Class Schedule

Tastings at the Essex Resort and Spa

Tastings at the Essex Resort and Spa

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join us at the Essex Resort and Spa for a weekly wine tasting. You'll be introduced to viticulture, wine making, major grape varieties, storage and service of wine and how to taste like a pro all while we taste our way through 6 wines. There will be some light appetizers to enjoy as well. Seating is limited so book your spot today. Click here and then go to the Culinary Calendar under Cook Academy to register.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits

Thursday, August 31, 2017 to Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This course is appropriate for those in the wine and spirits trade and consumers with a serious interest in wine who want to significantly broaden their knowledge of wine and spirits. Over the course of eight 2-hour sessions we will cover the major wines and spirits of the world. There will be a one-hour, 50 question multiple choice exam during the ninth session. Each of the eight sessions will include the tasting of 5-6 wines or spirits to illustrate the topics of discussion. Each student will receive a study-pack consisting of the textbook for the course, ‘Wines and Spirits: Looking Behind the Label’, along with its corresponding study guide complete with self-study sample questions and answers and space to record tasting notes. For most there is no need to take an introductory course prior to enrolling in the Level 2 Award. Upon completion of the exam students will be awarded the WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits.

The classes will take place at Essex Resort and Spa. To register fill out this form.

Italian Wine Scholar - Unit 2

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The most comprehensive course of study of Italian wines, bar none. Due to the amount of information the course is broken up into 2 units. Unit 1 is offered in the spring and Unit 2 in the fall. You do not have to take the units in order. You may start with Unit 2. If you would like to register please contact us via email or fill out this form and return it with payment.