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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

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 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

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 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

Understanding the Wines of Bordeaux - France

2 hours, $85


Join Jay Youmans MW for a tasting and discussion of the great wines from Bordeaux.

We will taste 10 wines from Medoc, Haut-Medoc, St.Julien, Graves Pessac-Leognan, Pomerol, St. Emlion, Cotes, and Sauternes.

Price: $85.00

Date: Aug 26, 2017

Available Spaces: 2

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 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

Blind Comparative Tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon from Around the World

2 hours, $85


Join Jay Youmans MW to taste an amazing lineup of Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux-France, Italy, South Africa, Napa Valley, Australia, Chile, Washington State, Argentina, and Virginia.

Price: $85.00

Date: Sep 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 32

Spain's Most Important Red Wine Region: Rioja

2 hours, $75


Rioja is one of the most established, well known wine regions in Spain; it may also be the most improved.

Join us for a lineup of 10 wines that illustrate the incredible range of high quality wines being made in this iconic Spanish region.

Price: $75.00

Date: Sep 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 29

Blind Comparative Tasting of Pinot Noir from Around the World

2 hours, $85


One of our most popular classes!

Join Jay Youmans MW to taste Pinot Noir from Burgundy-France, New Zealand, Chile, California, Oregon, and more…

Price: $85.00

Date: Sep 15, 2017

Available Spaces: 24

Barolo & Barbaresco with Michael Franz

2 hours, $85


These two neighboring appellations make delicious wines from Barbera and Dolcetto, but in their very best vineyards, they cultivate Nebbiolo to make Italy’s finest wines: the most complex, long-lived, and individuated by growing site. This tasting class will explore the remarkably broad range of styles that result from particular vineyard locations, production techniques, growing seasons, and stages of maturation in bottle. Tasting any bottle of Barolo or Barbaresco is always a treat, but tasting a dozen of them in a single evening to experience their wonderful variety can be a revelation.

Price: $85.00

Date: Sep 16, 2017

Available Spaces: 14

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 22, 2017

Available Spaces: 23

Time in a Bottle - How Wines Age and Develop

2 hours, $125


Join Jay Youmans MW for this new tasting class that looks at how and why wines change with age.

We will taste wines from Napa, Bordeaux, Barolo, Brunello, and Burgundy.

Price: $125.00

Date: Sep 29, 2017

Available Spaces: 26

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 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 30

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 20, 2017

Available Spaces: 26

World Series Showdown: Napa vs. Bordeaux with Michael Franz

2 hours, $85


Cabernet-based blends and varietal bottlings of Cabernet Sauvignon from California’s Napa Valley are members of an extremely exclusive club: renditions of noble grapes that arguably surpass their Old World forbearers. Malbec from Argentina and Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand may be the only other examples of this rare club, but they don’t confront the challenge of facing off against Bordeaux—the world’s biggest and most famous wine region. This blind tasting will include at least five pairs of wines from the two regions that are directly comparable in expense and maturity. The objective is partly to pick a winner, but mostly to heighten appreciation of these great wines but contrasting them directly.

Price: $85.00

Date: Oct 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 18

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 3, 2017

Available Spaces: 30

Great Reds from France’s Northern Rhône Valley with Michael Franz

2 hours, $85


The Northern Rhône Valley makes the world’s finest, most intricate and best balanced renditions of Syrah from five distinct appellations. They can range from bright, fresh styles that seem almost Burgundian in their elegance to rich, robust wines that can improve for decades and stand up even to Australian Shiraz for sheer intensity and power. Drawing wines from Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, Cornas, Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage, we’ll explore these extremes and many styles situated between them, tasting wines that represent different vintages and stages of maturity.

Price: $85.00

Date: Nov 10, 2017

Available Spaces: 18

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 17, 2017

Available Spaces: 32

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: 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: Dec 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 32

 
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