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BWS gift certificates are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. They are valid as of the date of purchase on your e-ticket and expire on the same date seven years from the date of purchase.

Gift certificates are good for all publicly listed classes & events at any Boston Wine School location.

Best New Wines You’ve Never Heard Of | Boston Wine School @ Boston Public Market

One of the greatest things about wine is that there’s always something new to discover – grapes you’ve never heard of, up-and-coming wine regions, new techniques, innovative packaging, etc. These are often the areas where you will find the best values.

The Best New Wines You’ve Never Heard Of class will explore some wine regions which are relatively new to the global wine market. In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines. An assortment of cheese and antipasto will be served during class to introduce the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.

Class Menu (subject to change)

  • New Mexico Sparkler (USA)
  • Gruner Veltliner (Austria)
  • Torrontes (Argentina)
  • Xinomavro (Greece)
  • Saperavi (Georgia)
  • Carmenere (Chile)

Night In Tuscany (Class + Dinner) | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

Join us for a the ultimate in virtual wine tourism: a wine and food tour of Tuscany without ever leaving the Boston Wine School! Get yourself ready for a broad range of Tuscan wines, from crisp whites to gutsy bold reds. This class is going to experience the whole geography of what Tuscany has to offer. Wine is produced in every region of Italy, and we are just going to scratch the surface of Tuscany when it comes to exploring the thousands of different varieties and styles of Italian wine.

The evening focuses on a mini-wine tour of the Tuscan region. Appetizers and cheese will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food. You’ll experience the culinary sights, smells and tastes of Italy via your wine glass and plate. By the end of the evening, someone will know their Chianti from Chianti Classico!

After class, put your education to the test over a delicious wine dinner from one of our guest chefs. We’ll make a major food match with a Tuscan white and red specially selected for the menu.

MENU
Please understand the food and wine menu are subject to change based on availability, chef creativity, teacher whimsy, and more!

White Wine In A Sea Of Red

2016 Montecucco Vermentino (Cinigiano, Montecucco, southern Tuscany)

Ricotta fresca canapés with basil pesto and black currant preserves

Spectrum Of Sangiovese

2015 Pieve di Spaltenna Chianti Classico (Gaiole, central Tuscany)

2015 Duca di Cardino Rosso di Montepulciano (Montepulciano, eastern Tuscany)

2014 Tenuta di Montecucco “Passonaie” (Cinigiano, Montecucco, southern Tuscany)

2014 Principe Strozzi Morellino di Scansano (Maremma, southern Tuscany)

2015 Collezione di Paolo “Verso Cielo” Rosso (Rufina, Firenze, central Tuscany)

i Formaggi

Fontina | Cow’s milk, northern Italy

Pecorino toscano | Sheep’s milk, Tuscany, central Italy

Grana Padano | Cow’s milk, Emilia-Romagna, north-central Italy

C E N A

Insalata di Giardino | Garden salad

Tortelli Melanzana | Ravioli stuffed with fresh mozzarella & grilled eggplant

Pollo Toscano | Chicken in garlic & cream sauce

Pomodori Ripieni | Vine-ripened tomatoes stuffed with spinach and pecorino

2015 Sofia Barbanera “Podere Altero” Bianco
(Cetona, Siena, central Tuscany)

2016 Collezione di Paolo Chianti
(Rufina, Firenze, central Tuscany)

Wine Tasting for the Complete Novice | Boston Wine School @ Boston Public Market

Not sure if you know the difference between red, white and rosé?  What are sparkling wines and why aren’t they called Champagne?  How does Sauvignon Blanc differ from Cabernet Sauvignon?

The Boston Wine School is here to help answer those questions and more.  Wine Tasting for the Complete Novice is an ideal class for those just starting their explorations of wine.

This 2 hour class will explain 4 major wine styles and focus in on 4 of the most popular wine grape varieties.   In the process, you will begin to learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines.  An assortment of cheeses and antipasto will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.

Here at the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone.  We believe that learning about wine involves learning more about yourself.  Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine.  Come start your wine journey with us.

