Toronto Life wants you to go back to school—wine school

Toronto Life wants you to go back to school—wine school

Toronto Life is teaming up with Vantage Venues, the Wine Sisters and Drink Toronto to bring you Wine School, a series of classes for the novice oenophile who wants to learn more about what he or she already loves: sweet, sweet (or dry or bubbly) wine.

The first series of five classes filled up quickly, so we’re holding a second set: Beginning April 17, Wine School will be in session on Tuesday evenings through May 15—so it’s perfect for those who have lots of love for wine, but very little time. Each of the two-hour classes will be led by sommelier Erin Henderson, who will teach students everything from basic fundamentals to perfect food-pairing techniques.

Tickets can be purchased for individual classes, or—even better—for the whole series at a discounted rate:

Class 1: Wine Foundations
Learn the basics of how to taste and appreciate wine, by trying six different and distinct wines.

Class 2: Leading Wines of the World, Compare and Contrast
Compare and contrast eight different wines to see how climate and terroir play a role in how they taste.

Class 3: Iconic Reds of the World
What makes Bordeaux, Super Tuscan and California Cabs so legendary? You’ll find out.

Class 4: Sparkling Wine Comparison
Learn how to tell the difference between all the bubblies. (Except Baby Duck. There will be no Baby Duck.) Get to know your Franciacorta from your Cava.

Class 5: The Basics of Food and Wine Pairing
Learn the rules to pairing any food with any wine (and how to sometimes break those rules).

Classes are small, so register today! Going back to school has never been this fun.