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Best (cost-efficient) wine-tasting course in Manhattan?

tgeisenheimer Aug 13, 2009 09:42 AM

I enjoy wine, but outside of understanding a few details about vintages/regions I'm fairly ignorant. I'd love to learn more, perhaps through a beginner's wine-tasting course. I don't mind spending a little money on a course or a series of courses, but I'm not really sure where to start. Could someone provide me some advice on where I can cut my teeth and learn the basics?


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    craig_g RE: tgeisenheimer Aug 13, 2009 12:52 PM

    The International Wine Center offers courses at all levels from beginner on up and is affiliated with the WSET, the organization that also runs the Master of Wine program (super-serious--it's modeled on PhD programs). Tasting World has a number of introductory courses of varying intensity, www.tastingworld.com; you can expect that to be less formal, but also quite serious.

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      tgeisenheimer RE: craig_g Aug 13, 2009 03:07 PM

      Thanks, tastingworld's Wine 101 looks promising.

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        choclitarian RE: craig_g Aug 13, 2009 05:10 PM

        I took Tasting World's wine 101 course it was awesome, I learned so much...I highly recommend.

      2. ChefJune RE: tgeisenheimer Aug 13, 2009 01:02 PM

        I think Kevin Zraly's course is still the best.

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