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Capital Wine School Gift Certificate

A gift certificate to Capital Wine School will be emailed to the purchaser within 2–3 business days of receipt of payment. Please choose from the list of available amounts. (Our minimum certificate amount is $50.)  Capital Wine School gift certificates expire one year from date of issue.

Price: $50.00

Date:

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Initial Consultation with Jay Youmans MW

If you are interested in having a consultation with Jay, please purchase your initial hour here.

Additional hours will be invoiced at a rate of $100 per hour, as needed.

Jay will email you directly within one week of your purchase to arrange the consultation.

Price: $150.00

Date:

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Post a Position on the Capital Wine School Website

If you are interested in posting either a paid or a volunteer position on the Capital Wine School website, please purchase a space here. Then, at your convenience, please email a PDF of your posting to info@capitalwineschool.com.

The Capital Wine School will post a link to the provided PDF on our Job Postings page. The link will remain active for 60 days, unless the poster requests that it be taken down sooner. (Please note that there will be no prorating of the $75 fee for a shorter term. It is a $75 minimum fee to post a position for up to 60 days.)

The Capital Wine School does reserve the right to deny a posting request. If that occurs, the $75 fee will be refunded in full.

Price: $75.00

Date:

Available Spaces: Unlimited

WSET Diploma Seminar

Join Jay Youmans MW for a discussion of the six units that are required to complete the WSET Diploma Level 4.

Price: $10.00

Date: Dec 13, 2017

Available Spaces: 15

WSET Level 1

Class and Exam:
$295 if you register and pay no later than December 30
$350 on or after December 31


THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING AFTER JANUARY 2, 2018.

Price: $350.00

Date: Jan 20, 2018

Available Spaces: 23

Wines of the Rhône Valley with Steven Spurrier, International Wine Expert & Journalist

2 hours, $125


During his career, Steven Spurrier has excelled as a wine critic, journalist, buyer, entrepreneur, guide, vintner, visionary, mentor, restaurateur, author, educator, judge, communicator, and consultant. After attending the Rugby School and then university at the London School of Economics, Spurrier joined Christopher’s in St James’s in 1964. At that time, Christopher's was the poshest of London carriage-trade merchants. Soon after that, he did the Grand Tour of Europe’s vineyards. Spurrier worked a vintage in Burgundy and spent another six months in Bordeaux, the Rhône, Alsace, Champagne, Germany and Spain. It was in the 1970s that he first came to fame as a wine merchant in Paris, with his store Les Caves de la Madeleine. Later Spurrier would start the first consumer wine school of its kind, L’Académie du Vin. He currently is the President of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), and he was just named 2017 Decanter Man of the Year.

Join Steven Spurrier as he leads a class and tasting on the wines of the Rhône Valley, France. We will taste 10 wines: Condrieu Guigal, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Beaucastel, Crozes-Hermitage Blanc, Gigondas Ste Cosme, Chateauneuf Clos des Papes, Bandol Domaine Tempier, Cornas Clape Renaissance, Cote Rotie La Vialliere Champet, St Joseph Estate Chave, and Hermitage Delas.

This class will be held at:

***The Woman’s Club of Bethesda, Inc. 5500 Sonoma Road Bethesda, MD 20817

Price: $125.00

Date: Jan 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Introduction to Wine Basics

2 hours, $75


This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine.

Price: $75.00

Date: Feb 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 11

Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Exam Prep Course

4 class series plus exam, $895

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $100!)


PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 19, 2018, AND THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING AFTER THAT DATE.

The Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) certification course was developed by the Society of Wine Educators (SWE) in conjunction with prominent members of the wine industry.  The CSW has become one of the most important trade credentials in the wine industry today.  Companies such as Banfi, E & J Gallo, Kobrand, Trincero Winery, and many national distributors are major supporters.  The CSW program covers basic wine chemistry, viticulture, winemaking, wine service, and the major wine producing regions of the world.

To earn the CSW title you must pass a one-hour exam consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions.  Successful candidates, achieving a score of at least 75%, are entitled to add the post-nominal to their professional signature.  You must be an associate member or professional member of the Society of Wine Educators to take the exam.  Annual membership is $85 for an associate membership and $135 for a professional membership.  Visit the SWE website for more details.

Price: $895.00

Date: Feb 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

WSET Level 3 Certification Course

10 class series plus exam, $1,350

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $100!)


This 10-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates:  February 5, February 12, February 26, March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9, and April 16 with exam on April 30. Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EXAM BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

Price: $1350.00

Date: Feb 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 14

WSET Level 4 Diploma, Unit #2: Wine Production

4 class series plus exam, $1,099

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $100!)


This 4-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: February 7, February 21, February 28, and March 7 with exam on March 14. Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The exam also begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $1099.00

Date: Feb 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 19

WSET Level 2 Certification Course

5 class series plus exam, $695

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $45!)


This 5-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: February 8, February 15, February 22, March 1, and March 8 with exam on March 15.  Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  The exam also begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $695.00

Date: Feb 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 23

French Wine Scholar Certification Program

8 class series plus 1-hr exam, $999

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $100!)


THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING AFTER JANUARY 24.

This 8-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: February 8, February 15, February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29  with exam on April 5.

Price: $999.00

Date: Feb 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Essential Blind Tasting Skills

2 hours, $95


Blind tasting wine is more than a parlor trick, or a way to impress your friends, it is the most effective way to develop your tastings skills.

Price: $95.00

Date: Feb 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 20

WSET Level 1

Class and Exam:
$295 if you register and pay no later than January 20
$350 on or after January 21


THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING AFTER JANUARY 23, 2018.

Price: $350.00

Date: Feb 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 22

Italian Wine Scholar Certification Program - Unit Two (Central & Southern Italy)

6 class series plus 1-hr exam, $799

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $100!)


THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING AFTER FEBRUARY 7.

This 6-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: February 26, March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26, and April 2 with exam on April 9.

Price: $799.00

Date: Feb 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 16

Introduction to Wine Basics

2 hours, $75


This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine.

Price: $75.00

Date: Mar 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 29

WSET Level 1

Class and Exam:
$295 if you register and pay no later than February 10
$350 on or after February 11


THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING AFTER FEBRUARY 13, 2018.

Price: $350.00

Date: Mar 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 23

WSET Level 4 Diploma, Unit #5: Sparkling Wines

3 classes, practice exam, and WSET exam, $699


PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ON OR BEFORE MARCH 11, 2018.

This 3-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: March 13, March 20, and March 27. A practice exam will be held on April 3, and the WSET exam will be given on June 12.  Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The practice exam will be from 6:30 p.m. until 7:35 p.m. The WSET exam be at 12:30 p.m.

Price: $699.00

Date: Mar 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 16

 
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