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Pop open a bottle and bring your wine, beer and spirit senses to new heights with ICE’s classes for libation lovers of every level. Whether you’re no stranger to life’s liquid pleasures, or you’re swirling and spitting for the first time, join us for beginner to advanced instruction on worldly wines, the perfect meal pairings and the ultimate beer and cheese guide. Grab a friend or come solo to shake, mingle and sip your way to becoming an ‘at-home’ mixologist!

Below is a sampling of some of ICE's upcoming Wine and Beverage classes. Note: all students must be 21 years of age or older to register.

Understanding Wine: A Course for Enthusiasts and Professionals

Classes led John Ragan and taught by top NYC wine and beverage experts
Tuesdays, September 16-November 18, 6:30-9pm
$1,750 •10 sessions

Are you a serious wine lover looking to deepen your knowledge? Do you want access to the same wine training that Danny Meyer’s sommeliers receive? Do you want to learn to talk intelligently about wine, or start your own collection? If you answered “yes’’ to any of these questions, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this 10-week journey through the wine regions of the world brought to you by ICE along with Union Square Hospitality Group wine director and Master Sommelier, John Ragan. Each week, the course will feature guest instructors including ICE’s Director of Wine Studies, Richard Vayda, as well as wine directors and sommeliers from Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, and other restaurants from the USHG family. As part of each class, light bites will be provided by ICE’s chefs. This fast-paced and dynamic curriculum, until now offered exclusively for USHG staff, will take you through all the great wine regions of the world, and includes insights into tasting, pairing, collecting, and much more.
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Wine Essentials

with Richard Vayda
Wednesdays, April 23-May 28, 6:30-8:30pm
or Mondays, May 5-June 16, 6:30-8:30pm
or Wednesdays, June 4-July 16, 6:30-8:30pm
or Tuesdays, July 22-August 26, 6:30-8:30pm
or Thursdays, August 7-September 11, 6:30-8:30pm
or Mondays, September 8-October 20, 6:30-8:30pm

$495 • 6 sessions
This 6-week course, created by ICE’s Director of Wine Studies, Richard Vayda, uses grape varietals as well as wine making regions, as a key to under-standing the full wine spectrum. You will receive a thorough introduction to wine making, tasting, laws and labeling, as you learn about wine components and taste some of the world’s most celebrated wines. Limited to 32 students.

Session 1:Wine Making & Tasting Basics
Session 2:France: The Wines & Grapes of Burgundy & Bordeaux
Session 3: The Major Wines & Varietals of Italy
Session 4: Spanish & Warm Climate Wines
Session 5: West Coast & New World Wines
Session 6: A Tour of Sparkling Wine
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For students who have completed the Wine Essentials program and wish to take the Wine Exam, please click here to get started.

Advanced Wine Essentials

with Richard Vayda
Thursdays, May 8-May 29. 3, 6:30-8:30pm
or Mondays, July 14-August 4, 6:30-8:30pm

$325 • 4 sessions
This 4-week continuation of the Wine Essentials I series offers in-depth exploration and tastings of some of the world’s more interesting and unusual wines. Studies will include an expanded array of lesser known varietals and wines, as each class concentrates on one wine category and delves into the wines’ production, characteristics, and uses, including discussions of food and wine pairing. Prerequisite: Wine Essentials I.

Session 1: White Wines, Tasting of Interesting Wine Aromatic & Fruity Wines
Session 2: Red Wines, Comparison of Wines from Old & New World Regions
Session 3: Off Dry to Sweet, Exploration of Rieslings to Cru Classé Sauternes
Session 4: Fortified Wines: Wines from Vermouths & Sherries to Madeiras & Portos
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Reserves from the ICE Cellar

Richard Vayda
Friday, May 9, 6:30-8:30pm
or Friday, September 26, 6:30-8:30pm
$130 • 1 session
ICE's resident sommelier, Richard Vayda, raids the cellar for this spectacular bi-annual tasting of selected premium wines. You will enjoy Cru Burgundies and Bordeaux, aged American Pinots and Cabernets, and other gems in a side-by-side tasting. The evening will start with a delicious sparkling wine, followed by samplings of an ever-varying collection from around the world, and end, of course, with a decanter of vintage dessert wine. Selections change from year to year. You will also enjoy fine cheeses and other nibbles to enjoy the unique beverage selections.
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Wine for Couples

