SOURCE: The Wine School of Philadelphia

March 03, 2008 06:00 ET

The Wine School of Philadelphia -- A Revolutionary Wine Education

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - It's time to register for the spring semester at the Wine School of Philadelphia! This time, we are offering three newly expanded programs. We have added more classes, more tastings, and more free tutorials to our programs, including the Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced Programs. Six hundred dollars will purchase an entire semester of the best wine education available in Philly!

Whether they are a professional sommelier or a novice, our students all begin by enrolling in the Foundation Certificate Program. This course is designed to train anyone in how to understand the very core of wine: its smells and tastes. The program focuses on sensory evaluation and the fingerprints of all the major varietals. In fact, our Foundation Graduates outperform professional sommeliers in blind tasting exams.

Students who pass the Foundation class continue their education with the Intermediate Program. This exemplary course examines the entire wine world, with a special emphasis on wine regions and their history; and on the differences between Old World vs. New World wines. Students are encouraged to use their newfound knowledge to project where the future of wine is headed. Students can take the Foundation and Intermediate program simultaneously.

Students who have completed both the Foundation and Intermediate programs are eligible to move on to the Advanced courses. The Advanced work consists of four semesters and includes: The Terroir of Italy, The History of Spanish Wine, The Wine Regions of France, Classic Terroir, and Modern Winemaking.

With its respectable cache of instructors and its arresting approach to wine, the Wine School of Philadelphia stands at the forefront of what has become a steadily growing field of study. The Foundation and Intermediate Programs are designed to provide solid bedrock for anyone wanting to attain a greater knowledge and appreciation of wine. Once students have completed their four semesters of Advanced coursework, she or he is awarded the American Wine Foundation's Diploma Oenotropae.

-- The Wine Foundation Course
   Saturdays, March 29 - May 24, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
   Thursdays, April 3 - May 22, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

-- The Intermediate Wine Course
   Wednesdays, April 2 - May 21, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

-- Advanced Wine Program: Spain
   Thursdays, April 3 - May 22, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

For more information on these programs, contact Keith Wallace at 800-817-7351, ext. 55, email, or visit

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