Wine Classes


Come learn about wine! 

Corkbuzz Chelsea Market wine classes span a variety of levels and topics ranging from beginners courses to in-depth wine education, and are taught by Master Sommelier, Laura Maniec and her team of sommeliers. Classes are thorough and interactive, inspiring conversation in a lively, social environment. We encourage you to sign up in advance below, as classes do fill up quickly. If seats are still available, though, drop-ins are welcome!


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All wine classes include assorted cheese and bread. Don’t see the class or time you want? Drop us a line with your ideas. We also offer custom wine classes for private parties and corporate events. Click on a month below for the list of currently scheduled classes. 

 

 

Classes are also offered at our Union Square location!


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Blind Tasting
We won't blindfold you, but we will pour the wines "blind"; meaning you won't be told what you're tasting at first. Hone your deductive tasting skills and learn how to tell the difference between grapes like Pinot Noir and Tempranillo or Riesling and Chenin Blanc. We'll cover: the language of wine; the purpose of blind tasting; classic grapes, regions and styles; and the full deductive tasting process.
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Raid the Wine Cellar with Laura Maniec: Champagne
Explore Champagne in great detail in this special Corkbuzz Class taught by Master Sommelier and Corkbuzz owner Laura Maniec. Those who know Laura know she loves her Champagne. Join us at Chelsea Market where she will Raid the Cellar for some of her absolute favorites! It'll be a treat to drink Champagne with the woman behind our daily Champagne Campaign! Delve into the unique history and colorful stories associated with Champagne, and learn about the wide range of wines produced in this prestigious are.
Please note, Raid the Wine Cellar classes cannot be used with the 5 class pack.
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Exploring White Varietals
From Burgundian barrel aged chardonnay to zesty New Zealand sauvignon blanc, join us at Corkbuzz as we take an in depth tour of white wine varietals. In this class we'll explore classic white wines, distinguishing their unique attributes and identifying benchmark characteristics.
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Wine 101
Learn the basics and discover what you like in a wine so you can choose bottles in a restaurant or wine shop with confidence. We'll cover: how wine is made; the difference between Old World and New World styles of wine; how climate affects the body, alcohol and acidity of wine; how to determine and describe what you like.
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Sparkling Wine Around the World
What do blanc de noirs and blanc de blancs mean? Why is Champagne so much more expensive than Prosecco? And how does vintage bubbly differ from non-vintage? In this class, we'll taste and cover: how sparkling wine is made; styles of sparkling wine and popular regions; what makes true Champagne so special; sparkling terminology and general pairing suggestions.
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A Tour of Italy
Learn about the major wine regions of Italy, from Alto Adige to Sicily and everything in between. There's such a wide range of wines produced here — over 1,400 native grapes! — it's no wonder Italian wine can be a little confusing. But the wines are delicious and well-worth getting to know. We'll taste and cover: Italian wine laws and history; six major Italian wine regions and their climates, grapes, styles of production and suggested pairings.
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A Tour of France
Learn about the major wine regions of France, from Alsace to Languedoc-Rousillon and everything in between. Traditionally, this has been one of the most important countries for wine in the world, and understanding the "classic" regions, grapes and wine styles is fundamental to a solid wine knowledge. (Not to mention, they're good wines!) We'll taste and cover: French wine laws and history; six major wine regions and their climates, grapes, styles of production and suggested pairings.
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Old World vs. New World: Bordeaux

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