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 calendar 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.

Beginner Classes

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These classes are designed to introduce and expose you to the different types and styles of wine. The emphasis is on learning grapes, regions, and countries. These classes are suitable for anyone and require no previous experience with wine.

Event Date Price
WSET Level 1 Wine **ONLINE** Course
  • Finish Date:
    February 2, 2020
    5:00 pm
  • Exam Date
    February 29, 2020
    2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
N/A Sold Out
Sommelier Secrets To Matching Wine & Chocolate
  • February 14, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
Spain's Greatest Wine Region? Ribera del Duero
  • February 21, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
Sommelier Secrets to Matching Wine & Cheese
  • February 22, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
Understanding the Wines of the Loire Valley - France
  • February 23, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$85.00 (USD) Register
WSET Level 1 Wine **ONLINE** Course
  • Start Date:
    February 24, 2020
    8:00 am
  • Finish Date:
    March 22, 2020
    5:00 pm
  • Exam Date
    April 11, 2020
    2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
$275.00 (USD) Register
Comparative BlindTasting of Syrah/Shiraz from Around the World
  • February 28, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
Top 12 wines from the 2019 Virginia Governors Cup Wine Competition
  • March 6, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$75.00 (USD) Register
The Wines of Pomerol - Bordeaux, France
  • March 7, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$125.00 (USD) Register
Master Class on Hungarian Wines
  • March 12, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$55.00 (USD) Register
Wines of Napa Valley
  • March 20, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
A Comparative Tasting of Brunello di Montalcino
  • April 3, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
Comparative Tasting of Rosé from Around the World
  • April 4, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$75.00 (USD) Register
Essential Blind Tasting Skills
  • April 17, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 12, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
The Cru Villages of Maconais & Beaujolais
  • April 24, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$75.00 (USD) Register
Wines of Rioja, Spain
  • May 1, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$85.00 (USD) Register
Amarone, Rippaso, and Valpolicella - Veneto, Italy
  • May 2, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
WSET Level 1 Wine **ONLINE** Course
  • Start Date:
    May 4, 2020
    8:00 am
  • Finish Date:
    May 31, 2020
    5:00 pm
  • Exam Date
    June 13, 2020
    2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
$275.00 (USD) Register
Wines of Chateauneuf du Pape, France
  • May 8, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$75.00 (USD) Register

Intermediate Classes

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These classes are designed to help you begin to understand the differences in wine resulting vineyard location, grape growing, and winemaking. While suitable for anyone, these classes will appeal to those looking to learn more about wine.

Event Date Price
Understanding the Wines of Spain
  • February 8, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$85.00 (USD) Register
Vintage & Cuvée de Prestige Champagne for Valentine’s Day with Michael Franz
  • February 8, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
N/A Sold Out
Sommelier Secrets To Matching Wine & Chocolate
  • February 14, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
Angels Visits: A Comparative Tasting of California Zinfandel
  • February 15, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$85.00 (USD) Register
Spain's Greatest Wine Region? Ribera del Duero
  • February 21, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
Sommelier Secrets to Matching Wine & Cheese
  • February 22, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
World’s Best Winter Weight Reds with Michael Franz
  • February 22, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
N/A Sold Out
Understanding the Wines of the Loire Valley - France
  • February 23, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$85.00 (USD) Register
Comparative BlindTasting of Syrah/Shiraz from Around the World
  • February 28, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
Comparative Blind Tasting of Grenache/Garnacha from Around the World
  • February 29, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
Wines of the Willamette Valley - Oregon
  • March 1, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$85.00 (USD) Register
Top 12 wines from the 2019 Virginia Governors Cup Wine Competition
  • March 6, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$75.00 (USD) Register
The Wines of Pomerol - Bordeaux, France
  • March 7, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$125.00 (USD) Register
Master Class on Hungarian Wines
  • March 12, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$55.00 (USD) Register
Understanding the Wines of Tuscany - Italy
  • March 13, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$85.00 (USD) Register
Top New Releases from Sicily with Michael Franz
  • March 14, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$85.00 (USD) Register
Wines of Napa Valley
  • March 20, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
Middleweight Title Fight: Sangiovese vs. Tempranillo with Michael Franz
  • March 28, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$85.00 (USD) Register
A Comparative Tasting of Brunello di Montalcino
  • April 3, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
Comparative Tasting of Rosé from Around the World
  • April 4, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$75.00 (USD) Register
Essential Blind Tasting Skills
  • April 17, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 12, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
A Comparative Tasting of Italy's Super Tuscans
  • April 18, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$125.00 (USD) Register
The Cru Villages of Maconais & Beaujolais
  • April 24, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$75.00 (USD) Register
Showdown Series: Burgundy vs. Global Contender Pinots with Michael Franz
  • April 25, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$85.00 (USD) Register
Wines of Rioja, Spain
  • May 1, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$85.00 (USD) Register
Amarone, Rippaso, and Valpolicella - Veneto, Italy
  • May 2, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$95.00 (USD) Register
Wines of Chateauneuf du Pape, France
  • May 8, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$75.00 (USD) Register