Sample Menu (subject to change)

TASTING CLASS

Mionetto Brut Prosecco

Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay

Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec

90+ Cellars Pinot Noir

Chateau Roc de Segur Bordeaux Cabernet/Merlot

Language Of Wine: Italian Wine And Words | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

Wine is something that creates great conversation in any language. In fact, every language has its own idiomatic sub-language of wine, and even fluent speakers find that there’s still a lot to learn about the specific vocabulary of wine.

This class is a unique combination of wine tasting and language that will introduce you to Italian wine words as you might hear in Italy, and here in the US, as you often see represented on Italian wine labels. These labels are trying to tell you something, and if you can understand a little Italian, you can start to grasp it. Poggio means hill… vecchio means old… antico – like antique – ancient. The Chianti Nipozzano is telling you a lot with its name, from the phrase niente pozzi – no wells – a vineyard that’s very very dry. We could go on and on, and we will!

Please note – you do not need to speak Italian for this class – it will be conducted in English with the focus on vocabulary-building for everyone at any level of proficiency. If you love Italian wine, Italian food, and the Italian language, that’s all it takes!

In the process, you will also learn some basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of wine in your own language. Appetizers and cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food as well.

WINE MENU (tentative)

NV Alessandro Gallici Prosecco (Veneto, northeast Italy)

2015 Saracosa Vermentino (Tuscany, central Italy)

2016 Pietro Disarti Roero Arneis (Piemonte, northwest Italy)

2013 Tenuta di Montecucco Passonaia (Tuscany, central Italy)

2014 Di Prima Nero d’Avola (Sicily, southern Italy)

2014 Porta Flavio Carignano del Sulcis (Sardinia, Mediterranean Italy)

Night In Tuscany (Class + Dinner) | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

Join us for a the ultimate in virtual wine tourism: a wine and food tour of Tuscany without ever leaving the Boston Wine School! Get yourself ready for a broad range of Tuscan wines, from crisp whites to gutsy bold reds. This class is going to experience the whole geography of what Tuscany has to offer. Wine is produced in every region of Italy, and we are just going to scratch the surface of Tuscany when it comes to exploring the thousands of different varieties and styles of Italian wine.

The evening focuses on a mini-wine tour of the Tuscan region. Appetizers and cheese will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food. You’ll experience the culinary sights, smells and tastes of Italy via your wine glass and plate. By the end of the evening, someone will know their Chianti from Chianti Classico!

After class, put your education to the test over a delicious wine dinner from one of our guest chefs. We’ll make a major food match with a Tuscan white and red specially selected for the menu.

MENU
Please understand the food and wine menu are subject to change based on availability, chef creativity, teacher whimsy, and more!

White Wine In A Sea Of Red

2016 Montecucco Vermentino (Cinigiano, Montecucco, southern Tuscany)

Ricotta fresca canapés with basil pesto and black currant preserves

Spectrum Of Sangiovese

2015 Pieve di Spaltenna Chianti Classico (Gaiole, central Tuscany)

2015 Duca di Cardino Rosso di Montepulciano (Montepulciano, eastern Tuscany)

2014 Tenuta di Montecucco “Passonaie” (Cinigiano, Montecucco, southern Tuscany)

2014 Principe Strozzi Morellino di Scansano (Maremma, southern Tuscany)

2015 Collezione di Paolo “Verso Cielo” Rosso (Rufina, Firenze, central Tuscany)

i Formaggi

Fontina | Cow’s milk, northern Italy

Pecorino toscano | Sheep’s milk, Tuscany, central Italy

Grana Padano | Cow’s milk, Emilia-Romagna, north-central Italy

C E N A

Insalata di Giardino | Garden salad

Tortelli Melanzana | Ravioli stuffed with fresh mozzarella & grilled eggplant

Pollo Toscano | Chicken in garlic & cream sauce

Pomodori Ripieni | Vine-ripened tomatoes stuffed with spinach and pecorino

2015 Sofia Barbanera “Podere Altero” Bianco
(Cetona, Siena, central Tuscany)

2016 Collezione di Paolo Chianti
(Rufina, Firenze, central Tuscany)

Best New Wines You’ve Never Heard Of | Boston Wine School @ Ipswich

One of the greatest things about wine is that there’s always something new to discover – grapes you’ve never heard of, up-and-coming wine regions, new techniques, innovative packaging, and more. These are often the areas where you will find the best values.

