Directions, Food, Q&A

The Boston Wine School is at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Scottfield Road directly next door to BLM Wine & Spirits, between Harvard and Kelton in Allston. The very best way to get to the Wine School is to take the Green Line B Train and get off at either Griggs Street or Allston Street. It’s about a 2-minute walk from either station.

Parking, as always in the city, is extremely limited but not impossible. Park beside BLM along the alley between the wine shop and the laundromat. If you go up this alley and bear right, there are diagonal spaces on the left against the big white wall of Brighton Self Storage that are marked for BLM use. East on Comm Ave. in front of CVS are dozens of diagonal metered spaces too.

Parking is for the duration of the wine class only. If you plan to arrive early or leave your car late, let us know. Please do not park in the front BLM parking lot since they need that for wine shop parking.

We are required by law (and good sense) to verify everyone’s age before class begins, so please bring a valid ID.

Venues are wheelchair accessible. Entrance and all facilities are on street level.

Please let me know if you have any food allergies, or if there are foods you cannot eat for any reason. We always have plenty of bread, olives, antipasto, and that sort of thing to nibble on while we taste.

The Boston Wine School is a very comfortable, casual environment, and as such, there is no dress code. It’s always smart to dress in dark colors: black skirt, brown slacks, burgundy top, that sort of thing. No one wants to go home looking like a Jackson Pollock painting!

Part of the Wine School is underground and the front is a wall of large glass windows, so depending on how cold it is outside, it can be kind of cool. I like to think this gives it the original wine cellar feel, but if you think you might get cold, bring a sweater.

This is a relatively small space, and in wine class, we are trying to concentrate on smelling wine, not one another. Please no perfume, cologne, body spray, aromatic hair gel or other strong fragrances.