2017 Spring Schedule and Registration

wine glassWine Lovers Classes

For maximum fun and learning with fellow wine enthusiasts.

6 Tuesdays
7:30 - 9:30 PM
January 31:
  Southern Rhone Papal Dispute – do the Chateauneuf du Pape wines deserve to be treated like the “Papes” of the Southern Rhone?  Are there other wines – the wines of Gigondas, Vacqueyras, or even Lirac and Languedoc – that are worthy pretenders to the Papal status?
  February 28:
Sold Out
  French vs Spanish Wines, presenting several outstanding wines of each country and highlighting the distinctive differences
  March 7:
Sold Out
  Amarone, Ripasso, and Valpolicella Classico – forget PIedmont and Tuscany for an evening, and luxuriate in the soft embrace of Veneto’s iconic reds.
  April 4:
  Another “Ultimate Wine” Class: Which Grape Am I?   highlighting the “markers” of the world’s most important grapes, and using the Court of Master Sommelier tasting grid, we shall identify in blind flights of 3 wines,  which grapes are being served.
  April 25:
  The Other Grapes of Italy (i.e. no Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Covina or Bordeaux varieties!) That leaves us roughly 2000 other Italian varieties to choose from and we will be tasting the best of the bunch.
  May 9 :
  A Sparkling Wine thriller:  Champagne and many other sparkling wines from around the world, served with small plates of something fried (mushrooms), something creamy (brie or gorgonzola), and something spicy (chili)
  Instructor:   Ned Towle, CWE, FWS, IWP
  Full Course Tuition:
  $490 (a $40 discount)
  Location:   Sam’s of Gedney Way, 52 Gedney Way, White Plains
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* To pay with a credit card or bank account: click "Add to Cart", then "Check Out." If you want to register for more than one class you will have return to the page after each class chosen to click on the subsequent button.

wine glassWorld of Wine

The best introductory wine survey for the beginner and enthusiast alike. Each class includes 8 to 10 wines.

6 Mondays
7:30 - 9:30 PM

March 6
  The Most Important Grape Varieties and Wine Regions of the World:
An essential overview of the eight principal red and white grape varieties and the famous regions from which they come.
  March 13   Taste Like a Sommelier Part I – Developing Your Palate (identifying tastes and texture in wine):
How to taste and what we taste: sweetness, acidity, bitterness, tannin and alcohol.
  March 20   Taste Like a Sommelier Part II – Developing Your Nose (recognizing aromas, wine styles, and what you prefer): Identifying aromas, bouquets, flavors, and Old World and New World wine styles.
  March 27   France - "Motherland of Wine":
The regions, grapes, and wines of the world's most important wine country.
  April 3   The Wines of Italy and Spain:
The most fun, varied, and, next to France, the most important wine countries in Europe.
  April 17   Leading the "New World" - Wines of the USA:
California, Oregon, Washington and New York - our formidable entries into the world of wine - the regions, grapes and wines that make these states famous.
  Instructor:   JoAnn DeGaglia, CSW, Certified Sommelier and Wine Judge Every student who completes the course will receive a certificate of completion
World of Wine Certificate
Full CourseTuition:
Location:   Sam’s of Gedney Way, 52 Gedney Way, White Plains
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* To pay with a credit card or bank account: click "Add to Cart", then "Check Out".
Gift Certificates are available: please call us at 914-478-5197
Payment Plans are Available


  • no one under 21 is allowed
  • refunds of deposits will be given up to two weeks in advance of a class
  • credit for a future class will be given up to two days in advance of a class
  • with open-ended Gift Certificates, recipients must alert the School one week in advance of attending a class