Advanced Classes

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These classes are more challenging and are designed for experienced tasters, wine buyers, and those who are preparing for exams such as the WSET Diploma, Master Sommelier, or Master of Wine exam.

Event Date Price
WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines: Unit D1 Wine Production
  • Class #1
    February 5, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #2
    February 12, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #3
    February 19, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #4
    February 26, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • EXAM
    March 4, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$1,250.00 (USD) Register
WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines Unit D3: Wines of the World
  • Class #3
    February 8, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Class #4
    February 9, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Class #5
    February 29, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Class #6
    March 1, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Class #7
    March 28, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Class #8
    March 29, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Class #9
    April 25, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Class #10
    April 26, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Exam: Theory
    May 13, 2020
    11:00 am - 3:20 pm
  • Exam: Tasting
    May 14, 2020
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm
N/A Sold Out
WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines: Unit D2 Wine Business Intensive
  • February 15, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • D2 EXAM
    March 11, 2020
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
$799.00 (USD) Register
WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines Unit D2: Wine Business **ONLINE** Course
  • Start Date:
    April 6, 2020
    8:00 am
  • Finish Date:
    May 17, 2020
    5:00 pm
  • Feedback Test:
    May 10, 2020
    8:00 am
  • Unit D2 Exam Date:
    June 9, 2020
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
$799.00 (USD) Register
Certified Sherry Wine Specialist
  • April 6, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • August 3, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 14, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$55.00 (USD) Register
WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines Unit D4 (Sparkling Wines of the World ) **ONLINE** Course
  • Start Date:
    April 20, 2020
    8:00 am
  • Finish Date:
    May 24, 2020
    5:00 pm
  • Tasting Tutorial:
    May 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Feedback Test
    May 17, 2020
    8:00 am
  • Exam Date:
    June 9, 2020
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$700.00 (USD) Register
WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines: Unit D5 Fortified Wine
  • Class #1
    May 7, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #2
    May 21, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #3
    May 28, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #4
    June 4, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • EXAM
    June 9, 2020
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$899.00 (USD) Register
WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines: Unit D4 Sparkling Wine Intensive
  • May 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • EXAM
    June 9, 2020
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$799.00 (USD) Register
WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines: Unit D2 Wine Business Intensive
  • May 17, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • D2 EXAM
    June 9, 2020
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
$799.00 (USD) Register
WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines: Unit D1 Wine Production - Intensive
  • WSET Diploma Unit D1 INT - Class #1
    June 13, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • WSET Diploma Unit D1 INT - Class #2
    June 14, 2020
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • WSET Diploma Unit D1 INT - EXAM
    June 14, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$1,250.00 (USD) Register