The Best New Wines You’ve Never Heard Of class will explore some wine regions which are relatively new to the global wine market. In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines. Class is limited to 14 students. Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.

Class Menu  (tentative – subject to change)

New Mexico Sparkler (USA)

Gruner Veltliner (Austria)

Torrontes (Argentina)

Xinomavro (Greece)

Saperavi (Georgia)

Carmenere (Chile)

Taste Off: France vs. Italy | Boston Wine School @ Boston Public Market

France produces arguably the most famous and coveted wines in the world.  It has done so for hundreds of years.  French wines have tradition, finesse and are food-friendly.

Italy is the largest importer of wine to the United States.  Italian wines have character, and they come in a wide variety of styles and prices.  There is something for everyone.

Join us for a France vs. Italy wine taste-off.  We will provide some head-to-head match-ups of classic wines representing these two regions and let you be the judge. In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines.  An assortment of cheeses and antipasto will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.  At the end, you can cast votes for your favorites, and we will declare a victor of this installment of the Taste-Off.

SAMPLE MENU (subject to change)

Crémant vs. Prosecco

White Burgundy vs. Pinot Grigio

Red Bordeaux vs. Chianti

Cotes du Rhone vs. Nero D’Avola

 

Taking On Tuscany: Wines And Places | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

For many wine and food lovers, Tuscany means Italy and represents the best this country has to offer. Geographically, Tuscany is the rich heart of Italy, and this is where the butter/cow’s milk cheese cooking of the north meets and overlaps the olive oil/sheep’s milk cheese cooking of the south. If you love Italy, it’s the best of all possible worlds.

In this 2-hour class, we’ll embark on a wine-tasting tour of Tuscany that will help you get familiar with the personalities and flavors of wine from this always delightful region. We’ll start with some relatively undiscovered white wines like Vermentino and Trebbiano – two white grapes you just have to meet, especially if you’re a red wine lover who doesn’t love white wine yet! – and then we dive into the rich world of Tuscan reds: Chianti, Morellino di Scansano, Montecucco, Montalcino, and more.

You’ll experience a wide range of flavors from Tuscany, and you’ll go home with a few new favorites. Get ready to know your Morellino from your Brunello from your Sangiovese. So many wines, so little time!

What Would Jesus Drink? Wines For Easter & Passover | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

One of the great things about religion is that you can see in it whatever you want to see, and I see that Jesus was a foodie. And a wine lover too! Throughout the books of the Bible, there are relentless references to food and wine, from Noah’s vineyard on down. In the Jesus story, the first miracle was turning water into wine followed by the miracle of the loaves and fishes.

Imagine it: empowered to perform any miracle, Jesus chooses to get the message across with wine and food. At the last supper – a Passover seder requiring the drinking of four full glasses of wine per person during the ceremony – Jesus talks about bread and wine as body and blood. The examples go on and on, especially in the book of John.

As we approach Passover and Easter, we’re asking what would Jesus drink? We’ll try to answer that with a broad tasting of wines from the eastern Mediterranean as well as some ancient Italian wines that the Romans wrote about which are still being made today. We’ll put these wines together with bread, olives, and Egyptian cheese to make the perfect histroical match.

Wine List (tentative)

Otella Lugana Trebbiano (nothern Italy)

Massaya “Classic” 7-Wine Blend (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

Cantina del Taburno “Fidelis” Aglianico (Calabria, southern Italy)

Skouras “Saint George” Agiorgitiko (Nemea, Greece)

Recanati Cabernet Sauvignon (Galilee, northern Israel)

Efe Raki (Turkey)