W.R. Tish
Saturday, May 17, 6:30-8:30pm
or Thursday, July 31, 6:30-8:30pm
or Saturday, September 20, 6:30-8:30pm
$90 • 1 session

Couples that enjoy good wine and good food live in the best possible city to indulge in both. But they can appreciate its treasures even more when they each have a better grasp of what types of wines they enjoy. Some wines are light, some are heavy; some sharp with acidity, some rough with tannin; some have oak, some don't. The aim of this class will be to gauge what styles of wine appeal most to you—together and individually. Noted wine writer and humorist W. R. Tish, of wineforall.com, will lead you through a range of diverse offerings that are sure to engage your senses and help you make sense of all that the wine world has to offer. Come with a date—or with a group of friends!
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Introduction to Wine

with Richard Vayda
Thursdays, April 24-May 1, 6:30-8:30pm
or Tuesdays, May 27-June 3, 6:30-8:30pm
or Thursdays June 19-26, 6:30-8:30pm
or Wednesdays, July 30-August 6, 6:30-8:30pm
or Tuesdays September 9-16, 6:30-8:30pm
or Thursdays, October 2-9, 6:30-8:30pm

$160 • 2 sessions
This class, crafted by ICE's resident sommelier Richard Vayda, is tailored to the wine novice who wants a quick, fun and basic introduction to the world of the grape. You'll learn the fundamentals of wine, wine tasting and appreciation, which will start you on the road to critically judging wine color, aroma, flavor, and body. You’ll discover the meaning of such wine concepts as dryness, acidity, fruitiness, tannins, varietals, vintages, and more. Participants interested in continuing their exploration of wine are encouraged to go on to Wine Essentials.
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Prosecco, Amarone and Everything In Between: A Trip to Veneto

Richard Vayda
Tuesday, June 10, 6:30-8:30pm
$90 • 1 session

The heartland of Venetian winemaking is called the Veneto—a green, fertile, undulating countryside, reclining just behind the gilded city of Venice. This generous garden has offered the region’s winemakers everything they could possibly desire in the way of raw materials for the last three millennia. This tasting will include celebrated wines like: Prosecco, Soave, Bardolino, Valpolicella, Amarone, Recioto di Amarone, Torcolato, and others, as you take a culinary tour of this historic and varied wine region.
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Unraveling the Mysteries of Burgundy

Richard Vayda
Thursday, June 12, 6:30-8:30pm
$90 • 1 session

Burgundy has a long and honored wine tradition, having been the site of vine cultivation since the 3rd century. In this class, you will learn about the rich history of the region’s viniculture, while exploring the many local appellations and tasting a range of the region’s spectacular production. You will finish the class with a clearer understanding of what many consider one of the most complicated wine regions of the world, but surely one of the world’s finest as well.
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Summer Wine Social

W.R. Tish
Saturday, June 28, 6:30-8:30pm
$65 • 1 session

Take a break from the beach and come to ICE for summer's best social event. This Wine Social will present 18 wines that cover a wide range of grapes, regions, and styles, in a casual format that encourages schmoozing with fellow wine lovers. The wines will be selected and presented by W. R. Tish, considered the funniest guy in the wine business. Detailed programs mean you will be able to spend more time chatting, and less time jotting. Come single or come as a group: It's all about fun and good taste. Hors d'oeuvres will be served as well.
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Going to California

Annette Tomei
Wednesday, August 20, 6:30-8:30pm
$90 • 1 session

California is a gorgeous, diverse state offering a little something for everyone. Because of its incredible wine offerings, we will divide the discussion into two parts: "The North: Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and More”, and "The South: Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Monterey, and More”. We'll be tasting each area's wines all along the way. We'll also sample regional foods that prove the old pairing adage, "If it grows together, it goes together”.
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The Riches and Glories of Bordeaux

