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The Capital Wine School offers courses and tastings for every level of wine enthusiast or wine professional.  We offer classes for all major varietals and wine producing regions throughout the world.  Please check the sidebar for upcoming classes and courses at Capital Wine School, and see the listings below for all of our wine tasting offerings over the next several months.

Upcoming Wine Tasting Classes & Courses

Portugal’s Greatest Port: Vintage Port

2 hours, $125


Jay Youmans MW will present Vintage Port from Taylor, Fonseca, Graham, Dow, Warres, Smith Woodhouse, and Quinta Vesuvio. We will taste wines from a range of older vintages, including 4 wines from the 1994 vintage.

Price: $125.00

Date: Dec 1, 2017

Available Spaces: 29

Survey of Champagne’s Many Facets with Michael Franz

2 hours, $95


Everybody knows that France’s Champagne region produces the world’s greatest sparkling wines, but only a fortunate few have enjoyed the opportunity to directly compare Champagne’s different types and styles of wine in a single sitting. This tasting class will consider renditions from Grandes Marques, smaller houses, and single-side growers. We’ll also compare Blanc de Blancs wines with blended Champagnes and Rosés, and consider variations in sweetness levels, including no dosage, low dosage, Brut and Demi-Sec wines. Although 90% of Champagne’s production is non-vintage Brut, the region actually makes a wine for every palate and occasion—as we will experience.

Price: $95.00

Date: Dec 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 1

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: Dec 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 4

Italy’s Super Tuscans

2 hours, $125


Among Italy’s greatest wines are Barolo/Barbaresco, Brunello di Montalcino, Amarone di Valpolicella, and the Super Tuscans.  But what exactly are Super Tuscan wines? Join Jay Youmans MW for a tasting and discussion of the wines that created the category. We will taste Sasicaia, Ornellia, Tignanello, Promis and more…

Price: $125.00

Date: Dec 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 4

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.

Price: $125.00

Date: Jan 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 17

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: 28

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: 32

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: 32

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 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Apr 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Apr 20, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: May 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: May 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Jun 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Jun 22, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Jul 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Jul 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Aug 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 24

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: Aug 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 24

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: Sep 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Sep 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Oct 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Oct 19, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Oct 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Nov 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Nov 16, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Nov 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

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: Dec 14, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

 
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