Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur

at Discovery Center - Irving Park

Course Details
$39 5 seats left
Start Date:

Fri, May 05, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time

Next start dates (1)

Irving Park, Northwest Side
4318 N Elston Ave
2nd Floor
Btwn N Pulski Rd & N Harding Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60641
Materials Fee of $30 will be collected at the day of the class.
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 10

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this wine class:

Learn the Fine Art of Wine Tasting and Wine Appreciation. Join us for an exciting evening of fine wine & good times as you learn the delicate art of wine tasting! For budding wine enthusiasts, this workshop is designed to help you cultivate your palate & expand your "wine vocabulary." Learn to swirl, sniff and sip like a pro. Taste several of the "classical" grapes varietals of the world and discover their aromas and flavor profiles. Gain command of basic wine vocabulary and tasting techniques. Bring all your questions about wine and food pairings, storage, or how to select a wine at a restaurant or wine shop, or any other vexing dilemma.

Topics include:

  • Classical varieties of wine grapes,
  • The influence of soil and climate (terroir),
  • Vinification techniques that influence aroma and taste,
  • Temperatures and recommendations for proper storage,
  • Which wines are best suited to which foods and occasions. 
Here's your opportunity to develop your palate and appreciation for international and domestic wines.


  • Minimum age 21; Proof of age required. 
  • $30 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class.

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Refund Policy

Registration Fee:

  • A non-refundable registration fee of $7.00 is charged per person each time a student registers for classes.

Class Credit Vouchers:

  • If you are forced to withdraw before the first class date, you must notify Discovery Center at least 3 working days prior to the first class meeting, either in person or by phone during regular business hours. Failure to do so will cancel any transaction.
  • Vouchers are issued only for amount of the class fee (less the non-refundable $7 reg. fee). The credit voucher is valid for nine months and must be used before the expiration date. After that it will no longer be valid. 
  • The voucher is not redeemable for cash or goods and the original must be presented in person or by mail. (Photo copies are not valid.)
  • Important:
    • There are no class credit vouchers, transfers, refunds issued for one-session classes after the class meeting.
    • No refunds will be issued for classes which are postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Class Transfers:

  • If you wish to transfer to another class or section within a class AFTER you have registered, you must notify Discovery Center at least 3 working days prior to the first class meeting, either in person or by phone during regular business hours.
  • Additional fees apply. A $7 transfer fee will be charged per person and it must be paid prior to starting the new class.

Schedule Changes:

  • Discovery Center reserves the right to change course locations, schedules and instructors when necessary.
  • Rain dates will be scheduled for outdoor classes postponed due to inclement weather conditions.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

Course Cancellations:

  • Those classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled prior to their starting date. Whenever possible, students will be notified by phone, refunds will be mailed.


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Is it $35 now plus an additional $20 on the day of the class for the “materials fee” or does the price I pay online today include that
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Hi there! The prices have changed. The $30 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class. You will be paying it to the instructor/school. CourseHorse will only charge the now $39 class fee.

Reviews of Classes at Discovery Center (239)

(239 Reviews)
Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Reviewed by Lisa W. on 9/15/2022
My husband and I took this course as a special date night and LOVED it! It was fun, informative, engaging, and delicious! We learned a lot about wines and the instructor was extremely knowledgeable about all the different wines from around the world and was able to answer every question asked during the tasting and smelling.
Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/15/2019
The instructor was very engaging and happy to answer all questions. The class was a lot of fun!
Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/22/2018
A really great value. Learned enough to know I want to learn more!
Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/22/2018
Instructor had a wealth of knowledge on all things wine. We tasted a variety of wines and had a nice praint out of all the information we went over.
Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/21/2022
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