Wine Classes CHICAGO | Wine Tasting CHICAGO

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Wine Educator

Wine Classes Chicago

If want to achieve the most wide-ranging understanding of wine, our Wine Educator course is the ideal program to select among our Chicago wine classes.

Taught over 13 weeks, this Level 1 + Level 2 combination program is structured on two levels, which encourages our most capable students to become members of our IWE team. The instructors who guide our students in our wine tastings are, in fact, those who have completed our Wine Educator course.

If you want to push your wine knowledge as a far as you can, and you think that our Wine 101 might not give you all you are looking for, or if you want to build a solid foundation for professional work in wine shops, wine bars, restaurants, wine organizations or wine academies such as IWE, then you want our Wine Educator course.

 

The professional

Over the last ten years, we have seen significant growth in the number of serious wine-lovers. Since we operate in the three important global wine markets – France, Italy, and the U.S. – , we can state with confidence that the demand for deeper understanding and professional training in the world of wine will continue to grow apace. In this context, the Wine Educator plays a major role. Wine Educator, Wine Expert, Sommelier, and Wine Ambassador are just some of the titles of a wine professional, but they all refer to essentially the same type of figure. The Wine Educator is a professional who boasts an excellent knowledge of wine, its origins, different production methods, and its infinite versatility with food. Relying on this wide-ranging repertoire of knowledge, the Wine Educator is an effective communicator par excellence.

Structure of the course, Level 1

The Wine Educator Course, Level 1 is organized into five weeks, with class sessions running from 7.00 to 9.00 pm on Saturdays, for an overall total of over 20 international wines tasted and analyzed. The syllabus is as follows:

 

Unit 1:

VITICULTURE AND VINIFICATION

  • What is terroir?
  • Grape-growing and the factors that influence it
  • Vine-training systems and annual vegetation cycle
  • Harvest periods and methods
  • Common winemaking procedures

 

Unit 2:

MAIN WINE CATEGORIES

  • Still and dry wines
  • Sweet wines
  • Effervescent wines
  • Fortified wines
  • Aromatic wines

Unit 3:

WINE-TASTING METHODOLOGIES

  • Analyzing appearance

Unit 4:

WINE-TASTING METHODOLOGIES

  • Analyzing aromas

 

Unit 5:

WINE-TASTING METHODOLOGIES

  • Analyzing the palate

 

Structure of the course, Level 2

The Wine Educator Course, Level 2 is organized into eight weeks, with class sessions running from 7.00 to 9.00 pm on Saturdays, for an overall total of over 30 international wines tasted and analyzed.

At the conclusion of the course, students may take the final exam, to be awarded the course Certificate.

Lesson 1:

Main wine-producing areas across the globe

  • Italy: All northern Italy’s wine regions

 

Lesson 2:

Main wine-producing areas across the globe

  • Italy: Central and southern Italy’s wine regions, as well as Italy’s islands

 

Lesson 3:

Main wine-producing areas across the globe

  • France: Bordeaux and Burgundy+

 

Lesson 4:

Main wine-producing areas across the globe

  • France: Bordeaux;

 

Lesson 5:

Main wine-producing areas across the globe

  • France: Burgundy

 

Lesson 6:

Main wine-producing areas across the globe

  • Spain

Lesson 7:

Main wine-producing areas across the globe

  • New World: South Africa, California, Australia, New Zealand

Lesson 8:

Principles of wine-food partnering

  • Wine and Food Pairing: Red, Wine and Sparkling Wine.
  • Exam

 

Requirements

The Wine Educator Course, Level 1 is open to all, with no prerequisites.

 

Cost and payment method for Level 1

The course registration fee is $390.00. The fee may be paid in one lump sum or with a down payment of $190.00 and the remainder paid the first day of instruction via credit card or cash.

 

Cost and payment method for Level 2

The course registration fee is $790.00. The fee may be paid in one lump sum or with a down payment of $390.00 and the remainder paid the first day of instruction via credit card or cash.

 

Promotional package: Wine Educator, Level 1 + Wine Educator, Level 2

If your objective is to gain an in-depth, wide-ranging understanding of wine, study the world’s wine-producing areas, and to master the philosophy guiding wine-food pairing, or to become one of our instructors, or, finally, to improve your chances of winning a professional position in a wine shop, wine bar, restaurant, or in the wine market in general, then we invite you to take our level 2 course.

 

The Wine Educator Course, Level 2 costs $790.00. But purchasing the 2-part package of Wine Educator Course, Level 1 ($390.00) + Wine Educator Course, Level 2 ($790.00) costs only $980.00 instead of $ 1180.00, saving you $200.00.

Payment method for Promotional Package

The package registration fee is $980.00. The fee may be paid in one lump sum or with a down payment of $480.00 and the remainder paid the first day of instruction via credit card or cash.

