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
Pand one evening at WineClass, the teacher first talks about the topic, and then we move on to the practical part, where you get wine in the glass and the topic of the day is "tested" on the wines.
Hver aften has its exciting topic with both wine and a teacher who has been chosen especially for the topic. You will receive a teaching booklet for each degree. The booklet tells about the individual subjects in key words, and there is space for tenl your notes.
Note: Grade 1 class material is in Danish and English, but all teaching is done in English.
Six Week Sommelier Courses
One day courses
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.
Alexandra has extensive and broad knowledge - plus like many of us - a love of wine!
Her vast knowledge was gained by completing her Court of Masters Sommelier degree and from working in Michelin star restaurants in Poland and Denmark. .
She currently works at
Geranimum in Copenhagen.
We are privileged to have her as guest sommelier at The Vault and guest teacher for WineClass.
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!
Hauser Plads 32, st
telephone: 916 288 61