Friday, September 6, 2013

Class is in session... Harry's Wine School, Fall Semester 2013

Yesterday was to official release of the upcoming fall session at Harry's Wine School and seats have been filling up quickly! While nothing is sold out in the first 24 hours, more than a couple will certainly be booked before the weekend is out.
With lots of energy and excitement the phone began to ring and our e-mail inbox was quickly loaded with "Re: Full List of Upcoming Wine Classes..." replies along with the list of classes that people were reserving space in.

If you have never done a class with us before and would like to join in, we welcome you and encourage you to first take our Wine 101 class (information below). Our students always come away from this class with a new confidence and typically develope a hunger for more knowledge in the world of wine.

Lots of fun this fall, Join In!

Fall Semester 2013

Wine 101:  Intro to Wine Tasting  --    Wednesday, Oct 2 and Oct 9
This is the most popular class at Harry’s Wine School.  We offer it several times per year, always to a packed house!  We will cover everything you need to know about the basics of wine but didn’t know what to ask.  You will learn the 5 S’s of wine tasting, the 4 taste zones of the tongue, the basic grape varieties, and much more.  A selection of wines from around the world will be tasted.  This class is the foundation of all the other classes in our curriculum, and we recommend that even long-time tasters will benefit from it.  The concepts and techniques that you learn here will apply to any and all future wine tastings that you will ever attend.  $70 two weeks

Great Wine Regions:  Napa & Sonoma  --  Wednesday,  Oct 16
From the well-known grapes like Cabs, Chards, and Zins this class will give you the opportunity to taste some of the very fine wines that America’s “Left Coast” is currently producing.  These California wines are from debatably the two best AVA’s (American Viticultural Area) in the U.S.   $35 one week

Great Wine Regions:  Oregon  --  Wednesday, Oct 23
Now we will travel further north along U.S. Route 101 to the terroir-specific plantings of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and others to enjoy wines from the great valleys of the Willamette and the Umpqua.  Pack your bag and hit the road with us!    $35 one week

Food and Wine Class:  New World  --  Wednesday, Oct 30
Working closely with Chef Chris Palumbo of The Fairfield Cheese Company, we will present a selection of wines each paired with one of his delicious creations.  This week we are off to the “New World” for a mini feast of what North and South America have for our taste buds.  $40 one week

Food and Wine Class:  Old World   --  Wednesday, Nov 6
Week Two we will pop around to a few countries of the “Old World”, i.e., Europe, for a tasty menu of selections that are sure to please.  Chef Chris will once again thrill the palate of all you foodies (and wannabees!).  These tastings/dining are not to be missed!  $40 one week

The Dry Dinner Wines of Portugal  --  Thursday, Nov 7
Within the last fifteen years the variety of dry Portuguese wines being produced has grown greatly in addition to the fortified dessert wines they are so justly known for.   Wine makers have a dazzling array of high-quality vine varieties that are, for the moment anyway, rarely found elsewhere.  During this Fall and Winter Harry’s will offer an expanded selection of these wines, and the class this week will highlight some of our favorites and newest selections.   $35 one week

Port, Sherry, and Madeira  --  Wednesday, Nov 13 and 20
For only the second time at Harry’s Wine School we will offer a comprehensive presentation of perhaps the greatest fortified wines in the world.  This is a two-week, in-depth exploration of Port, Sherry, and Madeira.  Be ready to learn all about the venerable winemaking processes and unique barrel aging procedures of these wines, and then taste a variety of their different styles. This is a rarely offered class anywhere - don’t miss it!  $80 two weeks

High End Wines for the Holidays  --  Wednesday, Dec 4
Yes, there are thousands of affordable wines on the market. We carry many of them and offer them to our customers with pride. BUT, when the appropriate occasion calls for something special and on the higher-priced scale, we have those too and are just as proud and very excited to pour them for you at this very special event!  We’ll taste whites and reds along with a bubbly and dessert wine. Sells out fast, don’t wait.   $75 one week

All of our wine classes are complimented by a delicious sampling of
world class cheeses provided by The Fairfield Cheese Company.

Please be aware of our newly revised
Registration and Cancellation Policies.

Registration Procedure
Payment due at time of reservation.

Call 203.259.4692 and ask for Jan or Christelle.
or you can Email us at

Cancellation Policy

Please give us at least 3 days notice to cancel a class.
A credit will be issued towards a future class.
Sorry, any cancellations within 24 hours of class time are non-refundable.

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