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Wine Class Series | Boston Wine School @ Boston Public Market | The KITCHEN

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100 Hanover Street

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Wednesday, March 8, 6-8 pm | Wine, Cheese & The Pursuit Of Happiness | Wine and cheese really hit the jackpot. Both start life as everyday liquids but end up shaped by nature and turned by time into products that are 1000 times more prized. Join us in exploring this wondrous spectrum of wine and cheese. You'll learn how to taste wine and cheese together, what makes a good match, and how to construct the perfect cheese plate.

Sunday, March 19, 4-6 pm | How to Taste Wine & Why | This is a great 2-hour interactive class for wine lovers who want to get a good grounding in how to taste wine, understand wine, and be more confident. Wine 101 covers everything from the world's greatest wine grapes to wine regions plus buying, ordering or serving wine.

Wednesday, March 22, 6-8 pm | The Best New Wines You've Never Heard Of | One of the greatest things about wine is that there's always something new to discover - grapes, up-and-coming regions, techniques, packaging, and more. This 2-hour class will experience wine regions and wine grapes which are new to the global wine market.

Saturday, April 8, 4-6 pm | Red Wine for White Wine Lovers | Suitable for white wine and red wine lovers alike, this class will be an exploration of red wine for those looking to broaden their wine tastes or learn how to red wine just as much. We will start the evening with some Rosé and then try a range of red wines which highlight what makes red wines different from whites. Discover what you like (or don't like) about red wine and learn some food pairing strategies for picking a red wine that you will enjoy.

Saturday, April 15, 4-6 pm | Wine 101: Tasting, Thinking & Talking About Wine | This is a great 2-hour interactive class for wine lovers who want to get a good grounding in how to taste wine, understand wine, and be more confident. Wine 101 covers everything from the world's greatest wine grapes to wine regions plus buying, ordering or serving wine.

Wednesday, April 19, 6-8 pm | Red Wine for White Wine Lovers | SOLD OUT!

Sunday, April 30, 4-6 pm | The Reign of Spain! Introduction to Spanish Wines | Join us for a wine and food tour of Spain all within the four walls of The KITCHEN! Experience the culinary sights, smells and tastes of Spain via your wine glass and cheese plate. By the end of the evening, you will be able to tell your Albarino from your Rioja!

Wednesday, May 3, 6-8 pm | Language of Wine: Italian Wine Class IN ITALIAN | Wine is a drink that creates great conversation in every language. Experience the language and culture of another country with our Italian wine class in Italian! Your instructor will introduce you to the language of wine as you would hear it in Italy. We invite you to practice your Italian language skills, speak your native tongue or just immerse yourself in the sounds of another country. If you are not a Italian speaker, no worries - English is also gladly spoken here.

Sunday, May 14, 4-6 pm | Wine and Chocolate: Show Mom The Wine Love! | Who could resist wine or chocolate? Put them together, and you've got one of the world's most delicious pairings. We will explore the spectrum of wine and chocolate possibilities in this 2 hour class. Learn what wine and chocolate have in common and how they develop their unique styles. Taste through a variety of wines and chocolates in search of the most perfect match.

Wednesday, May 17, 6-8 pm | Wine 101: How To Taste Wine And Why | This is a great 2-hour interactive class for wine lovers who want to get a good grounding in how to taste wine, understand wine, and be more confident. Wine 101 covers everything from the world's greatest wine grapes to wine regions plus buying, ordering or serving wine.

Wednesday, May 31, 6-8 pm | Seven Deadly Zins | Join us for an absolutely Zin-full evening exploring the variety and depth of Zinfandel. Many of us got our introduction to wine with Zinfandel's “white” (really pink) form. In the fully red form, Zinfandel clearly gained its rock-star status in the warm, sunny valleys of California. We'll experience a couple of European relatives – Primitivo from Italy and Crljenak Kaštelanski from Croatia - now emerging on the wine scene.

Saturday, June 10, 4-6 pm | The Best New Wines You've Never Heard Of | One of the greatest things about wine is that there's always something new to discover - grapes, up-and-coming regions, techniques, packaging, and more. This 2-hour class will experience wine regions and wine grapes which are new to the global wine market.

Wednesday, June 14, 6-8 pm | Wine, Cheese & The Pursuit of Happiness | Wine and cheese really hit the jackpot. Both start life as everyday liquids but end up shaped by nature and turned by time into products that are 1000 times more prized. Join us in exploring this wondrous spectrum of wine and cheese. You'll learn how to taste wine and cheese together, what makes a good match, and how to construct the perfect cheese plate.

Sunday, June 18, 4-6 pm | Father's Day: Taking the Bite Out of Whiskey | They don't call whiskey the "water of life" for nothing, and very now and then, we've all got to go back and get a refill. This interactive tasting class will give you the chance to taste and understand a whole range of whiskey styles, everything from Bully Boy's White Wheat Whiskey and Berkshire Sourmash to Kentucky Rye and blended Irish whiskey. You'll understand the differences between the many types and styles of whiskey, and best of all, you'll go home with an understanding of what you like and why.

Sunday, June 25, 4-6 pm | Wine 101: Tasting, Thinking & Talking About Wine | This is a great 2-hour interactive class for wine lovers who want to get a good grounding in how to taste wine, understand wine, and be more confident. Wine 101 covers everything from the world's greatest wine grapes to wine regions plus buying, ordering or serving wine.

Wednesday, June 28, 6-8 pm | Wine Vs. Wine: France and Italy | France produces arguably the most famous and coveted wines in the world. Italy is the largest exporter of wine to the USA in a wide variety of styles and prices. Join us for a France vs. Italy wine taste-off. We will provide some head-to-head match-ups of classic wines representing these two regions and let you be the judge. Learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines as you can cast votes for your favorites till we declare a winner!

The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market is teaming up with The Boston Wine School to provide fun and educational wine tasting classes. Each class is small and interactive, with tastings of at least six different wines and pairings with cheese and other small bites from the Boston Public Market. Boston Wine School expert educators will lead the classes, weaving together stories about the wine origins, scientific facts about why each wine tastes different based on where the grapes are grown, and advice on how to pair with different types of foods to enhance the flavor sensations.

Classes are small - ranging from 16 to 24 people per class. Unless noted differently, each class is $60 and runs two hours; 6 - 8 pm, Sunday 4 - 6 pm. Pre-registration is required. Get your tickets soon; classes sell out fast!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

These are Level 1 / Level 2 introductory courses for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some experience with wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

At the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone. We believe that learning about wine involves learning about yourself, and we promise to challenge all our students to do that. Our goal is to help you understand deeply and communicate completely what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine or a morsel of food.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Guests, students and certificate candidates must meet the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the program is being held: 21 in the USA and 18 in China.

ABOUT The KITCHEN at the BOSTON PUBLIC MARKET
www.bostonpublicmarket.org/kitchen

The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market - programmed by The Trustees of Reservations - offers year-round classes and events that encourage a passion for regionally sourced food and appeals to a diverse audience. It is a gathering place for all to share and learn about the healthy bounty of Massachusetts and the center of community education, programming and interaction. As the largest private farm-land owner in the Commonwealth, The Trustees is committed to building a more sustainable food system through community supported agriculture (CSA), farm stands, pantry donation, “food by prescription” programs, day camps, cooking classes and community gardens.

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