Swirl, Sip, Taste and Learn
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!
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About the 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 program 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 also has a certificate program. 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.