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Wine Classes Chicago | Wine 101

Wine Courses Chicago

Right in the pulsating heart of Chicago, we invite you to take our four-hour wine course to master the world of wine, international wine-growing regions, wine-tasting techniques, and wine service.

 

Why our Wine Classes last twice as long

Our Wine 101 classes in Chicago and in other American cities always last four hours, which is twice as long as classes offered by other schools. The reason is simple: we want to give you even more opportunity to understand the world of wine, even though you are starting with the basic fundamentals as students do in our Wine 101. Wine 101 gives you an understanding of, and appreciation for wine, and although the class is only two hours, the course is serious and its results impressive.

And additional valuable point is that if you are passionate about the world of wine, those who complete our Wine 101 often decide to pursue their wine knowledge by taking a Wine Educator course. In fact, the first day of that course is identical with Wine 101.

Who Wine 101 is designed for

Wine-lovers, aspirant sommeliers, and anyone who wants to gain a better knowledge of the world of wine, for purposes of work or pleasure. Attending the Chicago wines classes will be of great use for those who need to widen their wine knowledge to be more professional in the wine, tourism, or restaurant sectors.

 

What you will learn

The syllabus of our wine classes covers the following areas:

 

  1. History of wine;
  2. Grapegrowing practices;
  3. Main vinification methods;
  4. The techniques for sensory evaluation of wine: visual (appearance), olfactory (nose), and tasting (palate).

 

The class will give you a comprehensive overview of the role and influence of wine on our contemporary culture. This global scope is unique among all the wine classes in Chicago.

 

What you will learn to do

 

  • Select wines with confidence;
  • Discuss the important characteristics of the main kinds of wine;
  • Master the principles of wine and food pairing;
  • Learn responsible and knowledgeable enjoyment of wine
  • Cellar your wines in the most appropriate fashion.

 

How Wine 101 works

Our program for in-depth wine appreciation lasts four hours and ensures you the opportunity to learn about and taste wine in the most rapid and complete manner possible. This is an exciting immersion that will give you the ability to recognize wines, their qualities, and their defects.

Under the guidance of our instructors, you will learn the basic techniques of wine-tasting, and you will put those principles into immediate practice by tasting a total of six top-quality wines: 2 reds, 2 whites, and 2 Proseccos.

Our wine classes in Chicago take place in the evenings over the weekend, in order to accommodate students’ work schedules.

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  • The most competitive price
  • Over 15,000 students annually on three continents
  • USA venues in Chicago and New York City

Price:

Instead of $ 160

Wine Classes CHICAGO - Wine 101

$ 79

1 day – 5 hours: 3 pm to 8 pm

832 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Course attendance diploma

Sommeliers and Winemakers

6 Wines: 2 Red, 2 White, 2 Prosecco

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Wine Tasting CHICAGO - The 6 Finest Italian Wines

Wine Tasting Chicago

Unleash your passion for wine in one exquisitely-designed place and time: IWE offers you its Chicago wine tasting program, which will give you an exclusive sensory experience of Italy’s 6 finest wines.

These Italian wine-tasting events are multi-faceted sensory immersions into wines that constitute the most refined and appealing that Italy produces. Through them, you will discover the small, but game-changing secrets of Italy’s finest winemakers, as well as the fragrances and tastes of an ancient land envied for its wealth of fine wines and gourmet foods.

The wines you will be tasting come from Italy’s most celebrated wine-producing areas:

  • Tuscany
  • Piedmont
  • Veneto

plus other exclusive wines prized by wine connoisseurs the world over. We will accompany you on an adventure through the elegant taste and unmatched appeal of these prestigious labels, which grace the tables of a select few across the globe.

 

Where do the Chicago wine tastings take place?

Our Wine tasting Chicago are organized at exclusive venues such as restaurant and wine-knowledgeable hotels, as well as in other locations equipped for wine-tasting. Our instructors conduct their tastings in professional surroundings appropriate for tastings and sensory examinations, for which they select 6 of the finest Italian wines currently on the market.

Our wine tasting Chicago have limited seating, in order to provide a custom-designed atmosphere for a high-quality learning experience.

 

In the class session, under the guidance of a professional sommelier or winemaker, you will learn to recognize each wine and savor the full range of its qualities.

 

IWE guarantees the high quality of the Chicago wine tasting course, inasmuch as it constitutes a component of an international-level wine school, both as an introduction to the world of wine as well as training in the procedures of sensory-based wine analysis.

If you wish to delve more deeply into the universe of wine, then our advice is to take our wine classes Chicago as well, which are designed to give you an entrée into the broader world of wine.

The Wine 101 courses utilize an immersive instructional approach to give to give you rapid, simple, yet wide-ranging wine-tasting procedure that engages your senses of smell, vision, and tasting, as well as provides you with an introduction to the main premium wine-production areas around the world.

