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$81.66 (per person) 8 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Jan 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Union Square, Manhattan
13 E 13th St
Btwn 5th Ave & University Pl
New York, New York 10003
Price includes sales tax.
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Amber Rill

What you'll learn in this wine class:

Believe it or not, wine doesn’t have to be unapproachable, and you don’t have to know everything about it to enjoy it OR to start studying it. In this introductory class, we explore the basics of wine, to help you establish a better foundation for future wine knowledge. Join us as we taste through our favorite varietals to explore a range of wine regions, and styles. 

Topics include: 
  • wine storage
  • decanting
  • how climate affects wine
  • the elements of wine
  • common grape varietals and wine regions
  • wine production
  • serving wine
  • wine and food pairings… and more!
Whether you’re a wine novice or a wine aficionado, this class is the perfect introductory and refresher course for any wine lover.

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Refund Policy

Our goal is always to make it easy for you to learn about, share, and explore wine. We offer advance registration for classes and reservations for special events to make planning easier for you. We also always encourage you to drop by our studio at any time to see what’s happening. Classes and events will always remain open to drop-ins until there are no more seats available.

But we also understand that schedules change. For that reason, our cancellation policy is as follows:

For cancellations over 48 hours in advance, a refund will be issued in the original form of payment. To request a cancellation, please email [email protected] with your order number.

For cancellations within 48 hours, no credit/exchange is possible. If you’re unsure of your schedule and don’t feel like registering in advance, you’re always welcome to “drop in” for your desired class or event, as space may still be available.

Note that for classes and events with limited space, the online registration/reservation system shows the number of spots currently available, so you can refer to it for an idea of how much space may be left. Click on the Number of Attendees drop-down as if you were going to register/reserve. The maximum number of attendees you can select indicates how many spots currently remain.

We also encourage you to send a friend in your place if something comes up and you can’t attend.


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Question from Alyce O.
Please let me know when you next SATURDAY class on Wine 101 will be offered.
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Hi Alyce! We don't have the upcoming dates yet for this class. For the meantime, you may save the class to your wish list so you'll be notified once we update this class page with new dates. Thank you!
Question from Cammy
Hi, When is the next class? I cannot make it tomorrow.
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Hello, Cammy! We don't have upcoming class dates aside from tomorrow. You may save this class to your wish list so you'll be notified when we update this class page with new dates.

Reviews of Classes at Corkbuzz Restaurant & Wine Bar (100)

(100 Reviews)
Wine 101 @ USQ
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/26/2018
Great wines, good content, but the place was too loud we couldnt hear the teacher
Wine 101 @ USQ
Reviewed by Kim P. on 12/29/2017
Great instructor and fun class. Ricotta with the wine was an unexpected treat -- unreal!
Wine 101 @ USQ
Reviewed by Daniela C. on 8/8/2017
Last night's Wine 101 class at Corkbuzz Wine Bar and Restaurant was the most engaging and informative 90 minutes I've ever paid for! Money well spent! I realized within the first 10 minutes that one can't really learn about wine without delving into the worlds of History, Geography, Chemistry, Botany, etc., which made this intro even more exciting. The bar's Somellier, Jake, broke down this otherwise intimidating labyrinth of a topic with humor, humility, passion, and a quick wit, while encouraging us to share our personal impressions and descriptions of the evening's featured wines. (Wines which were served with rustic bread, dried fruit, cheeses, and their house-made Ricotta). Thanks, Jake and Corkbuzz! You exceeded my expectations! See you again! Daniela
Wine 101 @ USQ
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/4/2017
Cat was an awesome instructor - knowledgeable, real, and she kept things interesting and accessible. Will definitely take more classes at this Corkbuzz and the Union Square location.
Wine 101 @ USQ
Reviewed by Bryan L. on 3/16/2017
Amazing experience!! Kat was incredible! Such an amazing passion for wine and teaching others! Cant wait to return.
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