Gift Certificate for Boston Wine School

Perfect for the wine lover on your list!

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Just order your Boston Wine School gift certificate and you’ll receive email instructions and a link to download your full color gift card.

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.

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)


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

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


Around the World with Wine (Class + Dinner) | Boston Wine School @ Boston Public Market

Even though people are using the same grapes all over the planet, wine inevitably tastes very different from place to place. This is one of the things that makes wine both awesomely frustrating and completely excellent.

We’ll taste wines from all around the planet and try to put our finger on a general flavor profile for each place. This is a great survey class that will give you a wide exposure to different grapes and styles around the wine world. It is a good beginner course as well, since it is also an overview of wine in general.

I’m confident we will hit every continent, so long as we agree not to count Greenland. Who knows? Your new favorite wine could be waiting in another hemisphere!  2-hour interactive tasting class followed by wine pairing dinner.


New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

South Africa Chenin Blanc

California Pinot Noir

Bordeaux Cabernet + Merlot

Argentina Malbec

DINNER MENU (tentative)

A Night in Italy

Insalata | Mixed green salad (V-G)

Pollo Cristina | Chicken and sage baked in wine

Spinaci alla fiorentina | Baked spinach with mushrooms (V-G)

Timballo | Baked penne with eggplant (V-G)

Torta di mandorle e limone | Lemon almond torte


The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market – programmed by The Trustees of Reservations – offers year-round classes and events that encourage a passion for regionally sourced food and appeals to a diverse audience. It is a gathering place for all to share and learn about the healthy bounty of Massachusetts and the center of community education, programming and interaction. As the largest private farm-land owner in the Commonwealth, The Trustees is committed to building a more sustainable food system through community supported agriculture (CSA), farm stands, pantry donation, “food by prescription” programs, day camps, cooking classes and community gardens.