Richard Vayda
Wednesday, October 8, 6:30-8:30pm
$90 • 1 session
This course covers the extraordinary variety of wines that prevail in Bordeaux, from the great châteaux of the Médoc to the older and lesser-known production from smaller regions. You’ll learn about wines from the areas in the west and south of Bordeaux that produce magnificent wines—which often sell at a fraction of the price of their more illustrious neighbors. Walk away filled with both extraordinary wine and extraordinary new knowledge!
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WINE & FOOD PAIRINGS

 

Artisanal Cheese and Wine

Richard Vayda
Tuesday, May 13, 6:30-8:30pm
or Tuesday, September 23, 6:30-8:30pm
$95 • 1 session

The US currently produces more cheese than any other country; fortunately, we have moved well beyond individually wrapped orange slices. Throughout the country we find some of the finest crafted cheeses of all sorts, from fresh and creamy to hard and rich, spanning every type, including soft ripened, wash-rind and blue, using a variety of milks as well. This delicious evening, join Richard Vayda for a walk through the cheese-making process while crossing the country tasting some of America's great cheeses and matching them to an interstate selection of wines.
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Barbecue and Wine: Matching Grapes and Smoke

Richard Vayda
Tuesday, June 24, 6:30-8:30pm
$95• 1 session

No need to stand over a hot grill yourself to enjoy great barbecue this time! Join sommelier and restaurateur Richard Vayda and taste a variety of barbecue dishes as you discover the tastiest wine pairings. From sparkling and refreshing to juicy and smoky, you will try all kinds of wines during this quest. In addition to the tasty bites and a wide-ranging selection of wines, you will also receive suggestions for adding more wine to your grilling menus.
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Italian Wine & Olive Oil Tasting 

Nicholas Coleman and Dan Amatuzzi
Wednesday, June 11, 6:30-8:30pm
$95 • 1 session

In this tasting seminar, join the renowned masters, oleologist Nicholas Coleman and sommelier Dan Amatuzzi, as they take you on an unforgettable Italian tasting featuring the finest wines and extra virgin olive oils from the regions most exclusive single estate producers. The discussion will highlight the unique organoleptic qualites of both oils and wines produced in the varied micro-climates and soils found in the region and will explain how to pair them with the appropriate cuisines. These tastings are accompanied by a series of breathtaking photographs, showing the entire oil and wine production process from tree to table, including harvesting techniques and pressing methodology. Proper storage, health benefits and methods for selecting both oils and wines will be discussed, along with their applications in cooking.
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Délices de France: French Wines & Cheeses

Richard Vayda
Thursday, July 17, 6:30-8:30pm
$95 • 1 session

What could be better than wine and cheese—except, perhaps, French wine and cheese! Join ICE's resident sommelier, Richard Vayda, for a tour of some of France's best offerings in each category. The class will include discussions of major French wine regions, as well as the origin and processes behind various cheese types, from fresh and creamy to aged and funky. Tastings and pairings of wide selection of both will highlight the evening.
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Get It All Delivered: Takeout with Wine

Richard Vayda
Wednesday, August 13, 6:30-8:30pm
$95 • 1 session

New York is terrific for takeout food. So many choices abound that everyone can find their favorite cuisine. This may seem like a wine-matching nightmare, but in fact, takeout offers a unique opportunity to sharpen your wine-selection skills. A well-paired bottle can turn delivery into dining—or just a more fun and interesting experience. In this class, we sit back with ICE resident sommelier Richard Vayda and have Chelsea deliver some of its best—pizza, Chinese, Latin, and much more—while we snack and experiment with a diverse selection of wines (international whites, reds, and sparkling), learning the principles behind great matches as we discover our new favorite pairings. 
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French Wine Party

Richard Vayda
Monday, August 25, 6:30-8:30pm
$100 • 1 session

Welcome in the warm weather with this enjoyable and enlightening tasting fête. This social evening explores mixing and matching refreshing warm-weather French wines with some tasty hors d'oeuvres, while exchanging observations with fellow classmates. ICE's resident sommelier guides the evening, exploring the wines, foods, and pairings alike in a cocktail-party atmosphere. Come on your own or with a group, and join the informative fun! Wines will feature a collection of bright, fruity spring and summer selections as we tour the major quality wine areas in France. Sparklers will include a Loire and an Alsatian rosé, a pair of crisp and fruity whites like Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay for whites, contrasting rosés from Southern France and the Bordeaux, reds from the Bourgogne and Rhône, and a finale of off-dry choices. The hors d'oeuvres will consist of contrasting sets of goat and soft-ripened cheeses, fresh and smoked seafood items, summer sausages, and other light nibbles, to experiment in pairing with the spectacular wine assortment.
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Italian Festival: Vino, Salume, e Formaggio