  • A brand found worldwide!
  • Wine classes Chicago & Wine Tasting Chicago
  • The most competitive price
  • Over 15,000 students annually on three continents
  • USA venues in New York and Chicago

Price:

Instead of $ 160

Wine Tasting Chicago - 4 Wines & 4 Cheeses

$ 79

1 day – 2 hours: from 7 pm to 9 pm

832 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Course attendance diploma

Sommeliers and Winemakers

4 Wines and 4 French Cheeses

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Wine Tasting CHICAGO – 6 Wines & 6 Cheeses

Wine Tasting Chicago

The pleasure of wine, a combination of fragrances, flavors, tastes, and finish, has always had as its complement the equal pleasure of cheese. For centuries, the culture of wine and cheese pairings has embodied this culinary marriage as one of the most sublime moments in the “duet of fine taste.”

Our Wine and Cheese Tasting in Chicago is a learning adventure completely dedicated to these two foods. It is designed to enable you to select with confidence the most appropriate combinations among the hundreds of choices of wines and cheeses that you will find every day in the shops of Chicago.

 

What you will learn

Our Wine Educators will teach you how to select the ideal wine complement to each cheese, based on acidity, tannins, and the respective composition of the wine and cheeses.

 

What you will taste

Our Wine and Cheese Tasting is centered around six wines and six cheeses, and on how they pair together. The wines are mainly French and Italian, as are the cheeses, which are either aged or very young, depending on their pairing with their complementary wine.

 

How the program works

In contrast to the wine tastings, in the Wine and Cheese Tasting, participants not only taste wines but match them with, and sample cheeses. These classes, too, average 20 participants and are guided by one of our Wine Educators.

 

Duration, location, participant age

The Wine and Cheese Tastings last two hours, from 7.00 to 9.00 pm. They generally take place in restaurants or specialized tasting venues. Participants’ ages range from 26 to 45 years.

Reserve now your Wine and Cheese tasting in Chicago, the IWE program designed for the utter pleasure of gourmets!

  • A brand found worldwide!
  • Wine classes Chicago & Wine Tasting Chicago
  • The most competitive price
  • Over 15,000 students annually on three continents
  • USA venues in New York and Chicago

Price:

Instead of $ 160

Wine classes Chicago - 6 Wines & 6 Cheeses

$ 79

1 day – 3 hours: from 7 pm to 10 pm

832 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Course attendance diploma

Sommeliers and Winemakers

6 Wines and 6 French/Italians Cheeses

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Wine Tasting Chicago - The 6 Finest French Wines

Wine Tasting Chicago

Unleash your passion for wine in one carefully-designed place and time: Degustibuss offers you its Chicago wine tasting program, which will give you an unprecedented and ultra-delicious appreciation of French wines.

Our wine-tasting focuses on an appreciation of 6 of France’s finest wines. The guided tasting will showcase the exceptional sensory qualities and characteristics of French wines, selected from the treasures of Bordeaux, Champagne, Burgundy, and other famed wine regions of France.

The Chicago tastings are led by the most expert instructors, wine-sector professionals who will take you on a custom-designed, multi-sensory journey, on which you will learn how to recognize the intense yet refined qualities of French wines, wines grown in the nonpareil terroirs of France, from the finest recent vintages, bottles demanded by gourmets to accompany their most exquisite meals.

The Chicago wine-tastings take place in exclusive venues fully equipped for professional tastings; they spotlight French wines from various appellations, all with copious personal tasting notes.

We limit the number of participants in the sessions, to ensure the highest-quality experience for those involved in tasting and appreciating the wines.

If you want to go beyond simply tasting wine, to know more about wine and to plumb it secrets, then take one of our Chicago wine classes. In these more complex and wide-ranging courses, you will learn how wines are produced, how to match them with food, and how to judge their qualities through utilizing sensory and critical methods.

The international training provided by Degustibuss is an outstanding education in the world of wine, and in the centuries-old wine culture in France and the rest of the world. In these Chicago 101 Wine Classes, you will profit from our simple yet seductive instructional method and you will quickly achieve a comprehensive ability to judge and appreciate wine by performing an all-senses examination, and will gain a useful knowledge of the chief international wine-growing areas and production methods.

  • A brand found worldwide!
  • Wine classes Chicago & Wine Tasting Chicago
  • The most competitive price
  • Over 15,000 students annually on three continents
  • USA venues in New York and Chicago

Price:

Instead of $ 160

Wine classes Chicago - 6 Wines & 6 Cheeses

$ 79

1 day – 3 hours: from 7 pm to 10 pm

832 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Course attendance diploma

Sommeliers and Winemakers

6 Wines and 6 French/Italians Cheeses

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