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The Level 2 Intermediate Certificate Course requires no previous knowledge and is the ideal starting place for students with limited understanding of wine or those who know something about particular types of wine but lack a breadth of knowledge. This course will enable students to interpret wine and spirits labels, explain the fundamentals of wine tasting, become familiar with the world's major wine regions and their principal wines, and give basic advice on wine selection and service. The course covers the major types, and includes tastings of more than 40 different wines and spirits of the world. Successful completion of a culminating multiple-choice exam earns students the Level 2 Certificate of the WSET. Tuition includes the WSET study pack and exam.

Tuition: $535.00

Member Cost: $510.00

Materials Cost: $295.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 9 sessions; starting 3/28/2017, ending 5/23/2017

Instructor : Adam Chase 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Most people know the difference between red and white wines. The real question is, what makes a wine bold, spicy, floral, fruity, or buttery? Have you ever tasted a wine and tried to identify the flavors with no luck? Understanding how to taste wine and describe it is no easy feat, but it can help us understand which wines we like and why (it can also make us look like we know what we're doing when we order a glass). Erika Frey is here to help YOU improve your wine and flavor knowledge. Seats are limited! 

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/04/2017

Instructor : Erika Frey 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Jazz and cocktails are some of America's greatest contribution to society. These days old school speakeasy cocktails are making quite the comeback. Join us as we taste, examine, and discuss how the art of improvisation in jazz, and the craft of the cocktail were key contributors to speakeasy culture.

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/05/2017

Instructor : Brady Graham 

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Come join the BCAE's own Sensei of Spirits, Randall Bird, to get a introduction to the world of spirits. From Gin, to Bourbon, to Vodka, to Rum; each has it's own rich tapestry of types, flavor profiles, and fascinating histories. You'll taste through various examples and learn about their production, history, and application possibilities in cocktails and more. Everyone from novice drinkers to budding bartenders welcome!

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/10/2017

Instructor : Randall Bird 

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Sure you could spend the weekend drinking Pinot Grigio and Malbec, but that's boring, and you're not boring! There's a whole wide world of unexplored wine out there, and Weird Wine Enthusiast Lauren Friel wants to show it to you. You'll try grapes you've never heard of (Teroldego, anyone?) from places that aren't Napa (Slovenia! Crete!). We're sure you'll fall in love along the way, and you'll leave with an arsenal of wild and crazy wines to spend your weekends with.  

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/19/2017

Instructor : Lauren Friel 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Brewing your own beer can be fun and rewarding. High­-quality starting ingredients and basic equipment are readily available online and from local homebrew shops, making it possible for you to brew almost any style inexpensively. In this interactive class, we will make a batch of ale and discuss all aspects of basic brewing so that you can brew your own at home. We'll also taste several world­-class New England craft beers representing different styles, such as lagers, ales, porters, and stouts, and learn what goes into making each of them.

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/23/2017

Instructor : Kimi Ceridon 

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Nothing quite beats the heat like a glass (or three) of chilled pink wine. Join wine writer and sommelier, Lauren Friel, exploring the delicious world of rosé. You'll taste through examples of small production, hand-made wines and learn about where they come from, who made them, production, pairing ideas and more! 

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/23/2017

Instructor : Lauren Friel 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Become your own favorite bartender and join the BCAE's Brady Graham for a crash course in cocktails! Brady will share tips, tricks and techniques for making extraordinary drinks.   

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/25/2017

Instructor : Brady Graham 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Reading wine lists is about to get a whole lot easier! Wine expert, John Fiola, wants to take you to the mother-ship of wine making, Whether you're an avid drinker of American wines wanting to branch out, or a complete novice to wine, John will guide you through famous French regions and grapes, in white, red, and sparkling styles. You'll learn about the term "terroir" and how it translates into your glass, along with a brief history of winemaking in France.

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/31/2017

Instructor : John Fiola 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Join spirits expert Randall Bird for an in-depth exploration of vodka and gin. Gain an understanding of the clearer spirits of summer! You'll learn how gin and vodka are made, as well as what distinguishes brands from one another. As always, be prepared to try many many samples. Bring your questions, taste buds, and a thirst for knowledge!

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/05/2017

Instructor : Randall Bird 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Most people know the difference between red and white wines. The real question is, what makes a wine bold, spicy, floral, fruity, or buttery? Have you ever tasted a wine and tried to identify the flavors with no luck? Understanding how to taste wine and describe it is no easy feat, but it can help us understand which wines we like and why (it can also make us look like we know what we're doing when we order a glass). Erika Frey is here to help YOU improve your wine and flavor knowledge. Seats are limited! 

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/08/2017

Instructor : Erika Frey 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Sure you could spend the weekend drinking Pinot Grigio and Malbec, but that's boring, and you're not boring! There's a whole wide world of unexplored wine out there, and Weird Wine Enthusiast Lauren Friel wants to show it to you. You'll try grapes you've never heard of (Teroldego, anyone?) from places that aren't Napa (Slovenia! Crete!). We're sure you'll fall in love along the way, and you'll leave with an arsenal of wild and crazy wines to spend your weekends with.  

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/09/2017

Instructor : Lauren Friel 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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