Richard Vayda
Wednesday, September 17, 6:30-8:30pm
$95 • 1 session

Prosecco, prosciutto, and provolone—some of life’s simplest and tastiest pleasures come straight out of Italy. Join ICE director of wine studies Richard Vayda for a delicious discussion, as you tour some of the major wine regions of Italy while tasting traditional cheeses and cured meats. Winemaking as well as the production of cheeses and salami will be covered. Throughout it all, you'll enjoy a variety of scrumptious Italian pleasures, from fresh and uncomplicated to rich and complex. Un vero festival!
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WHISKEY, BOURBON & SCOTCH

 

Reserve Whiskey Tasting

Anthony Caporale
Wednesday, October 1, 6:30-9:30pm
$325 • 1 session

Bourbon, America's national spirit, is in the midst of a boom unlike anything that's been seen since Prohibition. There are more bourbons available than ever before, and prices for the rarest bottles have soared into the thousands of dollars. Even for the dedicated aficionado with four figures to spend on whiskey, the most coveted bottles are nearly impossible to find at any price. So the Institute of Culinary Education has tracked down a true connoisseur's selection of the finest bourbons on the market, and we're offering a select Master Tasting of these elixirs, hosted by celebrity whiskey expert Anthony Caporale, a Kentucky colonel commissioned by the state governor to do bourbon education! Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sample the very best whiskey our country has to offer under the expert guidance of a world-renowned spirits professional.
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Whiskey, Bourbon, and Scotch Tasting

Anthony Caporale
Thursday, June 5, 6:30-9:30pm
or Thursday, July 10, 6:30-9:30pm
or Thursday, August 14, 6:30-9:30pm
or Thursday, September 11, 6:30-9:30pm
$95 • 1 session

Whether you're a Scotch drinker, a bourbon fan, or you just want to develop an appreciation for dark liquors, this course is for you. Anthony Caporale, producer and host of "Art of the Drink TV" and former beverage manager for Mesa Grill, will introduce you to the history and science behind cask-aged spirits. You will learn the correct way to taste and evaluate different styles, sample both common and rare brands, and compare flavor profiles. Come over to the dark side and find out how fun and accessible the world of whiskey can be! Be sure to sign up for our companion Whiskey, Bourbon, and Scotch Mixology class as well, and get hands-on experience making classic cocktails using these spirits!
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Whiskey, Bourbon, and Scotch Mixology

Anthony Caporale
Thursday, June 19, 6:30-9:30pm
or Thursday, July 24, 6:30-9:30pm
$90 • 1 session

Join Anthony Caporale for a hands-on sequel to our consistently sold-out Whiskey, Bourbon, and Scotch Tasting class! You'll master the making of eight classic whiskey cocktails, including: Bourbon and Branch, Seven and Seven, Old-Fashioned, Rusty Nail, Classic Manhattan, Dry and Smoky Rob Roy, Bourbon Whiskey Sour, and Sazerac. Then we'll explore ways to customize these drinks to perfectly suit your tastes—and your guests'. If you've already taken our whiskey-tasting class, this is the ideal next step to apply your knowledge. If you haven't, this class will provide a fantastic overview of how to use whiskey in creating a fantastic cocktail.
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MIXOLOGY & TASTINGS

 

Introduction to Mixology

Michael Cecconi
Friday, May 2, 6:30-9:30pm
or Saturday, September 6, 6:30-9:30pm
$90 • 1 session

Join Michael Cecconi, bar chief at San Francisco's Two Sisters Bar & Books, for an introduction into the world of cocktails. Besides learning to make well-balanced and delectable classic cocktails, you will also taste your way through the essential spirits of a home bar and become familiar and comfortable using the tools of the trade. We'll make Martinis, Mojitos, Piña Coladas, French 75s, and more!
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Early American Cocktails with Joe Campanale

