Wine Class offers sommelier-level wine courses for individuals with an interest in learning more about wine.
The courses provide a broad and basic knowledge of wine. After taking our courses you will be better equipped for choosing, judging and enjoying wine.
Wine Class aims to improve everyone's knowledge about wine - because, of course, it is important (and fun!) to know what you are drinking.
Attending our wine classes has the added benefit of automatically making you part of our wine community. It is a community that shares a love of wine and has fun tasting wine together long after the courses are over.
About the Courses
The WineClass courses are based on an Italian sommelier education for individuals with an interest in wine. The training is offered by Il Santuccio www.ilsantuccio.it, and has existed for more than 15 years. It is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture & Food.
The courses are held for six weeks and there are four different courses to choose from:
Basics of wine, grapes and wine production - Wine regions - Wine analysis and food pairing - Expand your knowledge of special wines, spirits and beers.
We have also one day courses held, on a Saturday or a weekday evening, with many different interesting themes.
The unique thing about this course structure is that you learn about all the factors that influence the wine, in a way that is easy to understand and remember.
Forget WSET - where the courses are just about memorizing facts - we teach you about the wine and actually prepare you better to choose and judge wine
Each module consists of 6 sessions of 2 hours plus a written test. The teaching is in the evening on weekdays, so you can easily fit it in with work and leisure time.
The modules can be taken in any order, however, it is an advantage to start with 1st module and end with the 4th if possible. If you are unable to attend one or more teaching sessions, you are welcome to participate in the same teaching session the next time the same module is offered.
If you complete all four modules, you will receive a Sommelier diploma. But most importantly: you get a broad and basic knowledge of wine that you can use to have even better experiences with wine in the future.
After taking one of our courses, you will be part of our private wine tasting society. Where we exchange experiences as well as have a social time with people who all love to taste wines and share their experiences. In short, a long term relationship with friends and a lifetime of wine tasting!
About The Teaching
On a typical evening of Wine Class, the instructor first talks about the subject, and then we move on to the practical part, where where the daily topics are "tested" with many different wines.
Every evening has an exciting topic with wines the teacher selected specifically for the subject. You get a teaching booklet and other complementary materials for each module. The booklet tells in brief about the individual topics and there is room for your notes.
Note: Class material is in Danish or English, but the instruction is done in English.
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Educational Wine Trips
Two to three times a year Wine Class leaves Copenhagen to learn about a fantastic and unUSUAL wine regions together. Like most wine trips we will discover and taste many different wines, but our trips are also focused on increasing your knowledge about all aspects of wine in a region you may never have experienced before.
Learning about wine is much more than just appreciating the smells and tastes in your glass. Its about understanding the "terrior" that makes each glass so special. Together we learn from wine makers, and local harvesters about the heart and soul of each bottle of wine they produce.
Our wine trips focus on increasing your knowledge about wine, just like our traditional Wine Classes - but with the added benefit of discovering a new region of the world. And we also guarantee lots of fun with some unexpected twists!
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Cornelieu Tiulenev, formerly the head sommelier at Mother Wine is originally from Moldova. Corneliu has taken his sommelier education in Italy as well as worked at Michelin star restaurants in both Italy and Denmark.
Today he manages
not your USUAL wine bar.
Cornelius's love of wine really comes from his heart - and he has a story for every bottle. His easy and fun teaching style is a great pleasure for everyone!
Gwenn Bjornstad Larsson
Gwenn Larsson, an American who has lived in the Nordic region for 20 years, received her Sommelier diploma and level 4 WSET certification from
Restaurangakademien in Stockholm.
Together with Corneliu, she owns
not your USUAL wine bar, where the emphasis is on trying new wine styles.
Gwenn has an pedagogic approach to Wine Class. She loves to prepare the details and facts when teaching others about wine. Her relaxed style makes learning easy and entertaining.
Max Surdu is the head chef at Aamanns1921 in Copenhagen.
In 2019 he was declared Best Smørrebrød chef in Denmark!
We are proud to have him as one of our guest instructors for the wine classes. It is a great experience as well as entertaining to match food and wine with Max.
Zachary Brierly has a Masters in Wine Science from Auckland Univerisity in New Zealand and experience with several New Zealand wineries.
Today Zach is responsible for the wine production and is lead viticulturist at Dyrehøj Vingaard.
He is a fantastic guest instructor for Wine Class - with an incredible knowledge of winemaking!
Lavendelstræde 13, st.
phone: 916 288 61