Super Bowl Prep – Football & Wine | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

HOST THE BEST SUPER BOWL PARTY EVER!

REAL FOOTBALL LOVERS DRINK WINE!  No really, they do!  What does your tailgate menu look like?  Chicken wings?  Buffalo dip?  Chili?  Pizza? Nachos? Sliders?  There’s a wine for each of them, and we are going to transform your game day festivities in this exhilarating class of tailgating favorites and wine just in time for the Super Bowl!

YOUR EDUCATOR

Missa Capozzo

Missa has held various positions in the wine industry, each of which brings her incredible fulfillment.   She is a certified French Wine Scholar (FWS), certified with the Wine and Spirits Trust, Levels 2 and 3 (WSET), and a certified educator with Boston Wine School (BWSEd).  Her unique combination of talent allows her to translate the nuances of wine for the everyday wine drinker in an accessible and fun way.

 

 

YOUR HOST VENUE
VINOvations is a state of the art destination for wine lovers who want more than just the usual.  We strive to enhance our customers wine drinking experience by offering a vast selection of boutique wines from around the world.  We offer our guests the charm and amenities of a winery: our unique 2500 sq ft. event space includes a 40 bottle automated wine tasting room, private tasting stations, dual Chef’s Studio Kitchen, wine education & much more.

Wines of Winter (Class + Dinner) | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

As we indulge in wholesome hearty food during the winter months, it is vital to find a wine that can stand up to the seasonal flavors. Winter wines are richer and spicier, offering depth and complexity, which perfectly complement winter dishes. However, choosing the right winter wine not only for your meal, but to lift your spirits and your body temperature can sometimes be difficult. Learn why it is so important to change your wine list during the colder months. Intrigued? Join Us…

Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing whiskey and food.  After class, we’ll clear our palates and our heads with an American barbecue dinner buffet paired with wine.

DINNER MENU
Barbecue chicken | Barbecue pork | Kansas City burnt ends Rice & beans | Collard greens | Potato salad | Chocolate whiskey cake Chardonnay | Zinfandel

YOUR EDUCATOR 

Jonathon Alsop is founder and executive director of the Boston Wine School and author of The Wine Lover’s Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice & Lore for the Ardent Aficionado published by Quarry Books.  Jonathon started life as a wine writer covering wine, food and travel in 1988. He is author of the long-running wine column In Vino Veritas by Jonathon Alsop as well as many articles for the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and many others. He founded the Boston Wine School in 2000 where he teaches wine and food classes.

 

YOUR HOST VENUE

VINOvations is a state of the art destination for wine lovers who want more than just the usual.  We strive to enhance our customers wine drinking experience by offering a vast selection of boutique wines from around the world.  We offer our guests the charm and amenities of a winery: our unique 2500 sq ft. event space includes a 40 bottle automated wine tasting room, private tasting stations, dual Chef’s Studio Kitchen, wine education & much more.

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BWSEd Level 1: Certificate in Wine | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

Level 1 Certificate in Wine
Saturday + Sunday, November  17 + 18, 10am – 3pm
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 hours classroom program
20 – 24 wines tasted
Online multiple choice exam
1 hour
25 questions
Minimum passing score 75%

LEVEL 1 PROGRAM SYLLABUS

Seven “S” System Of Wine Tasting
The Big Four: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon
Understanding Wine Grapes: Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Rosé, Montepulciano, Syrah, Merlot
Fundamentals Of Wine And Food Pairing
Wine Styles: Old World Versus New World

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

Multiple choice exam of 25 questions
Complete classroom program
Complete classroom wine tasting exercise

50% OFF! Wine Pairing for the Holidays| Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

The holiday season is among us, and that means family, friends, food, and wine!

Nothing creates more memories in the world than wine, and especially when paired with a great dish. Make your holiday get togethers, parties, and dinners memorable with the tips and tricks you will learn on how to properly pair traditional holiday foods with various wines.

YOUR EDUCATOR

Missa Capozzo has held various positions in the wine industry, each of which brings her incredible fulfillment.   She is a certified French Wine Scholar (FWS), certified with the Wine and Spirits Trust, Levels 2 and 3 (WSET), and a certified educator with Boston Wine School (BWSEd).  Missa’s unique combination of talent allows her to translate the nuances of wine for the everyday wine drinker in an accessible and fun way.

 

 

 

YOUR HOST VENUE

VINOvations is a state of the art destination for wine lovers who want more than just the usual.  We strive to enhance our customers wine drinking experience by offering a vast selection of boutique wines from around the world.  We offer our guests the charm and amenities of a winery: our unique 2500 sq ft. event space includes a 40 bottle automated wine tasting room, private tasting stations, dual Chef’s Studio Kitchen, wine education & much more.