Monday, June 16, 6:30-9:30pm
$90 • 1 session

Joe Campanale, beverage director/owner of dell'anima, L'Artusi, L'Apicio, and Anfora restaurants in NYC, will lead you on an exciting tour of early American cocktails, from their beginnings in the 1850s until prohibition in 1919. This time period is when the cocktail as we know it was born—and it's the basis for the current mixology resurgence. Join Joe as you create and taste these classic drinks and learn about the history of the American cocktail. You will stir, shake, and sample: Brandy Punch; Whiskey Sour; Champagne Cobbler; Prescription Julep; Manhattan; and a Martinez.
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Blender and Boat Drinks: A Celebration of Summer Cocktails

Anthony Caporale
Wednesday, June 18, 6:30-9:30pm
$85 • 1 session

Nothing says summer like the aroma of tropical fruits emanating from a whirring blender on the gently rocking deck of a boat. Learn how to transform your home or backyard into a getaway cruise with the most exotic frozen drinks and the freshest tropical cocktails this side of paradise. You will start with classics like Daiquiris, Piña Coladas, Hurricanes, and Zombies, then work your way to more eclectic ingredients and recipes. In this very hands-on class, you will get to make and taste each drink under the watchful eye of master mixologist Anthony Caporale, host of "Art of the Drink TV" and U.S. brand ambassador for The Drambuie Liqueur Company.
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Greenmarket Mixology

Michael Cecconi
Friday, September 5, 6:30-9:30pm
$90 • 1 session

Mixologist Michael Cecconi learned to work seasonally by spending five years crafting the freshest cocktails for Back Forty and Savoy. With produce straight from todays' market, you will learn to roast, blend, and muddle your way to the best cocktails for the fall. Optional: Meet me at the Gandhi statue, at 8am the same Friday to walk through the market with me, and help buy the produce for the class. We'll be using farm-fresh tomatoes, grapes, stone fruit, cucumbers, strawberries, and more!
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Shaking It Up with Spice

Michael Cecconi
Sunday, September 7, 6:30-9:30pm
$90 • 1 session

Clear your sinuses and your head to start (or end) the week right by exploring spice in cocktails! By taming spice with sweet, sour, and savory, a wealth of flavors become available from all corners of the globe. In a glass. With alcohol. We'll be featuring: Thai Birdseye, Sriracha, Black Pepper, Guajillo, Wasabi, and more.
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Tequila and Mezcal: The Agave Spirits of Mexico

Anthony Caporale
Wednesday, July 23, 6:30-9:30pm
$85• 1 session

Join Anthony Caporale, host of "Art of the Drink TV”, for a master class on the spirits of Mexico. You will learn the history, production methods, and classifications of tequila, and taste through a variety of brands and styles. Then you will expand your palate even further with a mezcal sampling that will rival the complexities of single-malt Scotch. From crisp, floral blancos to rich, smoky extra-añejos, once you learn to appreciate the full range of agave spirits, you'll never look at a Margarita the same way!
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Bartending 101

Anthony Caporale
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 9-September 10, 6:30-9:30pm
$150 • 2 sessions

Are you a working bartender looking to take your technique and product knowledge to the next level Are you a cocktail aficionado who wants to learn how the pros make drinks? If you want a rock-solid foundation in the history, science, and skills behind professional mixology, this course is for you.

During the first session, you will learn the traditions and production methods behind each major category of alcoholic beverage (vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, bourbon, Scotch, beer, and wine), taste through popular brands, and discuss flavor profiles and common uses. The very hands-on second session will cover mixing techniques for different types of drinks, as well as recipes for classic and modern cocktails. You'll have the opportunity to make drinks under the guidance of Anthony Caporale, producer and host of "Art of the Drink TV" and beverage director for Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay's flagship restaurant. Caporale has been involved in the opening of nine major restaurants in his 20 years as bar instructor and bar chef. You will cover:
Session 1: Product Knowledge
Alcohol 101: History, properties, and production techniques; history, production, popular brands (tastings), and common drinks for vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, bourbon, Scotch, beer, and wine.
Session 2: Technique
Bar setup; glassware; pouring; mixing techniques: how to correctly build each type of drink; best practices: service speed and working clean; recipes: practice making popular cocktails (straight and rocks; highballs; juice drinks, multi-liquor drinks; martinis; frozen drinks; pousse-cafés; hot drinks; beer and wine cocktails).
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ICE À LA MINUTE: COCKTAILS

