BWSEd Level 1: Certificate in Wine | TWO DAY – SAT + SUN via Zoom
September 17 @ 1:00 pm - September 18 @ 5:00 pm
One event on April 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm
One event on May 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm
One event on July 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm
One event on September 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm
One event on October 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm
One event on November 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Saturday + Sunday, 1 – 5pm each day
WHO SHOULD ATTEND Level 1 is an introductory course for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some exposure to wine but little or no formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Students will learn technical wine tasting, the major wine grapes, wine and food pairing basics, and fundamentals of wine style. The emphasis in Level 1 is on providing an overview of wine and wine tasting, plus an introduction to wine and food pairing concepts.
LEVEL 1 PROGRAM FORMAT 8 hour program 16 wines tasted
LEVEL 1 PROGRAM SYLLABUS Seven “S” System Of Wine Tasting | The Big Four: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon | Understanding Wine Grapes | Wine Styles: Old World Versus New World
TASTING SYLLABUS (tentative)
ORDER WINES ONLINE for home delivery
Part 1 The Big Four 2018 Domaine Caves Du Prieure Sancerre | 2020 J. Lohr Chardonnay | 2016 Ponzi Willamette Pinot Noir | 2017 Pedroncelli Three Vineyards Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
Part 2 Grape Expectations 2020 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio | 2019 Selbach-Oster Riesling Kabinett | 2017 Parducci Small Lot Mendocino Merlot | 2013 Yalumba Samuel’s Garden Shiraz/Viognier
Part 3 Wine Style 2018 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico | 2016 Château d’Aigueville Côtes du Rhône Villages | 2017 Cune Rioja Crianza | 2018 Chateau Nicot Bordeaux Rouge
Part 4 New Worlds Of Wine 2021 Brancott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc | 2021 Lubanzi, Chenin Blanc Swartland | 2017 Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel | 2018 Catena Malbec
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS Guests, students and certificate candidates must meet the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the program is being held: 21 in the USA and China.
CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS Complete classroom program Complete classroom wine tasting exercise Multiple choice exam of 25 questions Minimum passing score 75%
JONATHON ALSOP is founder & executive director of the Boston Wine School, author of The Wine Lover’s Devotional and In Vino Veritas, and a commentator for National Public Radio on WGBH | Boston Public Radio and Under The Radar.
He began writing about wine, food and travel in 1988 and emerged as a wine expert through his syndicated wine column. He has contributed numerous articles to the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer Magazine, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and many others.
Jonathon founded the Boston Wine School in 2000 where he teaches wine and food classes in a dedicated 100% snob-free zone. His new book Wine Life: A Collection Of Verses will be published in 2022.
It’s pretty much that simple. We connect via Zoom live from my wine cellar, the place where I taught the very first Boston Wine School classes.
Any questions or ideas, please contact me and let me know. See you in class!