2015 Fall 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 September 2015:
7:30 - 9:30 PM
September 15:   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
  September 29:   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
  October 13:   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
  October 27:   France - "Motherland of Wine":
The regions, grapes, and wines of the world's most important wine country
  November 10:   The Wines of Italy and Spain:
The most fun, varied, and, next to France, the most important wine countries in Europe
  November 17:   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
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Full CourseTuition:   $420
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    $390 each for couples and friends signing up together
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wine glassWine Lovers Classes and Dinners

For maximum fun and learning with fellow wine enthusiasts.

6 Classes starting September 2015
7:30 - 9:30 PM
Wed, September 16:
$75
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  An Evening in the Loire Valley, whose variety of grapes and wine styles exceeds that of any other region in France.
  Wed, October 14:
$85
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  The Nebbiolo Grape – immerse yourself in Italy's "king of wines" from Barolo, Barbaresco, the Roero, northern Piemonte and Valtellina in Lombardia; young and aged.
  Tues, October 20:
$75
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  Famous Wine Critics' Notes and Ratings are… "Fabulous"…"Worthless"…. Read the reviews, taste the wines, do you say, "…now I see what they're talking about…" or wonder "…what wine were they drinking, anyway?" And do you agree with their ratings?
  Tues, November 3:
$75
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  An Evening in Catalonia and the Catalan Hills of France where Spanish grapes abound in this Mediterranean and Pyrenean region of Spain and France.
  Tues, December 1:
$85
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  The famous Pinot Noir grape and its expression in California's Central Coast, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, Oregon, Washington State and New York.
  Tues, December 8:
$85
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  Price/Preference Smackdown, aka: "Wine Snobs Exposed" or "You Get What You Pay For, Duh". Taste blind low and high priced Burgundy Chardonnays, Chianti Classicos, Bordeaux reds, Oregon Pinots and, German Rieslings – which do you like? Which would you pay for?
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Tuition:   6 classes for $440
  Location:   Sam’s of Gedney Way, 52 Gedney Way, White Plains
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2 Wine Dinners Thursday October 1   Themes and locations to be announced
  Thursday November 12    
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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 knowledge and mastery of key elements of wine production and evaluation, and of the major wine regions, their climates, soils, grapes, and wine styles. 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 Mondays: Sept 21, Sept 28, Oct 5, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 7
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: Best Wine Purveyors
210 Marble Avenue, Pleasantville, NYBest Wine Purveyers
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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 10 session review and exam preparation course will be given Monday evenings . For further information click on the link above, email nedtowle@wwsny.com or call 914-478-5197

10 Mondays
Starting in September
Dates:   September 21, 28, October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 30, December 7, 14
  Time:   6– 9 p.m.
  New Location:   Back Label Wine Merchants,
111 W 20th St, Manhattan (just west of 6th Avenue)
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Tuition:   $1260
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  $1210 for those working in the food and beverage industry
      Payment plan available
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Logo: Italian Wine Professional

wine glassItalian Wine Professional (IWP)
New Course and Credential for Professional-Level Italian Wine Knowledge

The Italian Wine Professional™ (IWP) is a training and certification program designed to help students of wine become comfortable with the complex world of Italian wine. It has been created specifically to give those who have experience with wine but have not dealt much with Italian wine—and even those who are quite familiar with certain categories of Italian wine but want to broaden their scope to less familiar territory—the confidence needed to discuss, sell, and buy Italian wine.

This program is geared toward those who work in retail, restaurant, import, and distribution roles, but is also ideal for wine writers, educators, and avid wine-lovers who wish to increase their knowledge of Italian wine.

9 Tuesday classes starting in October October 6 Unit 1:   Introduction to Italy and Italian Wines
October 13 Unit 2:   Northern Italian Reds
October 20 Unit 3:   Central Italian Reds
October 27 Unit 4:   Southern Italian Reds
November 3 Unit 5:   Whites of the Coasts and Islands
November 10 Unit 6:   High-Elevation and Inland White Wines
November 17 Unit 7:   Sparkling Wines, Dessert Wines, & Spirits
December 1 Unit 8:   Luxury Wines
  December 8 Unit 9   Class Presentations and Examination
  Location:   Best Wine Purveyors
210 Marble Avenue, Pleasantville, NYBest Wine Purveyers
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Tuition:   $985
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    $935 for those working in the food and beverage industry
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Payment Plans are Available

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