 

Classic Cocktails: ICE à la Minute

Saturday, May 17, 6:30-8pm or 8:30-10pm
or Saturday June 21, 6:30-8pm or 8:30-10pm
or Saturday July 26, 6:30-8pm or 8:30-10pm
or Friday August 29, 6:30-8pm or 8:30-10pm
$70 • 1 session

Instead of ordering a cocktail after work, why not come and learn to make it yourself? In just one and a half hours, you will prepare four classic drinks and take home recipes that will guarantee you'll never go thirsty again at cocktail time. On your drinks list: Classic Martinis and Manhattans (plus variations); the Old-Fashioned; and Ernest Hemingway's Daiquiri.
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Mad Men Cocktails: ICE à la Minute

Friday May 23, 6:30-8pm or 8:30-10pm
Saturday August 23 6:30-8pm or 8:30-10pm
$70 • 1 session

Start your night at ICE: Learn the tricks of the trade to make retro cocktails that would make Don Draper feel right at home in a space-age bachelor pad. You'll learn to make: the classic Whiskey Sour; Gibson; Tom Collins; and Harvey Wallbanger.
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Summertime Cocktails: ICE à la Minute

Friday, June 27, 6:30-8pm or 8:30-10pm
Saturday, August 16, 6:30pm-8 or 8:30-10pm
$70 • 1 session

Warm weather calls for cool cocktails. In this short course, you will learn how to shake, stir, and mix up an array of summery beachside beverages: Top-Shelf Margaritas (Lime, Strawberry, or Peach); Muddled Lemon Verbena Mojitos; Salty Dog; and the Michaelada (refreshing Mexican beer cocktail).
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Big Easy Cocktails: ICE à la Minute

Saturday July 19, 6:30-8pm or 8:30-10pm
Friday October 3, 6:30-8pm or 8:30-10pm
$70 • 1 session

As you can tell from its name, a visit to Bourbon Street means no shortage of cocktails. Beyond Bourbon Street, New Orleans plays host to countless bars and lounges—and is also the home to the Museum of the American Cocktail. Mix it up N'awlins style as you learn to master the classic cocktails of the Crescent City's French Quarter. On the menu: the Sazerac, a variation on the Old-Fashioned; Pat O'Brien's Hurricane; the Ramos Gin Fizz; and Pimm's Cup. 
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ICE Center for Wine Studies

The ICE Center for Wine Studies in NYC is designed to build your understanding, awareness, and appreciation for the whole spectrum of wine, as well as other beverages such as beer, spirits, and sake.

The course includes a mix of one-session, two-session and six-session classes. The most in-depth wine tasting class at The Institute is the Wine Essentials class, which meets once a week for six weeks, with each session dedicated to a particular topic, such as Bordeaux or sparkling and dessert wines. The school's Wine and Food Workshops teach students to enjoy wines in combination with food. There are also classes on the wines of France, Italy and the west coast of the United States, and the ever-popular Introduction to Wine. In short, whatever your wine tastes and needs, there is a class at ICE to fulfill them.

ICE has also added a new dimension to the program: certificates. The first level of certification is called the Premier Cru Certificate, and the advanced second level is titled the Grand Cru Certificate. Earning these is a way to affirm your newfound knowledge and sample a globe's worth of great wine.

Our wine tasting room is a 900 square-foot facility with full ventilation (so cooking odors from the pastry kitchens don't intrude), bright incandescent light and white tabletops (for accurate wine viewing). The instructors of The Institute who teach our wine tastings and classes, as well as our beer and spirits classes are some of the most competent and celebrated in all of New York City.

For students who have completed the Wine Essentials program and wish to take the Wine Exam, please click here to get started.