal which will allow you to use your PayPal account or a credit card. To pay by credit card click "Add to Cart", then "Check Out", then click "Don't have a paypal account". 

Note

  • no one under 21 is allowed
  • refunds of deposits will be given up to two weeks in advance of a class
  • credit for a future class will be given up to two days in advance of a class
  • with open-ended Gift Certificates, recipients must alert the School one week in advance of attending a class