50% OFF! Fall Harvest Wine Pairing | Boston Wine School @ VINOvations

There is truly nothing more wonderful than the fall in New England!

The breathtaking scenery, the cool, crisp air, and of course the flavors of fall: pumpkin, gingerbread, apple, and cranberry to name a few. Grab your comfiest hoodie and take a walk with me through a wonderland of fall flavors, each paired with a different wine varietal that will truly make your palate dance. We will finish with a glass of warm, spiced mulled wine and a recipe to take home.

YOUR EDUCATOR

Missa Capozzo
Missa has held various positions in the wine industry, each of which brings her incredible fulfillment.   She is a certified French Wine Scholar (FWS), certified with the Wine and Spirits Trust, Levels 2 and 3 (WSET), and a certified educator with Boston Wine School (BWSEd).  Her unique combination of talent allows her to translate the nuances of wine for the everyday wine drinker in an accessible and fun way.

 

 

YOUR HOST VENUE

VINOvations is a state of the art destination for wine lovers who want more than just the usual.  We strive to enhance our customers wine drinking experience by offering a vast selection of boutique wines from around the world.  We offer our guests the charm and amenities of a winery: our unique 2500 sq ft. event space includes a 40 bottle automated wine tasting room, private tasting stations, dual Chef’s Studio Kitchen, wine education & much more.

50% OFF! Tailgating Time – Football & Wine | Boston Wine School @ The Wine Vine

REAL FOOTBALL LOVERS DRINK WINE!

No really, they do!  What does your tailgate menu look like?  Chicken wings?  Buffalo dip?  Chili?  Pizza? Nachos? Sliders?  There’s a wine for each of them, and we are going to transform your game day festivities in this exhilarating class of tailgating favorites and wine.

YOUR EDUCATOR

Missa Capozzo
Missa has held various positions in the wine industry, each of which brings her incredible fulfillment.   She is a certified French Wine Scholar (FWS), certified with the Wine and Spirits Trust, Levels 2 and 3 (WSET), and a certified educator with Boston Wine School (BWSEd).  Her unique combination of talent allows her to translate the nuances of wine for the everyday wine drinker in an accessible and fun way.

 

 

YOUR HOST VENUE

 

 

 

 

The Tasting Loft at The Wine Vine!

We are a small family-owned and operated business where we take pride in offering a personal, friendly and “down-to-earth” approach to wine selection.

Wine is meant to be FUN & we sure do our best to make it the most enjoyable experience for YOU!

Boston Wine School Wine Club by Jonathon Alsop | Super value Bordeaux | Magical Merlot blend from off the beaten path in Castillon

Everyday Bordeaux = Bordeaux Every Day

By Jonathon Alsop | Boston Wine School Founder

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

2016 Château de Colombe
(Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux, western France)

This Wine Club Selection comes right out of our Burgers And Bordeaux class.

Our curriculum always focuses on the delicious, and this Merlot-heavy blend really teaches us what Merlot means in Bordeaux. As always, every Wine School Selection is a wine we teach with and you taste in class. That’s how you know it’s good.

This silky red Bordeaux represents a great value for a few simple reasons.

First, it’s from a great vintage, maybe better than 2015 even. Next, it’s from a very un-famous place – Castillon, literally on the other side of the river – which moderates the price. And finally, it’s majorly Merlot, a grape in abundance in Castillon.

The result is a soft, friendly, very easy to drink red classic with an abundance of fruit flavors – raspberry, cranberry, red cherry, and more. Best of all is the texture of this wine. It’s so lush and delightful and full of soft soft tannins, which are so rare – so many big reds are gritty instead.

Château de Colombe is drinking just fine right this very minute, but for a vintage like 2016 is shaping up to be, I would be confident to age it for 7 – 10 years. If 2016 is a special year in your life or someone you know, this is a profoundly affordable way to commemorate that year.

REGULARLY $21.99 – ORDER NOW!
6-PACK: 20% off + FREE shipping = $105 use code WINESDAY6
12-PACK: 35% off + FREE shipping = $170 ($14 a bottle or $2.80 a glass!) use code WINESDAY12

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WINE+FOOD | Ten Dollar Cheese, Million Dollar Match

Fourme d’Ambert
Cow’s milk blue | Southern France | About $15 a pound, available widely at cheese shops and Whole Foods

Fourme is the oldest continuously made cheese in France, introduced by the ancient Romans 2,000 years ago. It looks startlingly blue – and it is – but the flavor is surprisingly mild and mostly buttery. Fourme’s rich creamy texture is a good match with the feel of this week’s wine. We use this in wine and cheese class as a “gateway” blue, a great blue cheese for people who don’t like blue cheese… yet.