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Boston Wine School

Boston Wine SchoolBoston Wine School (BWS), founded in 2000 by wine writer Jonathon Alsop, is a 501c3 Massachusetts non-profit organization dedicated to the expansion of wine and food education in the USA and China.

Our education focus is on interactive experiential learning: tasting, thinking, and talking about wine. We teach fundamental topics and basic wine tasting skills all the way to in depth sessions on famous wine grapes and important wine regions.

Wine 101: Fundamentals of Wine

Classes are small – usually 15 – 24 students maximum – and feature one night, multiple week, and weekend classes with dinner. The combination of small scale and high quality represents what Boston Wine School stands for: the very best tasting, teaching, and learning experience possible.

BWS is a 100% snob-free zone where all people can come to learn about wine – no matter who you are, no matter how much you know, or don’t know, about wine. You don’t have to be a somm or even want to be a somm to come to the Wine School. Our students are wine lovers of all kinds who want to learn more about wine and food, get more comfortable and confident, and learn how to communicate and understand wine.

Our professional level classes educate salespeople – wholesale, retail, restaurant, bartenders, caterers, event planners, anyone who orders or recommends wine – and give them the tools to increase sales. Boston Wine School hosts many wine makers and vineyards from around the world eager to educate wine lovers on new and emerging wines.

Upcoming Events

November 2017

WINE 101: Wine Tasting For The Complete Novice | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
VINOvations | Sharon MA, 2 Merchant Street #4
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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Wine 101: Wine Tasting For The Complete Novice is really an ideal class for all levels - experienced wine adventurers who want to polish up their tasting skills, and those just starting on their wine journeys.

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Bubbling Over! Sparkling Wines For Modern Wine Lovers | Boston Wine School @ Ipswich

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cellar Door | Ipswich MA, 1 North Main Street, Ipswich, MA 01938
Ipswich, MA 01938
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$69.00

Champagne's the most famous (and most expensive) of the sparklers, but there are tons of other great and affordable options around the world.

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Burgers And Bordeaux (Class + Dinner) | Boston Wine School @ Brookline

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Olive Connection | Brookline MA, 1426 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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The Burgers and Bordeaux class will demonstrate that Bordeaux comes in a variety of styles and prices. It even comes in white. This 2+ hour class will explore a variety wines from Bordeaux and wines inspired by Bordeaux.

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December 2017

Just Desserts! Petite Treats And Wine Pairing | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
VINOvations | Sharon MA, 2 Merchant Street #4
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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$69.00

Boston Wine School Pastry Chef-In-Residence Tracie Wright will lead the class to bake individual desserts at a new level!

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HOLIDAY BREAK!

December 6

Winter semester classes start January 16

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Gift Certificate for Boston Wine School

December 31

Perfect for the wine lover on your list! Just order your gift certificate online, download the gift card, and your shopping is complete

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January 2018

WINTER Semester Begins

January 16, 2018
The KITCHEN @ Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Winter wine classes start January 16. Check back soon - we're always adding more for our winter semester schedule.

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Spanish Wine + Spanish Cheese: Making The Perfect Match | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

January 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
VINOvations | Sharon MA, 2 Merchant Street #4
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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$69.00

Get ready for a deep and delicious dive into the world of Spanish wine and Spanish cheese. Six wines, six cheeses, infinite flavor!

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

January 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
VINOvations | Sharon MA, 2 Merchant Street #4
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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$119.00

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.

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Come To Cheeses! Wine + Cheese Tasting Workshop | Boston Wine School @ Roslindale

January 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Solera Wines | Roslindale Village MA, 16 Birch Street
Roslindale, MA 02131 United States
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$69.00

Experience six major wine + cheese combinations that express the full range of classic match ups: by style, by texture, by flavor, geography, even temperament.

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February 2018

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

February 10, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
VINOvations | Sharon MA, 2 Merchant Street #4
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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$119.00

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 our friends at Bottega Fiorentina.

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Valentine Preview: Wine And Chocolate Workshop | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

February 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
VINOvations | Sharon MA, 2 Merchant Street #4
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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$69.00

Who could resist wine or chocolate, and even if you could, why would you? Put them together, and you've got one of the world's most delicious food and wine pairings.

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March 2018

Wine, Cheese & The Pursuit Of Happiness | Boston Wine School @ Roslindale

March 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Solera Wines | Roslindale Village MA, 16 Birch Street
Roslindale, MA 02131 United States
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$69.00

This class – limited to 14 students – will taste six major wine and cheese match ups: by style, by texture, by flavor, geography, even temperament.

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

March 10, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
VINOvations | Sharon MA, 2 Merchant Street #4
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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$119.00

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!

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WINE 101: How To Taste Wine And Why | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

March 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
VINOvations | Sharon MA, 2 Merchant Street #4
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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$69.00

Learning about wine is important because while we learn about wine, we also learn about ourselves and each other. How to Taste Wine and Why! is an ideal class for wine lovers at almost all levels.

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Passover / Easter BREAK

March 30, 2018 - April 1, 2018

Passover / Easter Break | Wine classes resume next week

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April 2018

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

April 7, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
VINOvations | Sharon MA, 2 Merchant Street #4
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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$119.00

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.

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May 2018

Come To Cheeses! Wine + Cheese Tasting Workshop | Boston Wine School @ Roslindale

May 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Solera Wines | Roslindale Village MA, 16 Birch Street
Roslindale, MA 02131 United States
$69.00

Wine and cheese have been together for 8000 years, and we've been busy in wine class figuring out ways to make both of them more and more delicious all the time.

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

May 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
VINOvations | Sharon MA, 2 Merchant Street #4
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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$119.00

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.

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