Become A Wine Connoisseur

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This class has a material fee of $25 payable to the instructor.

Learn the Fine Art of Wine Tasting and Wine Appreciation. Join us for an exciting evening of fine wine & good times as you learn the delicate art of wine tasting! For budding wine enthusiasts, this workshop is designed to help you cultivate your palate & expand your “wine vocabulary.” Learn to swirl, sniff and sip like a pro. Taste several of the “classical” grapes varietals of the world and discover their aromas and flavor profiles. Gain command of basic wine vocabulary and tasting techniques. Bring all your questions about wine and food pairings, storage, or how to select a wine at a restaurant or wine shop, or any other vexing dilemma.

Topics include: classical varieties of wine grapes, the influence of soil and climate (terroir), vinification techniques that influence aroma and taste, temperatures and recommendations for proper storage, which wines are best suited to which foods and occasions. Here’s your opportunity to develop your palate and appreciation for international and domestic wines.

Minimum age 21; proof of age required.

Material Fee of $25 payable to the instructor.

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Discovery Center
4318 N Elston Ave.,
Chicago , IL , 60641

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Founded in 1978, The Discovery Center is Chicago's Lifelong Learning Center. As Chicago's largest and longest running independent adult education program, we present fun, stimulating classes by qualified independent instructors who enjoy introducing others to their subjects.

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    Cara T.
    Reviewed on 04/15/15

    I enjoyed learning about wines from Joe. While he is not a sommelier, Joe lived abroad in Europe and studied in France (we know how the French love their wine). He has a good eye for teaching you about approachable wines you can buy at your local grocery store. My husband and I went to the class for a date night. I am a wine drinker and he is not. We were able to sample 10 wines under $10 with food pairings (fruit, cheese, bread, chocolate). We also learned a little bit about grapes, regions, and why wine tastes a certain way. I would definitely recommend this class if you are new to wine and want to figure out what type of wine you enjoy.

    I enjoyed learning about wines from Joe. While he is not a sommelier, Joe lived abroad in Europe and studied in France (we know how the French love their wine). He has a good eye for teaching you about approachable wines you can buy at your local grocery store. My husband and I went to the class for a date night. I am a wine drinker and he is not. We were able to sample 10 wines under $10 with food pairings (fruit, cheese, bread, chocolate). We also learned a little bit about grapes, regions, and why wine tastes a certain way. I would definitely recommend this class if you are new to wine and want to figure out what type of wine you enjoy.

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    John P.
    Reviewed on 04/01/15

    The teacher was not very prepared for the class and he showed up late which I see a very unprofessional. He also told us he wasn't an expert. He gave very generic and broad answers for direct questions that we had. The class also wasnt clear about the 20 dollar material charge on top of what we paid for the class. Overall I had fun in the class because of the people I went with, not because of a learning experience which was the goal of the class.

    The teacher was not very prepared for the class and he showed up late which I see a very unprofessional. He also told us he wasn't an expert. He gave very generic and broad answers for direct questions that we had. The class also wasnt clear about the 20 dollar material charge on top of what we paid for the class. Overall I had fun in the class because of the people I went with, not because of a learning experience which was the goal of the class.

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    Nicole B.
    Reviewed on 03/31/15

    The one good thing about this class was the amount of wine we got to taste. It was good to taste so many back to back so that you can truly see the difference and determine which ones you like. However there were a few things that caught us by surprise, for example, somehow I missed that there was a $20 material fee when I originally signed up. Also the instructor showed up a little bit late and claimed he wasn't an expert in wine, but knew a lot about it. Therefore I feel like he couldn't really help us identify the taste and differentiate between ones as a true expert would have. Also, when we showed up he said the class was how to taste good wine for under $10, so all of the bottles were $10 are under. It wasn't bad it just didn't really match the description of the class.

    The one good thing about this class was the amount of wine we got to taste. It was good to taste so many back to back so that you can truly see the difference and determine which ones you like. However there were a few things that caught us by surprise, for example, somehow I missed that there was a $20 material fee when I originally signed up. Also the instructor showed up a little bit late and claimed he wasn't an expert in wine, but knew a lot about it. Therefore I feel like he couldn't really help us identify the taste and differentiate between ones as a true expert would have. Also, when we showed up he said the class was how to taste good wine for under $10, so all of the bottles were $10 are under. It wasn't bad it just didn't really match the description of the class.

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